Friday, December 20, 2013

U.S. Department of Treasury's Economic Policy Internship Program

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our SUMMER 2014 internship program. Our program runs year round with three sessions: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Our program is about substance. Interns are generally assigned both a long-term research project as well as a multitude of smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings, think tank lectures, and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. Candidates should have strong writing skills and be well organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently. Interns are expected to work between 32 and 40 hours a week. There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C. Though our intern positions are unpaid, we do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

 If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references to

 Applications are due March 7, 2014. U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients!

Are you thinking about studying abroad in SUMMER 2014, FALL 2014, or for the

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational

provides up to $5000 for study abroad for students with financial need who
receive Pell Grants. In the past two years 70 Maryland students have won
Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more and to receive assistance preparing a Gilman Scholarship
application, please follow this link:
- or write to the National Scholarships Office at as soon as

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,
Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks (UMD
winter term courses are not eligible) - Must have FAFSA demonstrated
financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline:
March 4, 2014 - this is the deadline to apply for
scholarships for study abroad programs beginning between July 15 and October
15, 2014.

Students are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need
Language Supplement from the Gilman Program if their study abroad plans
involve studying any of the following critical languages: Arabic (all
dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Persian,
Languages of India and Pakistan, Indonesian, Russian and Swahili.

Questions? Contact Email: duvinage@UMD.EDU

Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues!

Are you a Sophomore or Junior strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans?

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents - Sophomores, Juniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors

All candidates for Udall Scholarships must nominated by their college or university. Dr. Wendy Whittemore is Maryland’s campus advisor for the Udall Scholarship. Please contact us at for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation regularly awards 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment. Udall Scholars take part in a four-day Orientation in Tucson, Arizona where they meet with other Scholars, elected officials and environmental leaders. Scholars also gain access to a network of environmental policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

Because contributions to the environment can be made in many different ways, Udall Scholars represent a broad range of academic majors and career interests. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal public policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Award Amount: The Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Udall Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses.

Duration: The Udall Scholarship provides one year of support. Sophomores who receive a Udall Scholarship are eligible to reapply for a second year of support.

UMCP Campus Deadline:
Friday, February 7, 2014 - All Maryland applicants for nomination to the Udall Scholarship competition must turn in their applications online with supporting materials to the National Scholarships Office, 2403 Marie Mount Hall, by this date.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Morgan Stanley - Baltimore Operations Analyst Opportunities

Placement and duration. The Operations Analyst program gives undergraduate students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and an opportunity to develop the professional competencies necessary to be successful within Operations. Analysts join in January and June of each year, depending on their graduation date.
Placements are based upon business needs and feedback throughout the interview process. In this three-level development program, Analysts work closely with their managers on goal-setting and career planning to ensure they meet the requirements of their overall learning framework. Analysts will have support and supervision from experienced Operations professionals throughout their assignments.

Training program. Analysts will participate in an induction day that provides an overview of the Firm, followed by a two-week educational period with their respective teams. Analysts will then receive three weeks of classroom training, including an overview of the securities industry, senior speaker seminars, functional knowledge training, and accounting and systems training. Training covers but is not limited to: commercial, business, risk and regulatory awareness, client and relationship management, and professional skills. In addition, Analysts take part in social and networking events to build their professional network and are assigned peer advisors and senior sponsors to aid their smooth transition into the organization.


• Trade capture, enrichment and confirmation, position reconciliation: To learn key processes in the life cycle of a trade from deal capture to the final settlement, and then identify and resolve trading breaks from discrepancies dealing with security information, trading date and settlement date, executed quantity, taxes, commission, prices and settlement locations.

• Data mining, business analysis, modeling/reporting and documentation: Be responsible for the preparation and compilation of daily/weekly/monthly metric dashboards, to ensure that thorough business analysis is performed and that accurate business requirements are documented in accordance with banking regulation and internal policy.

• System testing: Use systems effectively and efficiently to mitigate risk and develop strong relationships with IT colleagues to design, develop and test/implement technology platforms to deliver solutions to business requirements.

• Teamwork: collaborate with team members of all levels to complete daily tasks; share market and systems knowledge; develop best practice methodologies and approaches for business analysis; issue follow up and escalation.

• Developing relationships with clients (i.e., Counterparties, Traders, Origination, Legal, Credit, IT and Controllers): understanding the priorities of stakeholders to ensure that business needs are met, protecting client confidentiality will be essential, as well as addressing ad-hoc requests in a timely fashion.

Qualifications / skills /requirements

• You are a rising undergraduate senior pursuing your Bachelor’s Degree; all majors/disciplines are encouraged to apply.
• You have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
• You possess excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
• You are detail-oriented and a problem solver with superb analytical skills.

