The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting for an intern majoring in Economics. This position requires primary and secondary research and analysis regarding the size and trends of industry sectors and government funding. Primary research includes information from financial reports of public corporations and government budget documents. Secondary research includes compiling press releases and other public information on market estimates by market research firms. In addition, the primary and secondary data must be analyzed to identify trends and insights useful to the photonics industry. The position requires someone who can work independently; the researcher will be given regular direction from OSA staff, but the location and interpretation of most of the target data will not be known up front.
The position requires approximately 20 hours per week using online sources of information and possibly some phone interviews. Each week’s progress will be reported to an OSA staff person assigned to the project, and guidance will be provided for the following week. OSA will provide a workspace and use of a computer for the project.
Qualifications: college student seeking a BA or MA in Economics.
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Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational.