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Pearson Intern - Data Analyst in Durham, North Carolina


Data Analyst

Why join Pearson’s intern program?

Pearson is the world’s learning company. We help people of all ages acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their work and careers. We believe that everyone should be able to keep learning, every day and in every way, throughout their lives. Bringing together everything we know about the science of learning and the latest technology; we’re shaping the future of teaching and learning.

We’re looking for the next generation of talented undergraduates to join our team for an unforgettable 10-week internship. An internship at Pearson is an opportunity to bring your own unique perspective as a learner, together with your academic knowledge, technical skills, and enthusiasm, to help create products used by students like you.

As one of our interns, you will gain a comprehensive introduction to our business. You’ll be assigned to a team and work on real-life projects that bring our qualification delivery and services to life. Support in the role, in job training and professional development will be provided to enable you to contribute to the business. You’ll also have direct access to a senior member of the team, as each intern will be mentored to help you make the most of the 10-week program.

We foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where our people can be themselves. Every idea and perspective are valued so that our products reflect the people we serve — our teachers and learners.

What Does the Internship Program Offer?

Successful candidates will spend 10 weeks working with our UK Qualification and Assessment Technology teams.

You will be paid for the duration of your internship. The internship begins on Monday, June 3rd and ends Friday, August 9th.

What does the 10 weeks involve?

Interns will develop a broad knowledge of business analysis at Pearson, completing rotational work with several teams focused on different business and technology assessment delivery There will also be an opportunity to work and contribute to solutions management strategic initiatives.

Job Description

The Data Analyst (Intern) will join the Master Data Management department to contribute to Pearson’s data transformation. You will be responsible for the functional management of the customer and product dimension at Pearson, onboarding legacy customer and product data into the MDM solution, harmonization of business rules and processes, remediation of data issues, and the establishment of policies and processes in conjunction with the business stewards at Pearson.

As a Data Analyst Intern, you will work closely with the Business Data Stewards and IT teams profiling data sources, identifying quality metrics, guiding root cause analysis, and leading continuous improvement at Pearson.

*  Responsibilities*

Participate and provide support in ongoing projects discussion in different business domains such as customer, product, etc.

Collaborate with business subject matter experts and data stewards to define data standards, definitions, checklists, guidelines, etc.

Record and interpret data for ongoing enhancement of the data quality attributes, data quality dimensions, data quality metrics and data quality scoring and reporting.

Support work to develop proof of concept data analytic solutions.

Work on technical issues including software system design and maintenance, utilize the network, department specific software, and proprietary software to complete assignments.

Develop and test code from design specifications, implement and support enhancements to software applications.

Assure data and business rule standards are documented via SOPs and adhered across the organization.

Minimum Requirements

We look for Students pursuing a STEM degree (computer science, software engineering, information security, engineering, or technology)

Students should also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal along with an ability to translate business requests into technical asks. Experience in computer software is a bonus.

Critical thinking and flexibility is important, as you will be joining a versatile and agile solutions management team.

Familiarity with some of the following: SQL, PL/SQL, UNIX, Excel, Tableau, Bi-Publisher, MongoDB, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Python, PHP, HTML etc.

Familiarity with database design and development experience using Db2, SQL Server, or Oracle databases and Structured Query Language (SQL).

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Graduation date of May 2025.

Must be able to work hybrid; in-person/remote at our Durham office for the entire 10-weeks

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Corporate Strategy & Technology

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13146