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US Foods INTERN - Insights & Analytics - Forecasting (VIRTUAL) in Rosemont, Illinois

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The US Foods Summer Internship Program provides a forum for students to apply classroom skills and academic training in a real world business environment. In addition to being assigned business-impacting projects throughout the summer, students will be matched with a manager who will meet with them on a regular basis to provide direction on assignments as well as deliver performance feedback and a mentor who will be available to offer day-to-day guidance and support.

Embracing the organization’s core values, the US Foods Summer Internship Program Mission is to TEAM UP to build a supportive learning environment where we TALK STRAIGHT about performance development by delivering constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to deliver SECOND TO NONE program experiences to those students who spend their summers with us.

Interns will also get exposure to US Foods executive leadership; have an opportunity to participate in learning and social events with other interns across business functions; and have an opportunity to deliver an end-of-summer presentation to showcase their accomplishments with key business leaders.

US Foods internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours per week from May - August) with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position post-graduation dependent on availability and overall performance.


The Insights & Analytics – Forecasting Intern is responsible for helping provide analytical support to internal business partners within US Foods which includes conducting & developing time series analyses, investigate and discover variables/methodologies to improve forecast accuracy, and develop analytics & processes to support business integration of the forecasts we produce.


  • Support internal business partners in the development/improvement of forecasts used in our open source environment, including documentation of requirements, validating historical events, testing potential demand drivers, and testing the impact of external inputs variables to the forecast

  • Understand data cleaning and data manipulation to design efficient data sources

  • Support team members by working to develop forecasts, end-user tools, project documentation, and enhance end-user adoption. Support presentation of analyses to internal business partners; may present with oversight and supervision

Possible project may include:

  • The design, analysis, and implementation of statistical forecast to answer business questions and provide end-user new insights into past and future events

  • Identify and implement new methods and approaches to optimize current forecasting processes

  • At the conclusion of program, intern will present projects and internship experience to the Insights & Analytics team


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related discipline with a statistical/quantitative focus. STEM students encouraged to apply. Students pursuing a Master's degree or Doctoral degree preferred

  • Typically, students currently between their Junior and Senior years or between their 1st and 2nd years of graduate school will be considered for internships

  • Enrolled in courses/ coursework pertaining to statistical modeling (including regression), time series analysis, survival analysis, etc. Coursework in structured data and database management a plus

  • Comfortable working in a team environment


  • Experience in SQL and or Snowflake to develop queries and extracts from multiple data sources

  • Experience with SAS, R or Python

  • Experience with AWS suite and/or Git a plus

  • MS Office Proficiency including PowerPoint and Excel

Please note: We are unable to provide internships to students that require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status).

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found here at https://www.usfoods.com/content/dam/usf/pdf/Policies/HR/USFCCPApolicy.pdf .

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EEO is the Law poster is available here at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf .

EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCPEEOSupplementFinalJRFQA508c.pdf .

Pay Transparency policy statement is available here at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf .