San Diego

Research Assistant--Summer 2021

About The Position


Intensity is an innovative professional services firm that applies expertise in economics, finance, and statistics to solve challenging problems in the marketplace and the courtroom. We are a team of driven professionals who inspire each other in a collegial environment that promotes the growth of every team member.

As part of our summer paid internship program, we are offering a full-time Research Assistant position for a duration of approximately 3 months. Ideal candidates are currently pursuing or already have a degree in economics, finance, mathematics, or statistics; are relentless problem solvers, true team players, and motivated to excel. Extraordinary analytical skills, quantitative training, remarkable communication, and amazing creativity are the foundation for successful participants. Professional experience is a plus, yet not required.

Intensity provides an engaging professional opportunity to work on projects involving prestigious law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and high-growth corporations in a genuinely team-based organization. Research Assistants make impactful contributions to high-stakes litigation and quantitative business analytics projects. Participants in the internship program also benefit from individual training and collaboration with skilled consultants.

Intensity offers great perks, including a fully stocked kitchen, Friday team lunches, and fun company outings. Located in beautiful San Diego, we offer a positive workplace experience at state-of-the-art facilities.


The Research Assistant position at Intensity requires exceptional analytical skills and solid quantitative training. We are a growing team that operates under a flat structure, meaning that roles are flexible, and each team member is given as much responsibility as they are willing to take on.

Research Assistant responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in building financial models using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel
  • Identifying and synthesizing research on marketplace structure, conduct of market
    participants, and competitive performance
  • Crafting analytical arguments; drafting reports, memoranda, and letters
  • Assembling, processing, and analyzing raw economic, financial, and operational data
  • Implementing econometric models using statistical software such as Stata
  • Creating graphical presentations in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, or similar software


Qualifications include:

  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Solid quantitative training
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Organization, accuracy, and strong attention to detail
  • Desire to receive constructive feedback
  • Motivation to exceed expectations
  • Creativity, innovation, and intellectual curiosity
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate (junior and senior years) or graduate degree
    program in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, or related field
  • Ability to work on-site during business hours
  • Experience in Stata, Python, R, and other software programs is helpful, yet not required

Application Instructions

Interested in becoming a part of our growing team? We would love the opportunity to get to
know you! Please send a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and academic transcripts to

We believe in transparency throughout all phases of the application and interviewing process,
and thus welcome any information you deem helpful in assisting us to collectively determine
whether there is a good fit for you at Intensity. For more information about us, please visit our
website at