The Summer Analyst Experience

Our 8-week internship program offers you a first-hand experience of what a career in economic consulting looks like. Your program will start with a 3-day orientation that gives you the knowledge and skillset to hit the ground running. As a summer analyst, your role will closely mirror our full-time analysts. You will work in case teams that range in size but typically include a faculty expert, senior consultants, and analysts. You can make important contributions within a case team during all project phases – from developing case strategy, conducting analyses, to preparing experts for testimony. Along with being staffed on case teams, you can engage in leadership and professional training, panels, and team building activities.

The Analyst Role

Analysts play a central role at Cornerstone Research. As an analyst, you will work in case teams that vary in size and typically include an academic or industry expert, senior consultants, and multiple analysts. Within a case team, you will have the opportunity to make important contributions during all phases of the project—from developing case strategy and conducting analyses to preparing experts for testimony. Analysts are exposed to numerous types of cases across a broad spectrum of industries.

The Experienced Analyst Role

Experienced Analysts play a crucial role within a case team. As a thought leader, the Experienced Analyst delivers complex analysis, provides strategic insight, and mentors junior team members. Experienced Analysts work closely with their advisor and mentors to develop the necessary skills for a potential direct promotion.

First-Year Foundations and Sophomore Summit

Note: Applications for 2025 programs will open in early 2025.

Cornerstone Research will host our annual First-Year Foundations and Sophomore Summit in 2025. The exciting programs provide first year and sophomore students (US) with opportunities to network with our diverse consulting staff, learn about economic consulting, work on a hands-on-project, and much more.

Analyst Recruiting Events Calendar

On-campus recruiting events at your university for the 2024-2025 season will be coming soon.

Prepare for Your Interview

Being prepared for your interview is the best way to succeed! We want you to know what to expect every step of the way.

Career Development

At Cornerstone Research, we are committed to your success and professional growth. Analysts are embedded in a dynamic work environment offering various developmental opportunities. Case teams include consultants at all experience levels, including those who have just completed their graduate education, recent graduates from top undergraduate programs, and senior staff with many years of consulting experience. An Advisor will partner with you to ensure you receive the support and feedback to fuel your professional growth.

Our orientation program connects you with colleagues across the firm. It introduces you to sophisticated analytical and statistical techniques used in our casework while also providing an understanding of our business, best practices, and values. You will immediately interact with senior consultants, experts, and clients on your case teams for tremendous learning and career development opportunities.


Cornerstone Research values the professional growth of consultants and invests in development opportunities. Our focused learning programs will strengthen the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your role and to progress into the next one. Our program includes workshops, on-demand learning, offsites, and more to grow your skill set. Senior consulting staff also provide advice and mentoring regularly.

You will participate in technical sessions, workshops, and seminars to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your role and to progress into the next one. Cornerstone Research invests in analyst professional development through focused and ongoing learning programs, on-demand learning, mentoring, and access to our Data Science Center.

Our Culture

Cornerstone Research analysts enjoy a dynamic work environment with a variety of opportunities for collaboration, collegiality, and professional development. As an analyst, you are paired with a senior consultant who serves as your advisor and helps to create work opportunities that support your interests and career goals. You will also be assigned a buddy to assist with more informal topics.

Cornerstone Research analysts are team players who work closely with one another, forming strong interpersonal working relationships. This collegial environment extends beyond the office in the form of firm-sponsored social activities. You could find yourself cheering on the local baseball team, chasing down clues in Central Park, or celebrating the holidays in style with your colleagues. Many analysts form life-long friendships during their time at Cornerstone Research.

Ready to apply?

Cornerstone Research actively recruits qualified applicants from a wide range of colleges and universities.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.

Disability Accommodations

Cornerstone Research is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Margaret Dondero at 617.927.3099 or via email