Monday, February 29, 2016

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U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Summer Internship

Summer 2016 Forensic Economist Intern Program (Unpaid)

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Division of Enforcement 

Who We Are:

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency mandated to regulate commodity futures, swaps and options trading in the United States. Through oversight and regulation, the CFTC fosters open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets, and protects market participants against manipulation, abusive practices, and fraud related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options.

The Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. For example, the Division brings enforcement actions against: individuals and firms registered with the Commission; those who violate these laws in connection with their trading commodity futures and options on designated domestic exchanges; those who improperly market futures and options contracts to retail investors or perpetrate Ponzi schemes; those who use manipulative or deceptive schemes in connection with commodities, futures or swaps; and those who engage in disruptive trading practices. The Division bases investigations on information it develops independently, as well as information provided by other Commission Divisions, industry self-regulatory associations, state, federal, and international authorities, and members of the public. At the conclusion of an investigation, the Division may recommend that the Commission initiate administrative proceedings or seek injunctive and ancillary relief on behalf of the Commission in United States District Courts around the country.

Description of the Program:

The Division of Enforcement selects undergraduate and graduate candidates seeking a degree in Economics each semester to work as unpaid Forensic Economist Interns in its Washington, D.C. headquarters. Participants will work with the Division’s Forensic Economist Unit for approximately twenty (20) hours per week beginning in June 2016 through October 2016. Interns may arrange to earn course credit through their school for work performed during their CFTC internship.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Opportunity to meet with the Office of Personnel Management for Assistance with Federal Resumes

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3rd Floor, Hornbake Library, South Wing)

10 .am. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sign up for an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Senior HR Specialist from OPM to have your questions answered about federal resumes. A copy of your resume is highly encouraged.

Click here to sign up

Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity in Privacy and Open Data at Harvard

Spend Summer 2015 at Harvard performing cutting-edge research on data privacy. The Privacy Tools Project ( is looking for summer students in Computer Science, Statistics, Government, Mathematics, Law, and Social Sciences with Quantitative Experience, particularly those with an interest in learning about or working on Data Privacy. Housing and a stipend will be provided.

We are working on ways for scientists to share research data for producing replicable, open science, without compromising the privacy of the individual research subjects whose data is used. Students last summer wrote or contributed to publishable research papers in this fast-moving field, and we expect the same this year. The work across the different projects includes elements such as:
  • Theory: proving mathematical theorems about what is achievable in the framework of “differential privacy,” which is a very active area of research in theoretical computer science and other fields,
  • Experimental algorithms: implementing, optimizing, and testing algorithms that perform useful data analysis tasks and satisfy “differential privacy” or other privacy metrics,
  • Empirical research: surveying social science datasets and analysis methods to determine the fit with different privacy technologies,
  • Software development: including for statistics, user interfaces, and data visualization
  • Programming languages and computer security: design and implement programming language tools to ensure differential privacy and combine it with other computer security models.
  • Law: develop legal instruments and policy recommendations that complement new privacy-preserving technologies.
  • Interdisciplinary interaction: collaborating with computer scientists, social scientists, lawyers, and statisticians.

Apply for 2016-2017 Global or Federal Semester Program

Federal/Global Semester Fellows Program- Great for Economics Students!

Think a career in government and public service is only for government and politics majors? Think again! Federal agencies, nonprofits, and policy-related organizations are interested in your quantitative and analytical skillsets as they confront pressing issues. The Global Semester Fellows and Federal Semester Fellows Programs offer you a chance to take your skills out of the classroom and apply them in the real world. Apply today! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Join a lively, engaged, and motivated student community! Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Our concentrations include Science Diplomacy, Homeland Security Policy, Health Policy, and Global Challenges. Past internship locations include Department of Energy, U.S. Census Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Department of Treasury, among many others! Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. The programs also feature one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on March 7. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

EAM Coffee Hour

The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) is hosting a Coffee Hour with Dr. Jessica Goldberg on Monday, February 29th at 3:30 pm. 

