Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Economist Jobs with the FDA/CDER

The Office of Program and Strategic Analysis (OPSA) at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA/CDER) is seeking economists for its Economics Staff.  This position is best suited for a recent graduate that is specifically interested in working with policy-centered research. This position requires someone that can take initiative and apply research to effectively reach solutions for real world problems. Students serious about working as an economist should apply. Internships may also be available for qualified, passionate students who have completed a significant amount of their economics coursework.

  • OPSA economists serve as consultants to Center's leadership, conducting economic analyses of regulatory drug program performance, industry trends, the impact of FDA policies, and other topics within FDA/CDER oversight.
  • Recent work includes root cause analysis of drug shortages, evaluation of impact an FDA industry guidance might have had on drug development, and a study of industry dynamics behind orphan drug applications.
  • Ability to rigorously analyze complex problems using a variety of theoretical and empirical methods, tools and approaches;
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Ability to effectively work on projects where goals, objectives and path forward are not clearly defined;
  • Ability to successfully work on multidisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical audience both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be a US Citizen and have a degree in economics that includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 hours in statistics, accounting or calculus; OR
  • Must be a US Citizen and have combination of education and experience (courses equivalent to a major in economics, as noted above, plus appropriate experience and additional education);
  • Work experience outside of academic setting valued; project management experience a plus;
  • Healthcare background not necessary.

OPSA Consultant Positions with the FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actively recruiting for several positions within the Office of Program and Strategic Analysis (OPSA). CDER is the global leader in drug regulation, responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of all drug and therapeutic biological products used to treat, prevent, or diagnose illness.

Our office is responsible for leading and supporting a broad range of CDER programs, and our work both informs and influences organizational strategy and decision making by senior CDER management. We lead evaluations of new and existing initiatives to improve their implementation, understand their impact on the Center, and to develop strategy with respect to CDER’s external stakeholders. We also conduct a wide range of qualitative and quantitative analyses to answer key questions of CDER’s operations with the goal of enhancing the efficiency of key internal processes.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated group modernizing FDA drug regulation operations. We offer a collegial, highly collaborative, and dynamic work environment in at the FDA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C. Consultant positions are available as either one or two year ORISE fellowships or permanent positions at the GS 9‐13 level. Pay for both types of positions is commensurate with experience.


Our open positions are available in several groups within OPSA: the Program Evaluation and Implementation Staff; the Decision Support and Analysis Team; and the Lean Management Staff. Projects in these groups involve operational analyses to assess the impact of CDER initiatives on program efficiency and effectiveness; design and implementation of new programs; advancement of structured benefit‐risk assessment in regulatory decision‐making; and evaluation of key business processes using an evidence‐based approach that assesses the value of each step and leads to sustained practical solutions to complex problems. Our work often has a high impact on internal operations as well as our external environment.

Bond and Financial Products Underwriting Summer Internship

What exactly is an Underwriter?

Insurance is the contractual transfer of financial risk from one party to another. Underwriters (Account Executives) are the heart of the insurance process, gathering and researching pertinent information and then using finely tuned analytical skills to evaluate the acceptability of business and institutional risk. However, underwriters are more than just analysts – they are the core relationship builders with our agents and clients. They are responsible for managing a profitable portfolio of business through our distributing agents and brokers. An underwriting career includes a dynamic blend of analytical and marketing skills – it's challenging, stimulating and a superb career choice.

The Bond and Financial Products Division

The Bond and Financial Products division provides management liability, professional liability and surety to businesses of all sizes. In addition, Bond & Financial Products also provides traditional property casualty coverage to Financial Institutions. Bond & Financial Products is organized into six separate and distinct business units which include:
  • Commercial Surety: Protects a third party from the failure of an insured to perform or fulfill an obligation 
  • Construction Services: Insuring the bond between contractors and clients 
  • Financial Institutions: Insurance for community banks, credit unions, insurance companies, investment advisors and large depository & non-depository institutions 
  • Private/Non Profit Liability: Insurance products for private companies and non-profit institutions 
  • Professional Liability: Professional liability coverage protects against liability claims for negligence, errors and omissions in the performance of professional services 
  • Public Company Liability: Insurance products crafted to address the diverse management liability exposures faced by today's public companies 
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Undergraduate students completing their sophomore or junior year
  • Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Risk Management/Insurance, Marketing or other Liberal Arts majors with a business focus are preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
Positions are available across various U.S. offices lasting approximately 10-12 weeks beginning in late May/early June. Click here to apply.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Paid Summer Research Internship with Brookings Center for Universal Education

This academic-focused summer internship, beginning in June 2015, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in education, international development and other related fields to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

 This internship pays an hourly rate of $10.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to 32-40 hours per week during regular business hours, with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, D.C. and will last 10 weeks, concluding mid-August.

Primary Responsibilities
Students will work closely with the Director of CUE and their team on a research project that focuses on new models of education for the developing world. The student will help investigate key questions for the project and can assist with a large range of tasks, including reviewing relevant research, reading and summarizing new reports on related topics, attending events and reporting back, managing citations, helping draft blog posts and make PowerPoint presentations, create data visualizations, and assist in other duties as needed.

Graduate or undergraduate student (who has completed their sophomore year) working towards a degree in a relevant field (i.e. international relations, public policy, international development, education, political science, economics). 

The intern will need a wide variety of research skills including being able to find, read, summarize and synthesize research from a variety of fields. Strong writing skills, ability to accomplish tasks efficiently without supervision, to collaborate with others, and willingness to learn required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel required, data analysis experience and knowledge of analysis software like STATA, SPSS and R a plus.

Monday, April 27, 2015

IEFS Hosting Dr. Jeff Werling from INFORUM

On Wednesday, April 29th at 5 pm in VMH 1202, International Economics and Finance Society is hosting Dr. Jeffrey Werling, executive director of INFORUM. He will be discussing how economic modeling is used to answer a wide variety of real-life questions. INFORUM is a non-profit company, part of UMD, that is dedicated to improving business planning, policy analysis, and the general understanding of the economic environment. Refreshments will be served.


"Thinking Globally"
International Economics and Finance Society at UMD
Visit our Website!

Apply for the Summer and Fall 2015 Maryland Internship Program

Numerous studies show that students with internship experience have more employment opportunities after graduation than students without internship experience. Experience makes you stand out to future employers!!!

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) coordinates many exciting opportunities for students interested in Government and Politics. A participant in the Maryland Internship Program (MIP) had this to say:

“I was accepted in MIP and was placed with a Maryland Delegate. I was then lucky enough to be asked back for the following session as an intern, and was then offered the position of Legislative Aid for the 2014 session. Without the MIP I might not have discovered my passion for state politics, and not be sitting where I am today.”

CAPC and the Department of Government and Politics offer three exciting internship programs to help University of Maryland undergraduates gain real-world experience in government and public policy, coupled with classroom training: the Maryland Internship Program (MIP), Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), and Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP). You will have the opportunity to intern in federal, state and local government offices and agencies for a semester, earning course credit and valuable experience.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer 2015 UMDPS Information Analyst Paid Internship

University of Maryland Police / Public Safety, Information Analysis Unit
Law Enforcement Analyst Intern/Trainee Position Description

The University of Maryland Police Information Analysis Unit is accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Analyst Internship program. This is a paid, part-time position for University of Maryland College Park students interested in a career in crime and intelligence analysis. The Law Enforcement Analyst trainee will be required to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Employer is flexible with class schedules and study requirements. The office is open Monday – Friday and recognizes the University Holiday Schedule, during which time the office is closed. Work will largely be conducted in typical office setting and involves contact with civilian and sworn police personnel. There may be some limited opportunities for evening and weekend hours to support special events. Preference is given to applicants planning on one year or more of employment. Position requires fingerprint background check (provided by department).

