Thursday, August 27, 2015

Research Fellowship Positions at EPA National Center for Environmental Economics

Below please find links for two paid research fellowship opportunities at the EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics. The positions will be administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Applicants should have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in either economics, applied mathematics, geographic information science, or a closely related field within five years of the desired starting date. The participants will join a group of environmental economists and scientists in NCEE to support research and related activities.

* EPA-OP/NCEE-2015-02 — Estimating Economic Benefits of Improved Water Quality Using Hedonic Valuation Methods: The goal of this project is to develop improved methods to evaluate the economic benefits associated with water-quality improvements. This research aims to extend the use of observed changes in property prices to value changes in water quality.

Apply for this opportunity at this link:

* EPA-OP/NCEE-2015-03 — Survey Methods and Use of Focus Groups for Valuation of Non-Market Goods and Services: The goal of this project is to pursue focus group research in several areas of non-market valuation to improve our ability to estimate the economic benefits of environmental regulation.

Apply for this opportunity at this link:

Applicants are requested to apply by Monday, September 7.

Two Internship Opportunities with The Borgen Project

This is a part-time 14-hours per week telecommuting internship.
  • Conduct lobbying meetings with Congressional offices. Build support for key legislation that impacts the International Affairs Budget and the world's poor.
  • 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. Strong oral communication skills and ability to lead meetings and give speeches.
Application Process: Apply online

This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors. The selected candidate will be able to work from home and pick their own schedule, but must meet weekly deadlines. Articles submitted will appear on BORGEN Magazine or The Borgen Project Blog.
  • Write 3 articles per week.
  • Research topics.
  • Assist with advocacy efforts.
  • Assist with fundraising. Create a personal fundraising campaign and meet targets.
  • Attend national conference call every Monday at 5PM PST.
Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills. Experience working in a newsroom is preferred but not required.
Application Process: Apply online

Apply for Summer 2016 Paid Private Wealth Summer Internship

AB is a research-driven investment firm that is global in scope and client-focused in its mission. With approximately $485 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015, AB provides a suite of diversified investment strategies to clients located across 50 plus countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Bernstein Private Wealth Management, a unit of AB, offers a full range of investment services designed to help affluent individuals and families preserve and enhance their wealth. Today, as a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P., Bernstein oversees some $78 billion (as of June 30, 2015) in private capital and offers global portfolios in stocks, bonds, hedge funds, and real estate.

Job Description

We are seeking talented, highly motivated students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and an interest in financial services for our Private Wealth Summer Internships.  This is a ten week program that will offer competitive compensation and invaluable experience in the financial services industry.
Interns will play a key role working with Financial Advisors and their teams to provide support in all aspects of the business. Specific responsibilities and activities may include:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Participate in the BSOS Undergraduate-Graduate Mentoring Program

Is graduate school the right option for you? How do you get research experience, take full advantage of classes, ensure high-quality letters of recommendation, identify potential graduate programs and mentors? An informal meeting with a graduate mentor can provide first hand advice.

Schedule in Fall 2015

September 8, 2015 - Deadline for graduate students to sign up
September 15, 2015 - Deadline for undergraduate students to sign up
September 22, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees will be introduced to each other via email
October 5, 2014 – Mentor training
October 6-30, 2015 - Mentorship Weeks when mentors and mentees will meet
November 5-20, 2015 - Mentors and Mentees login with feedback

We will enroll students in the BSOS Mentoring Program until the slots for the semester are full on a first-come basis. Second year (sophomore) students will be given first preference followed by Third year (junior) students.

If you are interested, please sign up here:

For questions, please contact us at

Monday, August 17, 2015

Spring 2016 Internships with the Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Spring 2016 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 three references to Applications are due November 6, 2015. U.S. citizenship required. 

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fall 2015 Economics Research Fellowship Program


The Research Fellows Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience applying economic knowledge and producing market research valued by businesses. The program constitutes a “practice internship” - students can stay on campus but still have the opportunity to engage in research activity that they might do as an intern or entry-level employee working in a real business setting. The program is competitive; only 16 students will be selected to participate this semester. 

Students will work in small groups (3-4 per group) to gather macroeconomic and industry-specific data, analyze and interpret this information, and use findings to develop recommendations for simulated clients. This semester’s research will focus on governmental finance at the state and municipality levels. Each group will examine a different region of the U.S., curating data pertaining to unemployment rates, personal income, uncollectible debt, and collection laws. They will analyze this data with an eye to the accounts receivable management industry and private collection agencies, explaining their findings in a final executive summary and a visual presentation.

In addition to exploring a career option appropriate for economics majors, students who succeed in the program will receive a letter of recommendation from a respected business executive and be well-positioned to draw on a network of business contacts, opening the door for post-graduation employment opportunities.

