Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spring 2012 Internship at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is currently looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a paid internship position for this semester (~ 10 hrs week) with a possibility to extend into the summer.
We seek potential candidates who possess the ability to engage professionals and prospective clients into meaningful conversations related to our services. We have finalized our 2012 Business Development plan which will be based, in part, on conducting a series of specialized and focused seminars for various audiences including local CPAs, attorneys, high net worth individuals and other prospective clients.

Among other responsibilities, interns generally work to finalize the message, identify potential participants, fill the room and outline follow-up procedures to explore business opportunities with the participants. Potential candidates must possess the following strengths:

  • Punctuality
  • Exceptional critical and creative thinking skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Morningstar, Bloomberg etc.
TO APPLY: Please send your resume to daniel.lawson@mssb.com. Thank you for your consideration.

Internship Position at the Economics & Statistics Administration, Dept. of Commerce

Seeking college senior or graduate student for a paid full- time, temporary position. Part-time 32 hours will be considered.

Provides administrative support to executives and staff in the Department of Commerce’s, Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA), Office of the Under Secretary and Office of the Chief Economist. Ensures efficient execution and timely flow of correspondence in and out of the office. Assists Office Directors and ESA executives, when necessary, in the procedural aspect of expediting the work of the office. Arranges meetings, greets visitors, makes conference room reservations, notifies all participants and assembles background information. Serves as a liaison between the Office of the Under Secretary and Office of the Chief Economist and key ESA-wide officials. Drafts correspondence and inter-office communications. Maintains calendar with special attention to major events. Assists in preparing briefing materials and conducting research as needed. Uses word processing, graphics, database, and spreadsheet software programs to complete assignments. Responds to urgent information requests from within and outside the office (e.g. press releases, reports, speeches, presentations) on a wide range of issues. Assists economists on ad hoc reports and data gathering.

The salary is based on education and experience. Must be a U.S. citizen. Salary is based on school standing and experience.

Website: https://www.esa.doc.gov

Contact Person: Robert Rubinovitz, Deputy Chief Economist rrubinovitz@doc.gov (202) 482-4871

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2012, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have earned 60 or more credits by the end of spring 2012, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in fall 2012. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2012 awards will be Monday, February 6, 2012. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS APPLYING FOR AN MSS AWARD, PLEASE CONTACT US AT ugresearch@umd.edu as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

The online MSS application form and instructions are available here: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Upcoming Career Center Events

60-Minute Job Search Booster Workshops

Dates: Select from three available dates to attend: (January 23 • January 24 • January 26)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm each day

Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

RSVP: https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/Booster2012

Did you know that students who utilize their university career centers have a higher rate of job search success? Are you aware that a wide array of regional and national employers are using rooms in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise to interview students for full-time and internship positions?

Don't let the challenging employment market get you down. What you know may not be enough to compete effectively. Spend 60 minutes with us and boost your chances. We’ll cover our essential services and resources and share some important "insider tips" to help you succeed. For additional information about this event: contact Becky Weir, Assistant Director, at rweir@umd.edu


Spring Career and Internship Fair 2012Tuesday, February 21, 22, & 23, 2012 • 12:00PM - 05:00PM

Environmental and Sustainability Career/Internship Fair 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 • 11:00AM - 03:00PM

Criminal Justice Career and Internship Fair 2012Tuesday, March 06, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM

Geography Career and Internship Fair 2012Friday, March 30, 2012 • 09:30AM - 12:30PM

Health Professions Recruitment Fair 2012Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • 03:00PM - 06:00PM

Highlighted Workshops/Events:

• Spring Resume Clinic (BRING RESUME)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM

• Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Government
Thursday, February 16, 2012 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM

• Walk-in Resume Critiques in the Stamp Student Union (BRING RESUME)
Monday, February 20, 2012 • 11:30AM - 02:30PM

• Spring Mock Interview Clinic
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • 10:00AM - 03:00PM

• Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in International Development
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM

• Interning on Capitol Hill
Thursday, March 08, 2012 • 04:30PM - 06:30PM

• Find an Internship that is Right for You
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM

• Translate your Maryland Experiences to Employers
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM

• It's Not Too Late to Find an Internship
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM

View all Spring 2012 calendar events: http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events.cfm

Maryland Alumni Association Scholarships

Thanks to its members, the Maryland Alumni Association has multiplied its scholarship offerings and expanded them beyond incoming students! The alumni association is proud to provide 15 scholarships this fall: 10 undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors will be awarded $2,000 apiece, and five graduate students will each receive $3,000. Additionally one legacy student will be awarded $750 through the Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship. Previously, the alumni association awarded up to three full-year scholarships for incoming freshmen only.

 Ideal applicants will volunteer in their communities or on campus, participate in extracurricular activities and write a compelling essay on building Terrapin spirit among the student body. And, special consideration will be given to relatives of alumni association members.

