Intern & Fellows Program

The Program 

Our Fall Internship and Fellowship programs will accept applications from July 28-October 13. Our hours requirement is flexible, but priority will be given to candidates who can commit to at least 10-15 hours a week. Participants must be local to one of our offices, either Washington, DC or Chicago, IL. Interns and Fellows, with the exception of Election Fellows, must receive credit from their university in order to participate in our program.

If you are an undergrad, you will participate in our Internship program. If you currently hold a bachelor's degree and are working towards your master's or PhD, you will participate in our Fellowship program. New programs this fall include an MBA Fellowship for graduate students with an interest in analytics-driven business development, and Election Fellows for candidates with greater availability leading up to the Midterm Elections. Stipends are available for Election Fellows. View Positions »

Calendar

Our Fall program will begin as early as September 16 for schools on the semester system and October 14 for schools on the quarter system. We require a minimum 10-12 week commitment. Please email info@civisanalytics.com for more information.

Perks

You’ll help us solve the world’s biggest problems. You won’t just experience the thrill of solving interesting problems; you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work makes a difference in the world. We help our clients grow, but we also devote significant resources to projects that do good.

We’ll take you seriously. During your time at Civis, you’ll do real work with real outcomes. Your work in Engagement, Data Science or Tech will be valued as if you were an employee.

You’ll work in our Chicago HQ or our DC office. No need to worry about being alone in a satellite office. You’ll be in the thick of things from Day 1.

We changed business as usual in politics and we’re bringing those same innovations to bear on even bigger causes.

We’re still small. Are you an engineer with an interest in analytics? You’ll have the chance to examine a few specialties up close during your time at Civis.

Does this feel like home? Many of us started as Interns and Fellows and we’ll treat your time with us as an extended training and interview. Not only will you polish the skills necessary for a career in data science but you’ll be considered for full-time opportunities at Civis.

City Series: We’ll introduce you to our favorite snacks in Fulton Market in Chicago and our favorite paintings at the National Gallery (across the street from our office) in DC.

Questions?

Please email info@civisanalytics.com.


Positions

Software Engineer

Help build tech tools that will help solve the world’s biggest problems.  Interns and Fellows will learn about our work and how our technology helps our analytics capability.  You will build features, and work closely with our engineers to test, and deploy them. Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students only.  Offered in Chicago only.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An understanding of databases (proficiency in SQL, administration, programmatic usage, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL)
  • Experience developing successful software solutions to difficult problems
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and master new languages
  • Strong experience with at least one of: Ruby, Python, Go, Rails, HTML/CSS/JavaScript

Engagement

Help solve the world’s biggest problems with Big Data.  Work with our Engagement Managers and Analysts to diagnose client needs, develop analytical strategies, and execute on client-focused work.  You will work directly on client needs including preparing client-focused materials, conducting market research, and working with our data science and tech teams to create and implement big data tools and services to meet client needs.  Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students only.  Offered in Chicago and Washington, DC.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SQL and/or statistical packages
  • Naturally default to ‘data’ when thinking through challenges and their solutions and can demonstrate this ability through experience

Data Science

Help solve the world’s biggest problems with Big Data.  Work with our data scientists on research projects, predictive analytics, data mining, experimental design and ad-hoc statistical analysis, and learn modeling strategy and research design from the best.  Graduate students only.  Available in Chicago only.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience using applied statistics or machine learning in an intensive problem-solving environment with large, complex datasets
  • Proficiency in R, Python or other statistical software
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience identifying and adapting to imperfect data

Data Research

We believe you can’t solve big problems without the right data. Work with our Data Team to research, standardize, and transform a wide variety of data sets to prepare them for analysis and integration into our products. You will work on the frontlines to ensure our team has the proper tools for success.  Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.  Available in Chicago only.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Experience identifying and adapting to imperfect data
  • Experience auditing and generating reports on large data sets

Election Fellow

Help solve the world’s biggest problems with Big Data.  Work with our Political team in DC or Chicago on our suite of polling, modeling and strategic services for our political clients. Our Election Fellows program is designed for students who have between 20-40 hours to contribute a week and will receive a stipend for their work.  Rising seniors and graduate students only.  Offered in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SQL and/or statistical packages
  • Naturally default to ‘data’ when thinking through challenges and their solutions and can demonstrate this ability through experience

MBA Fellow

Help introduce clients to data-driven engagement. Work with our Business Development team on our client-facing work, from market research to pitches, proposals, contracts and partnerships. You will work directly on client needs ranging from preparing client-focused materials. MBA candidates only.  Offered in Chicago only.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SQL and/or statistical packages
  • Naturally default to ‘data’ when thinking through challenges and their solutions and can demonstrate this ability through experience