For more information and how to apply click here

Research Assistant or Associate Position for Recent Grad at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is seeking to hire a Research Assistant or Associate (RA) – title commensurate with experience -- to join its federal budget and tax team. This role is an excellent opportunity for any of your students (or recent graduates) who have a strong quantitative background, a desire to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people, and an interest in shaping federal budget and tax policy. The person must be available to start this Fall.

The full job description, as well as how to apply, can be found at the following link: Research Assistant or Associate - Federal Budget and Tax Policy

This RA position offers an exceptional foundation for people seeking a career in public policy. Based in Washington D.C., the Center is a non-profit research organization with a national reputation for rigorous analysis of budget and tax policies and an ability to influence policy debates. Under the supervision of senior experts, the RA will receive strong training in producing relevant analyses on a range of federal budget, tax, and low-income policies, and a unique insight into federal policymaking. The RA will also participate in a program of skill and knowledge development sessions for early-career Center staff.

Former federal budget and tax RAs have gone on to a wide range of analysis and policy roles. Some examples include working with the Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council in the White House, the Senate Finance Committee, and at non-partisan national and state research organizations. In addition, RAs have gone from the Center to top-level graduate programs in economics, public policy, and law.

We are interested in applicants who are highly motivated, pay close attention to detail, and want to work in a fast-paced organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of low- and moderate-income people.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Campus Work Opportunity with the Academic Tutorial Program in UMD Athletics

The Academic Tutorial Program in the University of Maryland’s Athletic Department is currently hiring tutors for the upcoming Fall semester. These paid, on-campus positions will look great on your resume and will provide you with the opportunity to help other students become successful, independent learners.

Academic Tutors will be assigned to work with student-athletes and provide tutorial services in various academic disciplines, assist tutees to better comprehend course material(s), clarify class requirements, and assist with the development of stronger academic skills.

Our ideal candidates will have completed their freshman undergraduate year, maintained 3.2 GPA, and will have experience or interest in the field of education, teaching, or tutoring.

For more information or to apply to the positions, please contact the Program Coordinator at TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Paid Fall Methodology Internship with Pew Research Center

Organization Overview:
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out by a staff of 130.

Position Summary:
The Fall internship is a paid internship opportunity during the Fall academic semester of 2015 (beginning in late August or September 2015) for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate level students with an interest in survey research methodology.

The Intern works directly with the methodology team in shaping the Pew Research Center’s methodological research agenda, implementing methodological research objectives and providing methodological guidance to research projects across the Pew Research Center. Interns are involved in all aspects of the survey research process within the Pew Research Center including questionnaire development, data management, statistical analysis, reporting of survey results and quality control. For all of these tasks, attention to detail and individual judgment are critical.

This position reports to the Director of Survey Research and works closely with other researchers on staff.

CountyStat Analyst Position at the Office of the Montgomery County Executive

The Office of the Montgomery County Executive is currently hiring a CountyStat analyst, who will help county departments and executives use data to collaboratively solve problems and improve the performance of County services. Montgomery County provides the full spectrum of government services to over a million diverse residents, including in the thriving urban areas of Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville. The County is a recognized leader in data-driven government, open data, and government innovation.

This is the perfect position for anyone who loves translating data into policy insights. CountyStat analysts are provided with tools and training to develop interactive online dashboards, GIS maps, and other compelling data visualizations. Analysts also have the opportunity to engage a broad range of public policy challenges—from social services to economic development to environmental sustainability—with the goal of creating a more accountable, efficient, and effective government that delivers results for our residents. 

CountyStat analysts may work on such projects as:
§ Mapping pedestrian collisions across the county to uncover hotspots and convening Police, Public Information, Transportation, and other key partners to develop strategies for reducing injuries and deaths from car crashes.
§ Developing an online “Green Government” performance dashboard to inspire behavior change among County employees and reduce the government’s environmental footprint.
§ Creating “social vulnerability” maps and Community Dashboards to assist the County government and its partners in better servicing at-risk populations.
§ Examining business processes and customer satisfaction ratings for the Department of Liquor Control to improve responsiveness to customers.
§ Digging into large administrative datasets to uncover patterns in sick leave and make recommendations to the Chief Administrative Officer improving the efficiency of government.
§ Examining usage of the Capital Bikeshare in Montgomery County and how this compares to DC, Arlington, and Alexandria. 

