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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 ECA’s wide range of products and services relating to global mobility. Interns will take part in the analysis of locations around the world and are responsible for researching, verifying and processing large volumes of data.

We are now recruiting interns for the period of 24 July - 13 October.

Research Interns will be assigned to work in one or more of the following areas of production:

  • Assessing a wide range of “hardship” factors such as climate, infrastructure and security, which affect expatriates’ ability to adapt to life in a new country. Involves extensive internet research combined with analysis of expatriate questionnaires.
  • 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 and public transport.
  • Remote data collection for ECA’s cost of living survey, contributing to our online data collection as well as obtaining information via phone and email.
  • Assisting with other surveys and projects as required.

The candidates

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

  • Proven research skills
  • Excellent level of numeracy
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A collaborative mentality
  • Process driven
  • Ability to take responsibility
  • Customer focused
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Inquisitiveness and keenness to learn
  • An international outlook

Candidates should be educated to degree standard and be proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel. The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of global current affairs and world geography. Additional language skills are desirable.

Why work for us?

Internships are a stepping-stone towards a permanent position at ECA. We will recruit to fill any vacancies for permanent positions at the end of the internship period.

Our research roles provide a foundation on which to build a career in research and analysis, global mobility and many other professional disciplines, including tax, talent and reward. Find out more about these roles in the Jobs area of our website.


The role is based in our central London office but we support hybrid working. You will need to have a good internet connection if you want to work remotely.


£24,500 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 £22,050 (pro-rated) and a bonus of £565 (gross) paid at the end of the contract; the amount of £565 is the full amount and is not pro-rated. Salary is paid monthly in arrears.

The closing date for applications is 18 June 2023.

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