ACT, Inc. Summer Internship: Data Analytics Intern in Iowa City, Iowa
ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.
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Position objective: Are you passionate about using data visualization for complex and interesting problems? Do you have experience working with Tableau in creating cutting-edge visualizations to make data findings meaningful for non-technical users? If so, we would like to talk with you about joining the commercial team at ACT as a summer intern to help people achieve education and workplace success.
ACT has an opening for a Data Analytics Summer Intern in our Commercial Data Analytics group. This position will use their data visualization and Business expertise to prototype visualizations of the analytics results from ACT’s cross functional teams: marketing, market research, operations and sales teams.
Project Work Description:
A common critique in visualization is that actions cannot be inferred; which is necessary for stakeholders to use them to make business decisions. The Data Analytics Intern will leverage data visualization and business expertise to prototype methods to blend and transform data from Marketing and sales data into human-readable graphical representations for both technical and non-technical audiences. The methods developed will add transparency to where/why opportunity for business growth exists and increase the ability of people to use the results.
Typical work-related activities include:
Data sourcing, blending, transforming and visualizing
Prototyping visualization libraries, plotting techniques, and data aggregation methods to automatically transform cross functional data into human-readable graphical representations for both technical and non-technical audiences
Collaborating cross-functionally with team members to evaluate the effectiveness of methods
Documenting and evaluating methods used
Presenting findings to internal stakeholders
Education Level: Pursuing Graduate degree
Tableau experience must
Program(s) of Study: Data Analytics, Business, Computer Science or related discipline
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated success in creating visualizations/dashboards in Tableau in an academic or industry context
Experience working with data tools such as MS Excel, Tableau, SQL, Oracle, etc.
Experience planning, designing, and building visualizations
Strong grasp on data blending and transformations
Experience writing queries
Experience evaluating the effectiveness of dashboards
Motivation to explore, research and communicate findings in a business context
Strong problem-solving capabilities
Ability to communicate technical ideas clearly in written English
Experience communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
Willingness to work collaboratively to solve problems
Experience or interest in the education industry
TravelNo Travel Required
ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.