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Economist Research Intern
Winter 2023
Updated on 1/26/2023
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Be a student in the second or third year of a Ph.D. program in the field of Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade, Financial Engineering, Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Applied MicroEconomics or similar quantitative discipline interested in supply chain economics
  • Have experience performing statistical or econometric analysis in Python or R
  • Be enthusiastic about solving problems in the space of international supply chains
  • Be available to intern full-time for 12 weeks
  • Lead and complete at least one project
  • Work with a supportive mentor who has a stake in your success and will help you grow
  • Perform data gathering and analysis
  • Research prior work to inform and develop rational hypotheses and quantify appropriate metrics & targets
  • Develop data analysis/machine learning solutions to support actionable insights OR deliver data-driven solutions to support automated decision-making
  • Work with large and complex data sets and solve difficult data analysis problems by applying advanced analytical methods as needed
  • An assigned manager and mentor who will be dedicated to your success at Flexport
  • Opportunity to work with unique high-frequency data
  • Projects and assignments which will help build your knowledge and skills while making a measurable direct impact on the business
  • Visibility to leaders within the organization and opportunities to present your work/projects
  • Opportunity to join team-building activities to get you familiarized with your immediate team and other Flexport employees

1,001-5,000 employees

Global freight forwarder and logistics platform
Company Overview
Flexport's mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. The company operates a digitally enabled freight forwarding platform that helps other businesses to transport and store goods across the globe.
  • Free Food
  • Company Social Outings
  • Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • PTO / Vacation Policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Financial Benefits
  • 401K / Retirement Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Company Core Values
  • Empower Your Client
  • Play The Long Game
  • Fill The Gap
  • Embrace Change
  • Practice Candor