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The paid internship with HawkPartners, geared towards juniors and seniors, offers a unique opportunity to build your skills and experience in marketing strategy consulting and market research. Our internship offers hands-on project work for clients in multiple industries, close interaction with the ability to build strong relationships with full-time Partners, and the chance to work in a collaborative, dynamic work environment.

More About Our Internships

Day-to-day intern responsibilities include:

  • Gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information and research relating to clients, markets, products, and services
  • Conducting secondary research and competitive intelligence
  • Engaging in both qualitative and quantitative primary research
  • Assisting with the development of client reports and presentations, including turning insights into actionable recommendations that inform business decisions
  • Providing support on internal initiatives

The position offers several unique benefits:

  • A fun, dynamic work experience associated with a rapidly growing firm
  • Working closely with experienced marketing strategy and research professionals as part of collaborative project teams
  • Exposure to client interactions (e.g., project meetings, backroom discussions, presentations, and direct digital communications)

About HawkPartners

HawkPartners is a boutique marketing consulting and research firm that helps clients make fact-based decisions to guide their communications, marketing, and brand strategies. We work primarily with global, market-leading clients across a variety of industries and have experience working across all major markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Founded in 2003, HawkPartners is based in Boston, with other major offices in New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Our work environment is vibrant and non-hierarchical (we have only one title – everyone is a “Partner”) – affording all employees significant client exposure and opportunity for both collaborative and independent decision-making. HawkPartners additionally offers the opportunity to participate in the development of a successful, growth-oriented firm as well as substantial professional development opportunities that come from consulting primarily to Fortune 500 clients and other marquee institutions.

Internship Qualifications

While HawkPartners will consider candidates with skills sets and experiences that do not touch on all of the following criteria, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptional record of academic achievement, working towards an undergraduate degree from a highly competitive top-tier college or university
  • Strong desktop publishing skills (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Attention to detail; strong organizational capabilities; and outstanding communication, speaking, and writing skills

Beyond specific skills, the ideal candidate is a high-energy self-starter with unquestioned personal integrity, commitment to excellence, ability and desire to work in teams, a strong interest in learning, and a willingness to always go the extra step.

Additionally, to be considered for the internship, candidates must:

  • Be able to work full-time (40 hours per week) during typical business hours
  • Not be enrolled in classes or other commitments during the internship that impact ability to work during typical business hours
  • Be located in the US for the duration of the internship


Our interns can choose when they work in our offices and when they work from home throughout the internship. HawkPartners has a strong preference for candidates that can be located near an office (in the Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, or DC areas) and can come into the office at least one day per week.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HawkPartners is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and to creating and maintaining a working environment that is inclusive and welcoming.


How to Apply

We have four seasonal internship programs each year, in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. To learn more about specific details and application deadlines, please check out our Handshake job listings or contact our internship team at internteam@hawkpartners.com.

To apply for any of our internships, please submit your resume and cover letter to the appropriate job listing on Handshake. If you aren’t able to find us on Handshake, please email your materials to internteam@hawkpartners.com. In your cover letter, please specify the following:

  • Season you are applying to (winter, spring, summer, or fall)
  • Desired location during the internship
  • Expected graduation month and year
  • If you are a US citizen or student visa holder