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Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. We are looking for economists who bring exceptional creative and analytical skills to drive forward a best in class product from our San Francisco headquarters.
The Department Economics is responsible for working on projects across Lyft’s products.
Leverage Lyft’s platform and the extensive economics literature to answer important questions about the product in order to better understand the factors that influence passenger and driver decisions.
Design and analyze field experiments or observational data analysis to construct models of behavior on the platform.
Interns are fully immersed on the team and will have the opportunity to apply the latest from the economics literature, as well as potentially helping to produce novel research. Team members partner with product managers, data scientists, operations managers, and engineers to plan, design, execute, and communicate empirical projects using Lyft’s vast amount of data.
3rd year pursuing BA/BS/MS in Economics, Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or other quantitative field (advanced degrees are a plus)
Passion for economics
Experience with common analysis tools - SQL, R, and Python. Demonstrable familiarity with code and programming concepts a plus
Knowledge of experimentation and statistical methods
Attention to detail while moving quickly
Strong communication and organization skills
Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
Generous paid time off and sick leave
401(k) plan to help save for your future
Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work
20% off all Lyft rides
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