Monday, June 30, 2014

New York State Division of the Budget - Budget Specialist

For more than 80 years, the New York State Division of the Budget has been the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, developing, negotiating, and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country. Encompassing criminal justice, economic development, education, energy, environment, healthcare, homeland security, housing, human services, mental health, transportation, and other public policy areas, work at the Division of the Budget is high-impact public service. The Division is synonymous with challenge, opportunity, responsibility, and quality.

Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement on the Hudson River into New York State's capital city in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. The State Capitol – the historic centerpiece of New York State -- is home to the Budget Division.

Our work demands clear thinking, strong writing, and insightful analysis, all in a fast-paced environment. Working with a network of some of the country’s best universities, liberal arts colleges and schools of public administration, the Budget Division hires outstanding graduates to join our ranks as Budget Specialists. From day one, Budget Specialists are teamed with the Division’s cadre of career Budget Examiners in developing, negotiating, and implementing the annual Executive Budget. Budget Specialists: analyze State agency fiscal operations; develop budgetary and policy recommendations; evaluate proposed legislation; negotiate with legislative staff; monitor revenues and expenditures; and manage Federal, state and local relations.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - Fall Intern: Economic Policy

Scholars within the economics department at AEI cover a broad range of issues including tax policy, the U.S. economy, the stock market, social security, and investments. Interns will assist the director of economic policy studies, Kevin Hassett, and his research team with a broad range of projects and topical areas. Primary assignments may include scholarly research, event and conference planning, and writing economic briefs. Candidates must have excellent writing, analytical, and research skills. Experience with Excel and Stata preferred.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Fall Intern: International Trade and Finance

Resident Scholar Claude Barfield's primary areas of study include international trade policy, U.S. competitiveness, and science and technology policy. Interns will assist with research projects focusing on free trade agreements, international investment, U.S. trade policy, and Asian regionalism. Economics or public policy students are preferred. Proficiency with Excel and statistical software packages a plus.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

The Foundation on Economic Trends - Intern

The Office of Jeremy Rifkin offers internships in the Washington, DC area for individuals with interest in working for a progressive public policy organization focusing on emerging trends in science and technology and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture and society. We generally admit 1-2 individuals for unpaid internships lasting approximately 3-4 months, beginning in January, May, and September. College credit can be arranged.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The intern will work with President and other staff members to gain valuable experience in a number of different areas:
  • Research for public policy initiatives, book project, and current events
  • Making phone calls for networking
  • Preparation and editing of print materials
  • Managing research files and creating electronic databases
  • Creating and distributing campaign materials
  • Office administration
  • Communicating with relevant constituencies regarding policy activities

Enclude Ltd. - Analyst, Inclusive Finance

Enclude is an advisory firm dedicated to building an inclusive and prosperous global economy. We provide integrated capacity and capital services that help clients and partners design, connect, finance and build solutions that generate sustainable business results and positive social and environmental outcomes. Enclude’s committed professionals work in five registered offices (Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan, India) and in project locations across the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia.

Enclude’s Inclusive Finance (IF) practice delivers advisory services to commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, microfinance institutions and other intermediaries that seek to expand the financial products or services available to underbanked markets, including small business, microenterprise, and low- and moderate-income households. Enclude’s IF practice brings an integrated approach to helping its clients create profitable new business lines catering to traditionally underserved markets. Enclude’s financial institution clients are located primarily in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as Eastern Europe. The IF practice is focused on providing end-to-end solutions drawing from deep practitioner-based technical expertise in the areas of financial institutions, household finance, products & technology innovation, as well as cross-cutting expertise in focus areas such as the female economy, youth, ag and value chain finance, clean energy finance, and more. Reflective of the broader Enclude approach, IF works in a closely integrated way with other Enclude practices and business lines to deliver innovative solutions to support our clients and partners, drawing upon diverse and complementary areas of technical expertise.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Analyst in the IF practice will contribute to business building, knowledge management and project administration to achieve revenue goals, deliver high quality services and outcomes to clients, and to broaden personal knowledge and experience to begin developing a technical expertise. The Analyst’s primary practice area will be Inclusive Finance, but he/she will be expected to work with other practices as needed, on business building and project support assignments.

