LSE - Behavioural Economics and Big Data Internship (Paid)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work on cutting edge research with researchers from the
London School of Economics and Cambridge University.

The project investigates the financial spending patterns of consumers using a newly acquired
large-scale data set, with direct applications to both academia and to industry. The position
provides a unique opportunity for someone with an interest in developing a career in big data
and behavioural economics. The work involves the secure handling and analysis of data
provided by an online financial services provider, including putting in place a local database
infrastructure for testing research questions.

You will be:
• Experienced with a major statistics package (e.g. Stata, R)
• Comfortable with handling big data sets, and ideally have knowledge of SQL
• Available for at least the 2 months of August and September
• An undergraduate student from a top university in a numerate discipline e.g. STEM
subjects, Economics/Finance

We will provide:
• On-going training in data management and analysis relevant for commercial and
academic applications
• On-going opportunities for networking with project partners in both academia and industry
• A desk at the London School of Economics for the duration of the internship.

• The project will start in early August and likely be for 6-8 weeks
• Role is for 16 hours per week, expected office hours are 9am-1pm, Tuesday to Friday
• There is some flexibility in working arrangements, but intern must be based onsite at LSE
in central London
• The internship pays the national minimum wage

Please send a CV in the first instance to Dr. Jeroen Nieboer ( and Joe
Gladstone ( with the subject line "Internship". A shortlist of candidates
will then be contacted. Applications open on the 1st of July 2014.

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