Summer intern - research
Summer intern - research
FCLTGlobal is a global not-for-profit organization based in Boston dedicated to rebalancing investment and business decision-making toward the long-term objectives of funding economic growth and creating a more sustainable economy.
Focusing Capital on the Long Term began in 2013 as an initiative of CPP Investments and McKinsey & Company, which together with BlackRock, Dow, and Tata Sons founded FCLTGlobal in July 2016.
More information is available at www.fcltglobal.org.
FCLTGlobal is seeking individuals to join the research team as summer interns. This is an exciting opportunity to produce independent research, gain access to real-world corporate and finance decision makers, and acquire high-profile mentors.
Summer interns will be assigned a mentor to guide them through their research project and act as an advisor throughout their internship. Summer interns will interact with the research team, Managing Directors, and FCLTGlobal Members. The internship will culminate with a presentation of the project to the Senior Team, including CEO Sarah Williamson.
At the beginning of the summer, each intern will be assigned to a current research project. Potential research projects include investigating investment horizon trends in our annual FCLTCompass report, identifying the long-term habits of a highly effective corporate board, and linking multi-horizon risk to resilience and liquidity within investor portfolios.
Most of the intern’s time will be spent developing and collaborating on foundational research and analysis for these high-impact projects. Project-related work may include collaborating directly with FCLTGlobal’s Member organizations as well as academics, other think tanks or NGOs, and practitioners.
Summer interns will also contribute more broadly to the evolution of FCLTGlobal, including by staying engaged with media coverage and public discussions on topics of long-term and sustainable capitalism, and writing relevant content for our member newsletters and other communications.
A typical day at FCLTGlobal
A typical day as a research intern at FCLTGlobal may include synthesizing government data on wealth inequality via Excel, performing in-depth literature reviews and summaries of economic research, and participating in video calls to collaborate with subject matter experts from FCLTGlobal's Member organizations.
Candidate requirements and experience
FCLTGlobal combines the energy of a small start-up organization with the reach of a global network of top-tier Members companies and investors. As such, the successful candidate will display independence, creativity, passion, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidates must demonstrate comfort working independently and with ambiguity.
Candidates should possess:
- Strong research skills (both qualitative and quantitative) as demonstrated by experience analyzing data or academic studies (i.e., projects, exams, papers); the ability to communicate findings in a practical and action-ready manner for decision makers; a track record of analyzing problems critically;
· Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, structure and execute projects, and to translate research and conceptual work into meaningful recommendations and products that can be easily understood by diverse audiences;
- Strong verbal communication skills and ability to work within teams;
- Familiarity and comfort working with Microsoft Office Suite products including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, to prepare written and visual outputs;
- Accountable, with a strong sense of professionalism and integrity, and ability to work well in an open and collaborative environment;
- Above all, the ideal candidate should possess a proactive, inquisitive mind with a keen attention to detail, a high degree of professionalism, and be willing to be a quick study.
Compensation and duration
Compensation commensurate with experience will be provided.
This internship will be conducted in person at FCLTGlobal’s office at 31 St. James Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood (pending Massachusetts COVID-19 work guidelines). The internship will be a paid position for 10 weeks with a flexible start-date beginning in early June.
How to apply
To apply please email your CV and a cover letter to Allen He at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are strongly encouraged from a diverse set of backgrounds; candidates must have legal work status in the United States.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We thank everyone for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.