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Phone: (412) 325-2457

Email: engage (at) fourtheconomy.com

 

Fourth Economy Consulting
1501 Preble Avenue
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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Internship Program

Fourth Economy believes in supporting the next generation of leaders through our internship programs. We are looking for creative and driven individuals who want to learn while working directly on real-world projects.

We make an effort to assign interns to work on projects that fit with their interests and skill sets. However, because we are a small and dynamic firm, interns are expected to be flexible and have general research and writing skills.

We are currently recruiting for two Summer 2020 positions.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Summer 2020 Research Assistant 

Who: Open to graduate students or recent graduates. Area of focus in applied economics, business, human centered design, public policy, project management, planning or marketing preferred.

What: Fourth Economy will assign Research Assistants to work on projects that fit with their interest and skill set. For Summer 2020, we are looking for candidates interested in:

  • Redevelopment strategies for small post-industrial communities

  • Neighborhood business district development

  • Resilience of and climate change impacts on community and economic development

  • Non-profit strategic planning

  • Public/private partnership models for social impact and investing
     

In general, Research Assistant tasks include interviewing stakeholders, research, benchmarking, data analysis, preparing presentations, taking meeting notes, and drafting memos. Though Research Assistants will be assigned to help with particular projects, they may be asked to assist with smaller tasks for other projects. Research Assistants will also be given the opportunity to participate in other meetings or events that match their interests when appropriate. All interns are invited to write blog posts on a relevant topic of their choosing. For more information on the types of work we do please see our project portfolio.

When: Fourth Economy is seeking Research Assistants for Summer 2020 to work 30-40hours per week. Though we offer flexible schedules, we do demand reliability. We are a small firm, often working on tight deadlines, and need to be able to count on Research Assistants fulfilling the time commitments to which they’ve agreed.

Why: This position at Fourth Economy offers individuals the chance to work with a dynamic firm that practices a holistic and progressive approach to economic and community development. No filing or making coffee for others – just great, real-world experience. We are also growing so this may be your pathway to your next job.

Ready to take the next step?
 

If you’re interested in joining our team as an intern, please complete and submit the form below. Please remember to attach your resume and cover letter to the form, along with a brief description of your background and areas of expertise as it relates to Fourth Economy’s activities. If you have any trouble with the application form, you can email your cover letter, resume and answers to the questions directly to Pia Bernardini at pia.bernardini@fourtheconomy.com.

 

Summer 2020 Data Analytics Assistant

Who: Open to graduate students, recent graduates, and high-performing undergraduate students. Likely candidates would have a focus in: economics, demographics, data analytics, computer science, statistics, planning, public policy, or other similar fields.

 

What: The Analytics Assistant will work with analytics staff at Fourth Economy to advance client projects by gathering, analyzing, and mapping/visualizing data. Ideal candidates will be motivated, eager to dive into challenging problems, reliable, and passionate about making an impact with our clients/partners and the communities they serve. For more information on the types of work we do please see our project portfolio.

Skills Required:

  • Ideally, applicants will have programming experience, preferable in R or Python, but candidates with a particularly strong fluency in Excel, Tableau, or other software may also be considered.

  • Experience working in GIS software would be helpful.

  • Familiarity with public data sets like Census, BLS, and BEA would also be helpful, and experience using APIs to access data is a plus.

  • Data-informed design and visualization experience (and graphic skills generally, e.g., experience in Adobe Creative Cloud) would be a great bonus.

  • Eagerness to write about topics in the realm of economics and community development, and public policy would also be a big asset.

 

When: Fourth Economy is seeking Analytics Assistants for Summer 2020 to work from 30-40 hours per week. Candidates who can begin in August and continue through the Fall Semester are encouraged to apply. The position is flexible in terms of hours, and we are eager to work around an academic schedule. The Assistant will have regular meetings with supervisors at our office, but some work can be accomplished remotely.

Why: Assistant positions at Fourth Economy offer individuals the chance to work with a dynamic firm that practices a holistic and progressive approach to economic and community development. No filing or making coffee for others – just great, real-world experience. Much of the work of an Analytics Assistant specifically will be accomplished in lines of code or rows of data, but the objective of the work—as with anyone’s work at Fourth Economy—is to meaningfully impact people and communities. The right candidate will share a passion for empowering others, and if that is you, this position offers a chance to hone your analytics skills while having an impact beyond the computer screen. We are also growing, so this may be your pathway to your next job.

Ready to take the next step?
 

If you’re interested in joining our team as an intern, please complete and submit the form below. Please remember to attach your resume and cover letter to the form, along with a brief description of your background and areas of expertise as it relates to Fourth Economy’s activities. If you have any trouble with the application form, you can email your cover letter, resume and answers to the questions directly to Pia Bernardini at pia.bernardini@fourtheconomy.com.