Research Assistant Position with the National Association of Counties

This research assistant position with the National Association of Counties (NACo) requires fulfilling research and data analysis duties, as well as other assigned items.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The research assistant will:

• Analyze assigned economic, demographic and other county level datasets for NACo’s County Explorer, individualized profiles, research reports and any other research request or product; 
• Handle large databases of county data;
• Assist the Research Director, other research team members and assigned NACo staff on reports and other research products;
• Respond to requests for information, data and technical assistance from NACo members, county officials, county staff, academia, NACo staff and other interested parties;
• Create Keynote presentations for research projects;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Strategic Research Internship with LaSalle Investment Management

Seeking a mature and hardworking college student interested in an internship with the Strategic Research team based in the Washington, DC office. Internship is for 10-15 hours / week during the 2015-2016 school year.

• Maintain data integrity of financial and property datasets in Excel
• Assist with market sizing and customer segmentation of business lines to identify key opportunities and recommendations for growth
• Monitor competitive landscape and update competitive intelligence metrics and profile of key competitors
• Assist Strategic Research Manager with annual market share assessment through data collection, cleanup, and analysis of findings

• Currently pursuing an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree with excellent academic credentials
• Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information and translate into strategic deliverables
• Advanced internet research capabilities
• Strong computer orientation and proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word software is required
• Excellent written and oral communication skills (applicant will need to submit previous work product)
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, but be an active member of small cohesive team
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and successfully work under pressure through effective time/workload management and communication with team members
• Basic understanding of real estate fundamentals, economic metrics, and research processes
• A desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.

Click here for more information and to apply. Req ID 22029BR

Market Research Internship with Edelman Berland

Edelman Berland is the strategic research arm of Edelman – the world’s largest privately owned PR firm.  
We are seeking a highly motivated, hardworking individual who is interested in learning the ins and outs of market research (both qualitative and quantitative). Candidates must be naturally curious and have a passion for understanding human behavior while becoming an expert with our tools of measurement, customized surveys and communities.

§ Support Edelman Berland analysts on a wide variety of research projects
§ Compile, synthesize and analyze research collected from secondary sources
§ Quality control measures for survey links and presentation documents
§ Assist with report creation (for both qualitative and quantitative research projects), including analysis, data entry, and chart/table creation in Excel/PPT 
§ Run basic quantitative analyses and be very comfortable working with numbers
Ideal candidate will have the following skills:

§ Quick learner with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
§ Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-past environment
§ Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
§ Competent in Microsoft Office
§ Communication and writing skills
§ Data and statistical knowledge
§ Familiarity with SPSS Statistics is not required, but would be a significant plus

Learn more and apply here.

Two Full-Time Paid Internships with National Democratic Institute Eurasia Team

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking candidates to work in Washington, D.C. as full-time interns for the Eurasia team. There are two openings to support programs in Central Asia and the Caucasus, available immediately

Primary Responsibilities:
§ Under close supervision of a desk officer, senior program manager or other individual in authority within the team:
§ Participate in discussions with field offices of upcoming activities and support needs;
§ Provide administrative support on assigned country projects, to ensure compliance with donor requirements. This could include assisting with writing memos and coordinating with NDI’s administrative departments, organizing and maintaining an electronic filing system,  organizing travel arrangements, and routing contracts or invoices. 
§ Assist in compiling information for drafting of periodic donor reports or workplans;
§ Assist in tracking program expenditures;
§ Attend relevant meetings and seminars on topics pertaining to political developments in the region and prepare oral and written presentations for team members;
§ Collect and distribute foreign and domestic newspaper, magazine, and/or academic articles pertaining to programs in the region;
§ Complete special projects as needed; and
§ Additional responsibilities based on demonstrated ability could include: proposal drafting and editing, program development, and donor relations.

Internship for Recent Grad with ACE Higher Education for Development

Position: BMENA Internship – 28 hours per week for 12 Weeks
Department/Division: Higher Education for Development (HED)

The American Council on Education’s (ACE) Higher Education for Development (HED) seeks an intern, to work with HED’s Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) team and various other teams as needed. This internship will provide opportunities to develop and apply professional skills necessary to work with international development projects related to higher education partnerships around the world. The intern will gain practical knowledge about international development, program design and management, and award closeout.

Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of US. accredited, degree-granting institutions; community colleges and four-year institutions, private universities, and non-profit and for-profit colleges.  ACE represents the interests of more than 1,600 campus executives, as well as 200 leaders of higher education-related associations and organizations.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
§ Assist with USAID subaward and award closeout procedures
§ Assist in printing and filing partnership documents such as budgets, subaward modification documents, correspondence, reports, etc.
§ Assist in drafting partner reports
§ Assist in taking/transcribing meeting notes
§ Assist in polishing/proofing documents as needed
§ Provide research and analysis support to the team as needed
§ Assist with staff travel logistics as needed
§ Assist with miscellaneous tasks as needed

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fall 2015 Study Abroad Fair, Sept 10th 3 - 7 pm

Explore your world at the Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 10th - 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP
Facebook event:

Fearless Terps get out of the classroom! Explore the possibilities and get inspired at the Study Abroad Fair! Break out of the ordinary and find your extraordinary in China Be a social entrepreneur in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic. Develop your professional portfolio with an internship in the UK or Spain. Learn a language or go beyond the basics to do field work or research. Think outside your borders and show how fearless Terps are! Meet with Program Directors, College representatives, and advisors to find your perfect program.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Fall Internships with the Center for Effective Government

We are looking for interns who want to join us in advocating for a robust regulatory system to protect the health and well-being of the American people; a government that proactively discloses useful information to citizens so they can safeguard the well-being of their families and communities; and a transparent and effective budget process that generates sustainable investments in America and our quality of life.  Internship responsibilities vary but may involve:

  • Policy Research & Analysis – Monitor and evaluate critical public policy issues.
  • Communications & Media – Assist with writing and editing blog posts, newsletters, and social media.
  • Legislative and Agency Monitoring – Monitor the progress of legislation in Congress and the actions of federal agencies.
  • Outreach & Media – Work with coalition partners at the national, state, and local levels to support our policy areas.
  • Program Assistance – Assist with other program responsibilities as needed, including administrative and clerical tasks (usually no more than 15 percent of internship hours).

Our internships are available during each academic semester and have flexible start and end dates. Visit for more information on our internship program and the specific positions mentioned below.

Fall 2015 Internships:

  • Environmental Policy Internship:  Monitor and evaluate new developments on environmental issues including hydraulic fracturing, toxic chemicals, environmental right-to-know, and environmental justice.
  • Regulatory Policy Internship:  Monitor and evaluate common sense standards and public safeguards that protect our national economy, safeguard our air and water, ensure food and product safety, and protect workers and public health.
  • Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Internship:Defend our country’s system of regulatory safeguards that protect our air and water, provide worker safety, and monitor Wall Street.
  • Fundraising and Development Internship: Draft and edit funding proposals, develop ideas for donor communications, and assist with the creation of our annual fundraising plan.  
  • Social Justice Database Internship: Contribute to our social justice database that tracks thousands of progressive organizations across all 50 states.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Study Abroad Scholarship for UMD Pell Grant Students

Are you a UMD Pell Grant student and considering studying abroad?

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards up to $5000 to help fund study abroad opportunities for UMD Pell Grant Students.

The application deadline for spring 2016 is October 6th.

Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Pell Grant recipients
  • Applying for a study abroad program that is at least 4 weeks long
This is a highly competitive scholarship which does require advanced planning with Education Abroad and the National Scholarships Office, so qualified students should:

1) Meet with an Education Abroad Regional Advisor to plan their study abroad for spring 2016

2) Schedule an advising meeting with the National Scholarships Office for guidance in creating a strong application. To schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Leslie Brice (

Apply Now for Spring 2016 Maryland-in-London Study Abroad Program

Have you ever considered studying abroad in London?

Maryland-in-London offers you the opportunity to incorporate study abroad into your four-year plan, ensuring your time in the UK keeps you on track for graduation. Faculty use the city as a classroom and students are offered unprecedented access to the diverse and comprehensive amenities of London. A highlight for Economics students is ‘UK Economy and Financial System, which fulfils major degree requirements and will give you a deeper understanding of the modern British economy. You’ll visit the Bank of England; assess the policy, structure and performance of the UK economy since 1945; examine the world financial crisis 2007 to date; and consider whether the UK and the US really do have a special relationship. You can also opt for classes in Art History, Anthropology, English Literature, Government and Politics, History and Theatre.

The program encourages students to engage with local people and culture. In addition to Maryland courses, you may take one class with British students at the prestigious local partner institution, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). QMUL is ranked in the top 10 of UK universities and it has over 15 Economics courses on offer each semester. Alternatively, step beyond the classroom and add an exciting academic work placement (internship) to your registration. Past students selecting the work placement option have interned for economy and policy organisations, pressure groups, think tanks, NGOs and organisations within the government sector, all in one of the leading business and financial centres in the world.

Applications are now open for the spring of 2016 and are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until the deadline on October 1st.

For more information and contact details, see

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Confused About Career Options?

Try Focus2, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise’s online career and education planning system. Focus2 allows UMD students to… 
  • identify career goals.
  • take personality, leisure, skills, and work self-assessments.
  • explore possible career options by reviewing “What Can I do with a Major in…” career title lists.
Focus2 analyzes students’ assessment answers to provide career options for students to start exploring. It also provides a database of occupation titles that includes a brief overview of each occupation. Access your free FOCUS2 account by logging into Careers4Terps. Once logged in, locate the FOCUS2 icon and click on it to create an account (access code: goterps).

Free Tutoring in Fall 2015 for ECON and MATH courses