Jubilee USA Network - Policy and Advocacy Associate

The Policy and Advocacy Associate position is an internship that works closely with Jubilee USA's policy team on our newest advocacy campaigns. Encompassing both policy and advocacy, this position will include a wide range of research, writing, lobbying, outreach, organizing and policy education that supports Jubilee's campaign priorities. Tasks include:
  • Maintain Jubilee's advocacy databases
  • Support the policy and advocacy team in communications with Congress and DC-based partner organizations
  • Update advocacy-related content for Jubilee website
  • Research and write Jubilee materials used for outreach to policymakers and the public
  • Assist in outreach to Jubilee's grassroots community, through phone calls, email communication and meetings on specific campaigns
  • Communicate with faith communities about newest activities and campaigns
  • Work closely with Jubilee's advocacy team to design and implement grassroots campaigns including grassroots-friendly education, worship and campaign materials
  • Work closely with and support a network of volunteers across the country
  • Design and implement e-activism and new media campaigns
  • Provide administrative support including:
  • Data entry: Entering new supporters and updating existing supporters in our databases
  • Office functions: Assist with mailings and other related administrative work to support Jubilee's grassroots, development and policy activities
  • Attend Jubilee USA Network meetings, coalition events and related conferences

AXA Financial

We are looking for recent college graduates and upcoming graduates to join the youngest & top performing team in the country.

Company Description:

AXA Financial & AXA Advisors is a leader in helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals through financial strategies, investment services and risk management. We have more than 50 branches across the country employing approximately 5,000 financial professionals. AXA Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and merit-based.

We’re looking for highly motivated, achievement-driven individuals who want the opportunity to establish and grow a financial services practice with the support and strength of one of the nation’s leading financial services firms.

As an AXA Advisors financial professional, you’ll be part of a recognized, respected company that offers:

High earnings potential and comprehensive benefits
Training, support and hands-on management
Advancement/management opportunities

The Fund for the Public Interest - Summer Job

Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund! 

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that
works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We
run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America.  This summer we will be in over 50 cities, including our local Maryland office in College Park, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies
for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all
while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions
open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that
interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication
skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our
partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You
will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build
coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain
knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to
effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the
political process.

Click here to Apply, or call (301) 403-0024

The Borgen Project - Political Affairs Internship

This is a part-time 12-hours per week telecommuting internship. The internship is 4 months and responsible for leading public and political outreach in the state and district assigned to. Must be available Monday’s 4:30-6:00 PM PST for The Borgen Project’s national conference call.

Key Responsibilities:

· Meet with members of Congress and/or Congressional staffers in your State and District.
· Represent The Borgen Project at various business, political and community events.
· Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
· Mobilize individuals to contact their members of Congress in support of key poverty-reduction legislation.
· As needed, speak to groups, classes and organizations.
· Write letters of support for key programs to political leaders, media and other groups.

Qualifications:

· Outstanding writing skills.
· Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision
· Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.

To Apply: To be considered for the Political Affairs Internship, please email your resume to openings@borgenproject.org.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bloomberg - 2014 Financial Product Sales & Analytics - New York

Enjoy the challenges and rewards of a career at Bloomberg! The Analytics Representative provides consulting services to our clients by answering their questions and responding to their unique financial needs. This involves assisting them with their use of the Bloomberg Professional® Service and demonstrating the advantages of our products.

This position offers the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for a career at Bloomberg by offering comprehensive training on our products and services, an introduction to our clients, and insight into global financial markets.

Your career will begin in our Analytics department as a Generalist, where you will respond to a high volume of client inquiries coming through our help desk. While in Analytics, you will specialize in one of the following market sectors: Fixed Income, Equities, or Foreign Exchange (FX) and/or Commodities. This will set the foundation for career opportunities, by allowing you to build relationships while you support our suite of market leading solutions to our high-level clients. The typical career path will lead to a sales opportunity, but may also include an advanced specialization, leadership position, or other opportunities within our Financial Products division.

Because this is an entry level role, visa sponsorship is not provided.

British Embassy - Research & Administrative Assistant

The British Embassy in Washington, DC is seeking an Administrative and Research Assistant to join the Politics, Economics and Communication Group (PECG). PECG is located at the heart of the Embassy’s work and is comprised of three teams: a political team, an economic team and a communications team. The group is very much the British government’s nerve centre into the political world, economy and media of the United States.