Dr. Goldberg is an Assistant Professor at UMD and a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Global Development. This networking event is open to all students majoring in Economics. Please contact EAM at to sign up.

Deadline Extension for Summer & Fall Study Abroad Programs

Education Abroad is extending the deadline two weeks to March 15th, 2016 for all UMD faculty-led summer programs as well as the Maryland-in-London fall program.

Summer programs with Gen Ed approvals:
Summer programs with internships:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Summer Government Affairs Internship with American Jewish World Service; Spanish a Plus!

Overview of Department

The Government Affairs team oversees AJWS’s “inside the beltway” strategy to promote a U.S. foreign policy and development agenda that respects and promotes the human rights of marginalized communities in the developing world. This five-person team represents AJWS’s work on Capitol Hill, the White House, the State Department, and the U.S. Agency for International Development and maintains our relationships with key policymakers on our issues. Our current Government Affairs work focuses on strengthening the human rights of LGBT people, ending early/child marriage, promoting community-based economic development, and protecting the rights of ethnic and national minorities in countries Burma and the Dominican Republic.

Internship Summary

This internship is designed to support AJWS’s Government Affairs work at this critical moment in federal and electoral politics. In close consultation with the Government Affairs Associate, the intern will monitor and maintain information about how the 2016 electoral season affects AJWS’s key policy priorities. The intern is expected to monitor candidate policy positions and priorities affecting foreign affairs and development amongst candidates for federal office (both Presidential and Congressional) to be completed in a voter guide for AJWS stakeholders. Other tasks will include event support, covering Congressional and NGO meetings on behalf of (or in addition to) Government Affairs staff, and performing various Administrative tasks as needed.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Summer Maryland-in-London: Building Sustainable Communities Program!


Paid Summer Internship with the USDA Economic Research Service

SALARY RANGE: $15.10 to $33.28 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Monday, February 22, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0199-04/09

The Economic Research Service (ERS) conducts broad programs of economic and other social science research and analysis relating to agriculture, food, natural resources and rural America for use by public and private decision makers. ERS' clients are the executive and legislative branches; environmental, consumer and public interest groups, including farm and industry groups; and the general public.

The Economic Research Service is seeking a qualified student to participate in the 2016 Summer Pathways Internship Program. This temporary appointment is expected to begin in May and end no later than September 30, 2016. Internships are open to individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or who are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) from a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.

These positions are temporary; however an extension of an appointment may be possible. Apply here.

Paid Summer Government Affairs Business Operations Internship with Exelon

Exelon is currently seeking highly motivated students for summer internships. Paid internships will last approximately 10 weeks between June and August 2016. Interns will work on projects designed to help them gain real-world, hands-on experience working independently under an assigned supervisor.

This position will provide support to the Government Affairs group with a focus on business operations and office functionality; federal, state and local regulatory and legislative support activities; research and analysis of issues impacting public policy initiatives; regulatory compliance measures; and assisting in the development of presentations and materials for use in management and employee briefings and internal reporting.

We are seeking students who meet the following criteria:
  • Currently enrolled in Bachelor's or Master's program 
  • Minimum GPA: Cumulative 2.8/Major 3.0 
  • A track record of outstanding academic performance 
  • Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment 
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work permanently in the U.S. 

Participate in Undergraduate Research Day

Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland¹s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2016! This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on April 27 with set-up beginning at 11:30 am. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­ are welcome!

Submitting a poster proposal is free and easy ­ you can find the form on the MCUR website at - the deadline to submit your proposal is April 18 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at

Paid, Full-Time Crate and Barrel Store Internship for Seniors

Because we like to promote from within, internships have historically been a great “in” to a Crate and Barrel career. The program is paid, full-time and runs for 10 weeks.

