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Research Intern

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Research Intern

  • San Jose

Who You'll Work With

You’ll be based in our San Jose, Costa Rica office as part of our Costa Rica Client Capabilities Hub and specifically on our United States and Canada research team. Colleagues in our global Client Capabilities Network deliver distinctive client impact through assets and expertise and are driven by a culture of innovation.
The US and Canada research team is a group of analysts across two locations who work with global consulting teams and clients with a special focus on US/Canada region on topics related to demographics, business environment, public sector and macroeconomics. In addition to providing a perspective in the above domains, the team is engaged in proactively building new capability areas to deploy in client situations in deeper ways.
We have deep expertise in company research, intellectual property analytics, sustainability and niche industry topics. We also specialize in state and local public sector topics particularly in economic development, workforce development and education. Also, we have an advanced toolkit of analytic and data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI and more.
In addition to client service, there is a knowledge development aspect of your role. As a service line, we are constantly investing in knowledge development to ensure we bring best-in-class approaches and resources to our clients. You will spend some portion of your time building our team’s knowledge, for example, in the form of codified expertise, standardized approaches to recurring questions, or Excel/Tableau-based analytics tools.
Our Global Client Capabilities Network includes more than 3,000 diverse professionals delivering distinctive client impact through assets and expertise, driven by a culture of innovation. You will work with this group to help develop, codify, sanitize and manage our global knowledge portal which includes more than 50,000 documents that form the backbone of our firm's knowledge management.
This internship position is a 12-month full-time opportunity for students or new professionals looking to gain that extra step towards their professional development.Please note:This internship cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of the Professional Practice.

What You'll Do

You will leverage a solid understanding of business trends, issues and concepts to effectively and efficiently respond to research questions by delivering synthesized, actionable facts and insights.
In this role, you will perform a variety of analyses such as benchmarking, trend identification, industry profiling, market sizing, growth projections and opportunity scanning to add value to problem-solving discussions. You will also identify the key issues for the problem at hand and determine the most appropriate solution, effectively balancing quality, availability, timeliness and cost factors. Additionally, you'll provide synthesis, insight and client implications in written memos, models and frameworks. Lastly, you’ll also use advanced analytics tools to prepare and analyze large datasets to distill insights.


  • Final year student or recent bachelor's degree graduate in economics, business or related fields
  • Solid understanding of general business concepts and terminology
  • Solid research skills with different platforms and data bases
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Dynamic team player; ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cross-cultural environment
  • Strong and structured process management skills with great detail-oriented style
  • Highly inquisitive; ability to leverage creative problem-solving techniques
  • Self-starter with a “can-do” and responsive attitude
  • Ability to build networks around the firm; resourceful in seeking out best practices and support
  • Demonstrates initiative and sound judgment
  • Discreet, respectful and caring with confidential information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish
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Job Skill Group - N/A
Job Skill Code - APPE - Apprentice-ESP
Function - Firm Administration
Industry -
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - San Jose
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Costa Rica
LinkedIn Job Title - Research Intern
LinkedIn Function - Analyst;General Business;Research
LinkedIn Industry - Market Research;Research
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Internship