Tuesday, May 30, 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 barber@econ.umd.edu. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available!

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. They are:

The Honorable Idamae Garrtott Memorial Scholarship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

Detailed  information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found at https://go.umd.edu/econscholarships

Application Deadline is Sunday, March 5, 2017

Summer 2017 Ethics & Compliance Internship with Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin's Ethics Program is globally recognized for its excellence, and we continually seek to raise the bar on all aspects of the program. Responsibilities for this intern position will lead to further innovation and leadership in this field. Anticipated assignments may include:
  • Review functionality and utility of automated decision tree for giving and accepting gifts and business courtesies. The tool exists in formats suitable for mobile ("app”) and desktop/laptop devices. Recommend improvements to the tool as well as ways to increase employee awareness and adoption.
  • Support research into the ethics and compliance program implementation of partially-owned business entities (e.g., joint ventures and subsidiaries); recommend policy/practice changes.
  • Review practices of our international ethics program, collaborating with ethics officers and representatives across the corporation to identify unmet needs and research best practices. Update the “international playbook” which provides guidance for the international ethics team.

Summer 2017 Internship, Global Business & Economic Program at the Atlantic Council

About Atlantic Council:
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead our work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.

About the Global Business and Economics Program:

The Global Business and Economics Program works to build upon and strengthen the already deep economic integration between Europe and the United States as well as promote transatlantic leadership in the global economy. Bringing together top business leaders, government policy makers, and economic experts, the program explores transatlantic and global issues of importance to the US and European business community. Our aim is to identify areas for cooperation as well as convergence in policy in an effort to promote an open and mutually beneficial environment for transatlantic business and trade.

Internship with American Institutes for Research

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

We are seeking an intern in our Washington, DC (Georgetown) office.

Responsibilities: The intern will gain hands-on research experience to complement his/her academic coursework. The intern will provide technical and research support on several large-scale international studies, for example, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Responsibilities will primarily include researching topics pertaining to comparative and international education; assisting with data analysis; conducting data quality checks; preparing and reviewing data tables, figures, and data documentation; assisting with writing and reviewing research papers and statistical reports; revising manuscripts in response to editorial and technical comments; preparing products for release based on detailed publication standards; assisting with website updates; and developing presentations for professional audiences.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Entry Level Position with Social Impact for Recent Grad

The USAID Food Security Service Center (FSSC) is a five-year project managed by Social Impact. It was launched in October 2013 with the overarching goal of supporting USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) in providing a broad range of integrated and knowledge-driven technical services to FTF Missions, USAID/Washington, other USG operating units, and host country counterparts. Specific services include: state-of-the-art food security support services with a focus on program and project design and management, expert analyses, capacity building; and bridging support and/or developing small scale pilots. To learn more about FSSC go to: http://socialimpact.com/portfolio-items/food-security-service-center/

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Program Assistant (PA) to provide project administrative and logistical support to the Food Security Service Center.

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to FSSC consultants
  • Process consultant expense reports in a timely, compliant manner
  • Maintain project’s monitoring and evaluation records
  • Provide editing and formatting assistance for quarterly and annual reports
  • Monitor and draft consultant contract modifications
  • Set up, populate, and maintain vendor and consultant files
  • Prepare and process travel advances for FSSC consultants and employees
  • Assist in the monthly reconciliation of project credit card
  • Collect and keep files of project financial documents
  • Under the supervision of FSSC Senior Program Manager, monitor program financials
  • Other tasks, as assigned

Monday, February 27, 2017

Paid Summer 2017 Internships with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The application for the Chamber's summer internship program is now available. Please click here for a list of internship opportunities.

Please send your resume and application to internships@uschamber.com and please note in the subject line the department to which you are applying. You may only apply for one internship opportunity. This year's summer internship program will run from Friday, June 2, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017, and the deadline for applications is April 28.

International students who are authorized to be employed in the United States are eligible for an internship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Read more here.

Research/Administrative Assistant Position for Recent Grad in Economic Policy Studies with the Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a full-time position located in DC as an Administrative Assistant. The position provides administrative support to a wide variety of scholars and tasks in a fast-paced environment. The position is primarily an administrative position but may include limited communications and research responsibilities.

Institute Overview:

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Job Search Strategies for Seniors - Mar. 9th

Thursday, March 9, 2017
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing


In this workshop, we will go over essential search strategies for finding a great entry-level job. If you are graduating in May and do not have a job for post-graduation, come learn how to use your time effectively to maximize your opportunities.

Whether you are just starting or are in the midst of your job search, this workshop is for you!

For additional information about this event contact Caroline Lee at clee91@umd.edu.

Careers in Public Policy: Is Graduate School for Me?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
3100 Hornbake Library
South Wing, 3rd Floor


Interested in interning or working in the field of public policy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field as well as current graduate students to learn about the entry points and the advantages that an advanced degree can have in this field. Topics to be covered:
  • How should I evaluate graduate programs in this area?
  • Hiring trends in the field of public policy.
  • How can I make my application more competitive? 
  • Tips for exploring career options in the field of public policy.