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National Research Group Market Research Remote Externship

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Market Research
Learn and apply the latest market research methodologies by identifying policy influencers


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 

Discover the keys to building and growing successful partnerships through hands-on market research. 

Whether you aspire to work in consulting, marketing, product development, or any analytical role, honing your market research skills is essential for career growth and impact. Understanding the significance of policymakers and policy influencers is not just advantageous but also essential. 

Gain hands-on experience with a globally renowned insights and strategy firm known for its innovation. You'll navigate the intricate realm of policymakers and policy influencers, honing your risk management and strategic decision-making skills—an invaluable toolset highly sought after by recruiters.

What you will learn during the Externship
  • Competitive Analysis: Learn methodologies for conducting secondary market research and competitive analysis, all while understanding the implications of policy decisions.
  • Influencer Exploration: Identify influencers and develop detailed profiles for them, including their roles, influence mechanisms, and past initiatives.
  • Market Research: Gather data on the industry landscape and key players through comprehensive secondary sources, with a focus on how policy changes can influence market dynamics.
  • Data Collection: Collect first-hand data through primary research interviews.
  • Strategic Recommendations & Presentation: Synthesize primary and secondary findings to develop recommendations. Present research insights and analysis to stakeholders

What You Will Gain
  • Hands-On Experience and a Comprehensive Skill Set: From conducting effective market research to collecting data, 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 including consulting, marketing, product development, and design.
  • Professional Network: You will connect with industry experts and peers to broaden your professional circle. 
  • A Certificate of Completion: Showcase your newly acquired skills and dedication to professional development with a certificate that can be added to your LinkedIn profile and resume.

Why This Is Perfect for You
  • Ideal for those passionate about curious, analytical, and eager to solve real-world problems through research.
  • No specific background required—bring your critical thinking, quantitative 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.

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.