Intelligence Analyst Intern – Agriculture & Food

Aimpoint Research® is offering a stellar internship opportunity for someone who has a thirst for digging into data and information for the sheer goal of finding solutions to complex problems and understanding all the critical details of our client’s industry.

This role will work collaboratively with the WatchDesk analysts to monitor hundreds of open-source intelligence assets to collect, synthesize and report on trends, disruptions and innovations that could impact the agri-food value chain directly or indirectly.  The intelligence is used to guide and inform executives and senior leader’s decision making so they understand the issues beyond the headlines, anticipate challenges or threats, and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace.

The ideal candidate is naturally curious, hardworking, detailed oriented and self-starting. Expertise in specialty crops, food, consumer-packaged goods, or consumer trends is a plus.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

As an Intelligence Analyst Intern, you will assist members of the WatchDesk team with tasks that include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and analyzing dynamics of specified areas of the agri-food value chain
  • Collecting, synthesizing, and reporting intelligence to clients with critical context and meaningful actionable insights.
  • Contributing to the monthly WatchDesk reports and Battlefield Intelligence briefings
  • Supporting client wargaming efforts
  • Gathering intelligence in support of client projects and internal intelligence requests


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree or Advanced Degree in economics, business, finance, agri-business, food science or another agri-food related field
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills. Naturally curious and inquisitive
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to organize and contextualize information
  • Ability to integrate observations on news, current events, or trends in the United States and around the world with primary and secondary intel findings to     enhance Aimpoint’s value to our clients
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with experience writing reports, developing presentations, and presenting
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with experience writing reports, developing presentations, and presenting
  • Ability to synthesize information into compelling, actionable findings
  • Desire to develop personally and professionally by constantly seeking new insights, skills, educational opportunities, and training
  • Must have meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work independently to generate high-quality, stand-alone work
  • Strong mathematical and computer skills to include proficiency with Microsoft Office

Compensation & Location     

  • Internship will be 8-12 weeks
  • Compensation is based on 40 hours per week over the period
  • In person - location of internship will be determined in spring 2024

To Apply    

  • Please send your resume and cover letter to Amy Webb at
  • Web interviews to take place in late October

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About Us

Directions Inc is a collective of insights brands offering anindustry-leading suite of quantitative, qualitative, and management consultingsolutions. Each of our three brands -Directions, SEEK Company, and AimpointResearch®-brings its own unique capabilities and expertise, providing clientsthe advantage of integrated insights across a wide range of business needs.

Directions is the full-service marketing research division of Directions Inc, an employee-owned firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with regional offices around the country, conducting work globally.

Directions, SEEK Company, and Aimpoint Research® are Equal Opportunity Employers. EEO, including disability/vets.