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Student Data Analyst (Fall/Winter Session), BAR – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 26056BR
Department: Finance
Working Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2023

$36 - 50k


Are you a college student in the Central Florida area interested in a semiannual data analytics program? Would you like to gain valuable hands-on experience and exposure to machine learning and business intelligence? Do you want to work on challenging projects and learn more about the Publix organization? Do you want to network with professionals to develop skills beyond what you can learn in a classroom? If yes, then this internship at Publix may be the perfect fit for you. The Student Data Analyst program is a semiannual program based in our Lakeland corporate headquarters. Our goal is to provide the Student Data Analyst as much exposure to the day-to-day work of a full-time Data Analyst as possible, so the student works directly with the Publix Supply Chain Data Analytics team to assist with Supply Chain Forecasting, Pharmacy, Inventory Shrinkage, Risk Management, and Activity Based Costing projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Data Analysts and Data Scientists to research and apply statistical modeling algorithms that can be utilized to improve the accuracy of forecasts for retail items
  • Finding an algorithm to better identify outliers in the reporting which will help drive store improvements in shrink
  • Giving support for planning/goal setting functions of the department

Required Qualifications

  • Coordinate your own housing within a commutable distance of the work location
  • Rising Senior or Graduate Student majoring in Data Analytics, Statistics, Economics, Information Systems (various), Industrial Engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Internet/E-mail
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Access
  • Basic knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, R, Python, C+/C++, and SQL
  • Must have an interest in data analysis
  • Must have some knowledge of statistics
  • Must have some knowledge of at least one computer programming language

Additional Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL
  • Working knowledge of R, Python or another statistical package

Additional Preferred Qualifications


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
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Additional Information

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