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice, or related field at University of Maryland, College Park; including coursework in statistics, data analysis, research methods, and theories of crime/criminal behavior.
  • Experience using statistical computer programs, computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, and desktop publishing (Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent).
  • Experience with ArcGIS preferred.
  • Applicants must submit resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample (please limit writing sample to 600 words; samples should exhibit correct spelling, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and consistent citation).
Job Description:
  • Prepare, clean, and code data for crime and problem analysis
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data and information related to criminal activity, public safety, and homeland security
  • Maintain, query, and retrieve pertinent information in computer databases
  • Identify patterns of crime and public safety concerns using database software, reviewing incident data, and conducting open source research
  • Research and monitor developing crime trends, public safety issues, and threats for the University community and surrounding region
  • Assist with a variety of daily, weekly, monthly and annual tactical, operational, and strategic reports
  • Conduct a wide variety of open source research and evaluate credibility of information
  • May perform other similar or related task as assigned or requested

U21 Summer School Opportunity in UK

2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School (U21 Summer School)
Only ten days left to apply!

Host: University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: July 1-15, 2015
Theme: Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age
Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $2,700/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be fully covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Scotland.
This is a competitive application.

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School being hosted by the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 1-15, 2015. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age”.  U21 undergraduate students from a variety of countries, cultures, and academic disciplines will spend two weeks engaging in activities, discussions and workshops aimed at exploring ideas for using new technologies to improve the quality of life in urban settings worldwide. 

Cities are complex, dynamic structures: difficult to predict and manage, with everyday issues arising in economic stability, energy security, environmental integrity, independent living, communications, built environment and civic participation.

Understanding how these services combine to produce a city level effect is a challenge.  Their sheer complexity and unpredictability makes the policy setting and management of effective, high-functioning, successful cities an increasingly important social and economic priority. Successful cities are those which position themselves to understand systemic behaviors and develop policy and service responses which address the issues these create – an ability to respond and adapt to the changing environment around them.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

Open: March 30, 2015
Closing: May 19, 2015, 11:59:59 PM ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships for undergraduate environmental study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

Specific Areas of Interest: This RFA solicits applications from students interested in environmentally-related study and problem solving in a variety of environmentally-related areas which are described below. By providing financial support across disciplines, EPA expects to continue to assist in increasing the nation's environmental workforce and the ability to produce leading edge research, and in advancing the nation's research and development enterprise.

  *   Natural and Life Sciences
  *   Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
  *   Engineering
  *   Social Sciences
  *   Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences
  *   Mathematics and Computer Science

Washington Center for Equitable Growth Employment Opportunity

Dear Students,

I am writing from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to let you know of a job opportunity for undergraduate students who will be graduating this spring. Equitable Growth is a research and grantmaking organization located in Washington, DC. We have an immediate opening for a Research Assistant to conduct research on economic inequality and growth, specifically helping with and conducting data analysis on the U.S. labor market and economic policy.

Research topics will include analysis of policies that affect family economic security, work-family conflict, employment and income, and the relationship between income inequality and economic growth.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Ed Paisley,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Unpaid Summer Research Opportunity with a National Non-Profit Organization

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a national non-profit organization that helps low-income households achieve a healthier standard of living by addressing the environmental health concerns in their homes. GHHI is committed to the creation of resources, programs, and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning and home-based environmental health hazards. GHHI works in collaboration with families, community organizations, educators, government agencies, insurers, property owners, and health care providers to construct real, attainable and cost-effective means to create lead-safe and healthy homes.

Currently, we are recruiting students to be research associates to help compile data and do research on the resources Maryland has to tackle these environmental health challenges. This research will be conducted through the GHHI Summer Research Institute and will take place between June 2, 2015 and August 11, 2015.

The research associate position at 2015 GHHI Summer Research Institute is a part-time, unpaid, volunteer summer research opportunity conducted from the comfort of your home. This project aims to open source information to aid local nonprofits and legislators in their fight to improve the state of healthy housing in Baltimore. 

Our mission is to utilize the amazing research capacity of undergraduates across the country to collect this information. We are able to accomplish this by communicating via webinars and utilizing pre-formatted and very prescriptive excel spreadsheets which allow information to be collected in a universal template. We are looking for students from any background, and no previous experience is required.

The information that is collected will be published in an online Wikipedia-style Healthy Housing Database that allows us to open source this information exponentially across the country and allow for other student groups and professionals to update and expand this research. 

By the end of the summer, you'll have partaken in a new publication, contributed to a national website, learned about environmental health, and helped low-income families in their fight to improve their standard of health! 

BSOS Students - Invitation to New Day VIP Reception before Cupids Cup


Dept. of Treasury, Office of Economic Policy - Fall 2015 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 2015 internship session. 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 a long-term research project as well as smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated. 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. 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 contact information of three references to Applications are due July 3, 2015.

U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

New Fall Course: Innovation in the Public Sector, with Ken Ulman (counts as upper-level supporting course)

BSOS388F/GVPT388B Innovation in the Public Sector, Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM

How does innovation occur in the public sector? How can government serve as a catalyst for problem-solving? Using the tools of innovation and entrepreneurship, this laboratory course engages students in a semester-long project to innovate change around a specific public sector issue or industry in our local or regional community. Some examples might include: public broadband access, sustainability infrastructure, transportation improvements, or health care access in the College Park, Prince George's, or Maryland communities. Lead instructor Ken Ulman,'97 is the former Howard County Executive who now heads the University's efforts to transform College Park into one of the most innovative university towns in the country. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

DSAC Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Robert Schwab

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council has scheduled our next Brown-Bag Lunch for Monday, April 20th with a longtime favorite among economics students, Dr. Robert M. Schwab. Professor Schwab received his BA from Grinnell College and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. His current research focuses primarily on public economics with an emphasis on taxation and public education. He currently teaches the following courses:

  • ECON 200: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 708: Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics
  • HONR 259L: Thinking Strategically
  • ECON 414: Game Theory (next semester)
If you see any topics here that interest you or just want to know more about the Economics Department in general then RSVP Here!

This event will be on 11:00 am, April 20th and will facilitate casual conversation over complimentary lunch.

ECON—Professor Robert Schwab
Monday, April 20th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Lunch provided!)
2141K Tydings Hall

Multiple Summer Internships Available with the State Department Federal Credit Union

Summer opportunity awaits outstanding undergraduate college students who are interested in the financial industry. The State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) is a well established financial institution headquartered in Old Town Alexandria.

SDFCU summer internship program is an opportunity that allows participants to acquire valuable work experience while gaining insight into a variety of positions within our organization. As a Summer Intern, you will have the opportunity to engage in work and learning opportunities that will help expand your understanding of the credit union industry.

We are seeking dynamic and energetic students to fill the following positions in the following departments:
  • Support Services - 2 positions 
  • Deposit & Check Operations - 2 positions
  • Mortgage & Lending Services - 1 position 
  • eStrategy - 1 position 
  • Information Technology - 2 positions 
  • Funds Management - 1 positions
  • Lending Solutions - 2 positions 
  • Membership Development - 1 position 
  • Member Experience - 2 positions 

Required Experience: Must be an undergraduate college student; moderate to intermediate computer skills in a Windows environment; strong interpersonal skills; ability to multi-task; takes constructive criticism well; strong writing skills; punctuality and effective communication and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Please include your availability in your submission.

Financial Analyst Summer Internship in McLean

This internship seeks to develop candidate’s corporate finance knowledge through assignments in MITRE’s business unit’s financial planning and program control departments. You will be tasked to maximize our value to our government sponsors by demonstrating financial stewardship through activities that assess enterprise health and drive knowledge and process innovations within the finance organization. The variety and scope of this internship will provide experiences resulting in a comprehensive understanding of a Financial Analyst’s role within MITRE’s Corporate Finance Organization. Potential responsibilities include: 
  • Coordinate activities and information sharing with Business Partners, other MITRE FFRDC's and operating units
  • Prepare and maintain direct and indirect budgets at various organizational levels
  • Analyze and diagnose business drivers and variances to budget using various financial systems
  • Communicate financial results effectively with powerful visual narratives and story-telling
  • Develop financial projections using various methods including historical trends, statistical analysis, and other predictive techniques 

Location VA: McLean Campus Preferred 

  • Academic excellence with financial or quantitative interest/competencePassion, energy, and enthusiasm in learning and applying through creative problem-solving
  • High level of curiosity and a mindset of continuous improvement as a resourceful self-starter
  • Strong communication and interpersonal, skills
  • Team player with flexibility to work across teams and collaborate with multiple stakeholders 

Minimum Education/ Experience: Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree 

Travel: *This position will require overnight travel up to 5 % of the time as well as some local travel. 

Clearance Suitability: (Govt Background Investigation) Clearance. Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and, to be considered by MITRE for this position, must meet government suitability requirements.

Click to Apply

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Government and Politics students were all either awarded or received honorable mention as NSF Graduate Research Fellows in 2015! The eight BSOS graduating seniors who received the awards will enter graduate school next year fully funded to start their PhD studies and research. This gives them a huge advantage at the beginning of their graduate careers.

Take a course that aims to help you receive this same award!

Associate Dean and Professor Carl Lejuez is offering a summer 2015 workshop to walk you through preparation of an outstanding application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by Dr. Lejuez, who is an accomplished researcher and who has had great success mentoring students in preparing funded social sciences grants.

Please click here to apply for the summer workshop by May 1, 2015. You will be asked to upload a PDF of your "unofficial" transcript as part of the application. If accepted, you will have the option of registering for the 1 credit class in Summer I. A non-credit option is also available, but you must still apply. All course materials will be available on ELMS.

For questions regarding registration, please contact, Blessing Enekwe at

Richmond Fed - Research Associate Position

The Research Department within the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has an opening for a Research Associate reporting to the Economists in this area. In this entry level role, you will perform economic and statistical analyses to support the research initiated by Economists. This research is in part policy-oriented, and in part academic, aimed at publication in top journals. Much of the analysis will be conducted on personal and mainframe computers, using mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab, Gauss, Stata and R. You will present results of research to economists and management in oral or written reports on an as needed basis, and at times within tight deadlines.

Candidates should apply for the RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position (posted until April 30th, position number 239161) online at

(Note that only applications from U.S. citizens or green card holders will be considered.)

Graduate Programs in Economics through Northern Illinois University


New M.A. degree program in Financial Economics through Northern Illinois University


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

EAM Hosting John Downs

The Economics Association of Maryland will be hosting John Downs of Caliber Home Loans to lead a discussion on money, investing, life outside of college and the power of making smart moves at a young age. The event will take place in Tydings 1101 on Thursday April 16th at 6:00.

If you have any questions please send them to

Snider Center Justice & Markets Public Lecture - The Family and The Market April 16th @ 4pm

Justice & Markets Public Lecture Series
“The Family & The Market,” Jerry Muller, Catholic University
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4 p.m.
Pyon Su Room, Stamp Student Union 
In the second lecture of the Justice & Markets series, Jerry Muller (Catholic University of America) draws upon intellectual, demographic, social and business history, as well as the contemporary social sciences, to explore the deep inter-relationships between the family and the market.
From the origins of modern capitalism through contemporary debates about the relationship between changing family patterns and economic inequality, this talk will explore the variety of perspectives from which the interaction of the market and the family should be understood, and why those interested in business should pay attention to changes in the family.
The lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Pyon Su room of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m. Refreshments to be served after lecture along with Q&A and mingle with the guest speaker.

American Red Cross Summer 2015 Internships

The American Red Cross has an abundance of internships lined up for students! You can access the full profile of each internship, by clicking on the title.

Habitat for Humanity Summer 2015 Internships

Habitat for Humanity has made available several options for possible internships offered during the summer. Take your time and read through the descriptions of all of the position titles that you are interested in.

AdvocacyCommunications Intern

FederalRelations Intern

Global AdvocacyCampaign Intern

State and LocalRelations Intern

Strategy Intern
If you are interested in any of these internships, please contact Ms. Ruxanda Renita at

Paid Math Coach Position for Fall 2015

Apply to be a Math Coach for the Math Success Program starting Fall 2015!

Math Coaches assist undergraduate students with math coursework, study skills, and building math confidence. Math Coaches work a minimum of two shifts a week, from 5:50pm-9pm on Sunday-Thursday nights. Initial compensation begins at $10/hr. Gain tutoring, problem-solving, and peer leadership experience in a diverse, exciting environment!

Visit to apply now!

This application closes at 11:59pm on Monday, April 20.
For more information visit:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Summer or Fall Internship with the FDA's Economics Staff

Student Intern
Economics Staff, Office of Planning
Office of the Commissioner
United States Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency responsible for the safety and effectiveness of food, drugs, medical devices, biological products, tobacco products, animal drugs, animal food, and cosmetics. This internship is with the Economics Staff, Office of the Commissioner of Food and drugs. The intern will report to the Director of the Economics Staff.

The internship may be either part-time or full-time; for students working part-time, the position will typically require 2 work days per week. We are looking for summer interns, as well as, fall interns.

The duties of the intern include assisting supervisory economists in tracking and reviewing projects of the Economics staff and in communicating the results to senior FDA management. These projects range from investigations of price or availability of FDA-regulated products to rapid responses to economic questions from Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services. The intern will assist the staff as needed to plan briefings on research projects, review work products, and assist staff economists in conducting economics analyses of FDA policies and actions.

To apply or find out more information, please contact Clark Nardinelli at and copy

OMSE's Tutoring Service


Friday, April 10, 2015

USDA Financial Management Analyst Position for Recent Grad

Job Title: Financial Management Analyst (Recent Graduate)
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service
Job Announcement Number: PATHCA-AMS-MA-2015-0301

FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: 
  • Knowledge of budget and financial management concepts, principles, practices, laws and regulations
  • Ability to analyze accounting data and offer solutions to complex financial and program problems.
  • Ability to analyze financial requests from various Program Managers and make recommendations
  • Knowledge of financial automated systems, word processing, databases and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to analyze and prepare reports on the causes of problems, determining the source of document processing problems and recommending corrective actions.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to formulate and present written conclusions, draft modifications of procedural guidance and compose recommendations and briefing materials.
  • Ability to manage projects from planning through execution, and to deliver products.
Click here for announcement and to apply. Open period ends Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

This vacancy is limited to the first 40 applications received. All applications received prior to midnight (11:59 ET) of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. If the application limit is not reached by the closing date of the announcement, all applications received during the open period will be considered. Any required documents must be submitted at the time you apply, as documents will not be accepted past the day the application limit is reached, if applicable.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apply Now for the Law and Society Minor

MLAW's Law and Society Minor is still accepting applications on a rolling basis for the Fall 2015 Cohort. The minor focuses on engaging University of Maryland students in law-related academic communities while strengthening student exposure to the faculty and resources in the University of Maryland Carey Law School. This program is ideal for individuals with interest in public policy or law, and is open to all majors and career paths.

Applicants may apply online here. For more information email

UMD Counseling Center Final Exams Workshop

Are you feeling overwhelmed...exams are approaching and you don't know where the semester went. This workshop will introduce you to techniques to organize the last two weeks of the semester, feel more in control of your time before finals, and help you earn as many of your remaining points as possible.

Subject: Save Your Semester: Getting Ready For Finals
When: Monday, April 13, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 2202


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

McKinsey & Company Undergraduate Women's Consulting Summit

New Fall 2015 ECON Course Previews

As we undergo the registration process for next semester, the ECON department is pleased to announce course previews! In these course previews, student will have the chance to sit-in on lectures of courses taught by the same professors in Fall 2015. This exciting opportunity allows students to experience firsthand the content and style of future courses. The following link provides a detailed list of the course description, time & place of the lectures, and the amount of seats available for the previews. Since this is our first time trying course previews, we highly encourage you all to sign up quickly.

