Market & Competitive Intelligence Analyst Intern
Washington, DC
Job Description


The American Institutes for Research (AIR), founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, is the leading behavioral and social science research organization in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. The intellectual diversity of our more than 1,800 employees enables us to bring together experts in many fields all in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

We are a thriving and diverse, mission driven organization where many of the brightest people in their fields have built successful careers. We conduct our work within a culture and philosophy of strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship, as we tackle society's most important issues.

AIR is seeking a Summer Market & Competitive Intelligence (M&CI) analyst Intern to join our team in our Crystal City office.


  • Perform research, data synthesis, and competitive and market analysis to support the identification and pursuit of current and new business opportunities, as well as long-term strategic planning.
  • Identify existing federal, state and local, and/or foundation requirements, funding, contacts, procurement/purchasing details, oversight reports and/or media releases through in-depth research, primarily web-based.
  • Develop market assessments based on the collection of data about economic factors, funding levels, and competition dynamics.
  • Organize, analyze, and synthesize data and information using Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other electronic content management tools.
  • Synthesize research findings, analyze results, and provide written, online and oral briefings.


  • Pursuing Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in business, communication, marketing or other related field.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be articulate with effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Ability and willingness to learn new tools quickly and use them in support of this work.
Job Type Internship