What does a Market Research Intern do?

Market researchers gather, analyze, and interpret data that is used for marketing purposes. Their work commonly involves compiling and analyzing both qualitative information and quantitative data. They collect input and feedback from customers or specific target audiences using tactics such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, and automated polling tools. They scrutinize data, summarize findings, and use this information to guide marketing strategy. They often work in collaboration with a cross-functional team that may include sales and communications.

Market researchers typically have a bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related business field, and commonly have a background in marketing, surveys, or market research. These roles require strong analytical skills, including extensive data analysis capabilities. Market researchers must be highly organized and detail oriented. Proficiency with survey and research tools and data analysis programs is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Market Research Intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$64,059 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $64K
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Market Research Intern Career Path

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Read what Market Research Intern professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Market Research Analyst
Jan 14, 2022

“Everyone is nice and you get to work with a team that actually cares about your career growth”

Golden SpiralGolden Spiral
Content Marketer
Feb 26, 2021

“I learned a lot here and it was a great place to be early on in my career.”

Connect ResearchConnect Research
Market Research Specialist
Jul 12, 2020

“I have developed interesting networks and got great feedback from many experts on the topics I have been working on.”

Spero TherapeuticsSpero Therapeutics
Director Market Access
Dec 7, 2021

“It is an amazing place to work and I truly feel fortunate to be here.”

Insulet CorporationInsulet Corporation
Market Access
Aug 27, 2019

“I feel empowered to make decisions and we have a good cultural feel beginning to build.”

Vectone MobileVectone Mobile
Former Market Research Analyst
Jan 24, 2021

“Salary only is good other than that nothing is good and you will not even get 2 months salary fully because you will be fired.”

Market Research Analyst
Mar 11, 2021

“I did not find any Cons in fact this is the best place to work at”

BNP Paribas Securities ServicesBNP Paribas Securities Services
Tax Market Specialist
Jul 4, 2021

“If you re lucky you will find a good life balance depending on the team you will be allocated”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a market research intern

When working as a market research intern, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Organizational, MS EXCEL, MS Office Applications, Microsoft Office Software, and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to market research intern are:
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
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The most common qualifications to become a market research intern include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.