Urban Science

Advanced Analytics Intern - Summer 2018

Location US-MI-Detroit
Posted Date 1 week ago(3/12/2018 10:55 AM)
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Practice Development and Management

Overview and Summary

The Advanced Analytics Intern will support the analytics and process needs across Urban Science, which includes participating in analytical projects and assisting with the production of easy-to-understand analysis and recommendations.


Open to co-op and/or full-time summer internship candidates.  Interns will work 40 hours a week during a three month long summer internship or 20 to 25 hours a week in a co-op format during school year. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Analytics experts with projects focused on resolving client challenges through the application of data mining, data analysis techniques, process determination, and/or optimization.
  • Gather and organize requirements, specifications and data for analysis with general supervision regarding methodology and approach.
  • Participate in data interpretation and analyze alternative solutions, contributing to recommendations for use of the information.
  • Develop and distribute relevant reports, adhering to client requested specifications, with supervisory guidance.
  • Assist with development and gathering of supporting documentation, such as charts and graphs, defense of results and supporting case studies. 
  • Support development of repeatable processes for future use derived form completed analysis.
  • Work toward target deadlines that are in accordance with the project timelines.
  • Actively support and participate in required Urban Science training programs to achieve targeted development objectives.  Work with Learning and Practice teams to transfer knowledge on processes for use in training.

Qualifications - Education and Experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Preferred familiarity with, or desire and ability to learn:
    • Operations research processes
    • Dealership network analysis principles
  • Requires ability to:
    • Understand a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, and/or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step causal way.
    • Create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and/or customers. Work cooperatively with others and be part of a team.
    • Develop business awareness and understanding of the business requirements of Global Analytics.
    • Behave in a trustworthy and transparent manner. 
    • Monitor and check work deliverables ensuring high quality, accuracy and having a strong attention to detail.
    • Compose and verbally deliver information of varying levels. Communicate ideas, facts and data in writing.
    • Prioritize competing demands, manage multiple concurrent tasks and adapt to changing priorities.


  • Demonstrate experience with business analytics methodologies, in an internship or collegiate project.
  • Currently pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in an appropriate technical or analytical field such as Engineering, Statistics, or Data Mining, Business Analytics, or Applied Mathematics from an accredited U.S. college or university or equivalent foreign institution.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. 


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