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 Dia Delights Seeks Market Research & Events Intern

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014


Market Research and Events Intern

Dia Delights is a company based in Santa Clara California that focuses on production of quality food that meets varied dietary constraints. Our vision is to support the current shift in ‘food awareness’ by creating products made solely from organic and natural ingredients and by enabling the local food supply chain. While pursuing its mission “Making it Possible for All to Celebrate”, Dia Delights has developed a line of twenty different types of pastry and desserts. In the current stage, we are focusing on developing a line of savory products and identifying the potential for larger market share. To learn more about Dia Delights, visit us at

 Market Research

You will be working on identifying demographic groups and recommending integrated marketing strategy to increase market share. Tasks include:

Collecting and analyzing data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.

Preparing reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text

Monitoring industry statistics and following trends in trade literature, including tracking of internal benchmarks and norms

Event Planning

You will be assisting Dia Delights staff in conducting surveys and processing feedback.


  • Strong analytic skills and business acumen
  • An aptitude for the analysis, interpretation and application of research to business issues
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel or other data analysis software
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Detail oriented, team player and tech savvy
  • Excellent communicator, ability to conduct surveys and collect information accurately
  • Interest in Customer Anthropology




As part of your internship, you will be able to directly work with the owners of Dia Delights and gain insight into day-to-day operation of a growing startup company. You will participate in marketing campaigns and experience direct outcomes to the business.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for Dia Delights and your resume to Please put “Market Research and Events Intern” in the subject line.

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