Business Development Internship – Economic Consulting (Singapore)


Oxford Economics is excited to offer current university students in Singapore the opportunity to undertake an internship for a period of 6 months from May-Dec 2024. This role provides hands-on experience, working alongside our Asia Head of Business Development (BD) Consulting in Singapore and the wider global team.

We are a fast growing, independent economic consultancy with a global reach. Our best-in-class global economic models and analytical tools give us unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

We are looking for applicants studying economics or closely related disciplines, who are interested in pursuing a career in the economics discipline, who are keen to learn fast and help us deliver high quality research and positive outcomes to the wide variety of clients we work with.

The applicant can be in any year of study. Singaporean and Permanent Residents only.

  • Gain relationship management skills by working closely with the Asia Head of BD Consulting and our global economic team.
  • Stay updated with global economic trends and adapt to the ever-evolving tools and techniques in the field of economic consulting.
  • Support the engagement of potential clients and prospects like Singapore Government agencies, major multi-nationals, and leading technology companies across the region.
  • Timing flexible to cater to students’ needs and academic commitments.
  • This experience can serve as a steppingstone for those keen on pursuing a career in economic consulting or relationship management.
Key responsibilities:
  • Lead generation: Help identify key prospects within the territory across multiple sectors; provide in depth research on companies, key individuals, and specific teams within each company via industry publications and internet research including LinkedIn and Sales Navigator.
  • Schedule new business meetings for Senior BD as required.
  • Assist in organising meeting agendas for the BD team for business trips.
  • Assist with various campaigns/events and work closely with Marketing when required.
  • Develop a strong knowledge of Oxford Economics’ previous projects.
  • Ensure contact details of new leads and prospects are recorded correctly on the CRM and help build lead lists/ campaigns.
Key skills
  • Studying business, economics, or a closely related degree.
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly.
  • High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint (economic data analysis skills is a plus) and strong writing skills.
  • Interested in developing a career in consulting or business development.
  • An interest in economics and current affairs.
  • Positive attitude, work ethic, self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in team.
  • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at once.
Ready to kick-start your career?

Apply now for the Oxford Economics Singapore Internship by emailing [email protected], with the subject ‘Application: Singapore Business Development Internship’.

All applications must include the following supporting documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter outlining how you meet our requirements and period of availability for internships
  • Academic transcript
  • Periods available for internship

We will contact you via email if we wish to proceed with your application.

About Oxford Economics:

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 500 full-time staff, including more than 300 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Economics!

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

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