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2022 Mars Inc Internship-Data Analytics (Chicago, New Jersey)


Chicago, IL, US

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services

A mutually rewarding experience.


Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.


About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


The Mars Internship Experience Program combines diverse experiences and continuous learning for students with an investment in you that’s personalized to you. Your team will guide you through our learn-on-the-job environment as you develop the ability to apply new skills to future challenges. Humble-and-hungry students will quickly find that our unique culture grows the person, as well as the professional, and opens up opportunities to be one of our top full time associates to explore many distinct careers as a leader across functions, segments and geographies within our purpose-led global organization.


If you’ve set your sights on development, the Mars Internship Experience is a great place to start. The Mars Internship Experience is a 10-12 week summer program providing excellent depth of experience with various real world Mars projects. You will also have exciting professional and social engagement activities throughout the experience that provide opportunities to network with your Intern peers all the way up to senior leaders. The challenges are real and impactful; and will stretch you like never before. It’s a high-powered story, right from the start!


Mars Data Analytics Internship Experience


As a Data Analytics Intern, you may work in one of the following functional areas:


  • Data Engineering:

The core function of this job is to keep data flowing and readily available in order to solve problems. This may be done through Agile sprints or self-service analytics. Without people in this crucial role treating data as an asset, we won’t be able to become the business we want to be.

This role will partner with Product Owners to establish and maintain the data pipelines (ETL/Batch/Streaming) within different technology platforms, such as SAP/SAP BW and Microsoft Azure. Work closely with users from our segments and markets around the world, as part of SCRUM teams. This exposure will also present the exciting opportunity to create true ‘firsts’, by influencing and contributing new and emerging approaches that Mars, and maybe even the industry, hasn’t seen before. 

  • Data Scientist:

The core function of this role is to inspire the whole Mars business to adopt data driven decision-making by developing advanced analytics methods. This will be accomplished through mining vast amounts of data from company databases for insights that will help solve business problems and ultimately make Mars more profitable.

Another key function includes choosing the most appropriate technique to develop custom data models and algorithms, based on business needs and available data. Moreover, the data scientist intern will create processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy, all while delivering with a high level of detail and accuracy.


  • Business Translator:

A successful Mars Business Translator needs to fully understand Mars and the work we do. Using this knowledge, the translator will team with the Mars Decision Science team to unearth key insights to solve business problems that ultimately contribute to profitability.

The data translator will create a hypothesis to test by immersing themselves in the problems key business stakeholders face and providing business context to the Decision Science team. Then as new information, insights, and feedback are generated, they will refine and build on your hypothesis.



What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for humble and hungry, agile students who have a drive for results, a desire to learn, and who can quickly build relationships.
  • We are looking for students who are in IT/IS, all STEM majors and having passion for working with big data
  • Eligible candidates will intern the summer prior to their final graduation date (typically rising seniors)
  • We have Data Analytics internship opportunities in Chicago and New Jersey. 
  • Open to students legally authorized to work in the U.S., without the need for current or future work status authorization or visa sponsorship for employment
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug & background screening


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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