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National Research Group AI Risk Landscape Market Research Externship

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Market Research
Enhance your risk mitigation skills while shaping business decision-making.


In this externship program, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning. Throughout this externship program, professionals from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) will provide mentorship and coaching.

The Experience

  • Learn about the strategy consulting process and how to help create value for a non-profit client based on their vision and mission
  • Research and develop an understanding of a given field
  • Analyze complex problems ranging from fundraising and development, stakeholder management, impact measurement, as well as use consulting frameworks to help identify problem areas and propose solutions
  • Learn to gather, analyze, and visualize data to inform problem areas and possible solutions
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation to a non-profit client that incorporates valuable insights, trends, and recommendations


  • Ambitious undergraduate students with an interest in consulting, strategy, and non-profits. This program is for students who would like to understand the consulting profession while generating ideas to help impact non-profit organizations.
The Overview 

NRG and Extern are offering a unique opportunity to research and impact how businesses respond to AI risks.

Through this Externship, NRG seeks advice on the risk categories that are emerging in the market, to craft an AI risk framework that can be used to inform businesses about AI risk forecasts and how they are likely to impact them.

As an extern, you'll delve into comprehensive research, uncovering recent headline-making risks and categorizing them based on strategic themes. You'll also create detailed case studies that illustrate the potential impacts of these risks on businesses.

Join us under the mentorship of Roy Persson, Sr. Vice President, and Stephen Bowering, Research Director, and make a tangible impact on how businesses understand and mitigate AI risks.

During this externship, you'll cultivate a diverse skill set, including:

  • Market Research: Conduct in-depth secondary research to identify and categorize AI risks. 
  • Risk Analysis: Build a comprehensive repository of AI risks mapped to relevant risk categories. 
  • Craft a Case Study: Develop a detailed case study to explain the potential business impacts of specific AI risks to clients. 
  • Insights and Recommendations:  Provide strategic recommendations for clients to address AI risks and mitigate potential impacts
  • Public Speaking & Presentation: Synthesize research findings into a concise, informative 5-slide presentation for client briefings.

What You Will Gain
  • Professional Network: You will connect with industry experts and peers to broaden your professional circle.
  • Hands-On Experience and a Comprehensive Skill Set: From conducting market research to analyzing risks, you'll acquire a skill set that is highly valued across various industries.
  • A Competitive Edge: The insights and experiences you gain from this externship will provide you with a competitive edge in your job search, helping you stand out to recruiters in market research, consulting, strategy, and more!

Why This Is Perfect for You
  • Ideal for those passionate about market research, artificial intelligence, strategy, and more.
  • No specific background required—bring your critical thinking, strategic analysis skills, and eagerness to learn.

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New start dates every month.

Submit your application as soon as you can.

Part-time and fully remote

This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.

Receive your start date with your acceptance letter

This remote Externship will last 4 weeks.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

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National Research Group

The National Research Group (NRG) is not your typical global insights and strategy firm; it's a dynamic, forward-thinking partner. We thrive on imagination, refusing cookie-cutter solutions, and instead, we break boundaries by combining creativity with cutting-edge tech. 

Experts in six key disciplines, including entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, gaming, and syndicated insights, we offer clients clarity that extends beyond raw data. We use industry knowledge and rigorous analysis to help clients navigate the ever-changing landscape.

Join us in rewriting the rules and creating something extraordinary in this ever-evolving world.

The National Research Group is not accepting or considering any applications for this Externship through other channels. Any effort to apply or reach out to The National Research Group separately will adversely affect a student’s application.