Entrepreneurial Research Project Summer Intern
We are seeking an intern to work with us 40 hours per week for up to 13 weeks on a project tracking the entrepreneurial activity of Stanford GSB alumni. You will be working with Excel and Google Sheets, R, and potentially LinkedIn, to help analyze data about companies founded by GSB alumni. You may also be involved in helping us learn more about these start-up companies, or identifying additional founders.
The job is heavy on data analysis and may require data input. It requires that you apply some judgement and are thoughtful, it's not mindless work. If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, you will get to know a bit about some interesting companies, and you'll be working in a team of folks who focus on entrepreneurship all the time.
Skills Needed: The ideal student for this role will have:
- R coding skills. R experience is required for data analysis. You can manage large data sets, combine them from multiple sources, write new code, and understand, debug, and update existing code to support ongoing analysis. You have worked in R and will not need to learn R while working with our existing 7k lines of code.
- Strong core spreadsheet skills. Although advanced skills like macros are not required, you have experience with, and are extremely comfortable and facile with, entering data, organizing data, and doing basic analyses in Google sheets and/or Excel.
- Extreme reliability. If you say you will do something, we know we can count on it.
- Strong attention to detail. You take great care that work is done accurately and with high quality.
- Initiative. If you see a way to do things better, you're not shy to tell us!
- An interest in entrepreneurship is ideal, albeit not required
- Finally, curiosity and a little creativity will be helpful.
- A desire to center equity and inclusion in your work and interactions with others.
Pay: Starting at $16.35 and based on experience per the Stanford University Undergraduate Wage Scale.
Location: This position is remote due to Covid-19.
Dates: The start and end dates are flexible but we have a preference for an early-mid July start date.
This part is important: If you would like to apply, please send your resume and a short note (email is fine, you don't need a cover "letter") to firstname.lastname@example.org. Communication skills are important and we won't consider an application without this note. Your should explain two things very clearly:
- Why you would find the job interesting
- How well your skills match the skills outlined in the job description. Examples of specific things you have done that demonstrate these skills are particularly useful.
Who are We? This job reports to the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business. (The CES at the GSB. Because, you know, acronyms). You can learn more about is at https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/ces .