Saturday, December 28, 2019


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Immediate Openings for Paid Summer Internships with MUFG Investor Services in Rockville

Headquartered in Tokyo with over 350 years of history, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is home to a global network of 140,000 employees and 1,100 offices in more than 40 countries.

MUFG provides asset servicing solutions to the global investment management industry. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG – one of the largest banks in the world with $2.7 trillion in assets – we provide clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depositary to securities lending and other banking services.

Internship responsibilities in Fund Administration:
Responsibilities include assisting in new mutual fund setup, monitoring and analyzing fund expenses, assisting in maintaining regulatory compliance by preparing information for required filings, and helping in the creation of financial reports.

Desired qualification:
  • Seeking a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or other business-related fields (an economics major landed this internship last spring).
  • Strong computer, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to work both individually and within a team environment
Revolving application deadline.

Duration: 20 hours per week and internship may be extended part-time during the academic year

Please submit your resume to Carol Bauroth at

Friday, July 12, 2019

Fall 2019 Domestic Program Intern

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for a Domestic Program Intern for Fall 2019 (September through December). This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Job Description: The internship starts in early September 2019 and will end in December 2019 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible). The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the US economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress, along with some research for upcoming reports and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media, as well as helping with data entry related to our website redesign.

The responsibilities of interns vary based on the applicant’s interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Full-time, Accounting/Business Position

Location: Washington, DC (Metro accessible) 

Apply for the Junior position in the finance group of an IT consulting firm. Duties include creating and sending multiple types of monthly invoices, for a complex client list. The candidate will be the internal contact in finance for employees with questions about client bills and will also handle client inquiries about their bills. A fresh grad with interest in accounting or business who wants to learn and grow would be preferred but will consider others. This position requires a minimum of a 2 year commitment. 

Skills/traits - attention to detail, good numbers sense, Excel skill and enough confidence to ask questions. Any experience or classes in accounting or management would be helpful. Customer service experience is always an asset. 

The firm uses a complex client management system and they will provide the training necessary. Candidates with an affinity for complex systems would be given priority consideration. Salesforce and PeopleSoft are examples of using powerful tools for managing complicated processes with lots of data and multiple levels of interactions. 

Apply ASAP: Submit a Word resume to Lisa Parzow of Law Resources, Inc., at

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Paid International Development Research Internships for Recent Grads

IMPAQ is seeking Research Interns who will provide support across a broad range of activities including data analysis, program assessments, project monitoring and evaluation, business development and proposal coordination, operations, survey deisgn, technical recruiting, project management, and other technical tasks within its International Development Division, in areas including, but not limited to: economic growth, democracy and governance, education, health, civil society, agriculture, food security, land tenure, natural resources management, energy, workforce development and child labor.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Energy Billing Analyst

Resource Energy was founded in 2007 with the mission of assisting commercial real estate owners with their energy needs. Resource Energy began expanding its services to meet this real need in cities and towns across the country, with a focus on customer service and simplifying energy procurement and tenant utility billing for their clients. Today, Resource Energy operates in 45 states with a team of roughly 50 energy analysts, mechanical engineers, sales personnel, and software engineers. The company services hundreds of millions of square feet of commercial energy load, providing a diverse portfolio of properties and companies with creative and highly customized solutions to their energy needs.

The Energy Billing Analyst supports multiple clients with primary responsibility for tenant utility billing calculations. Other responsibilities include tracking energy savings, analyzing and reporting energy consumption and costs and other ad hoc services. The role encompasses a detailed and analytically driven framework revolving around energy calculations and accounting. As part of this team, an energy analyst has the unique opportunity within a dynamic environment to shape the organization’s solutions and direction.

Paid Summer Research Assistant Opportunity in College Park National Archives!

Interested in economic history? Hoping to make some cash this summer working on a research project? Get involved with a large digitization project this July/August close to campus!

A research team at NYU is looking for summer research assistants to digitize National Archives documents at College Park: no experience is required and the student will be paid the standard undergrad hourly rate for 1-2 months. This will be a great opportunity for students who are looking for something to do this summer in College Park, interested generally in economics and economic history, with high conscientiousness and great attention to detail.

This is a full-time position but arrangements can be made to accommodate part-time summer class schedule.

Applications are still being accepted!

Please send your cv, cover letter and unofficial transcript to to apply.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Fall 2019 Internship - Dept of the Treasury

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics or Public Policy for our Fall 2019 internship session.  Internships will be from September 9, 2019 – December 13, 2019.

Interns will work within the office of the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy on microeconomic and macroeconomic issues bearing on U.S. economic performance and the well-being of Americans.  Interns will have the opportunity to work with senior economists on a wide variety of highly sophisticated and in-depth studies in a number of areas, including (but not limited to) the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid programs; housing; labor markets; education; energy and the environment; and agriculture.  The results of these analyses are used as major inputs for developing Treasury and Administration economic policy positions.
Our program runs year round with three sessions:  January through May, May through August, and September through December.   Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects.  They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists.

Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated.  Familiarity with software packages Microsoft Office suite, Stata, Matlab, SAS, or R is a plus.  Interns are expected to work between 30 and 40 hours a week, though we allow flexibility for required class time.  Our intern positions are unpaid, however, we are able to subsidize public transportation costs.
If you are interested in applying, submit your resume via Deadline to apply is July 12, 2019:

U.S. citizenship required. All candidates must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a college or university.  For further information, please email

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Opportunity for Rising Juniors: Morgan Stanley 2020 Summer Analyst Roles


Morgan Stanley is beginning recruitment for 2020 Summer Analyst roles in a variety of programs. A Smith MBA alum would like to help UMD students by referring promising candidates!

To be considered for a referral, you must meet the qualifications listed below and complete this form by the deadline. Make sure your information is correct and your resume is updated, free of errors, and includes any current roles you are in this summer.

Qualifications: Class of 2021 (students going into their junior year this fall) of any major; GPA of 3.3 or above preferred

*A full list of programs is below along with deadlines for consideration of an alumni referral. The Morgan Stanley website has more information about many of these programs.

At this time, do not yet apply to the position through the Morgan Stanley website until the alum or OCS instructs you to do so.

Front Office roles - must complete form by Wednesday, June 26, at noon
Other roles - must complete form by Wednesday, August 21, at noon

Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be shared with the Smith alum. The alum will then determine which candidates to pass along for referral. All students interested will receive notification about how/when to submit formal applications to be considered through the traditional process.

Questions? Email

Paid Sustainable Finance Internship with the World Wildlife Fund for May or Recent Grad

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks an intern to support its work in Sustainable Finance. WWF has identified Finance as a key programmatic focus because the global finance system enables all types of economic activity, and this activity can have a significant impact on our planet. We are interested in how money flows, and how to influence it for environmental benefit.

Internship Description:
Working with WWF's global Finance Practice, the intern will support desk research and preparation of external presentation materials including power point presentation materials, blogs and delivered remarks, as well as semi-structured brief summaries of major studies in the area of Sustainable Finance.