Business Intelligence Intern

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with a deep interest in mathematics, statistics, or another quantitative discipline?  Are you energized by problem-solving and helping others understand data patterns?  Do you believe that there is nothing better than telling a story with hundreds, thousands, or even millions of records of data?  Icon Media Direct has the ideal internship opportunity for you!

As a Business Intelligence Intern at Icon Media Direct, you will work alongside our analysts and Data Science team to help support business intelligence and analytic efforts. This summer internship provides the opportunity to work hands on with data analysis, data visualization and predictive analytics to help uncover solutions for our clients, discover new insights that drive high impact and perform detailed analyses to answer key questions for our business. 

About Icon Media Direct:

Icon Media Direct is a leading brand response media agency obsessed with maximizing ROI for our clients. We are a group of experts in media, technology, relationships and analytics working together to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. With over 17 years of experience, we pride ourselves in the deep relationships we have built with our clients, partners and employees. Headquartered in Sherman Oaks, CA, Icon Media Direct strives to be an employer of choice, offering competitive benefits and compensation, true work/life balance, and a fun, energetic company culture. We are an organization, truly focused on the growth of our team. With in-depth leadership training, strengths-based coaching and mentorship programs, we foster a culture of continual development and positive collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help analyze data from various sources to inform both our business and client decisions
  • Assist with the consolidation of data sources for one unified reporting function (Nielsen, Core, Client Web Data)
  • Assist with quality assurance checks, data pulls and presentations
  • Perform ad-hoc data and report requests
  • Create impactful and easily readable internal reports and presentations
  • Research and help keep team up-to-date with current industry trends, insights and learnings
  • Work with SQL developers as needed
  • Work with Analysts developing results reporting dashboards for internal review and external client reports
  • Analyze clients’ historical sales and make recommendations for the creation of predictive models that forecast performance
  • Perform time series analyses and forecasts based on seasonality, trend and cyclicality
  • Collaborate with IS team introducing new ideas and methodologies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret analytical and technical content in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic
  • Smart, curious self-starter
  • Must be detail-oriented and focused on data accuracy
  • Exhibit a positive, can-do outlook  

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree in Math, Statistics, Economics, Business Analytics, or equivalent quantitative field
  • Ability to write and execute queries in SQL and SAS
  • Hands on experience with Google Analytics, SQL, Python, R is a plus
  • Experience with analytical tools supporting data analysis, reporting, and visualization (SAS, SQL, Tableau, Excel)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) 
  • Excellent statistical intuition, application, and knowledge of various predictive analytics and statistical modeling with an understanding of Time-Series modeling 
  • Experience with data manipulation –analyzing large volumes of data and developing a solid understanding of database principles and efficiencies required

Other Considerations: 

  • Compensation rate is $20/hr; 20 hour/week
  • Salary based on skills and experience
  • All skills will be tested upon interview
  • All applicants are subject to background checks and offers of employment will be pending the verification of information listed on application
  • All applicants will need to provide a list of professional references

Icon Media Direct is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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