Friday, December 30, 2016

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. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Spring 2017 Economics Internship

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a premier trade association located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a paid intern to assist the Economics team with primary research and data work during spring 2017.

We are seeking applicants that:
  • Have excellent writing and data management skills
  • Are proficient in STATA and Excel
  • Are self-motivated
  • Can balance multiple tasks
  • Have a high attention to detail 
  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, preferably with a major in economics or the social sciences
The position will include:
  • Compiling and managing large datasets 
  • Reaching out to industry and state officials
  • Analyzing data and information from federal and state sources
The applicant should be familiar with a variety of general data sources and comfortable working with large datasets in STATA and Excel. This position includes producing content for revenue-generating reports and custom market studies that are shared with association members, government officials and the media.

ARTBA is a leading trade association with over 5,000 members that represent all facets of the transportation construction industry. Our members include contractors, design firms, educators, equipment manufacturers and transportation officials.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and one (1) writing sample to Lital Shair Nada at lnada@artba.org. Please make sure to include in your application your level of experience with STATA, as well as your availability (full or part time).

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Internship with the Embassy of Israel

The Embassy of Israel to the United States offers intensive and engaging Summer, Fall, and Spring semester internship opportunities at Israel’s political, diplomatic, cultural, and economic home in Washington, DC. The Embassy of Israel internship program is an excellent opportunity for college and graduate school students to receive valuable insight into U.S.-Israel relations and the nature of diplomacy. Interns also gain access to the greater DC diplomatic community by attending events and functions at the Embassy and around Washington, DC.

Internship Availabilities
Interns are placed in the following departments based on skill-level and interest:
  • Department of Academic Affairs
  • Office of the Ambassador
  • Press Department
  • Department of Congressional Affairs
  • Department of Digital Diplomacy
  • Office of the Economic Attaché
  • Department of Public Diplomacy
  • Office of Trade Attaché

$1000 Prize for Undergraduate Research

Win $1,000 for your research project completed in the calendar year of 2016!

UMD Libraries are now accepting submissions for the Library Award for Undergraduate Research. As you are working on your research papers or projects now, please consider submitting your final outstanding work for one of the three $1,000 awards UMD Libraries offer to you this year.

Designed to promote the value of library services and information, up to three awards will be given to University of Maryland undergraduates who dazzle librarians with their research. Applications must include an essay, the research paper or project itself, and a letter of support from a sponsoring professor or librarian.

Applications are due by noon on February 15, 2017.

For details, including application guidelines and selection criteria: http://go.umd.edu/libraryaward

Questions? Please contact Nedelina Tchangalova, nedelina@umd.edu.

Monday, December 5, 2016

BA/MPP Information Session on December 8th

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This Thursday attend the BA/MPP prospective student Information Session from 7-8PM in 1303 Van Munching Hall. RSVP for this event here.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Summer 2017 Student Honors Business Program with the SEC

Summer 2017 Student Honors Business Program (Undergraduate)

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals for its Summer 2017 Honors Program for undergraduate students in the Washington, DC Office and our Regional Offices. We offer undergraduate students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their potential careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the specific Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops, and roundtable discussions that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws.

The Summer 2017 Student Honors Program for undergraduate business students will begin Monday, May 22, 2017 and conclude Friday, July 28, 2017.

Who May Apply: Current sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students as of June 30, 2017.

Internship and Career Opportunities at NewDay USA

NewDay USA is looking for extraordinary team members to help change the lives of America’s veterans and to be a part of one of the fastest growing companies in Maryland. Our team is comprised of some of the most diverse, talented and energetic people anywhere in the financial services industry. They are also driven to excel by the exceptional opportunities for growth and advancement that are unique to NewDay USA. Our company was voted a “Top Workplace for Career Training” by The Baltimore Sun, and a “Top Entry Level Employer” by CollegeGrad.com.

For more information regarding career opportunities, including both the Credit Analyst and Account Executive positions, visit their website. 

Resumes are also being accepted for the internship program which begins in January. (see flyer)

If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume email Kyle Sorensen at ksorensen@newdayusa.com.

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Summer 2017 Internship with Under Armour

Under Armour’s Summer League Internship program offers current college students the chance to get inside the world’s most dynamic brand in sports. Interns at Under Armour will be key players in advancing our mission of making all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. You will spend your summer making an impact on your team, learning from others through mentoring, networking, and training, and experiencing what it’s like to live in a great city working for a fast-paced, innovative, and growing company.

Desired class level: Sophomore and Junior

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in November 2016. Most interviews will begin in early 2017. The final application submission deadline is December 19, 2016 at 11:59PM ET, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before this date.

Positions are grouped by category. By submitting your application to this posting, you will be considered for all open positions within this category. Specific teams are listed below and you will have the opportunity to express preferences if you move forward in the review process.

Spring 2017 Internship with Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to help America's seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information, visit mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Intern:
  • Track legislation and gather information regarding the Appropriations process and Older Americans Act Reauthorization
  • Attend Capitol Hill briefings with Staff
  • Draft communications to members, stakeholders, and legislative offices
  • Perform research on topics relevant to senior nutrition programs across the country
  • Synthesize knowledge on how senior nutrition programs participate in alternative food systems, particularly food hubs
  • Synthesize knowledge on USDA senior nutrition programs, particularly Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Input data into databases and other tasks as needed
  • Preferred areas of study: food studies/food systems, nutrition, agricultural/applied economics, public policy, social work, law
  • Perform qualitative interviews with member program staff to gather data related to program impact
  • Interest or experience in statistics/data analysis

JP Morgan Finance Summer Analyst Program Delaware Office - Webinar

JP Morgan Finance Summer Analyst Program – Delaware LiveTalk (Webinar)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm


Interested in learning more about a Finance Summer Internship in our Delaware office?

Listen as our employees, who were once in your shoes, share their career stories and offer useful tips and advice received along their own career journeys. This is your opportunity to ask your questions and build the future of your career today in one of our fastest growing locations.

Space is limited so be sure to register your attendance at the link below today:

http://tinyurl.com/j4x9qgh

We're looking forward to you joining us.

The JPMorgan Chase Campus Recruitment Team

For additional information about this event: Contact Michael Maiden, University of Maryland at mmaiden@umd.edu