Abacus Data is Looking for an Intern

Winter Semester Internship

Location: Ottawa, ON

Description: 12 to 15 hours per week, from early January to mid-April, possibility of turning into a summer position.

Compensation: $18/hour


Abacus Data is looking for an energetic, self-starting university student who is looking for an internship based in Ottawa to support the senior research team.  As a member of our growing team, you will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely on a range of client projects and marketing efforts.

Based in Ottawa, you will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of qualitative and quantitative research projects as well as managing content development on AbacusData.ca and the CanadianMillennials.ca websites.   We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys to write, communicate, and learn about new topics.  A passion for research, politics, and public affairs is definitely an asset.

One of the primary responsibilities of the position will be to conduct in-depth interviews. You will be trained to conduct interviews and be part of our interviewing team.

During the 4-month placement, you will be asked to support our team on a range of projects and work with the team to develop content for public consumption.


Support the senior research team in all aspects of the research process including:

Questionnaire and discussion guide development

Survey programming and project management

Data analysis

Reporting – PowerPoint or written reports.

Coordinate marketing and content publishing with team.

Develop content for the CanadianMillennials.ca website.


Internet savvy and fluent in MS-Office suite of products.

Strong interpersonal, writing, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.

Ability to create content quickly.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

Previous research experience and fluency in French is an asset.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Collaborative – you can work closely with the Abacus Data team to leverage expertise to develop content for the Abacus Data and Canadian Millennials websites.

Persistent – doing whatever it takes to get things done with integrity and without excuses.

Independent – you work well without constant supervision and cherish your freedom to achieve business and personal objectives.

About Abacus Data Inc.

Abacus Data is a leading public opinion and marketing research firm, bringing together the latest technology and industry expertise to help organizations effectively understand and connect with those they serve.

Having conducted research for some of North America’s leading corporations and advocacy groups, we deliver global research capacities with the attention to detail and focus of a boutique firm.

We are at the forefront of the research sector and deliver revolutionary insights and strategy to our clients. Our team brings together a rare combination of experience and energy in a team of professional researchers. We all value integrity, hard work, and creativity believing good research insights come from an intense focus on our clients, rigorous methods, and occasionally challenging convention. The bottom line is we get things right.

For more information about Abacus Data, visit our websites at www.abacusdata.ca, and www.canadianmillennials.ca

To inquire or apply for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to Executive Director, Ihor Korbabicz at ihor@abacusdata.ca.


Initial applications are due January 3, 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted on January 7
Job will likely begin on January 14, 2019

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