  • Maximize company sales growth and profitability through developing strong experiences in all business areas, including sales,store operations, and merchandising with an emphasis on selling , customer service and teamwork.
  • Support store sales and service goals as communicated by the store management team. 
  • Lead by example and support store management in holding self and others accountable for store profitability.
  • Develop and demonstrate company standards in selling, customer service, visual merchandising and teamwork. 
  • Develop, share and apply product expertise.
  • Master a complete understanding of and comply with all store processes.
  • Assist the sales manager or sales team lead with ensuring product and displays on sales floor are stocked appropriately and available for customer to purchase.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Interview with Employers Visiting Campus (Application Deadlines are Approaching)

Interview for off-campus positions on-campus through the On-Campus Interview Program, hosted by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise. The organizations below have deadlines approaching! Apply for consideration through Careers4Terps (after you log in, search for the employer or the position title to locate the application instructions).

OCI Deadlines:
Thursday, February 18
  • NewDay USA, Credit Analyst, Account Executive
Friday, February 19
  • The Advisory Board Company, Sales & Marketing Associate
Monday, February 22
  • Enterprise Rent-a-car, Entry Level Management Trainee, Summer Management Training Internship 
  • DMG Securities, Stockbroker/Account Executive 
Tuesday, February 23
  • Cvent, Client Success Consultant, Sales Associate, Sales Internship, etc. 
  • Bank of America Merrill Edge, Financial Solutions Advisor Trainee 
  • Insight Global, Recruiter/Account Manager 
Wednesday, February 24
  • srcLogic, Consultant 
  • Target Corporation, Executive Intern / Executive Team Leader 

International Budget Partnership looking for 2 Research Assistants

International Budget Partnership (IBP) collaborates with civil society organizations in countries around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve governance and reduce poverty. Established in 1997, IBP is based in Washington D.C. IBP and its partners conduct research and advocate at national and international levels for improvements in budget transparency, participation and accountability.

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) is looking to fill two Research Assistant openings. These roles are responsible for providing qualitative and quantitative research and communications support on work performed by the OBI team, including the Open Budget Survey (OBS) and other reports and analyses on budget transparency. The Open Budget Survey is IBP’s flagship research program and offers the biennial measurement of transparency in over 100 countries globally.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Summer 2016 Program with the New York Institute for Business and Finance; Scholarships Available

The New York Institute for Business and Finance is offering 30 scholarships for their Summer 2016 Programs.

The Summer Programs consist of three weeks of high level classes held in New York City. Mornings are dedicated to high level classes and visits of institutions are organized for the afternoons. Meetings and conferences with professionals give students the opportunity to discover the Wall Street professional world and to build their network. Fridays and evenings are free, to let students enjoy vibrant New York City.

Key facts
: Wall Street
Duration: Full program 3 weeks
Start dates: Two sessions are available:
  • From Monday, July 11, 2016 to Thursday, July 28, 2016. 
  • From Monday, August 8, 2016 to Thursday, August 25, 2016. 
Full Program Fee: $2,450 (this price does not include accommodation)
We offer 30 scholarships for our Summer Programs 2016
Registration: Application procedure
Contact: or (646) 775-2812 

Click HERE for more information!

Spring Leadership Development Opportunities with the Maryland LEAD program

The Maryland LEAD program is offering two exciting leadership development experiences this semester. Registration is NOW OPEN!

1) Terrapin Leadership Institute: a FREE 5-week workshop series designed to equip students with the skills necessary to promote positive social change. Introductory and Advanced tracks are offered at various times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning the week of February 22. Students who successfully complete the series will receive a letter of recommendation, resume review, and personalized leadership coaching. Register at

2) Maryland Leadership Summit: Join 50 of your peers for an intensive, one-day experience of learning, growth, and self discovery. Over the course of the day, you will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone, examine your core values and beliefs, and move forward toward creating change in your community. The summit will take place March 5, 2016. Register at

Both experiences are FREE and open to any student regardless of experience level. For more information or to register visit or email with any further questions about Maryland LEAD programs.

