Internship Market Research

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Early Careers & Internships

Location: Antwerpen, Belgium

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Internship Market Research at Wunderman Thompson Belgium

Why choose an internship in market research?

For the interesting and varied work …

You come into contact with businesses in different branches of industry and are involved in many different kinds of research projects. As a market researcher you help our clients to make policy decisions and often help shape their marketing and commercial strategy. Our client is of course central to the whole research process, and we expect total and enthusiastic commitment from every staff member to bring each project to a successful conclusion. This will sometimes call for ability to cope with stress, but also gives great satisfaction if we can help our client with the outcomes of our research.

For the opportunities that are offered ...

As an intern, you become part of one of our teams; a Senior Research Executive is in charge of day-to-day follow-up and coaching; your internship supervisor is an experienced psychologist who oversees your progress and prepares interim appraisals and a final appraisal.

You get the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the market researcher’s job.

Inside our comparatively small organization, you will get a chance fairly quickly to take responsibility (depending on your skills and progress). You can also take advantage of our internal training programme.

Where is the internship held?

The internship takes place for:

  • Insights - Project Management team – including quantitative, analytics and qualitative research

In order to ensure the best possible coaching, we accept maximum two interns per team and per academic year.

What does the internship involve?

Objectives:

  • Integrating in the research team within a specific domain understanding how a market research firm works, and mastering the foundations of quantitative or qualitative research assignments.
  • Professional functioning: learning to interact with different departments; keeping engagements and deadlines, preparing and following up planning, displaying flexibility.
  • Further development of competencies:
    • Communication skills: way of communicating with other teams and within own team, conveying a message clearly, communicating assertively and sufficiently frequently, etc.
    • Analytical problem-solving ability: looking for solutions independently when problems arise; analytical thinking, accuracy
    • Independently overseeing and executing at least one project from A to Z

The intern joins one of the above-mentioned teams as 'Assistant Research Executive'. His or her duties will be, in general, to provide assistance in quantitative or qualitative research assignments in various fields and in all stages of market research (design, implementation, analysis and reporting).

This assistance involves, for quantitative research, depending on the team:
Helping to initiate a survey; drawing up questionnaires; checking translations; testing programmed questionnaires; practical organization and follow-up of the field; A-to-Z follow-up of personal project; data quality control; analysis of data (frequency tables, statistical analyses); desk research; data analysis in SPSS/Excel; preparation of management summaries, reports and presentations …

This assistance involves, for qualitative research:
Practical organization and planning of projects; coordination & supervision of recruitment.

Profile of candidates

Bachelor and master students from marketing, media psychology or engineering who have a passion for consumer market research and working on projects commissioned from large commercial companies.

We accept interns for a period of 6 months.

We welcome interns with a positive attitude and good language skills. High command of the English language is a prerequisite, as well as fluency in one of the languages French or Dutch.

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