This is an important administrative and research assistant position within the group, reporting principally to the Economic Team, but also working with the other two teams in PECG. The job-holder will be enthusiastic about promoting UK interests in the United States and passionate about helping the UK understand the US. The successful candidate will have a personal interest in economic, financial and political issues.
Job Requirements

* Provide administrative support to the various teams in PECG, including: managing contact databases; planning events; scheduling meetings; booking and managing travel; administering expenses; preparing initial drafts of letters.
* Manage and coordinate programs for London based visitors to Washington D.C. and provide support around IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings.
* Conduct research for the economic and political teams including policy reports, analysis of trends and background for meetings.
* Track economic news, events and developments on specific research topics; brief team members and London stakeholders on results.
* Lead on Queen’s honors program for US network.
* Monitoring and profiling expenditure by the economics team.
* Attend seminars and conferences and report back on key points.
* Take notes at hearings/briefings on Capitol Hill.
* Plan and arrange the Embassy’s series of lunches on policy issues of embassy wide interest.
Qualifications
 
* Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as economics, political economy, business or finance.
* Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others on a wide range of issues.
* Excellent phone and internet research skills, including ability to think creatively, problem solve, and seek out answers proactively.
* Clear and concise oral and written skills.
* Flexibility in a team setting, with an enthusiastic approach to work.
* Ability to work independently, and efficiently complete administrative tasks.
* Knowledge or interest in US/UK policy strengths and priorities is ideal.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

Milken Institute - Summer Internship

Description
 
The Milken Institute, with offices in Washington, DC, and Santa Monica, CA, is an independent, non-partisan economic think tank with a mission to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and financial policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital, and enhance health.

The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets, based in Washington, DC, is seeking a graduate student or undergraduate senior for a paid Summer Internship. The candidate's coursework and/or major should have a significant focus on finance or economics, and the candidate should demonstrate an interest in one or more of the following aspects of public policy:

 Global banking regulation
 Capital markets and infrastructure financing in developing countries
 U.S. housing finance and GSE reform
 The JOBS Act and access to capital for start-ups and small businesses
 Financial market education for improved public policy

The position requires strong attention to detail, the ability to use Excel, comfort engaging Congressional offices on the phone, and research and writing skills.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in .doc or .pdf format to Moutusi Sau at micfm@milkeninstitute.org. Ideally, the candidate will be available from June until early September, but some flexibility is allowed. Please refer to our website, milkeninstitute.org, for more information about the Milken Institute. Successful completion of a background check is required for employment in this position. The Milken Institute welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.
Qualifications
 
The candidate's coursework and/or major should have a significant focus on finance or economics, and the candidate should demonstrate an interest in one or more of the following aspects of public policy:

Global banking regulation
Capital markets and infrastructure financing in developing countries
U.S. housing finance and GSE reform
The JOBS Act and access to capital for start-ups and small businesses
Financial market education for improved public policy

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

Argus Information & Advisory Services - Consulting Analyst

Description

Argus Information and Advisory Services is a Verisk Analytics Company (NASDAQ: VRSK) and the leading provider of analytics, information and solutions to consumer banks and their regulators. Argus helps its clients maximize the value of data and analytics to allocate and align resources to strategic objectives, manage and mitigate risk (default, fraud, funding and compliance), and optimize financial objectives.

Our professionals have substantial industry knowledge, typically greater than fifteen years of experience, in providing solutions to the financial services sector. We are known for our unique ability to blend the highly technical, data-centered aspects of our projects with expert communication and business knowledge. We maintain offices in New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, and London and employ approximately 250 professionals.

Responsibilities include:

• Leverage extensive datasets and various statistical software applications to develop and execute strategic quantitative analysis
• Investigate and report on complex data interactions to help identify and address our clients’ key strategic business opportunities
• Create statistical data models to be used as tools in the development of client portfolio strategies
• Analyze and interpret results of reports and models created to translate data into and create comprehensive, actionable solutions for our clients
• Effectively and accurately communicate analytical results and strategic implications within the context of a broader business setting

This position is a fantastic opportunity to work for a fast growing company. We offer a competitive base salary plus bonus along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, LTD, and 401(k) savings plan.
Qualifications include:

• BS or advanced degree in statistics, industrial engineering, mathematics, economics, computer science, finance, or related field
• A track record of outstanding academic performance
• Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
• Demonstrated quantitative and qualitative skills
• Strong communication (written and oral) skills
• Familiarity with SQL and/or SAS or other data mining or statistical software is desired

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

Advisors Ahead - Financial Advisor Resident

Description
 
Each Resident will have a range of assignments providing a broad overview, introduction and foundation for success in the financial services business including:

