About Charles River Associates

CRA's European Competition Practice specialises in providing economic advice on matters of competition policy and regulation.

We assist firms and their legal advisors in all types of competition proceedings: firms considering merger and acquisition opportunities or involved in merger control proceedings; and firms undergoing investigations relating to cartels, restrictive commercial agreements, abuse of dominance or state aid. We also provide advice to firms involved in regulatory proceedings and sector inquiries. We offer assistance on the estimation of effects and damages in cartel cases, international arbitration and intellectual property disputes.

We have a reputation for rigorous and innovative economic analysis, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively as part of a wider team of advisors. From Airtours to GE/Honeywell, Tetra/Sidel, Oracle/PeopleSoft, Ryanair/Aer Lingus, TomTom/Tele Atlas, Microsoft and Intel, we have played a key role in many of the cases that have shaped European competition policy in recent years. We have also been involved in major cases before the competition authorities of the Member States, and in South Africa.

For further details on the CRA Competition practice please visit: http://ecp.crai.com/careers

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

Job Overview

We have a limited number of summer internship positions for applicants completing an undergraduate, Master’ or PhD degree in economics or a related discipline.

Interns assist with cases, particularly with data work and industry research, as well as with general research and information management tasks. Depending on skill level, interns might be asked to prepare pieces of economic analysis and contribute to the overall arguments for various types of projects. These positions are ideally suited to a candidate considering post-graduate study, but who would appreciate employment experience and an insight into the world of economic consulting.

Your Qualifications

Candidates should have or expect to obtain a good first degree in economics, and a strong background in microeconomics, preferably with a particular interest in industrial economics. Numeracy and the ability to manipulate data and write clearly are also important. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the personal qualities that make a successful consultant.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply by means of a full curriculum vitae and covering letter detailing why you are interested in a role with the Antitrust and Competition Economics practice in Europe by Sunday 20th February 2022. Our team will begin reviewing applications in February.  Internship will start in June 2022.

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

We believe that an in-person environment provides the best opportunity for CRA to deliver on its promise of career growth and development for all colleagues. As we transition back to our offices, we will continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines, including proof-of-vaccination requirements, accordingly.  We provide our colleagues with the day-to-day flexibility to periodically work from home.  For those who begin the interview process with CRA, your recruiting point of contact will be available to answer any questions about work location and COVID safety you may have


The statements included in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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