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Business Research Intern

Business Research Intern

Job ID 6306
Job Location Norman - OK
Category Other
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time

The Business Research Intern supports the Chickasaw Nation Industries Corporate Office of Strategy in conducting general market research on business opportunities, the competitive market environment and client enterprises.  This position is designed to provide well rounded exposure to strategic market research in a corporate environment.   The Business Strategy Intern must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program and should be detail-oriented with the ability to utilize strong research and communications skills.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Performs assigned tasks such as conducting research on business opportunities, the competitive market environment and customer enterprises.


Under the guidance of the CNI Business Strategy team, works with business leadership throughout the company to understand their market intelligence needs and to fulfill requests for business research, information and special projects.


Utilizes basic Internet search engines, specialized quantitative databases, and other sources of information to locate pertinent data.  Gathers and organizes data.  Formulates data into written reports. 


Coordinates with the Business Strategy team to prepare project reports, progress summaries, statistical analysis, and related data assessments. 


Implements an innovative approach to researching market trends (e.g., contacting experts in the field, calling other businesses, emailing researchers, etc.). 


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Currently enrolled in or the recent graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s level university degree program.  Enrollment in a related field such as Business Administration, Business Management, Business Statistics, or Economics is preferred but not required.  Background check may be conducted.  Must have an acceptable GPA.





Basic knowledge and understanding of data analytics, statistics and proven research methods

Excellent computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to create presentations and compose meaningful reports

Ability to employ a customer service approach and to present research / information with clarity

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

Ability to be dependable and to meet schedules / timelines

Excellent organization skills with ability to handle multiple projects and priorities

Well organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated

Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Financial background helpful.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.