GATX Corporation


Job Information


GATX is looking for an intellectually curious individual to join its Chicago-based team and provide research and analysis to support our business and Customer Experience goals. This role offers unique exposure to market research as it relates to gathering and synthesizing online content on different rail industry trends, commodities, and competitors, as well as assisting with the launch of internal and external surveys.

This is a hybrid internship which will require the employee to work in the office at least 3 days a week throughout the summer. The employee may work remotely the balance of the time.


With oversight and direction from the Director of Customer Experience and Senior Industry Analyst, the Market Research Intern will:

  • Develop strategic briefings on various industries, competitors, and customers
  • Assist with development of market-related slides and Excel files for GATX leadership use
  • Update PowerPoint-based Sales support material
  • Listen for relevant information and take notes on various earnings calls
  • Compile and send weekly internal newsletter, including data analysis and news gathering
  • Assist with development of commodity and equipment market briefings used in investment review process
  • Evaluate current GATX research subscriptions and others available in the market to identify potential new sources
  • Perform data cleaning and assist with other preparations for the 2022 Annual Customer Survey
  • Participate in and document meetings related to various Customer Experience initiatives
  • Complete long-term research project on rail- or freight-related topic
  • Other ad-hoc research projects and surveys as needed
Please note that the responsibilities may change depending on business needs, but a variety of projects will be made available to the Market Research Intern according to proven research abilities.

  • Current student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Market Research, Business, Economics, Transportation and Logistics, or a related discipline with proven academic achievement (GPA 3.2 or higher)
  • Strong analytical and research skills, including ability to gather, organize, and synthesize data from disparate sources
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple short- and long-term projects to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently in hybrid environment and think creatively
  • Well-organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Experience writing for a business/professional audience is preferred, including identifying reputable sources of information and citing them appropriately
  • Experience in survey methodologies and procedures is preferred
Consistent with our policy, all new hires are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted.

GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

GATX Corporation