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Visual Analytics Intern


Kansas City & Orlando

The goal of Playfair Data’s internship program is to identify and develop extraordinary raw talent; leaders and visionaries who will use data to change the world.

Program Information

At Playfair Data, our purpose is to positively impact the world by improving how data is translated into valuable insight. We believe the key to extracting value from data is visualization – which is why our name is a nod to the inventor of data visualization, William Playfair. While still recognizing the value of the past, our team is transforming the future with data and design.

We are a full-service consultancy offering a comprehensive menu of services to support the data analytics needs of any company, regardless of industry or size. Our expert team offers the following professional services:

Strategic Planning UX/UI Design
Data Engineering Information Design
Data Science Data Visualization
Data Analysis Tableau Training


We strive to uphold the following five core objectives and values to help fulfill those commitments to our clients and each other:

1. Do the Right Thing

2. Continuous Improvement

3. Work to Live (Not Live to Work)

4. Build World-Class Data Products

5. Respect Team, Clients, Community

Playfair Data’s interns contribute to the design and engineering of the visual analytics tools created across our diverse portfolio of clients, while developing technical, tactical, and other skills that will accelerate their success.


Internship Highlights

• One-on-one mentorships

• Introductions to leaders in the industry

• Support creating a professional brand and portfolio

• Possible college or graduate program credit


Internship Specifics

As an intern on the visual analytics track, you’ll jump right in on a data visualization project for a client or internal initiative. You’ll gain experience in strategic planning, data visualization tools, and internal collaboration. You’ll learn what it takes to transform an idea into a dashboard. Specifically, you will:

  • Complete a portfolio project to present to the team at the end of your internship term
  • Collaborate with team members on timely and relevant projects that may either be client related or Playfair Data related
  • Shadow Playfair Data team members to learn about the holistic process from gathering requirements to implementation
  • Contribute to Playfair Data’s Tableau Public assets and/or blog


Candidate Description

You are a naturally curious person with an analytical mind and a creative streak. You use data in your day-to-day: think grade tracking, fitness stats, or savings goal spreadsheets.



Open to undergraduate and graduate students (working toward a degree in Business, IT, or Analytics) or persons with an existing degree enrolled in or who have completed a related certification or non-degree program

Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least their first year of college

• Available to international students with existing work authorization

• 160 total hours, worked in a flexible, part-time capacity, over 8 weeks

• Compensation of $15 per hour

• Primarily remote, but some in-person meetings may be required


Required/Desired Skills

• Basic understanding of data visualization and design

Understanding of basic data structures and types of data

Previous academic or professional/internship experience

• Completed coursework in data visualization or analytics

• Experience in Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, or any other data visualization software is a plus

• Experience with Tableau Prep or like data engineering tools (i.e. SQL, Alteryx, etc.) is a plus

• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and G-Suite products (i.e. Gmail, Google Drive, etc.) is preferred


Additionally, Interns Must

• Be reliable, responsive, and conduct themselves in a professional manner

• Demonstrate a commitment to timeliness

• Possess good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and be able to interact with a wide variety of personality types, across a variety of communication channels

• Possess excellent problem solving, critical thinking, quality assurance, and analytical skills

• Pay careful attention to detail, maintain accuracy and focus while working with data

• Be discreet and able to maintain strict client and company confidentiality

• Have the ability to use a computer keyboard and be able to tolerate repetitive motion and eye strain resulting from extensive utilization of computer hardware and software

• Reside in Kansas, Missouri, or Florida


How to Apply

• Email resume and answers to the below personal statement questions to [email protected]

• Personal statement questions:

1. At Playfair Data, it all comes back to our number one objective, which is toDo the Right Thing.  In your own words, tell us what this means to you, either personally, professionally, or both.

2. What are you hoping to gain from this internship experience and how will that help you achieve your career goals?


Application Deadline:  April 1, 2024

Selection/Notification Date:  May 1, 2024

Fill out the form to apply.

Or send your resume directly to [email protected].

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