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The Lower Colorado River Authority is seeking college students with strong liberal arts backgrounds for the LCRA Business Analyst Intern Program. This unique program is looking for students who are in programs that require: 1) reading of a large number of substantial textual sources; 2) critical analysis of the ideas presented in the sources; 3) abstract problem solving; 4) logical argumentation and defense of complex abstract ideas; 5) significant experience writing analytical documents, and 6) excellent skills in communicating and presenting complex topics. This is an opportunity to apply the skills commonly used in philosophy, history, and literature to a business environment.
The LCRA Business Analyst Intern Program recognizes that some of the most important skills needed for professional success – reading comprehension, clear writing, abstract reasoning, and critical thinking – are developed through a liberal arts education. These skills are in short supply in the modern business environment and are critical to LCRA’s success in carrying out its mission.
Incumbents will serve in one of the departments that report to the LCRA’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO oversees a wide portfolio of functions that includes digital services (IT), cybersecurity, service quality and planning, public safety, and project management. Incumbents will work on projects and daily assignments that leverage their aptitude for writing, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving. Incumbents’ work may involve departmental strategic planning, development of policy, process improvement, and providing research and recommendations on resource allocation.
The LCRA Business Analyst Intern Program provides incumbents with ongoing mentorship and training designed for liberal arts students who wish to develop into future business leaders.
You will be trusted to:
- Meet with organizational stakeholders to identify business problems and opportunities
- Research industry concepts, ideas, and best practices
- Read a large number of relevant texts, articles, and sources on all sides of a topic
- Formulate business recommendations and alternatives based on your research
- Prepare memos and/or presentations to present your preferred alternative
- Justify your recommendations with data and objective logical reasoning
- Explain alternative viewpoints and other options
- Draft policies and procedures
You qualify with:
- Completed sophomore year of undergraduate studies in a liberal arts domain (the program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students)
You are a great fit with:
- Enrolled in or graduate from an academic program within philosophy, English, history, classics, or another related field that has an intensive focus on studying a large number of lengthy primary sources from a variety of time periods that played a significant role in shaping the ideas and structure of the modern world, understanding them, making conclusions based on them, and supporting your viewpoint with objective and logical reasoning across a large span of history and topics
- A strong desire to learn how to apply a liberal arts education to the business environment
- Strong academic credentials as demonstrated by course grades and instructor recommendations
- Ability to see all sides of a debated issue and to marshal objective evidence in order to make a clear, persuasive, and well-thought argument for your position
– Competitive salary
– 401(k) match up to 8% that includes a student loan 401(k) contribution program option
– Wellness program
– Extensive learning & development programs
And more – all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.