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 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Human Resources Assistant - New Graduates

Recent college graduates! Legal Placements has an amazing opportunity for graduates looking for a career start in Human Resources. A premier Washington, DC law firm has an opening for a Human Resources Assistant.

The HR Assistant will assist the HR Director and the HR Department in handling all daily requests from administrative and legal staff in person or by telephone or email. Other responsibilities include providing general administrative and clerical support to Dept. greet and assist all guests at the HR suite front desk, screens incoming calls, and responds to general queries from the Firm’s staff, employment agencies, applicants, government agencies and outside customers to include requests for employment verifications, reference requests and other duties as requested.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and organizational skills with attention to detail. The ability to handle and maintain confidential information in a professional manner is critical. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree and have previous Human Resources experience or some experience in a professional setting.

Applications due June 17th.

Interested candidates please direct your resume to Miana Ford at

Alumni can also view this post in Careers4Terps by searching the ID number: 158363

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer Class - Computer Programming for Social Scientists

The Department of Psychology will be offering a computer programming course which is open to all majors this summer.  If you are on the ECON-BA track, we will accept this course for your Experiential Learning requirement.  Be sure to contact an ECON advisor if you register so that we can update your degree audit.

PSYC489Y   Computer Programming for Social Scientists
Credits: 3

Basic computer programming skills are becoming both more essential and more in demand across many disciplines, including the behavioral and social sciences. This course requires no prior programming experience. It will provide hands-on, practically-oriented instruction not available from more traditional sources (books, online tutorials, etc.). Students will become proficient  in a popular programming language like R and Python that will be useful for data manipulation and analysis in psychology and related fields. The solid foundation in programming concepts provided will enable students to extend their skills even beyond the course. The classes are highly interactive and problem-oriented, so students should bring a laptop computer each day.

Meets May 30, 2017 - July 9, 2017
MWF 10:00am - 12:30pm
BPS 0140

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Analyst Position with HJ Sims for May or Recent Grad

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics or Business?

Do you have 2-4 years working as an Investment Analyst? Or, if you are a recent graduate, have you interned with an investment firm?

Does the idea of working for an entrepreneurial, growing, but well established firm, where you will have visibility and can make an impact, excite you?

If so, read on . . . HJ Sims, one of the nation’s oldest underwriters of tax-exempt bonds, with expertise in today’s fastest growing project sectors, including senior living, health care, education and energy, is looking to hire an Analyst/Associate, Public Finance. While the company is headquartered in Fairfield, CT, this position is based in Rockville, MD and we are seeking local candidates only.

This position will support the Investment Banking Team in analyzing, evaluating and executing potential tax-exempt and taxable municipal bond financings, senior and subordinate loans, direct bank placements and construction loans, seed capital and equity investments.

Apply Now for UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program!

UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program - Apply Now! Spots Still Open!

Apply as soon as you can—rolling admissions!

  • 7 Fall seminar courses (including Critical Regions and International Relations, Homeland Security, US Diplomacy, Responses to Global Challenges, Public Health policy, Science diplomacy and Energy and Environmental policy) all taught by expert practitioners and focusing on the real world!
  • Spring internship for college credit at sites such as: Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Department of Treasury, Department of Homeland Security and many more!
  • Internship credit through our program or through your major**; Scholarship in Practice credit
  • Year round activities (field trips to DC, professional development workshops, individual coaching, etc.)
  • Earn transcript notation as a Federal or Global Fellow
  • Join an engaged student cohort group and alumni network for life! 
**The internship portion of the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows program is accepted for the ECON-BA Experiential Learning Requirement.


Application Link: Online Application

For more information visit our websites: and

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Research Assistant Position with American Institutes for Research for May or Recent Grad

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

AIR’s Research and Evaluation area is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team in Washington, DC. The assistant would contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels through a contract with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Our work includes survey and assessment design, analysis of assessment and survey data, and reporting and dissemination of research results. Multiple positions are available to support projects in the development, review, and analysis of assessment data (e.g., National Assessment of Educational Progress and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), sample survey data (e.g., National Household Education Survey and Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey), and administrative data (Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection).


The Research Assistant will provide support for research, reporting, and review activities, including reviewing draft NCES products (tables, reports, data files, file documentation, and web sites) for statistical soundness, supporting the development and reporting of survey and assessment data for NCES studies, and supporting work of other research, reporting, and review team members.

Summer Gender Internship with International Executive Service Corps

The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) has a summer internship opportunity available for a gender intern, a cross-cutting function that supports the organization across programs and new business departments. This is an unpaid internship The successful applicant must be able to commit 20 - 32 hours per week. The anticipated term of the internship is May 31st - August 31, however there is flexibility on the exact start date.

IESC is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes economic growth in developing countries by supporting the development of private enterprises, business support organizations, and public institutions. IESC applies and integrated approach to gender throughout our programming to promote inclusive economic growth.

IESC’s internship program is open to students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Students that have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within 6 months of applying are eligible for the internship. Successful applicants must have strong research and writing skills and an ability to work independently. Previous internship(s) and/or professional work experience and knowledge of USAID policies and procedures is preferred.

Location: Washington DC

Reporting To: Gender Intern Supervisor, New Business Manager

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards - Deadline May 12th!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Research Internship - Race, Place, and Economic Mobility Project

Brookings Institution
This summer internship, beginning in June 2017, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year, senior year, or recent college graduates from a social science discipline with an interest in public policy and social justice issues.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 35 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship will last approximately 10 weeks.
Responsibilities will include supporting the director of the Race, Place, and Economic Mobility project on daily and long-term projects. Interns will be responsible for assisting the director with research such as data collection, editing, and general research support. Interns will be tasked with researching, drafting, editing, and posting blog posts for the project. Interns will assist the director with compiling PowerPoint presentations for research and fundraising purposes. 

The intern will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.