The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting for an Intern majoring in Economic or Business.
The position requires primary and secondary research and analysis regarding the size and trends of industry sectors and government funding. Primary research includes collecting information from financial reports of public corporations and government budget documents. Secondary research includes compiling press releases and other public information on market estimates by market research firms. The information will be gathered from online sources of information. It might also include some phone interviews, which may also require arranging and scheduling the calls. In addition, the primary and secondary data must be analyzed to identify trends and insights useful to the photonics industry. The position requires someone who can work independently; the researcher will be given regular direction from OSA staff, but the location and interpretation of most of the target data will not be known up front.
The position requires approximately 10 hours per week during academic session or 35 hours per week during summer session. The academic session shifts should be during afternoons to overlap best with an OSA staff person assigned to the project. OSA will provide a workspace and use of a computer for the project.
Undergraduate students pursuing a BA or BS in economics or business, or a related program.
Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, OSA offers a competitive salary. Please send resume, cover letter and 1-2 page writing sample to email@example.com.
About The Optical Society
The Optical Society’s (OSA) mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. OSA’s commitment to excellence and long-term learning is the driving force behind all its initiatives.
Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.
OSA was founded more than 90 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA - The Optical Society.