Job Summary

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is actively recruiting for a part-time, paid, fall semester Research Analyst intern. EDPNC oversees new business recruitment, existing industry support, international trade development, small business counseling, and tourism activities for the state of North Carolina. EDPNC’s mission is the improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Research Analyst intern works collaboratively as a part of the Research and Marketing team to provide timely, accurate, and actionable data for business recruitment and expansion projects, business development efforts, and international trade promotion. Key functions of the Research and Marketing Team include, but are not limited to:

-Conducting research and analysis to respond to site selection inquiries. Supporting the Partnership’s recruitment efforts by providing teammates with clear, timely data for projects to help North Carolina “win” more jobs.

-Understanding North Carolina’s competitive position (e.g. related to workforce, taxes, incentives, labor markets, infrastructure, etc.) compared to our neighboring states in the Southeast, those across the nation, and international competitors.

-Identifying industry trends in North Carolina, the U.S., and globally, and finding ways to position the Partnership and the state to effectively target those industries with the best ROI for the state.

-Conducting company-level research to identify potential targets for recruitment and to support business development efforts.

Skills & Qualifications

-Possess strong critical thinking, research, and analytical skills and strong writing skills

-Team player

-Highly organized with good project management skills

-Ability to be self-directed, prioritize responsibilities, seek input, problem solve, and perform multiple tasks with varying deadlines

-Familiarity with economics, corporate structure and finance, taxes, and/or research design and methodology a plus

-Proficiency with Microsoft Excel strongly preferred; experience with R or Tableau a plus

How to Apply


Monday, August 19th

This is a part-time (12-15 hr./week) paid internship in our Cary, NC office with the potential to continue into the spring semester as a part-time internship.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Nikki Yawn, Human Resources Specialist at EDPNC, by Monday, August 19th.  Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.