Click Here to sign up today!

As a reminder, if you choose to attend a course preview then you are required to arrive at the start of the lecture and are not permitted to leave until the lecture is over. 

Here’s a list of the courses being offered for a preview:

ECON300 Methods and Tools for Economic Analysis
ECON311 American Economic History Before the Civil War
ECON321 Economic Statistics
ECON325 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON398I Topics in Economics; Urban and Regional Economics
ECON414 Game Theory
ECON422 Econometrics I
ECON435 Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
ECON443 International Trade and Trade Policy in the New Global Economy
ECON470 Labor Economics: Theory and Evidence

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DSAC Financial Services Alumni Panel Discussion, April 9, 2015

Branch Manager Training Program with Mariner Finance for Graduating Seniors

Mariner Finance is seeking competitive, personable, and hard-working leaders for a 14-month Branch Manager Training Program that will teach you to be an expert in consumer finance and place you on the fast-track to becoming a Branch Manager!


  • Providing service to customers seeking loans and working with them to find solutions to their financial needs.
  • Originating, reviewing, and approving loan applications. Extending credit to individuals through a variety of loan programs.
  • Resolving product service and policy related problems for customers with accuracy and professionalism.
  • Responsible for the sale of company products and services. Placing inside sales calls in order to increase customer base. Responsible for the retention and maintenance of existing accounts.
  • Consistently reviewing and developing action plans for delinquent loan accounts including initiating customer contact, negotiating extensions of refinancing, and collecting payments due.
  • Representing the company and developing additional business through networking within the community.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Administration, Economics or a related field; or recent (within the past 3 years) successful completion of a lending training program or other closely aligned course of study.
  • Internships or work experience in Consumer Lending or Financial Services is a plus, but not required.
  • Applicants MUST be able to relocate and have the availability to travel to surrounding branches when needed.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service and management skills.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Call for Award Nominations

Dear Students:

Submit a nomination and you could win!

The Maryland Parents Association is currently accepting nominations for the Outstanding Faculty Educator and Outstanding Academic Advisor awards.  Please take a few minutes to review the awards and consider nominating a professor and/or academic advisor. The deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, April 15.

Recognize your favorite professor or instructor by nominating him or her for the Outstanding Faculty Educator Award.  If selected, your professor will receive $1,000 and you will receive a $200 University Book Center gift certificate for your winning nomination.  The Outstanding Faculty Educator Award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor a faculty member who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary educational experience for University of Maryland students.
     For more information and to nominate your professor or instructor, visit the Outstanding Faculty Educator Award website at Nominations are due by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Recognize your academic advisor by nominating him or her for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.  If selected, your academic advisor will receive $1,000 and you will receive a $200 University Book Center gift certificate for your winning nomination.  The Outstanding Academic Advisor Award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor an academic advisor who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary educational experience for University of Maryland students.
     For more information and to nominate your academic advisor, visit the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award website at are due by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429.  Thank you for your consideration.  We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Research Associate Job Openings with Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School seeks to recruit several full-time Research Associates (RAs) for the Office of the Dean to assist with faculty research in the Accounting, Decision Risk & Operations (DRO), Finance and Economics (F&E), Management, and Marketing divisions.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School faculty, the RA will take an active role in on-going research projects in various stages from conception through publication. The work may include, but is not limited to: quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, coordination and management of information and data, development of teaching materials, and work on special projects.

This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic or business research, with a special focus on fields such as accounting, finance, statistics, operations, risk management, and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program or other graduate study.

Minimum 2 year commitment required.