• Rotation through the business units at the location to gain an understanding of the business approach and roles of different components of the business
• Orientation to the industry as well as well as the specific firm and the team employing the Resident
• Participate in the steps to prepare financial planning proposals for clients
• Perform market analysis to identify business development opportunities
• Work with assigned teams to assist with client acquisition opportunities
• Use your knowledge of social media tools to develop marketing strategies
• Observe operational and business meetings and client interactions with various team members
• Prepare and study to obtain Series 7 and 66 licenses and CFP designation
Qualifications
 
• Current College graduate, or graduating senior, with a BA/BS, or Masters, with coursework in Financial Planning, Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics
• A strong interest in personal financial planning and wealth management
• A passion to help people manage their financial futures
• A team player, with willingness to go above and beyond to deliver excellence
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills
• Complex and creative problem solving ability
• A 3.3+ Grade Point Average

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

Textron - Finance Internship

About Textron Systems

 Textron Systems businesses are industry leading developers and integrators of unmanned systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, geospatial management and analysis systems, intelligence software solutions, precision weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total lifecycle sustainment and operational services. Textron Systems’ businesses consist of Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, Unmanned Systems, Weapon & Sensor Systems and TRU Simulation + Training.

POSITION SUMMARY

 Textron Systems has several opportunities for student interested in pursuing a rewarding and challenging career in a variety of Finance roles within our many operating units. Some of our locations include:

• Austin, TX
• Charleston, SC
• Baltimore, MD
• New Orleans, LA
• Williamsport, PA
• Wilmington, MA

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association - Fall Intern: Programs & Events

Description
 
EMPEA is seeking an Undergraduate Intern in its Programs & Events Department to support its efforts in program content development, member and sponsor communications, and business development. EMPEA’s suite of conferences, in-person training and education events and online professional development programs are focused on providing our members and global industry stakeholders the intelligence and relationships needed to navigate the fast growing economies of emerging markets.

The Intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the programs and events team with researching and developing compelling content for our events, including current emerging markets private equity and global economic themes, relevant keynote speakers and other content providers. The Undergraduate Intern will also serve as an important point-of-contact for our member private equity firms, international investors and other supporters. This internship provides hands-on opportunities to learn about the asset class and connect with major industry players. Job responsibilities may also include supporting programs and events logistics and reporting, responding to general inquiries, assisting with speaker and sponsor coordination efforts, and various organizational tasks related to the production of conferences and other events as necessary.

Benefits
- Work with a dynamic team passionate about emerging markets
- Develop a keen understanding of private equity from leading industry players and global economic experts
- Acquire hands-on training in programs, events and budget management for international non-profits
- Connect with C-level executives directly and learn the landscape of emerging markets investors
Qualifications
The qualified candidate is an undergraduate student with an interest in emerging markets, economic trends and global private sector development. Professional demeanor, excellent attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and multi-task are required. Prior economic research experience, use of Salesforce and Excel proficiency are preferred.

Internship offers a $500 stipend for the summer term. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week, and start date and term of internship are flexible (targeted start date is August 18, 2014.)

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - Fall Intern: The Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy

Description
 
The Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy focuses on issues related to the high-tech economy, the Internet and communications regulation. Interns will assist the Director of the Center and his research team with a broad range of projects and topical areas such as net neutrality, patent reform, and cybersecurity. Primary assignments may include scholarly research, event and conference planning, and writing economic briefs.

Qualifications
 
Candidates must have excellent writing, analytical, and research skills. Experience with Excel and STATA preferred.
 
To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - Fall Intern: Demographics and Political Economy

Description
 
Resident Scholar Nicholas Eberstadt focuses on global demographic trends and economic development, with a current emphasis on China, India, and other developing nations. He also researches North Korea, poverty in the United States, foreign aid, and global health and mortality (especially HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s).

Qualifications
 
Interns will do quantitative analysis, background research, fact-checking, and editing for articles and ongoing projects. Attention to detail and experience with Excel is a must. Experience with STATA highly desirable. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese preferred.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - Fall Intern: Asian Economics

Description
 
Derek Scissors is a Resident Scholar at AEI, where he focuses on Asian economic issues, especially the Chinese and Indian economies and US economic relations with Asian countries. The Asian Economies intern will be responsible for researching and media monitoring of Chinese outward investment, fact-checking, and providing support for ongoing projects.

Qualifications
 
Interested candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in Asian economics, the ability to conduct independent research, and strong analytic skills. Work ethic and attention to detail are highly valued. Ability to easily and quickly read Mandarin Chinese is required.

