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2025 Bachelor's/Master's graduates- Economics Consulting Analyst/Associate Intern (Summer 2024)

If your background is in Economics, Business, Finance, Financial Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any other major focused on quantitative research, learn more about internships at Charles River Associates!

About Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, corporations and governments around the world. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its combination of industry experience and rigorous, fact-based analysis that provide clients with clear, implementable solutions to complex business concerns.

Practices seeking to hire interns with this profile include (hiring locations listed):

  • Antitrust & Competition (Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Washington DC)
    • Our Competition practice economists provide analysis and testimony in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and global competition policy.
  • Finance (Boston)
    • Our Finance experts work on valuation issues (shareholder class actions and other corporate valuation disputes), as well as matters focused on the functioning of financial markets and institutions (alleged market manipulation and insider trading).
  • Financial Economics (Washington DC)
    • The Financial Economics group provides analytical expertise and advisory services in financial economics and consumer credit markets to financial institutions, legal teams, and regulators.
  • Intellectual Property (Chicago, New York)
    • Our IP team provides expert witness testimony regarding economic damages as well as non-litigation consulting services including valuation and compliance for all types of intellectual property to assist clients in achieving their strategic and financial objectives.
  • Labor & Employment (College Station, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Washington DC)
    • We provide in-depth analysis, expert reports, testimony, and advisory services to clients involved in complex labor and employment issues such as wage and hour litigation and pay equity disputes.
  • Life Sciences/Litigation & Policy (Washington DC)
    • Our litigation team delivers expert testimony on a range of issues, while our policy experts provide independent analysis of global, national and regional policy issues for life sciences companies, government entities and industry bodies.

Learn more about our work by reviewing our Services and Industries on our website.

Job Overview

Our Summer Analyst/Associate Internship program mirrors the analyst experience to give you an understanding of our business and experience project work at Charles River Associates. Throughout the 8-10 week program, Analyst/Associate Interns work alongside senior colleagues to deliver live client consulting projects within the practice area. Along the way, you’ll benefit from professional development and wellness support programs, social events to connect you with peers and a collegial work environment. Successful interns will be offered a full-time position following graduation.

During the Economics Consulting Analyst/Associate Internship program, you may work on many aspects of a project:

  • Conduct economic and industry research to build an understanding of a case’s issues;
  • Perform financial and economic analyses or create valuation models to support case theories;
  • Program, build models, and perform regression analyses using languages such as Excel, Stata, R, Python, SQL, or SAS;
  • Develop familiarity with data sources that serve as input to your analyses;
  • Review and summarize analyst reports, client documents and industry trade press;
  • Assist in the production and development of research summaries, expert reports, and findings presentations;
  • Ensure reliability of analysis through quality control review.

Learn more about our work by reviewing our Services and Industries on our website.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (non-MBA) degree candidates graduating December 2024/Summer 2025 with an academic focus on quantitative research (Economics, Business, Finance, Financial Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related);
  • Understanding of, and ability to explain, economic, financial and/or accounting concepts, and quantitative and qualitative analysis methods;
  • Curiosity and analytic thinkers who bring creative approaches to non-standard problems;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration capabilities;
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events.

Note: Verbal Mandarin language skills and written Simplified Chinese language skills are required for candidates to be considered for work on China Competition projects.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Summer 2024 Analyst/Associate Internship program, we require:

  • Resume – please include current address, personal email and telephone number;
  • Cover letter – please describe your interest in CRA and how this role matches your goals. Also, please note if you have interest in a particular practice and/or a location preference;
  • Transcript – may be unofficial. Note: you must be graduating from a bachelor's or master's degree program for this role. If you are graduating from an MBA/PhD program or have work experience, please visit our Careers site to see current open roles;
  • Writing Sample – we prefer a sole-authored submission from an existing work (class paper, thesis, internship, or work product) that includes your commentary on a quantitative analysis and/or relevant to the field of economics.

If you are interested in applying for one of our international locations, please visit our Careers site to view and apply for available jobs.

Candidate resume review will commence October 15, and continue on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Work Location Flexibility

CRA creates a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth, mentorship and inclusivity. At the same time, we realize that individuals realize a range of benefits when working from home periodically. We currently ask that individuals spend 3 to 4 days a week on average working in the office (which may include traveling to another CRA office or to a client's location), with specific days determined in coordination with your practice or team. At certain times of the year (e.g. holiday periods), additional remote work options are offered to those whose work commitments permit it, although our offices remain open for those who choose or need to be there.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE/AAE). As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.


The city of New York and the state of California require CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our New York and California offices and considers several factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise. A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $30 - $36 per hour; actual total compensation may also include benefits and bonus.