About Mercer Talent Consulting Summer Associate (fka Human Capital Summer Associate)

Mercer's human capital consultants help clients, including top-level executives, board members and HR professionals, optimize business performance by addressing their human capital issues. Specifically, consultants and analysts help clients manage, reward and engage talent to drive business performance. We stay ahead of the competition by providing best-in-class information, unsurpassed global reach, dedicated support services and innovative solutions. Mercer's ability to compete is driven from powerful tools, intellectual capital, high quality of work, leveraged resources and top talent.

The first step in your career with Mercer's Talent segment is to work as a Consulting Summer Associate in our Rewards, Leadership & Organization Performance and/or Workforce Analytics & Planning pactices. In this role, you will work with a broad range of clients and industries in a stimulating environment, participating as an integral member of project teams to diagnose issues and design strategic solutions that support clients' success.

For MBA and master's degree-level candidates with relevant prior work experience, the first step in your career with Mercer's Talent business is to work as a Consulting Summer Associate. Consulting Summer Associates will have the opportunity to:
• Serve as a project manager in collaboration with senior consultants, developing project timelines and budgets and managing members on project teams for client and research projects. Understand project components and processes to make sure analyses are correct.
• Use Mercer's proprietary tools and public filings to gather pay practices and policies. Review clients' compensation packages, corporate performance and performance management practices.
• Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis and draw meaningful conclusions. Perform data analysis using advanced, dynamic Microsoft Excel modeling. Write and structure client presentations/reports, including the development of recommendations presented to senior management, executives and boards of directors. Draw conclusions from the data for project managers' and senior consultants' review. Work closely with project managers and senior consultants to determine which exhibits should be included in final client presentations. Client presentations typically involve a high level of customization.
• Help write and structure client presentations, including development of recommendations presented to HR leaders, senior management, executives and boards of directors
• Apply computer and research skills to understand financial performance, talent management trends, and pay practices and policies for particular clients and within the broader marketplace. Use proprietary tools and public filings to gather financial data. Develop and review client peer group lists.
• Research other sources to solicit industry knowledge, company news, competitor reports on industry trends, etc.
In addition, you may be asked to:
• Design base, short- and long-term incentive pay programs, performance measurement frameworks and performance management systems
• Evaluate clients' strategic business objectives and their implications for rewards and other HR policies
• Participate in client meetings, including fact-finding interviews and presentations, and manage smaller projects and work streams of larger client projects
• Help clients achieve responsible executive remuneration by translating business strategies and shareholder expectations into talent management systems

Internships are paid on an hourly basis. Internships are hosted for 10-12 weeks during the summer, typically beginning in early June.

2014 Human Capital Summer Associate internships are projected to be available for summer 2014 in:
Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Mercer Talent Consulting Summer Associate (fka Human Capital Summer Associate)

  • University Relations
  • Mercer LLC
  • 155 N Wacker Dr
  • Chicago, IL 60606


  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
  • Academic Level: Graduate Students, Business School Students


  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Francisco, CA
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