Internship: Research and Data Analyst Intern (Winter 2024)

Research and Data Analyst Intern (Winter 2024 Opportunity)
Department: Business Intelligence
Location: Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Start Date: January 2024

Looking for hands-on experience that could  help kickstart your career? Interested in helping make meaningful contributions to the future of CBU? Good news.

The CBU Business Intelligence Department has opened an internship as a Research and Data Analyst Intern to join their team in January 2024. With a global world changing day to day, understanding the enrolment of CBU and its markets plays a critical role in helping formulate new program, research, and recruitment initiatives. This role will help the department gather and report on current markets, opportunities of interest, and understanding of our current students.


The Research and Data Analyst Intern is responsible for supporting strategic initiatives by the University. In this dynamic role, the intern will be involved in conducting literature reviews, assisting in the development of institutional research surveys, and contributing to data analysis initiatives. This position offers a unique opportunity for professional development, providing hands-on experience in research methodologies, data analytics, and institutional research within the higher education sector.


  • Collaborate with the Business Intelligence team to contribute to the design and development of surveys for institutional research, ensuring clarity and relevance of questions.
  • Engage in data analysis tasks, including the preparation of clear and concise reports that summarize key findings and insights for internal stakeholders.
  • Conduct thorough literature reviews on topics relevant to higher education, business intelligence, and institutional research to inform ongoing projects and initiatives.
  • Work on data entry tasks, ensuring accuracy and integrity of data collected. Contribute to quality assurance processes to maintain high standards of data reliability.
  • Write reports of the data collected including an evaluation of findings and recommendations for the purpose of management committee discussions.
  • Document processes and procedures related to institutional research activities.
  • Collaborate with team members and engage with faculty, staff, and administrators, to support the successful execution of institutional research projects and initiatives.


  • Currently enrolled at Cape Breton University and pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or post-graduate diploma in a field related to data science, business intelligence, statistics, analytics, or a comparable discipline within the higher education context.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and research methodologies.
  • Ability to critically review literature, analyze data sets, and draw meaningful conclusions to support institutional research objectives.
  • Proficiency in using data analysis tools such as Excel or business intelligence platforms.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in preparing reports, documentation, and presentations.
  • High attention to detail in data entry and analysis, maintaining data integrity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.

More information about the position is as follows:

  • Type of Appointment: Student Position (Contract), Date of Appointment: January 11, 2024 until April 3, 2024
  • Position: Research and Data Analyst Intern
  • Department: Business Intelligence
  • Reporting To: Manager of Business Intelligence
  • Compensation: Contract, 35 hours per week for 12 Weeks (Internship Length)
  • Duties: The attached Job Description forms part of this agreement, together with such other directions, duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time. The duties in the Job Description are subject to reasonable change and/or periodic updating by the University at its sole discretion.
  • Hours of Work: You will be required to work the regular work hours of the University during the regular work week in accordance with a schedule reviewed and approved by your direct report.
  • Confidentiality: In this position, you may come into contact and be entrusted with confidential information concerning the present and contemplated financial status and activities of the University, including possible personnel and labour relations matters. The disclosure of any such information would be highly detrimental to the interests of the University and we require that you agree to maintain such information in strict confidence during the term of your employment and thereafter without limit as to time.


All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, submitting a cover letter, resume, and letter of interest to (required).

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.