Thursday, August 31, 2017

ECON Blog Disclaimer

The focus of the ECON blog is to inform ECON majors of educational, career development, internship, and job opportunities. The ECON Department does not officially support or endorse any specific graduate programs, political affiliations, internship site, or company. Posts to the blog are purely to inform students of potential opportunities and should not be taken as advice or recommendation from the ECON Advising Staff. The department reserves the right to edit and review all submissions to the ECON Blog and deny submissions at their sole discretion. If you would like to submit an announcement for consideration to be posted on the blog, please contact nance@econ.umd.edu. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

International Careers Workshop for Sophomores & Juniors

International Careers Workshop for Student and Young Professionals
as part of the APSIA Diversity Forum 2017
July 15, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm ET
Washington DC

Attend a special workshop for rising sophomores and juniors on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Washington DC.

More details available at the APSIA website.

Rising Sophomores/Juniors - Register Here.

Registration is first come, first serve. Space is limited. To secure your spot, please follow all of the registration instructions.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Youth Development Finance Assistant, FirstPic Inc.

FirstPic, Inc. is seeking applicants for multiple positions at a dynamic consulting firm that offers a wide range of project management consulting services for youth serving non-profits throughout the country, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Sea Research Foundation, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and many others. FirstPic, Inc. seeks a full-time energetic candidate to assist in program administration for a variety of youth development projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Reviewing financial reimbursement requests for completeness, allowable costs and appropriate documentation
• Tracking financial reimbursements of subgrantees
• Conduct outreach and phone calls to local sites to ensure timely submission of financial reimbursements
• Communicating deadlines for financial reimbursements to subgrantees
• Participating in trainings for finance staff at subgrantee agencies
• Providing technical assistance by phone and email for financial staff at subgrantee agencies
• Assisting in other project related work as requested
• Provide general administrative support to project team
• Take notes during conference calls and meetings and writing summary documents

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Degree required
• 1 year of work experience including youth development experience or financial experience

Applications accepted until June 30th.

Recent graduates and alumni can read the full job description and apply through your UMD Careers4Terps account. Search for ID number: 159324.

Questions about Careers4Terps account? Contact the University Career Center at 301-314-7225.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

START Fall 2017 Internships

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START is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This fall, from August 24-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 15 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: http://www.start.umd.edu/education/internships for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.


Applications are due on June 30th at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to internships@start.umd.edu with any questions!

Editorial/Communications Position, Green America (PAID)

Starting Date : Immediately
Hours: 16-24 hours/week within a Mon-Thurs business hours schedule
Pay: $15 per hour (no benefits)

Green America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change (formerly Co-op America).

Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors, and businesses. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process that aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.

The primary responsibility is to assist the Editor-in-Chief and the Communications Team to write, produce, edit, and fact-check our publications ( Green American , the National Green Pages , and the Guide to Social Investing and Better Banking ), online content, and other materials.

Business Intelligence Internship, Risk Advisory

Risk Advisory is currently offering research internships in its Business Intelligence – Americas practice, which handles investigations in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Risk Advisory is a leading global risk management consultancy that provides intelligence, investigation, and security services to leading corporate entities, financial institutions, and law firms.

Successful candidates will be exceptional researchers with fluency in English, who will be well acquainted with the use of databases and other tools used in the execution of academic and commercial research. They will be inquiring, tenacious, and innovative in the development of new research techniques and resources.

Candidates pursuing advanced degrees in public affairs, criminal justice, political science, law, area studies, or other research-intensive disciplines are invited to apply, as are candidates with past experience in the fields of business intelligence and corporate investigations.

Applicants should only apply if they have the right to work in the US and are able to work from our Washington, DC office. Apply for this position here.

Research Analyst Position, The Cadmus Group (Recent Grad)

Cadmus Group seeks an entry-level professional to provide both administrative and technical support to our growing International Environment and Development Practice.

The practice supports the environmentally and socially sound design and implementation of international development projects in Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eurasia, the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific funded by USAID and other donors.

Duties will initially be about 75% administrative, with technical elements growing over the first year to a more even balance between the two. No international travel is anticipated during the first year; following the first year this professional may travel as needed (up to 10% time) to support trainings, assessments and other field work in developing countries.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Environmental, Earth, or Climate Sciences; Natural Resources Management; Tropical Agriculture; Public Health; International Relations; Social Sciences with clear focus in international development; or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrated facility completing program or organizational administrative tasks, including excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment;

Join the ASHE Professional Association

ASHE - American Society of Hispanic Economists
An ASSA affiliate established in 2002

A professional association of Economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession at a time when Hispanics represent over 16 percent of the United States' population. This organization organizing sessions and networking events at the AEA (American Economic Association) and most of the regional meetings.Members of ASHE receive alerts to important scholarship, grant and job opportunities.

ASHE Goals
  • Promoting the vitality of Hispanics in the economics profession through education, service, and excellence;
  • Promoting rigorous research on economic and policy issues affecting U.S. Hispanic communities and the nation as a whole; and
  • Engaging more Hispanic Americans to effectively participate in the economics profession.

Membership is FREE for undergraduate students

Visit their website at http://asheweb.net/

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 55 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. Students will hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We have had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Gary L. Rozier Student Experience Fellowship for ECON Majors

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce the Gary L. Rozier Student Experience Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial assistance to undergraduate economics majors for experiential learning outside of the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The fellowship is intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship that is more in line with your career goals).

Please click here for more information and to apply. Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.