Data Science Internship at Nielsen

In a world increasingly defined by global markets, connected consumers and volumes of digital information, The Nielsen Company employs advanced data collection methodologies and measurement science to help businesses turn new and traditional sources of data into customer intelligence to better manage their brands, launch and grow product portfolios, optimize their media mix and establish meaningful customer relationships.
Nielsen is the world’s leading marketing and media information company. Nielsen is passionate about measuring and analyzing how people interact with digital platforms, traditional media and in-store environments – locally as well as globally. Nielsen provides the most complete understanding of how consumers get information, consume media and buy goods and services. Above all else, Nielsen’s ongoing commitment is to align its own business with its clients’ needs to ensure they have a competitive edge in an expanding global economy. As the world’s largest research organization, Nielsen is powered by talented creative scientists. Nielsen’s Data Science researchers come from diverse disciplines such as statistics, research methodology, mathematics, psychology, business, engineering and demography. These professionals drive innovation, new product ideation, experimental design and testing, complex analysis and delivery of data insights.
As a Data Science Intern in the Data Integration group, you will be involved in the process of integrating data to enable analyses of patterns and relationships among consumer purchase data, media consumption, online behavior, and other types of data.  You will program the statistical analyses yourself in SAS, verify your results, and document your findings.  You will partner directly with Nielsen’s key clients and internal teams to determine the feasibility of research projects and deliver research findings clearly and concisely.   This is an opportunity to use and develop your quantitative and analytical skills while, at the same time, gain insight on the business and practice of professional research.  Additionally, you will see how a high-level strategic business is run in the US and around the world. You will also be exposed to the ways our clients utilize our information to help them make better business decisions.  This is a paid internship lasting approximately 3 – 12 months.  Candidates must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.  Local candidates are preferred.  No relocation assistance is available for this position.
•             Advanced degree in Statistics or a related field is preferred
•             Proven problem-solving skills and analytical approach to problems
•             Strong quantitative aptitude
•             Strong interpersonal, written and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
•             Experience working in a computing environment with large datasets
•             Strong technical proficiency in SAS, SQL, SPSS and/or R
•             Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•             Disposition to simplify: streamline work processes, simply communicate complex statistical concepts
•             Initiative, creativity and a passion to deliver results that make a difference to our clients
•             Ability to work independently, as well as within a team
•             Must have a permanent work authorization, or utilize a CBT or OPT for the internship.
For more information, please visit the Nielsen webpage.