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. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Finance & Market Research Internship, Kaulkin Ginsberg

Applications Accepted Until: Aug 13, 2017
Apply: Visit Careers4Terps and search for posting ID#: 160936.

We are seeking motivated, dependable, and independent undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors to work as interns with our close-knit team. This is an unpaid internship; however, interns in the past have received college credit for their work at Kaulkin Ginsberg.

This internship provides accepted applicants with the opportunity to develop their research, analytical, and writing skills, among other things, in a professional setting.

Qualifications

• Majoring in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another relevant major
• Excellent quantitative reasoning, research, and analytical skills
• Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to creatively explain and discuss complex concepts
• Database and Microsoft Office proficiency (particularly Excel)

Responsibilities may fall into one or more of the following categories depending on the intern’s academic focus and interests:

Entry Level Finance Specialist (Recent Grad)

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to join a large investment bank in an Operations Support capacity.

The ideal candidate should have:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field
  • Internship or 1 year of work in the Financial industry is strongly preferred
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be a self starter who is able to work on their own or as part of a team
  • The position may interact with valuable clients so candidates must have excellent communication
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
To apply visit here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NTE Student Trainee (Budget Analyst), Department of Homeland Security

This position is not to exceed one year, but may be extended up to one additional year, based on program requirements, agency needs and budget availability. This appointment does not confer permanent Federal status. This position is open to students attending an academic program, college or university within the Washington, DC commuting area.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The Primary purpose of this position is provides technical assistance to specialists assigned to a specific program/office which perform vital line-program and administrative functions and responsibilities.

Who May Be Considered:
You must be a Student within Washington, DC local commuting area accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum AND will be enrolled as a student in Fall 2017.

Duties
As a NTE Student Trainee (Budget Analyst) GS 0599 7, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Prepares summaries of narrative, quantitative, and statistical data in budget forms, schedules, and reports.
  • Gathers extracts, reviews, verifies, and consolidates a variety of narrative information and statistical data needed in the formulation and presentation of budget requests.
  • Cross-checks the accuracy of budget and program data in related budgetary forms, schedules, and reports.
  • Prepares summaries of narrative, quantitative, and statistical data in budget forms, schedules, and reports.
APPLICATION DUE TODAY!

For full details and to apply click here

Economist Student Trainee, Bureau of Economic Analysis

This vacancy is for a Student Trainee (Economist) at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a ZP 0110 Economist, term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all of the terms of the Internship Program are met and you meet the qualification for the position.

Duties

The individual selected for this position will:
  • Collect and analyze data from a wide variety of sources;
  • Develop and use tables, charts, and graphs for analytic purposes;
  • Prepare estimates and interpretive reports;
  • Conduct economic research, develop and approve methodologies to enhance agency’s economic statistics;
  • Perform economic analysis and estimation;
  • Use and develop statistical computer applications
Who May Apply: 
Students who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a high school, certificate or degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduate, and 3 semester hours for Masters and above (but may be determined by the school).

APPLICATION DUE TODAY!

For full details and to apply click here

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Economist (Recent Graduate), Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Recent Graduate Program is a one-year program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, one year career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal training, job assignment and receive a mentor to develop competencies applicable to BEA's mission and needs. This position is at band II (GS-7, equivalent) entry level, and may be converted to a permanent or term appointment upon successful completion of the program.

Duties include, but aren't limited to:
  • Prepare, revise, and analyze estimates of components of gross domestic product
  • Analyze economic data and develop estimates of economic statistics
  • Engage in research projects, recommend improvements to estimates and prepare documentation of estimates
  • Communicate with a variety of audiences in writing and in person
  • Develop computer applications to make estimates of economic statistics
For full details about this opportunity and to apply click here

Hub Command Center Fall Internship, American Airlines

The Undergraduate Intern position is a 3 month developmental assignment that provides interns with real-time work projects, leadership development opportunities, as well as involvement in corporate social responsibilities. The intern will have the ability to move around different departments to experience various business units. Work projects involve assignments that are relevant to American's current business needs and opportunities. This fall internship (August – October) will expose the successful candidate to various aspects of the airport and airline operation at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, American’s downtown DC hub.

Some major roles include:
  • Operational performance reporting and analysis
  • Preparation of operational and financial justifications (creative / persuasive writing) for hub control center projects and staffing requests
  • Development of Excel and data driven models for improved real-time and historical trend analysis
  • Hands-on airport operations experience
Some job qualifications include:
  • Working towards or completed a BS/BA degree with emphasis in a quantitative or business discipline (i.e. finance, management, economics, engineering, mathematics)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to assemble information, extract pertinent facts, draw logical conclusions and present recommendations
  • Interested in optimization, problem-solving and process improvement
For full details on this internship and to apply click here.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Rising Sophomores and Juniors: Connect with Bank of America Recruiters

Bank of America is hosting four webinars in July and August covering various areas of their operations open to interns.

July 11th 5:30 - 6:30pm EST - Technology 101
Previous interns discuss the Bank of America Technology Internship program.

July 17th 6:00 - 6:45pm EST - Wholesale Credit 101
Discusses working in the Commercial Lending section of Bank of America.

July 24th 6:00 - 6:45pm EST - Global Transaction Services 101

Discussion of the Summer Analyst position in Bank of America's GTS organization.

August 1st 6:00 - 6:45pm EST - Operations 101
Learn abou the daily structure of the Bank of America Operations Internship program. 

Note: Students should register at least 3 days in advance to receive the virtual webcast link and dial-in information. 
 

Fall 2017 Higher Education Policy Internship, New America (Paid)

New America’s Education Policy Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in higher education policy for a paid Fall 2017 internship. The intern will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data, and policy analysis for issue briefs and policy reports, in addition to writing posts for the program’s blog, EdCentral. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of education-related research projects.

New America’s Education Policy Program is a think-tank industry leader in PreK-12, higher education, and the workforce. In addition to conducting research and analysis in these areas, interns will have the opportunity to publish their own blog posts and other work, attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field. They will also have the opportunity to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.

This intern will work closely with our higher education team and policy expertise in higher education policy is strongly preferred.