ECON Honors Program

If you are considering applying to the Economics Honors Program to start in the Fall of 2016 (or ’17) please join Dr. Limao and current Honors students next week.

When: Tuesday, Feb 23 at 9:30 am
Where: Tydings 4118C
  • to discuss specific topic ideas
  • learn how current students developed their topic
  • suggestions for potential advisors with research experience on your topic of interest
If you are unable to attend this meeting you can obtain information about Honors here:

The application form is available at:

Please feel free to contact Dr. Limao with questions (

Friday, February 12, 2016

Paid Summer Research Internship with Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

This summer internship, beginning in June 2016, is a paid opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior year or senior year, recent college graduates or graduate students with an interest in gaining research experience and contributing to the work at the world’s leading think tank; and undertaking an independent research/academic project.

This internship pays an hourly rate of $11.50, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 32-40 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule. The internship is based in Washington, DC and will last approximately 10 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include research related tasks on various metropolitan initiatives in the areas of advanced economy, economic performance, human capital, opportunity, infrastructure, and global cities.

Note that as part of this internship program, interns are required to complete an independent research/academic project of his or her choice and will make a presentation at the end of the internship. The project should be scaled to complete in approximately 80 hours and interns will receive regular feedback from Metro staff and scholars over the course of the internship.
Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal presentations, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

Paid Internship with Logistics Management Institute

Job Description:

Our Internship Program is a 10-week job experience that provides promising undergraduate and graduate students with a chance to explore career opportunities, develop job skills, and earn income, while giving LMI the benefit of youthful energy and talent.

We look for candidates with interest and academic experience in areas such as logistics, supply chain management, health systems, facilities, energy, environment, acquisition, human capital management, financial systems, information technology, computer information systems, contracts administration, graphic arts, writing and editing, and office services.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must be enrolled college students in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Other requirements include availability to work 10 weeks, beginning in June, and eligibility to work in the United States for any employer. Strong verbal and written communication skills, resourcefulness, and self-sufficiency are also extremely important. Military experience a plus.

Other Information:

Interns provide their own transportation to and from work. All internships at LMI are paid. We provide opportunities for mentoring, professional learning, and social interaction during the summer tenure. Job Location: Tysons, Virginia

Apply here.

Macy's Store Management Internship Program

The Store Management Summer Internship is a structured 8-week program designed to strengthen your leadership skills & business acumen and give you the opportunity to test drive a career in managing people & business. In this role, you will be exposed to operational areas including, but not limited to customer service, store operations, associate development, human resources, visual merchandising, loss prevention, and district management.

Upon successful completion of the internship, and with your store’s recommendation, you may be offered a position to join us in your career after graduation as a Store Management Executive Development Program Trainee.

Essential Functions:
Work through weekly assignments, and prepare a capstone business-driving project & presentation with a mentor.

Experience all facets of running a multi-million dollar department store through cross-functional departmental and operational exposures.

Attend one of our regional Intern Summits, an opportunity to learn more about our business and meet fellow interns.

Assist with creating a customer-focused selling environment by assisting with coaching and developing a team of associates.

Assist with driving sales & profit through a range of different activities, including: assisting in the daily operation of our stores, training & coaching associates, and analyzing trends alongside business partners who influence merchandise selections that better meet our customers’ needs.

Interact with store manager and field merchant teams to obtain greater insight to the multitude of career opportunities available in our organization.

Regular, dependable attendance & punctuality.

International Development and Civil Society Internship with the Hudson Institute


Hudson Institute's Center for Global Prosperity's internship program is an exciting opportunity to research and write on an array of issues related to civil society, international development, philanthropy, remittances, and international health. Interns will write for the Center's blog, “Blogal Prosperity,” conduct research and analyze data on different international development issues, and play an integral role in the publication of the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances.

