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Research Intern


The role

Research Interns are employed for a 12 week period to provide essential support to the teams that produce the wide range of products and services which ECA provides to its clients. Interns will take part in research and analysis for over 480 cities around the world and will be assigned to work in one or more of the following areas of research:

  • Administration and analysis of ECA’s cost of living survey which monitors price changes for 150 items of everyday expenditure including food and drink, personal goods and services, clothing and electrical goods.
  • Researching accommodation costs and assessing the suitability of properties for expatriates. Analysing changes in average property prices and researching changes in market conditions that may account for these differences.
  • Investigating the suitability and costs of a wide range of expatriate benefits such as international schools, company cars and sports clubs.
  • Researching the costs of business trip expenditure such as hotels, taxis and flights. 
  • Assisting with other surveys and projects as required.

The candidates

If you have the following qualities, we'd like to hear from you:

  • Excellent level of numeracy
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills
  • Process driven
  • Ability to take responsibility
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Proven research skills
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • An international outlook

Candidates should be educated to degree standard and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of global current affairs and world geography.

The salary for this position is £21,500 including bonus per annum (pro-rated). The bonus is 10% of annual salary (pro-rated) and is paid at the end of the contract, provided the contract has been completed in full. This equates to an annual salary of £19,350 (pro-rated) and a bonus of £496 (gross) paid at the end of the contract; the amount of £496 is the full amount and is not pro-rated. Salary is paid monthly in arrears.

Dates: 19 August - 8 November and 27 August - 15 November 2019

The closing date for applications is 21 July 2019.


£21,500 per annum pro rata

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