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Research Consultant Intern – Employee Experience

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About WSA

At Workforce Science Associates (WSA), we believe in the power of applying the right science to make people and organizations successful. We believe in empowering businesses to measure what matters when it matters, across their workforce, so they, in turn, can motivate their people to work harder, stay longer, and care more. We believe that employee’s lives are never better than when they are highly engaged and using their talents to contribute to a company they believe in—that’s why we focus on creating high-performing workforces that transform businesses.

Over the last 40 years, our leadership has founded, led, and successfully grown some of the largest workforce engagement businesses in the industry. WSA is the next evolution of this expertise, and over the last few years has experienced fast-paced growth serving clients from small businesses to some of the world’s largest global corporations and best-known brands.

The WSA family is full of hand-picked consultants from Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies and project managers with long-term knowledge and experience in the marketplace. As we continue to grow and drive the success and transformation of our clients, we must continue driving our own workforce forward. We are currently looking for a Research Consultant Intern to join our team and manage the collection, gathering and output of critical customer data.

About This Role

As a WSA Research Consultant Intern, you will work closely with our team of experienced consultants and Industrial-Organizational Psychologists who will provide mentorship and opportunities to work on a wide range of challenging client projects. Research Consultant Interns will support internal and external projects, assisting projects teams to develop and implement employee engagement surveys, leadership 360 assessments, pre-employment assessments, and analyze and report out on people and organizational data. Types of work may include but is not limited to conducting employee research, developing survey content, conducting statistical analyses, and developing client presentations.  Other activities may include developing internal tools and resources, as well as supporting thought leadership.

To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, and an appreciation and passion for forming a story from data and insights. You will continuously be collaborating with internal teams to deliver results by the desired deadline.

Hours, Term of Internship, and Compensation

Internship hours provide flexibility around course work and other priorities, but generally require 15 to 30 hours per week depending on available schedule and company needs. Internships last from 6 to 12 months, and there is an opportunity for extension, and transition to full-time employment. Compensation ranges from $20/hour up to $35/hour, depending on experience.


  • Gather and analyze data from WSA client survey outputs
  • Collect and review reports, data, and insight to form a story
  • Develop and input charts, data, and metrics into client presentations
  • Collaborate with WSA Consultants on executive presentations and final results
  • Work with WSA Project Managers and Coordinators to complete client projects
  • Be in tune with industry research, trends, and data to share with the broader consultant team
  • Formulate and/or review content from data in the form of article, blogs, and whitepapers


  • Enrolled in an Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master’s or Ph.D. program
  • Passion for designing research approaches, data collection, and highlighting key discoveries and insights
  • Accuracy and precision for investigating data through analytics
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely to explain data and tell the story
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Statistics software experiences, such as SPSS, R, SAS, or other
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of statistics sequence and coursework
  • 1-2 years of work experience

About Our Culture

Before you apply, it’s important that you understand what we believe, what we stand for, and how we get work done. You see, having the right skills is important, but even more important is working in a culture where you can thrive, be successful, and feel motivated to get the job done right. Internal environments vary from company to company before we invite you to join our group, and before you request an invitation, we want to ensure our environment is right for you. After all, it’s a huge part of building a high-performance workforce—we do it for our clients every day so why wouldn’t we do it for ourselves?

What’s it’s like inside our walls is wrapped up in ten statements, known as WSA DNA. These core ten beliefs envelope how we come together to deliver collectively, who we are, and the standards we expect from everyone who joins the WSA team. You see, WSA isn’t simply what we do, it’s part of who we are. Read through these statements and if it sounds like an environment you can thrive in, well, we would be happy to chat.

WSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging because it makes us a stronger and more successful company. People with diverse personal experiences are urged to apply, especially those that can offer unique contributions in terms of their race, ethnicity, culture, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.


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