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Graybar Innovation Lab Market Insights Intern in Champaign, Illinois

Make a difference.

Work Environment

Graybar’s Innovation Lab in Research Park is an exciting, collaborative environment conducive to creativity and innovation. Enjoy free snacks and drinks, professional development, games of intense ping-pong, and the company of other bright interns from a variety of backgrounds!

Qualifications

  • Current UIUC graduate or undergraduate student with a major or emphasis in Writing/Research, Business, Communications, or related field.

  • 3.0/4.0 minimum cumulative grade point average

  • Self-motivated with a high level of learning agility

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Self-starter with a strong ability to work independently with little oversight from others

Responsibilities/Desired Skills & Abilities

In this position, you will provide an “outside-in” perspective on a variety of topics including our competition, technology trends, consumer/business trends, etc. This team’s main deliverables include research reports, position/white papers, and presentations.

  • Develop professional, succinct research reports for an executive audience on a variety of topics

  • Research and synthesize information from myriad sources into coherent topics and business strategies

  • Actively participate in cross-functional brainstorming and “design sprint” sessions, as it pertains to a particular research topic

  • Ability to compile and summarize researched information, data, and statistics in reports, documents, and case studies.

  • Ability to proof reports to ensure there are no grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, or factual inaccuracies.

  • Ability to create captivating visuals to be incorporated into your research

  • Ability to become familiar with and understand the aim of conducting the research

  • Ability to read, grasp, understand, analyze, and reproduce information in a methodical and goal-oriented manner.

Why should you join Graybar?

At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business.We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team.That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.

Apply now and find out what’s next for you.

At Graybar, we are known for our comprehensive benefits and our employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee of Graybar, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

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