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Research Science Intern - Battery Insights

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Research Science Intern – Battery Insights

  • Munich

Who You'll Work With

You will join our entrepreneurial team of 15+ researchers and consultants with main hubs in Europe, Asia, and North America. As a Research Science Analyst, you will be based in our Munich office and work closely with 200+ internal experts with relevant industry experience and academic expertise.
During the 6-month internship, you will be at the forefront of the battery revolution, helping with conducting research and analysis on various aspects of battery industry. From battery raw material refining to battery end of life recycling, your work will contribute to the development of cutting-edge insights and recommendations in the field.

What You'll Do

You will help developing a pioneering solution on batteries to contribute to one of the key enablers of a low carbon economy.
You will research plants/operations along the battery value chain, their technologies and product strategy to develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge base (models and databases) on the whole battery industry. You will analyze battery market and technology, uncovering the latest trends and advancements as well as stay up-to-date with the latest developments in battery related regulations around the globe. Furthermore, you will collaborate with the external data analyst team to gather publicly available intelligence relevant to our assets.
You will participate in McKinsey's knowledge-building efforts by creating knowledge documents around your focus area and work closely with McKinsey’s global consulting teams to bring the best of Battery Insights knowledge to clients. Your expertise will help shape analysis-based recommendations and drive innovation in one of the fastest-growing industries of our times.


  • Master's or PhD student of (electro-)chemistry, materials science, chemical/materials engineering, electrical/mechanical engineering, or a comparable battery-relevant field
  • Internship experience in market research or database building in a battery related laboratory/company preferred
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including modeling; coding proficiency, e.g. in Python, is advantageous; knowledge of data management, such as SQL, is also a plus
  • A passion for electrification and battery value chains
  • Willing to work in a highly demanding and result-oriented team environment
  • Self-motivated and service-orientated work ethic
  • Excellent English written and oral communication
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas
  • Sustainability
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FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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