Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is looking for a talented and enthusiastic intern who is highly skilled in conducting research. Specifically, Goodwill is seeking research regarding potential business lines that may be proposed for future development. This is a unique opportunity to contribute and gain insight into Goodwill’s mission and business enterprises.
Principal duties and responsibilities will be to conduct research and analyze business lines that will support Goodwill’s mission. Aspects of the research results will be shared at the highest level of the organization and is time-critical. Suitable candidates should demonstrate a commitment to ensuring quality work. All internships are unpaid roles at Goodwill.
Role Responsibilities and Expectations
Assist Goodwill with qualitative and quantitative business research and analysis. This may involve using online market research and databases, reviewing, and analyzing national and local data sources.
Provide competitive analysis on various companies’ market offerings, identify market trends, pricing/business models, sales and methods of operation
Perform valid and reliable market research SWOT analysis
Identify and log all data sources and relevant research evidence
Support and collaborate with Goodwill team members
Assess Goodwill’s internal capacity and the resources needed to bring the potential business line into development
Interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendations
Assist in other tasks to support the work of the research team as required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated and desire to take initiative
Ability to work independently and with others
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Attention to detail, strong time management and organization skills
Use of internet tools and online research techniques
Able to accept constructive performance feedback offered within the internship experience
Education and Experience
Bachelor or master’s degree in one of the following areas: MBA, Statistics, Risk Management, Business Analytics. Other bachelor’s or master’s degrees will be considered.
Student must receive academic credit for participation in thus internship.
A commitment to the mission of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Complete the requirements for serving as a Goodwill volunteer/intern
Perform assigned responsibilities willingly and courteously to the best of your ability
Respect and ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information is maintained