Research Intern


Research Intern

Chicago, IL


CannonDesign has an exciting part time opportunity for a Research Intern to work with a dynamic, firm-wide team, based in our Chicago office. We are an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, strategists, futurists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal - to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges. 
This unique position will support the growth of top-line revenue for the firm by providing teams with key research that supports business pursuits, client inquiries, market growth, and thought leadership. Responsibilities will include the following:


  • Research, analyze and develop profiles of key competitors and strategic clients across multiple markets including, corporate, healthcare, and education.
  • Apply research skills to enhance the effectiveness of our firm’s market and industry research resources and process.
  • Support the development and maintenance of internal processes for communicating and sharing research deliverables firm-wide.
  • Conduct literature searches that identify industry trends and precedents.


Qualified candidates will be working towards an undergraduate degree, preferably in Business, Marketing, Information & Library Science, or a related field of study. Strong Microsoft Office skills are a necessity. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a strong desire to seek out research and is results oriented. Must be proficient formulating web and database searches and adopt new technologies quickly. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, verbal/written communication skills and the ability to work well independently or in a team setting is essential. Must be deadline-oriented with the ability to deliver high quality work on a quick turn-around. Knowledge of the education, healthcare, and/or corporate industries, and/or knowledge of architecture and/or design trends is a plus. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 14 hours/week (we can be flexible around class schedules). A start date in early September preferred.  Click on apply now to upload your resume.  

As a condition of employment, all CannonDesigners are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct. 
CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.