Graduate Research Analyst Internship

Looking for paid experience conducting research into cutting edge technology for a business audience? We run a paid intern programme for recent or soon-to-be graduates, lasting for 2-3 months, in our tech & telecoms research team.

We are currently running an application series closing in Jan 2020.

We are also offering internships in our strategy consulting team.

About STL Partners

We’re a rapidly growing, boutique consulting and research firm. As specialists in the telecoms-media-technology (TMT) sector, we help our clients with digital and service innovation in a very competitive market.

Our subscription research picks into cutting edge topics (5G, AI, blockchain), with a strong focus on extracting commercial insight and opportunity. Our customers include strategy teams at international blue-chips such as Vodafone, Huawei, Intel and Nokia and smaller, niche vendors.

We operate a very flat structure so we ask each other for help, offer advice and share insight.

About the internship

We’ll give you the opportunity to drive an end-to-end research project to fit within our portfolio – from conception to production of final report deliverable.

Recent interns have produced research on strategic investment strategy, blockchain in telecoms, and mobile network experience.

If you’re looking for a gentle induction, days of Powerpoint presentations then we’re probably not for you. If you want to get knee-deep in real, impactful strategic research, then we’re here to support.

Our team is highly experienced and driven, and our directors are industry experts, so you’ll be learning alongside people who know what it’s like to start out in this competitive field and build a name for yourself.

What to expect day to day

You’ll be assigned a mentor from our senior research team. At the start of your internship, you’ll review your goals and what you hope to achieve.

Responsibilities include:

  • gathering and analysing data
  • researching industry trends
  • developing commercially-interesting narratives
  • writing client-facing reports

We’re all on the same side and your success makes a difference to our projects. Our goal is to offer support when needed and independence when you feel comfortable.

The pay

We pay above the London living wage. In 2018, our intern pay rate was £425 per week (gross). Interns are paid direct to their bank account on the last working day of the month.

Progression opportunities

If you show us the right skill set through your internship, we’ll consider you for permanent opportunities with STL that are immediately available or become available. Previous interns have gone on to permanent roles at Bloomberg, Frontier Economics, Accenture and the Civil Service.

Where you’ll work

Our open plan office is in an office hub filled with new and growing companies. There’s a café and breakout area in the building and we’re close to many pubs, bars and cafes and next to a small park. We’re a short walk from Highbury & Islington Tube on the Victoria Line and London Overground.

Our workforce

We think a diverse workplace improves our ability to deliver for our clients and makes us an interesting, energetic and respectful place to work. Our multinational, multilingual team already has an equal gender split across the organisation. If you have questions about our diversity policy, please get in touch.

About you

We’re looking for smart people who will impress our clients with their curiosity, confidence and analysis.

  • Graduate (or about to graduate) from top-tier university, on track or awarded minimum 2:1, or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 A’s at A-level, or equivalent
  • An interest in business and research, and technology – work experience in this field is a bonus
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Ability to take technical concepts and communicate them in an accessible way
  • Strong motivation to operate and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, owning your work

If extraordinary circumstance, such as illness, affected your ability to meet the requirements above but you think you’re right for our internship, please do reach out to us to explain these circumstances.

The interview process

Competition for the best interns is intense, we want to keep you interested and motivated, so there are three steps to joining successfully:

  1. You email us your CV and covering letter and we review it within two weeks.
  2. We have a short call to find out a bit more about you and talk about the role.
  3. You’ll come for a three-stage interview at our offices:
    • a short presentation, around 10mins, on a topic of your choice
    • a short written exercise to see how well you can communicate technical concepts in an accessible way
    • an interview to look at your CV.

You should set aside roughly three hours for the interview to allow for time to arrive, interviews and breaks. Reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

We’ll send you fuller information before the interview so you can prepare and feel confident.

How to apply

If you meet the requirements above, email your CV and a cover letter (no more than one side of A4) to  careers@stlpartners.com. Include your preferred start date and availability for the internship as well as whether you are seeking full time employment after the internship.

Note that we are also offering internships in our strategy consulting team. Make sure to state which you’re applying for. If both are of interest, let us know.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The deadline for the current round is 20th January.