The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is a non-profit, investor-driven organization that leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 businesses, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community.

Policy and Research Analyst Internship

The Area: Economic Development, Research
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the 9-parish region and serves as a catalyst for growth. Serving as the voice of the business community, BRAC’s membership includes more than 1,500 organizations whose employees represent over a third of the Capital Region workforce.

The Role: Research Intern – Economic Competitiveness
The Research Intern is responsible for supporting a variety of projects and programs for the Economic Competitiveness team.  The Economic Competitiveness team focuses on cultivating a business-friendly environment through efforts in public education, tax/fiscal policy, transit and transportation, healthcare, crime and other areas that affect regional competitiveness.
The Research Intern’s major functions involve research projects on specific policy issues and reports on economic trends.

Responsibilities: 

  • Track state, regional, and peer economic data and maintain a database of the most recent labor statistics
  • Prepare report on the latest labor, real estate, tax revenue, and GDP statistics for internal and external distribution
  • Research a variety of economic competitiveness topics, such as: small business creation, public education, intermodal transportation, healthcare, workforce, crime, health care, community resources, real estate, tax revenue, GDP, GMP, and regional rankings
  • Develop presentations on various research topics for senior management to present to external stakeholders
  • Facilitate weekly update on team project tracker for staff meeting
  • Conduct quarterly survey of local living costs
  • Annual report tracking quality of life indicators in East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Handle research requests from community organizations seeking local economic data
  • Perform various office support functions

Required Qualifications: 

  • Working towards or completed a B.A. or B.S. in an economic development related course of study (Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, etc.), with a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Two-plus years of college coursework (current sophomore or junior at a minimum)
  • Ability to work 5-10 hours a week through May; up to 20 hours a week in the summer and onward
  • Residence in Baton Rouge Area through December 2018

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Excellent research and quantitative analysis skills
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative working style and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Organized and detail oriented

To submit a resume, please contact Andrew Fitzgerald, Director of Business Intelligence, at andrew@brac.org.

Baton Rouge Area Tour Guide

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is seeking a Tour Guide to join the organization’s Talent Development team. This role is responsible for helping welcome newcomers or people considering a move to the Baton Rouge Area. The Tour Guide will conduct tours of the city, showcasing the thousands of amenities it offers. Tours take place Monday – Friday in the hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The position will be paid by the hour and rental cars are provided.

This position requires candidates to have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Candidates must also love Baton Rouge and know their way around town.

 

To Apply

Resumes will be accepted only via email at talent@brac.org with the subject line Baton Rouge Area Tour Guide. Any questions should be directed to this address. Please do not contact office by phone or in person.