Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Participants Needed for fMRI Study

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)

invites students at the University of Maryland, College Park to participate in a 2011-2012 study examining people’s descriptions of how they behave with different types of people. Participants will be asked a series of questions while researchers record their brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Research participants must be 18 to 35 years of age, be native speakers of English, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision, be right-handed, and been born and raised in the United States. Research participants should NOT have any: metal implants or other metal that cannot be removed (including permanent retainers), personal history of neurological and psychological disorders, learning disabilities, or possibility of pregnancy.

Compensation: $20 per hour for up to approximately 2.5 hours.

Location: Maryland Neuroimaging Center.

For more information and to register, please email CPneuro@casl.umd.edu with “CP” in the subject line.

ORISE Research Fellowship Opportunity with the U.S. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics, Washington, DC

EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) is accepting applications for temporary Research Assistant positions through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation/Internship Program for the U.S. EPA. NCEE is EPA's center of expertise for cutting-edge research and analysis in environmental economics (www.epa.gov/economics) and supporting science. Deadline for initial application is Friday, June 8, 2012.

Applicants should be in or have recently completed (within five years) an undergraduate degree program in economics or a related field. This may include natural or physical science fields that provide information used in economic analysis. Applicants must have high academic standing and an interest in applied environmental economics research.  

Duties are expected to include providing support for NCEE staff economists and scientists in their research and related activities, including conducting thorough literature searches and providing scientific input to be used by staff in peer reviewed publications, research reports, working papers, and presentations. Tasks also include the collection, organization and verification of data using standard analytical techniques. The participant will also assist in the review of analyses of the benefits and costs of environmental regulations. The participant will assist in analyses and research efforts on benefit-cost research and techniques, economic impact models and measures, and market incentive mechanisms. The individual also will assist in the production of new studies, coordinated with other NCEE staff and EPA program offices.  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Internship Opportunity at the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders

Be a DC summer intern that makes a difference and gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit/association field, and public policy sector. The National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL) represents America’s lenders in moving private capital to those in need, 80 organizations committed to increasing lending and investing private capital in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. This “who’s who” of private sector lenders and investors includes major banks, blue-chip non-profit lender CDFIs, and others in the vanguard of affordable housing. Interns will work side by side with association professionals as they help advance NAAHL’s affordable housing and community development mission.

NAAHL seeks a college/university student who is interested in a summer internship. The internship will be for approximately two months (June-August), depending on the student’s academic schedule. The intern’s daily schedule can be flexible within normal business hours, Monday – Friday. The internship is located in Washington, D.C. and is unpaid. A public transit stipend is offered for the duration of the internship. While the internship may be of special interest to business, economics, journalism, and political science majors, all students are welcome to apply.

The intern will work closely with NAAHL staff on a number of tasks that will help advance their careers. Previous summer interns have assisted in writing press releases and letters, attended Congressional hearings and industry meetings, and helped conduct online research projects of financial regulators.

Other intern duties include:

· Editing documents for the CEO and COO
· Compiling data in Excel spreadsheets
· Filing/data entry
· Front desk coverage, including answering the phones and greeting guests
· Other duties as assigned

Because of the crucial role interns play in our organization, we ask that applicants have excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work independently on multiple projects. Good judgment and significant knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is also a must. Other technical skills, including multimedia and social media are preferred but not required.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to kschott@naahl.org or fax it to (202) 293-9852. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling schedule; the last day to apply is June 22, 2012.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

TSA Economics Job Opportunities

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
TSA Job Listings:

1. Supervisory Economist, SV-0110-J/K, TSA
Vacancy closes May 21, 2012
2. Economist, SV-01100-I/J, TSA
Vacancy closes May 21, 2012
3. Economist, SV-0110-G/H, TSA
Vacancy closes May 21, 2012

Capital Performance Group - Business Analyst

Business Analyst, (C4T Position # 60618)
Capital Performance Group (CPG), Washington D.C.

POSITION TYPE:  Entry Level, Full Time

CPG's Business Analyst Program offers a unique combination of work experience, skills training, and professional mentoring. Analysts act as important members of client engagement teams, taking the lead role in generating required research and analytics and taking part in brainstorming sessions with the consulting staff to develop insights for solving business challenges faced by our clients. CPG’s Business Analysts gain exposure to both the consulting and financial services industries.

Typical responsibilities include:

• Development of spreadsheet models to quantify the financial impact of business initiatives and the effects of consulting team recommendations.
• Financial performance analysis of financial services companies and comparison of performance to peer institutions.
• Manipulating and analyzing data pertaining to customers and markets.
• Conducting secondary research on industry topics and trends, including strategies, products and services, value propositions, and operational advantages of major financial services companies.
• Development of presentations for senior managers of leading financial services companies in the U.S., and presenting findings to those senior managers.
• Providing research support in developing speeches for CPG consulting staff, as well as conducting research for and authoring articles for publication in industry periodicals and forums.
• Analysis of company-specific news, performance, and developments to inform business development activities for the firm.
• Limited travel to client locations in the United States.


Candidates for CPG’s Business Analyst Program must have:

• Undergraduate degree in finance, business, or related quantitative disciplines. Classes in money and banking, accounting, marketing, and statistics strongly desired.
• Well-developed analytical skills and comfort with building quantitative models a plus.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
• An aptitude and eagerness to learn.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and paste the ID number (listed beside the position titles) in the "Search" box.