CGP interns have gone on to work for the World Bank, the United States Institute of Peace, the U.S. Department of State, the Peace Corps, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Gates Foundation, the Academy for Educational Development, the Koch Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton,, the Catholic Diocese and the Whitaker Group.

Responsibilities include:
• Researching international philanthropy, civil society laws, and international development;
• Writing blog entries for the Center's WordPress blog and updating social media pages;
• Assisting with media communications and distribution plans;
• Editing content for the forthcoming 2016 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances;
• Assisting staff with research projects and presentations;
• Attending and representing the Center at events in Washington DC;
• Assisting with administrative tasks, event planning, and execution.


CGP interns are self-starters with a strong interest in the generation of economic growth in the developing world. Candidates should be able to work independently and as part of a team, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. Candidates must be reliable, professional, and possess excellent writing, research, communication, and interpersonal skills. Graduate students familiar with the current scholarly discourse on remittances and/or migration will receive additional consideration. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and be willing to work at least three days a week from 10-4.

Find more information about the position and how to apply at Careers4Terps.

Apply for Beyond the Classroom Living-Learning Program for Fall 2016


U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting at the 2016 Population Association of America Annual Meetings

If you miss connecting with the U.S. Census Bureau at the UMDCareer & Internship Fair on February 24, consider attending the PopulationAssociation of America (PAA) annual meeting in Washington, DC.  (Fee-student non-members: $131.00) for a 30 minute interview.

U.S. Census Bureau- sign-up for interviews at the Population Association of America meeting, March 31 and April 1

The U.S. Census Bureau has full-time and summer internship opportunities for qualified U.S. citizens in the areas of geography, demography, sociology, economics, and related social sciences.  We are looking for candidates at all levels of education.  Training in demographic analysis, survey research, geographic information systems, and/or quantitative data analysis of large datasets is preferred.  These openings offer the opportunity to work on one or more of the following topics: population distribution; population estimates and projections; housing; social and economic characteristics; employment; disability; health insurance coverage; and migration.

Representatives will be recruiting during the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting in Washington, DC.  We will conduct 30 minute informational recruiting sessions during the conference (March 31 and April 1) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please email David Zaslow ( to sign up
 prior to the conference or visit the Census Bureau's exhibition booth during the conference.  In addition, there will be an open-to-all session, in the Cleveland 1 room (mezzanine level) on Thursday, March 31, from 12:00-1:00 pm. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities at <>. 
The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applicants from all sources.  

Asia Institute for Political Economy Summer 2016 Opportunity to Study in Hong Kong

14th Annual Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE)
Hong Kong from July 9 – 30, 2016.

Based in Hong Kong, AIPE offers a unique opportunity for students from Asia and the United States to explore fundamental issues related to political economy and government and delve into serious political and economic issues facing their countries. As the financial center of Asia, as well as the location of recent pro-democracy protests, Hong Kong is the perfect setting to bring together students to discuss these topics. Students engage in a rigorous academic course and participate in stimulating lectures given by the region’s most esteemed experts. The combination of educational, cultural, and social exchange allows participants to explore challenging ideas, form life-long friendships, and form cross-border networks that will greatly benefit their educational and professional development. Upon successful completion of the program students will gain undergraduate credit from George Mason University.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the application deadline on March 1, 2016. Due to generous support of The Fund for American Studies, we offer scholarship funding to nearly all accepted students. For more information about AIPE, students can visit us online at or email me at

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Consulting Internship with Winvale Group

The Winvale Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in government contracts and the GSA Schedule program. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Washington, DC, we have over 500 successful client engagements and are recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by SmartCEO and Inc. magazines. As a continuation of this growth, we’re excited to announce an internship opening for an entry level Consultant.

As a consultant intern, you will be managing and advising multiple clients in a variety of industries. This position will focus their time providing daily support to senior consultants by preparing government and GSA (General Services Administration) Schedule proposals, participating in client meetings and government negotiations, analyzing business processes and metrics, managing client files, and creating winning offers in accordance with company policies and contract requirements. Candidates should enjoy strategic thinking and consulting, while making a dramatic impact in our client’s business and being instrumental in our future growth!