This position offers salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and excellent benefits. For further information, visit

Job Duties may include:
  • 1Develop models and implement program code (STATA, R, SAS, Matlab, , etc.).
  • 2Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis.
  • Collect, clean, and maintain computer data sets and databases. Assist with data entry and ensure data integrity. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation.
  • Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, web sites, and other research outlets.
  • Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.
  • Assist in the organization of research programs including conferences, seminars and workshops, and perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Prepare presentations for teaching and research projects.
  • Monitor the status of multiple projects and ensure that interim and final deadlines are met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Entry Level Jobs and Internships with the Urban Institute

Working to Make a Difference

Since 1968, thousands of Urban Institute employees and affiliated scholars have helped frame and inform national debates ranging from health care reform to school accountability. Our independent research has influenced numerous policy decisions, including how the homeless are counted, how the government measures discrimination, and who pays at tax time. The nonpartisan research we conduct matters to people of every background. We encourage you to consider a career with us.

A few great reasons to work at the Urban Institute:
  • Intellectual excitement. The Urban Institute attracts the best and brightest from academia, government, business, and nonprofits.
  • Firsthand experience in Washington, D.C. Learn how federal agencies and Congress work, what information they need, and how to present findings.
  • Room to grow. We promote from within, reward employees who earn additional degrees while working, sponsor training, and host meetings with outside researchers and officials.
Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Urban Institute is near public transportation, shops, restaurants, and other amenities. D.C. tied for first place in a Wall Street Journal survey of best cities for recent college grads to launch their careers.

The Urban Institute offers competitive salaries, progressive benefits, and great working conditions, including:
  • a generous retirement plan, health insurance, and annual leave
  • prepaid tuition assistance
  • flexible work hours, a casual dress code
  • commuting expense reimbursement
  • domestic partner benefits, paid leave when adopting a child

Please click here to visit their website for information on available entry level jobs and internships.

Internship Opportunity with The Aspen Institute's FIELD Initiative

The Aspen Institute The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

Economic Opportunities Program
The Economic Opportunities Program (EOP) supports fields of practice that make economic opportunity more accessible to those who are struggling in the changing economy. EOP is composed of three related initiatives: the Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD), Skills for America's Future, and the Workforce Strategies Initiative (WSI).

FIELD's mission is to build the effectiveness, scale and impact of microenterprise as an economic opportunity strategy. To do so, FIELD engages deeply with practitioners and funders and provides them with tools - research and evaluation, peer-learning and leadership development programs - that build knowledge and practice.

FIELD at the Aspen Institute seeks a creative, highly motivated, and organized intern for the summer/fall of 2015 to join our team and focus on outreach and communications, as well as data quality work. The work will focus primarily on our two major data collection initiatives: the U.S. Microenterprise Census, and the EntrepreneurTracker client outcomes survey. In addition, the intern may provide support for other FIELD communications efforts or projects.

As an intern for FIELD you will help implement a strategic outreach campaign to solicit data from microenterprise programs across the country, manage and update contact databases and outreach tracking, and contribute to FIELD's overall communications efforts. You will be on the front lines of maintaining FIELD's high data quality standards by applying rigorous data cleaning protocols to collected data.

You will have an interest in domestic microenterprise and experience with implementing complex outreach campaigns. You will also be skilled at and energized by outreach, especially on the phone. You will have excellent professional communication and writing skills and enjoy working on detailed projects. You will have basic familiarity with data collection and research tools and data quality practices. You will report to the program manager responsible for data collection initiatives.

Alumni Association Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Alumni Association awards a number of undergraduate and graduate scholarships. The deadlines to apply are quickly approaching. 

The Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a junior in good academic standing who followed in the footsteps of a parent, grandparent or other family member who previously attended the University of Maryland. The deadline for the Schutz Legacy Scholarship is this upcoming Friday, April 3, 2015.

The Alumni Association undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded to current students in good academic standing who are active participants in the campus community and who demonstrate a passion for building the Terrapin spirit on campus. The deadline for the Alumni Association scholarships is Friday, May 1, 2015.

Visit to review the criteria and submit an application. Any questions regarding these scholarships or the application process can be sent to Kourtney Kleine Temple at