For more information on the Maryland Alumni Association Scholarship program, including the Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship, visit:

Career Opportunities

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) - Research and Administrative Assistant

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), in Washington, DC, is seeking a Research and Administrative Assistant to support the Institute’s private sector health insurance claims-based research efforts. HCCI is an independent, nonprofit entity committed to creating the nation’s most comprehensive source of information on health care costs and utilization, and promoting research on the drivers of escalating health care costs and utilization in the U.S. As the first effort of its kind to create and maintain a regularly updated repository of commercial health care cost information, HCCI’s mission is to promote independent research and analysis on the causes of rising US health spending; to provide policy makers, consumers, and researchers with better, more transparent information on what is driving health care costs; and to help ensure that, over time, the nation is able to get greater value from its health spending.

Coordinate the Activities of the Institute’s Two Standing Committee Meetings - 25%
Support the Institute’s two standing committees (Scientific Review Committee and Data Integrity Committee) and Board of Directors by coordinating: agendas; meeting materials; minutes; logistics; documents and correspondence; hotel, travel and expenses; and outreach and communications.

Project Support - 50%

As a research assistant/associate, support the Executive Director and Director of Research’s efforts to fulfill the Institute’s research goals, perform research and data analysis as directed, contribute to the Institute’s scorecards and reports.

Office Administration - 25%

Perform routine office duties and tasks as assigned and maintain Institute’s website and listserv.

The position reports to the Executive Director and requires a broad range of skills and experience including, but not limited to:
- Bachelor's degree (master’s degree preferred but not required)
- Economics major or substantial training in mathematics, computer programming, or statistics
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and graphics software
- Ability to maintain Website and listserv
- Must be well organized with excellent attention to detail and be able to work independently and as part of a team
- Good interpersonal skills
- Interest in health policy issues

For more information on the Institute, please visit www.healthcostinstitute.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

HCCI provides competitive salary and benefits including a 403B retirement scheme with employer contribution, health insurance, and other benefits. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter highlighting your qualifications, and salary requirements to healthcarecostinstitute@gmail.com.

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC - Research Analyst I

 Optimal has multiple openings at the Research Analyst I position. Research Analysts assist senior researchers in a variety of research and analysis tasks including: collection and preparation of data from surveys and administrative information systems, performing basic analysis and coding of survey instruments, conducting literature searches, contributing to written reports and proposals, and providing general administrative project support. Must be able to work independently but also function effectively as a member of the project team.

Requirements and Qualifications: Solid communication and presentation skills;
Quantitative and/or qualitative research experience;
Computer programming experience, especially in SAS or STATA, is a plus;
General computer proficiency is required
Education: B.A./B.S. in Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Statistics, or related discipline.

PLEASE NOTE: Qualified candidates will be contacted directly---NO CALLS PLEASE.

IMPORTANT: When prompted for your resume include your COVER LETTER as part of the document either in the text box or in the document you upload.

Submit your resume and cover letter to OptimalJobs@optimalsolutionsgroup.com.

URL to job announcement: http://optimalsolutionsgroup.com/contact/research-analyst-i-0

Federal Reserve - Research Assistants in the Economic Research Divisions

 The economic research divisions regularly hire research assistants who have undergraduate degrees, primarily in economics, but also in related fields such as statistics, mathematics, finance, or computer science. We seek applicants who have training in econometrics, mathematical statistics, or both, as well as good computer skills--for example, a facility with statistical packages such as SAS or a programming language such as C. In addition, most positions require training in economics through the intermediate theory level. Extensive coursework in mathematics is also useful, as is study in such areas as money and banking, finance, and international trade theory.

URL to job posting: http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/ra_research.htm

Summer 2012 Internship Opportunities

Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES)

June 10 – August 4, 2012

Held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Priority Deadline: February 7, 2012
Final Deadline: March 7, 2012


Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute provides a substantive professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University.

This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

* American Family Business Institute
* American Red Cross
* Atlas Economic Research Foundation
* Center for Education Reform
* Congressional Offices
* DC Mayor’s Office
* Federal Agencies
* Health and Medicine Council of Washington
* Southern Governors’ Association
* Tax Foundation


* Internships – Competitive public policy placements
* Classes – Up to 9 credit hours in political science and economics from Georgetown University
* Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
* Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and industry experts
* Exclusive Briefings – At the State Department, Federal Reserve, World Bank and Capitol Hill
* Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
* Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
* Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need


Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. Students applying by the Priority Deadline of February 7, 2012 will be given preference in admissions and priority scholarship consideration.

For more information and an online application please visit our website:


Questions regarding the program or admissions process may be directed to admissions@tfas.org.


NASA offers paid undergraduate and graduate level internships in a wide variety of disciplines. Over 200 internships are available. The deadline is March 1st, but offers may begin going out as early as Feb. 2nd. Visit http://intern.nasa.gov to apply for up to 15 opportunities with a single application.

NSF offers a wide variety of paid summer research experiences for undergraduates. To search over 600 programs, please visit: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.asp.

NSF also offers mentoring and professional development support funded by NSF. Please take a look at AGEP alliances: http://www.agep.us.

Chicago Fed

Economic Research Internship- (Position #224959)

Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic, microeconomic, financial and regional data, and provides research support for the economists. May evaluate possible competitive effects of complex Bank Holding Company (BHC) acquisitions and bank merger applications, and respond to requests for data related to the banking markets. The level of work required is considered entry- level and would work under direct supervision. This job has no direct reports. 

For more information or to apply please go to: http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/people/jobs/apply.cfm