In order to be successful, internship candidates should posses:
§ Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
§ A focus on customer satisfaction with the ability to build relationships;
§ An organized and detail-oriented individual who is able to multi-task;
§ Enjoy working in a team environment and capable of supporting project deliverables;
§ Enrolled in a college or university and working toward a Bachelors degree
§ Prior internship or business experience preferred;
§ An in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
For consideration, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to: The Winvale Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Paid Summer Internship with New America's Open Technology Institute

Do you build tools to teach people about how technology works? Or dream about protecting free speech and encryption on the Internet? Do you write blog posts about how to build community online? Does analyzing and visualizing 600 million data points on Internet quality get your blood pumping? Do you thrive on making complex ideas accessible to a more general audience? Do you love the challenge of A/B testing messaging and website usability? You should think about an internship with the Open Technology Institute.

New America’s Open Technology Institute seeks enthusiastic, motivated college/graduate students or individuals with equivalent experience for internships for summer 2016 in our Washington, DC office. Applicants must be passionate about tech policy and interested in learning about complex issues in a fast-paced environment. Internships are for pay unless credit is required.

§ Contribute research, writing, technical or web/software development expertise (as appropriate) to projects that may include a broad range of Internet policy issues, including but not limited to net neutrality, broadband access and adoption, cybersecurity, government surveillance, Internet governance, copyright reform, and consumer privacy;
§ Conduct in-depth research and writing on a variety of topics;
§ Identify and analyze emerging issues in tech policy;
§ Assist with administrative tasks and event staffing;
§ Other tasks as directed.
Qualified interns will have the opportunity to author or co-author blog posts, articles, research papers, or open source code. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend educational events in Washington, DC, and to accompany OTI staff members attending meetings in Congress and administrative agencies.

Paid Summer Internship in Labor Market Policy

As an intern in the labor market policy issue area, you will report directly to Ben Gitis, Director of Labor Market Policy at the American Action Forum. Gitis has extensively researched and written about the minimum wage, wage subsidies, regulatory cost burdens on businesses and workers, and the labor market consequences of the Affordable Care Act. His work has been referenced by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Reuters, and others.

Labor Market Policy interns will primarily focus on policy matters related to employment, pay, and workforce training. This focus will also include efforts to better understand and communicate how national and local economic policies interact with the labor market. As part of this effort, interns will work on general macroeconomic issues.
A few examples of potential projects include:
  • Research, analyze data, and draft reports on key elements of economic and labor market policy, including local minimum wage increases, union organizing trends, workforce training, and public assistance programs
  • Compile, organize, and analyze labor market datasets
  • Track upcoming labor laws and regulations, such as local minimum wage increases, Department of Labor rulemaking, and National Labor Relations Board decisions
  • Compose issue briefs on emerging areas of labor market policy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Foundation for Economic Education Accepting Applications for Summer Seminars

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is a non-profit and teaches economics, leadership, & entrepreneurship for 3 days at a college campus: 

*There are 5 seminars for young adults (18-26 yrs) this summer at universities all over the US.

Tuition, room & board, and all meals are included. It's only $79 because of all our wonderful donors; However, we have a limited number of tuition and/or travel scholarships available, so I would have students apply soon to get in. Deadline is 3/31/16. 

To register: FEE Seminars (

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

ECON Employers Attending the Spring 2016 Campus Career and Internship Fair

Spring Career & Internship Fair 2016 
February 25, 26, 27  • 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union
The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance.
ClickHERE to examine all 233 employers attending.