To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

Technomics, Inc. - Entry Level Cost Analyst

Description
 
You will work with senior Technomics analysts to shape future Department of Defense (DoD) budgets for the nation’s most critical and technologically complex weapon system programs, including aircraft, ship, space, vehicle and missile programs. You will assist our senior analysts in researching, developing and applying quantitative techniques to estimate the costs to develop, produce, operate and support these systems. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include: 1) collection, organization and normalization of cost and technical data; 2) analysis of data using quantitative techniques such as regression, optimization and simulation; 3) documentation and presentation of data and analysis; and 4) learn as much as possible as fast as possible.

Qualifications
 
BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BS (Bachelor of Science) with a minimum of 24 credit hours in quantitative courses in the following disciplines: economics, engineering, mathematics, operations research or statistics. Minimum overall and major GPAs of 3.0 out of 4.0. Candidates should be motivated self-starters who enjoy solving challenging quantitative problems in a collaborative environment. Candidates should be quantitative, creative, inquisitive, candid and entrepreneurial. Candidates should have an interest in high technology systems. Candidates should have strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel skills. Candidates should have an interest in contributing to the success of corporate initiatives (e.g., process improvements) that impact Technomics’ performance and health. Because all candidates must be able to hold a DoD security clearance, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen. This position requires some travel outside the Washington, DC area. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
 
To read more about the position, log in to your Career4Terps (C4T) account(http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/) and search for the job title.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Job Opening at NewDay, USA

Account Executive
 
Job Description
If you are a career-focused, highly motivated and intelligent individual looking for a unique opportunity to build a lucrative career with a greatly respected company, apply to our Account Executive team at NewDay USA! As the exclusive provider of mortgage loans for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), an organization of more than 1.6 million veterans, we are seeking honest and ethical Account Executives to work directly with military veterans who may be struggling with financial difficulties and excessively high monthly payments. We provide our Account Executives with best-in-class training, qualified inbound leads, in-house operational support and an array of loan programs - the building blocks for a successful career in mortgage banking. Investment in our associates has led to our collective success, and we’re looking for Account Executives who are ready to commit our team and align your goals with ours.
  
Job Responsibilities
 
As an Account Executive with NewDay USA, you will take roughly seven inbound calls per day from Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home equity customers, as well as individuals who own their homes outright, who are looking to refinance up to 100% of the value of their homes. You will analyze customers’ financial statuses, credit and property evaluations to determine the feasibility of refinancing. Additional responsibilities of the Account Executive include:
  • Consulting with customers about the most appropriate loan refinancing options and closing deals
  • Following up on prospects to keep them informed of their mortgage options
  • Qualifying borrowers by performing credit checks and verifying income/financial documents
  • Ordering home appraisals
  • Reviewing loan agreements to ensure that they are complete and accurate according to our policy
  • Coordinating loan processing with your Underwriting and Processing colleagues
  • Reviewing and updating credit and loan files

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Language Learning and Cognition Study Looking for Paid Participants

¿Estudias el espaƱol? ¡Participa en un estudio! 

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants!  Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104).

You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.

 
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!

Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):

·         18-30 years of age
·         monolingual native speaker of English
·         currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
·         not started studying Spanish before age 12
·         no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country
 
Review additional criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com

Minority Business Development Agency - Management Analyst

Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Minority Business Development Agency
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Few vacancies - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $34,415.00 to $44,745.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0343-05
Open Period: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014
Position Information: Recent Graduates - Full-Time
Who May Apply: Applicants who within the previous two years have earned a degree or certificate after December 27, 2010. Veterans called to active duty or military service following completion of their qualifying educational program will have the remainder of their two-year window to apply when they return, provided no more than six years have passed.


For more information and application, please go to the USAjobs website linked here: Pathways Recent Graduate (Management Analyst)

Bureau of Economic Analysis - Economist

Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Few vacancies - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $42,631.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: ZP-0110-07
Open Period: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Thursday, June 12, 2014
Position Information: Temporary - Full-Time
Who May Apply: Recent College Graduates from qualifying institutions within two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, will have up to six years to apply).


For more information and application, please to the USAjobs website linked here: ECONOMIST (Recent Graduates)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

OMSE Now Hiring ECON Tutor!

OMSE Tutors support the mission of the office by providing tutorial services to multiethnic undergraduate students in various academic disciplines. Tutors, hired for both their knowledge and ability to communicate, work with students to identify problem areas and misconceptions about the course material, provide frequent feedback, and work towards creating self-motivated, independent students.
 
