11 Jan 2023

Full-Time Penta Intelligence Summer 2023 Paid Internship


Job Description

Penta is the world’s first comprehensive stakeholder solutions firm. Penta provides data-driven solutions for stakeholder strategy and engagement. We combine analytics and research with deep expertise to deliver actionable insights, “best practice” solutions, and drive measurable impact for our clients.

At Penta, we work with clients solving complex global challenges across a variety of industries. Our clients span technology, financial services, energy, healthcare, and more. Our team brings decades of experience in business, government, communications, research, technology, and media. Penta comprises over 200 professionals in New York, London, Washington, DC, and San Francisco working to bring data-driven, tailored solutions to more than 200 clients.

Summary of Position:

Penta is seeking full-time paid interns for summer 2023.

Intelligence interns perform the analysis, development, and presentation of research-based consulting engagements to inform the strategy of major corporations and trade or professional associations. Interns will use quantitative and qualitative research to create reports, presentations, memos, and ad hoc communications materials. Qualified applicants will have some experience in conducting research, distilling insights and recommendations from primary, secondary, and other industry data, and creating high-caliber client-facing material. A successful candidate will also have strong writing and time-management skills, and a curious, proactive, high-achieving attitude.

Duties & Responsibilities:


+ Research and monitor clients’ businesses and industries to maintain a current knowledge base and keep team apprised of new and ongoing developments

+ Collect, conduct, and present quantitative and qualitative research and analysis for client presentations, reports, infographics, and fact sheets

+ Uncover and develop consumer insights to drive successful marketing initiatives

+ Inform communication and advocacy strategies with policy expertise

+ Perform statistical and economic analyses+ Provide feedback to managerial insight/analysis

+ Write both short- and large-scale reports, white papers, and blog posts, among other products


+ Develop a strong understanding of reporters, policy experts, and policymakers relevant for clients’ issue areas

+ Draft explanatory materials on complex policy issues and write concise memos that summarize research, detail a policy landscape, and highlight key findings

+ Track and analyze the communications environment for critical message sharing


+ Rising undergraduate seniors (graduating in Dec. 2023 or spring 2024) working toward a degree in marketing, PR, political science/government, public policy, economics, journalism, business or related field

+  Experience conducting research and analysis and writing and distilling complex ideas and concepts into a digestible format at a financial services or consulting firm, policy/research shop, publicly traded company, or think tank

+ Proficiency–-and ability to grow skills–-in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining Excel models that combine multiple data sources is a plus

+ Experience creating graphics and data visualizations is a plus, as is an openness to learn basic graphic design skills

+ Ability to use data to communicate accurate, logical, and actionable conclusions in a professional services environment

+ Willingness to learn new skills and participate in new projects

+ Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing assignments

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Strong data management and analytical skills

+ Ability to take initiative; motivated and self-starting+ Solid presentation skills and strong attention to detail

+ Ability to work 40 hours per week

+ Ability to commit to internship from early June through August 2023


+ Excellent environment for learning and growth

+ Frequent firm-wide social events and activities



The deadline for this application is Sunday, January 29 at 11:00pm ET. If you have questions about the role, please find a list of frequently asked questions here. If you are interested in signing up for a virtual information session on January 18th or January 25th to hear from current employees, please click here. 

Follow us: To see what we’re thinking about and what day-to-day life is like at Penta, follow us on Twitter @pentagrp!

Penta Group, LLC values diversity and inclusion, is committed to equal employment opportunity, and to compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws. We also comply with District of Columbia law, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment and interns based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decisions and breastfeeding), national origin, disability, age (18 and over), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation (e.g., being enrolled in a college or university or in a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school), political affiliation, genetic information (including family medical history), lawful use of tobacco products, unemployment status and status as a victim or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense or stalking.


Job Types: Full-Time and Internship.


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