Summer Analyst Fellowship

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; we are former city officials, lawyers, planners, architects, 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. In 2020, we convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to incorporate equity more effectively into our client work; this work is ongoing.  

Our staff is data driven, creative, and dedicated. We work hard because we love what we do. But we also prioritize work-life balance because we believe that the well-being of our staff and their families contributes to our happiness and productivity.  

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

THE ROLE | We are seeking full-time Summer Analyst Fellows for 10 weeks in our New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, or Washington, DC offices.   

Summer Analyst Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in projects and skills aligned to the core analytical staff at HR&A.   

Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include:   

  • Market analysis  
  • Case study research  
  • Econometric modeling  
  • Spatial analysis  
  • Preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures   
  • Public policy analysis  

Summer Analyst Fellows may help prepare written reports, presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects.  

Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. Many current members of HR&A’s team started as Analyst Fellows 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | HR&A is accepting applications from candidates who are currently completing their senior year of a bachelor’s degree or have earned their bachelor’s degree and may be working towards completion of an advanced degree.  Preference for those with a concentration in urban planning, real estate finance, economic development, public policy, housing finance, or a related field.  Candidates who are currently in their junior (third or fourth) year with a major in urban planning, real estate finance or public policy are welcome to apply. 

TIMELINE | Applications will be accepted until close of business on February 1, 2023. Accepted fellows will be notified by February 28, 2023 and will begin their summer work on June 5, 2023. The fellowship is anticipated to run until August 11, 2023. Start and end dates can be flexible based on candidate availability. 

Fellows who have completed their degree programs may be considered for transition into a full-time role at HR&A Advisors upon successful completion of the fellowship. 

COMPENSATION | Full-time Summer Analyst Fellows will be paid a $5000 a monthly stipend for undergraduate Fellows or a $6000 monthly stipend for graduate Fellows based on experience and qualifications. 

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive 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 provide an essay of no more than three typewritten, double-spaced pages on how you see yourself bringing equity to cities and the built environment. Please submit your writing sample and resume as a single PDF document. Applications without a writing sample will not be reviewed.  

We ask that you submit a version of your resume that has your school information removed. There is no need to reformat your resume, and you should leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Economics”). But please remove all undergraduate and graduate school name references. This request is part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance in the hiring process. 

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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