The position is designed to enable tutees to better comprehend lower level required courses and to support the successful academic development of program participants. Tutors serve as OMSE ambassadors, and demonstrate academic proficiency in their respective areas of tutoring. Training workshops are held during the semester to prepare you for tutoring situations, and to gain valuable transferable skills that will help you in other aspects of your personal and professional life.
 
Qualifications:
  • Earned a grade of A in course(s) wanting to tutor and took the course(s) at The University of Maryland, College Park
  • Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be an enrolled UMD undergraduate or graduate student
The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education is currently looking to hire a tutor for ECON. For more information visit omse.umd.edu/tutoring.html and email omsetutoring@umd.edu with your resume and unofficial transcript.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dept. of the Treasury Fall 2014 Internship

Internship Opportunity
Office of Economic Policy
U.S. Treasury Department
Washington, D.C.

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our FALL 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 to 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 the names and contact information of three references to Christine.Devlin@treasury.gov. Applications are due July 11, 2014. U.S. citizenship is required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Heritage - Fall Internship

Paid Heritage Fall Internship Opportunities - Deadline June 15th!

PAID FALL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN RESEARCH AND POLICY PROMOTION:

Heritage is looking for rising juniors and seniors interested in experiencing DC first hand this fall. Our program will run from September 8th to December 12th with opportunities in research (Asian Studies, Latin America, Russia/Eurasia, national security, international economics, energy, regulatory policy, law, welfare reform, and more) and policy promotion (marketing, outreach, communications, accounting, business, development, etc.) You can find a full list online of our 60 open positions in policy, promotion, business and more.  

Learn more by visiting www.heritage.org/internships.

Interested applicants should apply by June 15th by applying on our online application. They also need to submit 2 letters of recommendation and an official school transcript by the deadline. International students must also submit work authorization.

Research Assistant Needed

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation—a Washington, D.C.-based think tank—is seeking to hire a research assistant to contribute to work on policy issues relating to information technology (IT) and Internet policy, including copyright, cyber security, data science, digital copyright, e-government, and privacy.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Research public policy issues related to IT and the Internet
  • Write policy reports, op-eds, blogs, and other materials
  • Read, summarize and track relevant legislation and regulations
  • Attend and summarize events and hearings relevant to policy issues
  • Locate, extract, manipulate, find patterns, and draw conclusions from government data sources and private datasets
Job Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, or similar field
  • Strong knowledge of computer science, technology trends, and Internet policy issues
  • Excellent writing skills, especially an ability to write for policy audiences
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
Application Process:
To apply for the position, please submit the following to the Director of Personnel at jobs@itif.org:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample of at least 3 pages
ITIF is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank committed to articulating and advancing a pro-productivity and pro-innovation public policy agenda. We believe that innovation is central to spurring economic growth and addressing key societal challenges and that public policies should actively work to support innovation, productivity and economic competitiveness. ITIF works to help policymakers understand the critical importance of innovation and innovation policy. We produce publications, hold events, meet with policy makers, speak at forums and engage in other activities to shape innovation policy.

Macroeconomic Advisors, LLC Currently Hiring Economic Analyst in St. Louis Office


Economic Analyst

Job ID: 18267469
Position Title: Economic Analyst
Company Name: Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
Job Function: Economic Analyst
Entry Level: Yes
Location(s): Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Posted: May 28, 2014
Job Type: Private
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 0-1 Year
Salary: $50,000.00 - $70,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Company: Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
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APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Contact Person: Chris Varvares
Email Address: varvares@macroadvisers.com

For a bright and motivated recent graduate who is interested in economics and finance, there simply aren’t many jobs that match this position for learning opportunities, work environment, and career advancement.

Responsibilities

Analysts provide analytical support to the principals, including maintaining and running models of the economy, contributing to the preparation of our reports and presentations that communicate our analysis on current data, our forecast and topical issues to our clients.

Job Requirements

Education
BS/BA or MS/MA with a major in Economics or Finance (including coursework in macroeconomics and econometrics) is required. An exceptional academic record and prior research experience are a definite plus.

Required Skills
Genuine interest in empirical macroeconomics, monetary policy and financial markets
Effective research and analytical skills
Excellent computer skills: MS Office and Eviews primarily but ability and willingness to develop additional programming skills are a plus
Ability to write clearly and speak articulately
Ability to work well with others in small team environment