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Who is Charles River Associates?

Charles River Associates® is a leading global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues to become more profitable. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for our unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for our objective solutions to complex problems. CRA delivers meaningful, customized and practical solutions to our clients.

What will I do during my CRA internship?

  • Our Summer Analyst/Associate Internship program mirrors the analyst experience to give you an understanding of our business and experience project work at Charles River Associates. Throughout the 8-10 week program, Analyst/Associate Interns work alongside senior colleagues to deliver live client consulting projects within the practice area. Along the way, you’ll benefit from professional development and wellness support programs, social events to connect you with peers and a collegial work environment. Successful interns will be offered a full-time position following graduation.

During the Forensic Services Analyst/Associate Internship program, you may work on many aspects of a project:

  • Investigate accounting irregularities and respond to allegations of fraud, misconduct, waste and abuse;
  • Prepare analyses of financial data, including financial models, for litigation and expert reports and testimony;
  • Investigate and analyze financial evidence, including financial records and transactions, to identify trends and anomalies, and clearly and concisely organize and summarize your findings;
  • Leverage your database skills to effectively analyze large data sets;
  • Communicate with team members to share investigative and analytical findings and assist in drafting written reports to summarize procedures performed and findings.

Hiring Practices and Internship Locations:

Learn more about our work by reviewing our Services and Industries on our website.

What do we look for in candidates?

We seek motivated Juniors and first-year Master’s students (non-MBA) with expected graduation dates from December 2023 – August 2024. Strong candidates would possess:

  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate governance, and regulatory environments;
  • Experience in gathering, standardizing and analyzing voluminous transactional data;
  • Experience in data analysis and intelligence gathering, including querying and mining large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examining financial data and filtering for targeted information;
  • Curiosity and analytic thinking to bring creative approaches to non-standard problems
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • A demonstrated high level of initiative and leadership;
  • Strong teamwork orientation and collaboration capabilities;
  • Excellent time management and task prioritization skills;
  • Clear and demonstrated interest in consulting through coursework, work experience, activities, or attendance at CRA recruiting events.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Summer 2023 Analyst/Associate Internship program, we require:

  • Cover letter – please describe your interest in CRA and our internship. Also, please note if you have a particular practice and/or location preference. 
  • Resume – please include current address, email and telephone number
  • Transcript – may be unofficial.

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

At CRA, we believe in creating a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth and mentorship, whilst also taking advantage of the flexibility and inclusivity that working from home provides. We continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines accordingly. 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.

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.

CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

 

The city of New York requires CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our New York office and considers a number of factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise.  A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $1,200 - $1,300 weekly; actual total compensation may also include benefits.

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