Summer Analyst Fellowship (Track 2: Fellowship to Full-Time Employment)

SUMMER FELLOWSHIP TO FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT | This track is for individuals who would like to be considered for full-time employment directly after the fellowship. Students graduating from a bachelor or graduate degree program, who are eligible to start working as a full-time employee after the fellowship ends, are encouraged to apply for this 12-week program which offers the option to convert to a full-time role through an abbreviated application process.

ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development, and public policy consulting firm that helps create more equitable, resilient, and dynamic communities. Our work turns vision into action through rigorous analysis, strategy development, and implementation planning.

HR&A professionals come from a variety of backgrounds and have a breadth of lived experiences. We are former city officials, planners, architects, lawyers, and economists. We are passionate about increasing the vitality of urban life.

HR&A is proud to be an employee-owned company and is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do.

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ABOUT YOU | You have a passion for urban development and policy, strong quantitative and qualitative skills, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. You want to have an impact with the work that you do.

You will bring a capacity for critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration, and are excited to dive into projects that help our clients solve the difficult challenges cities face today.

THE ROLE | We are seeking full-time Summer Fellows for 12 weeks in our Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Washington, DC offices. Summer Fellows will be expected to work from an HR&A office at least two days per week.

Summer Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in project work and practice development as well as employ skills aligned with the core analytical staff at HR&A. Our analyst cohort forms the foundation of our team-oriented structure and helps to drive our data-driven approach to city building.

Summer Fellows may help prepare written reports, presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Day-to-day tasks will range from project to project and may include:

  • Market Analysis
  • Case Study Research
  • Econometric Modeling
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Real Estate Pro Formas
  • Public Policy Analysis

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Hear what our Summer Fellows in 2023 had to say about their experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | Candidates should currently be completing their senior year of a bachelor’s degree program or are working towards a graduate level degree. Preference will be given to candidates with a concentration in urban planning, real estate finance, economic development, public policy, housing finance, or a related field.

TIMELINE | Applications will be accepted until 11:00 PM ET on January 29, 2024. Accepted Fellows will be notified in early March and will begin the Summer Fellowship Program on June 3, 2024. The Summer Fellowship to Full-Time Employment Track is anticipated to run until August 23, 2024. Start and end dates are flexible based on candidate availability.

Individuals in the Summer Fellow to Full-Time Employment Track, who have completed their degree programs, may be considered for transition into a full-time role at HR&A upon successful completion of the fellowship.

COMPENSATION | Summer Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend of $6,000.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, and high performing team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, click here. In lieu of a cover letter please write an essay of no more than one typewritten page on how you see yourself bringing equity to cities and the built environment. Please submit this essay and your resume as a single PDF document. Applications without this requested essay will not be reviewed.  

As part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that mitigates bias and is based on candidate merit and performance, we ask that you submit a version of your resume and essay that has your school information removed. Please list your degree, e.g., B.A. Economics; however, remove all references to undergraduate and graduate schools you have attended. 

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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