Research & Insights Intern

5 days ago | Requisition ID:

Technomic provides foodservice clients around the globe with the research, insights and strategic consulting support they need to enhance their business strategies, decisions and results. Our services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments.

We are searching for an ambitious Intern to join our Research & Insights team out of our Chicago office!

This individual will be a bright, highly motivated undergraduate or graduate student who is passionate about market research and interested in learning new things within the foodservice industry. The research intern will be responsible for aiding in the development and execution of primary and secondary research with the ultimate goal of informing various foodservice industry clients’ business priorities and growth strategies. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to build their career in the foodservice market research space.


  • Conduct secondary research on key project topics
  • Use Technomic’s internal research tools to answer important business questions
  • Conduct interviews with foodservice professionals to gather data and trend information
  • Assist in developing and testing consumer and operator surveys
  • Analyze open-ended responses from surveys and other qualitative research
  • Assist team members with data entry from field research
  • Summarize information gathered into valuable and actionable key findings skip the recording and take notes
  • Aid in the development of client reports


  • US Citizen or US permanent resident
  • Must live within a commutable distance to Technomic’s Chicago office
  • Working towards bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing, economics, psychology, sociology, hospitality management or other business or social science fields
  • 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Available for a six-month assignment and up to 20 hours per week beginning May/June 2019

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner in both written and verbal formats
  • High degree of initiative
  • Strong sense of professionalism and work ethic
  • Ability to handle tight project timelines
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Experience with observational, survey, interview, and/or focus group research methodologies
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and data analysis
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Comfortable presenting research to others in oral and written formats

Technomic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Technomic does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs


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