Future Economies Analytics Internship

Contribute to research projects on economic data analysis

Due to COVID-19, delivery of the programme has slightly changed and is outlined below:

Key Information
  • Work remotely with researchers on exploring economic datasets
  • Develop new ways of communicating economic research to relevant audiences.
  • Commitment– you will negotiate participation with researchers, but expect to work between 26th May and 19th June
  • Host AcademicChristian Spence
  • Two internships are available on two different projects
Detailed Information

Future Economies Analytics is a dedicated economic data analytics unit within Future Economies University Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Its work is to provide accessible interpretations of local economic conditions across a wide variety of measures to better support policy and decision-making at a local level. Two research internships are available through the Third Term, and in the application you should indicate a ‘group’ preference for which you are interested in:

Group A: Local Economic Analysis: building one the work of the Future Economies Data Observatory, this project will provide an open-access web portal that provides users with the ability to explore economic datasets for their area and build a picture of the challenges and opportunities facing them. Work will involve exploring existing datasets and constructing new measures that will be accessible through the web portal in formats for easy digestion by decision makers. Experience of manipulating data in Excel and R are preferred but not essential, and training will be given in using these.

Group B: Manchester Metropolitan University Economic Impact: continuing existing work on the impact of the university in the region, this project seeks to determine the influence the university has on the economy of Greater Manchester and the wider Northern Powerhouse, and quantifying this for internal and external stakeholders.