What’s expected of our Interns?

This is a fast-paced, international market research consultancy which requires our interns to be proactive, quick thinking, problem solving individuals. In other words, it’s a job that requires you to be open-minded and adaptable. Agency life is ever changing – which makes your work dynamic and exciting. Our most successful interns are those who respond to challenges with creative thinking and a collaborative mindset.

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Why you'll love it

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Some of the more nuanced aspects of the job

  • Exposure to all aspects of planning, executing, and reporting market research for global brand and product development
  • Working directly with Project Managers with execution of key research methodologies: secondary research, industry interviews,
    consumer focus groups and telephone/internet surveys, including:
    > Consumer trend watching across a variety of categories – for example, women power, the changing world of work,
    internationalization, generational dynamics, food and beverage, travel, and entertainment
    > Summarizing and translation support
    > Tabulating and charting research results, preparing PowerPoint reports, and other supporting materials (charts, graphs, etc.)
  • Exposure to development of actionable marketing strategies

What to expect from CarterJMRN

  • Work with a multi-cultural team representing Japan, Australia, Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Italy and Singapore, with backgrounds in marketing, business, psychology and sociology. We are a close-knit, hands-on team with a fun-loving and supportive environment.
  • Develop your critical thinking skills
  • Hone your broad academic background within a professional setting
  • Experience how a marketing services agency operates, how projects are managed from start to finish (including planning, research execution and preparing for presentations)

Basic Intern Qualifications

  • High energy and enthusiastic attitude
  • Energetic and adaptable personality, with ability to work in our fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
  • Ability to thrive in a relatively small-sized, multi-national, foreign-owned work environment
  • Open-mindedness to promote “foreign” products within the Japanese marketplace
  • Native-level Japanese and strong English (Reading/Writing/Speaking)
  • PC skills (Excel, PowerPoint, MS word)
  • Excellent writing skills

Working Culture

Business hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with one hour for lunch (7 work hours/day). Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary in relation to the conduct of consumer focus groups and interviews; when necessary, evening or weekend time work will be ‘in lieu of’ regular weekday hours worked. With supervisor’s concurrence, interns may work flexible hours, and could be either full-time or part-time (minimum part-time work of 2 days/15 hours per week). Generally, our internships are a minimum length of 3 months.

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