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Graybar Innovation Lab Intern (Market Research) in Champaign, Illinois

Graybar is looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction in every area of our business. We are a Company that recognizes talent and provides the opportunity for training and development for your career growth.

Intern Position Highlights Company:Graybar Category:Market Insights/Intelligence Position Title:Innovation Lab Intern Status:Undergraduate or Graduate Hourly Location:Research Park, UIUC Commitment:Spring, Summer & Fall 2021 | Hours p/week: 15-20 academic semester; 40 in summer

Work Environment

Graybar’s Innovation Lab in Research Park is an exciting, collaborative environment conducive to creativity and innovation. Enjoy free snacks and drinks, professional development, games of intense ping-pong, and the company of other bright interns from a variety of backgrounds!

Qualifications * Current UIUC graduate or undergraduate student with a major or emphasis in Writing/Research, Business, Communications, or related field.

  • 3.0/4.0 minimum cumulative grade point average

  • Self-motivated with a high level of learning agility

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and creative problem solving skills

  • Self-starter with a strong ability to work independently with little oversight from others

    Responsibilities/Desired Skills & Abilities

    In this position, you will provide an “outside-in” perspective on a variety of topics including our competition, technology trends, consumer/business trends, etc. This team’s main deliverables include research reports, position/white papers, and presentations.

  • Develop professional, succinct research reports for an executive audience on a variety of topics

  • Research and synthesize information from myriad sources into coherent topics and business strategies

  • Actively participate in cross-functional brainstorming and “design sprint” sessions, as it pertains to a particular research topic

  • Ability to compile and summarize researched information, data, and statistics in reports, documents, and case studies.

  • Ability to proof reports to ensure there are no grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, or factual inaccuracies.

  • Ability to create captivating visuals to be incorporated into your research

  • Ability to become familiar with and understand the aim of conducting the research

  • Ability to read, grasp, understand, analyze, and reproduce information in a methodical and goal-oriented manner.

Working Conditions Traditional office environment

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Title: Innovation Lab Intern (Market Research)

Location: Illinois-Champaign