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Summer Intern, Competition & Class Action

About Ankura: Ankura is an expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever-changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.
Position:      Summer Intern, Disputes & Economics
Locations:     Los Angeles, CA
Practice Summary: The Disputes and Economics practice focuses on assisting clients with financial, accounting, and economic issues associated with complex litigation. A sample of diverse consulting engagements includes: consulting and preparation of expert reports and testimony in consumer class action, overdraft fee/banking, labor and employment, and healthcare matters; consulting on complex forensic accounting and financial reporting matters; and litigation support. 
Position Summary: Our Summer Internship Program has been created to give students an opportunity to learn what life as a consultant in our Disputes & Economics practice is like at Ankura. As an Intern, you will work on a variety of projects with different engagement teams. The program aims to give you exposure to the breadth of our services and client work. You will work closely with our professionals – Associates through Managing Director – and gain first-hand experience in consulting. Your assignments may involve work in fact-finding, helping to manage and analyze data, developing financial models, analyzing damages, organizing information, or evaluating case documents.  You will also learn new skills and participate in social and volunteer activities throughout the summer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Interns perform a wide range of functions that may include developing and performing financial, accounting, economic, and statistical analyses; loading and validating data received from clients into structured data formats; developing models using data analytical tools and programs; performing detailed and complex spreadsheet and database analyses; assisting with data gathering activities including document review, research, and quality control of data entry activities; and preparation of client reports and exhibits.
Basic Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics:
  • Third year undergraduate students graduating between December 2022 and June 2023 with a preference for candidates majoring in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other analytical course of study. 
  • Solid academic performance with a 3.3 cumulative GPA or better.
  • A working knowledge of MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and strong research and analytical skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Initiative, adaptability, creative problem-solving skills, an ability to work well with teams, self-motivated, and able to work overtime when needed. 
  • Advanced technical skills with statistical and/or database programming software (e.g., SQL, R, Python, Stata, SAS) is a plus.
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