Application process & deadlines. All interested students must apply online at If Morgan Stanley recruits on your campus, you may also be required to apply through your school’s on‑campus system. If you have questions, please email

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Chicago Fed Looking for Summer Interns

The Chicago Fed’s Economic Research Department will be hiring several interns for the summer of 2014.

Click on the link below for the full job description. The specific job number is 234184.

Interested students can apply online. We’ll fill the positions on a rolling basis, starting in January.

Research Assistant - Natural Resource Management

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC, seeks a Research Assistant to support the work of a fellow on extractive industries governance and natural resource management. The successful candidate will have experience with research in economics, public policy, political science or a related field. The RA must demonstrate strong writing, analytical and communications skills.

The successful candidate will perform a range of project research, policy analysis and other duties including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct literature and data searches for ongoing research projects. Potential areas of focus include natural resource management and governance.
  • Develop drafts of background materials and policy briefs, and assist with editing papers and other written products.
  • Conduct statistical analyses using Excel, Stata, or other software tools, and prepare tables and graphs to convey those results.
  • Organize and attend meetings/conferences related to research priorities.
  • Perform other research tasks or administrative as necessary in support of Senior Research staff.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in international development is preferred but not required.
  • Essential software skills: Stata for the descriptive and econometric analysis of cross-section and panel data. MS Excel to construct spreadsheet models and generate publication quality graphics.
  • Outstanding communications and writing skills in English.
  • Confidence and can-do attitude; ability to advance projects with hands-off supervision.
  • Comfort working independently, with small groups and interacting with senior staff.
  • Good humor and collegiality are essential.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Submit Your Course Evaluations!

Remember to submit your course evaluations:
Today through Sunday, December 15.
Your feedback matters!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Birthright Israel Excel Information Session

Birthright Israel Excel is a selective 10-week summer fellowship program in Israel for talented American Jewish undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in business, technology, biotech, and business development. Each Birthright Israel Excel Fellow will intern at a prominent multinational Israeli company, travel to Israeli sites, and meet with prominent members of the business, political, and academic communities. Upon completion of the summer programming, Birthright Israel Excel alumni will continue to network together to expand both their leadership and business acumen and join an exclusive community of future international Jewish business and technology leaders. All expenses associated with flights, housing and group programming will be covered by Birthright Israel Excel.

The University of Maryland has been specifically targeted for recruitment for this unique opportunity. Come to the Information Session in the Hillel Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 pm to learn more about the program from a past participant. Check out or contact Ira Rickman ( for further questions. Applications close February 2nd.

U.S. Fashion Industry Association - Internship

Communications & Marketing Internship

Location: United States Fashion Industry Association, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 950, Washington, D.C. (Dupont Circle/Farragut Square)
Date: Spring 2014 – January to May/June 
Number of Hours: 10-20 hours/week – flexible part-time schedule 
Description: The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) seeks an intern for the Spring 2014 semester to assist with the association’s communications, marketing, and administrative activities. The intern’s responsibilities may include: 
  • Compiling research on trade policy and trade compliance topics (including rules of origin, consumer product safety, commercial documentation requirements, and international labor issues) for USFIA communications;
  • Preparing communications for review and distribution through web-based bulk email program;
  • Formatting and posting content to USFIA website (using web-based content management system) and social media accounts, including Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Twitter;
  • Performing administrative tasks, including mailings, photocopying, database management, and answering telephones; and,
  • Assisting with other communications, marketing, event planning, and administrative tasks as needed.
An especially self-motivated intern may also have the opportunity to attend congressional hearings and other Washington meetings and events and provide comprehensive recaps for USFIA members with intern’s byline.

The Hamilton Project is Seeking Spring and Summer Interns

The Hamilton Project is an economic initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. The Project produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans (you can find more information on our website at

We are currently seeking motivated, energetic students--preferably juniors or seniors--to serve as full-time or part-time interns for academic credit and a small stipend during the spring semester and summer.

This is a great opportunity for students interested in applying their skills to the policy arena. The internship description can be found here.

Weekly Review Sessions Offered by OMSE (including ECON200 and MATH140)


Have you prepared for finals? Come out to one of the Weekly Review Sessions beginning Tuesday, December 3rd until Friday, December 13th for help in the below subjects!
CHEM 131/132
Tutor: Tony
Day: Monday
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

CHEM 231
Tutor: Kobina
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

CHEM 271/272        
Tutor: Nida
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

MATH 140
Tutor: Nida
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0115

CHEM 135/136
Tutor: James
Day: Thursday
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Hornbake Library, OMSE Conference Room
ECON 200
Tutor: EJ
Day: Friday
Time: 2-4:30pm
Location: Hornbake Library, OMSE Conference Room

In each weekly review session, you will be able expand your knowledge and attain assistance in those specific course subjects. Enrolled UMD students are able to attend any of the sessions. For additional information, please feel free to contact Andrea Rodriguez at (301) 405-5623 or via email at