Sample employers Economics majors may find interesting.
AirlineReporting Corporation (accounting/finance)
Berkleynet (accounting)
Bozzuto (sales & marketing)
ConsumerTechnology Association (CTA) (business internships)
CoastalCompanies, The (accounting; management)
EMMES (business analyst)
EzraCompany, The (financial analysts)
FEMA (program analyst)
GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) (future leaders internship)
MountbattenInstitute (business analyst internship)
Prudential (financial professional internships)
StanleyBlack & Decker (seeking Economics majors)
TargetCorporation (Executive Team Leader)
TechtronicIndustries (business/marketing)
Unilever (management internships)

Monday, February 15, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Want to have an edge over other candidates at the Spring Career & Internship Fair? Obtain help with researching organizations, creating a targeted resume, and practice what you’ll say with a University Career Center staff member.

Start preparing today! Visit this link for some preparation tips:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Smith School Minors: Informatinon Session on February 10th @ 6pm

Attend an Information Session 2/10/16
Van Munching Hall 2511 @6pm

Smith Minor Applications are now open!!!  

2016-2017 Applications due on February 15th@midnight.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring Study Abroad Fair February 11th

Thursday, February 11th - 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP

With 400+ ways to just go away and study abroad, find your adventure 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 the program that's perfect for YOU!

ECON Career Fair Thurs. Feb. 25th

In conjunction with the Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics program, we will offer an economics-specific Career Fair on Thursday, February 25th.  The event will be held at 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, near DuPont Circle, and it offers both undergraduate and masters candidates the opportunity to network and interview with employers looking to fill internships and/or full-time positions. 

The following employers have already confirmed their participation:

American Institutes for Research
Duff & Phelps Consulting
Econometrica, Inc.
Moody's Analytics
Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS)
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
US Congressional Budget Office
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Federal Home Financing Association
US Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, and Office of Economic Research
World Bank

The event will feature a traditional Career Fair from 2:00-4:00 PM  where all of these employers will be available for informal conversations. Students are not required to RSVP.

Note: The University of Maryland’s Career Center is hosting the general (not economics-specific) Spring Career & Internship Fair on campus February 24th, 25th and 26th.  More information about the on-campus event is posted here:  Depending on your interests, the general event might be a better choice, but if you are really interested in the economics discipline, you should reserve the 25th for the event in DC.

In general, if you have concerns and/or suggestions about this event or anything else related to career services, please send me an email.

Cindy Clement, Ph.D
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Economics
Tydings 3018, 301 405 3257

Internship Opportunities in Maryland

The Chris Van Hollen for Senate campaign is currently looking for interns and fellows from University of Maryland to join our team. This will be a great opportunity for students to become civically engaged, learn how a campaign works and master cutting-edge targeting and political data techniques as part of the most exciting campaign of the cycle.

The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next U.S. Senator from Maryland! Hours are flexible with a small requirement, and the campaign team is a lot of fun. No previous campaign experience necessary. When you walk out the door at the end of your internship you will know how to run a local field program, and have met a lot of new friends.

To apply for an internship or fellowship with the Van Hollen for Senate campaign, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form or email any questions to . The Van Hollen for Senate Campaign is an equal, opportunity employer.

Sex on Campus Forum - Fri Feb 19

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Need Housing in NYC for a Summer Internship?

Interning in New York City? Where Are You Going To Live?

Consider Educational Housing Services!

All EHS Residences Feature:
  • Furnished Rooms with Private Bathrooms
  • Free: WIFI, Cable TV, and Air Conditioning
  • 24-Hour Security, Complimentary Sightseeing Events and more!
Have an unforgettable summer living with interns from around the world. Call EHS for more information at (888) 255-0296 or visit

Apply for the Global Terrorism Minor by Feb. 26th


Career Shuttle: World Bank, DC Thursday, March 3

Career Shuttle: World Bank, DC
Thursday, March 03, 2016 • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: Meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise

Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the World Bank, DC! This trip has been arranged in conjunction with the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Council. The visit will include an onsite seminar – led by a Human Resources professional – to provide an opportunity to learn about the World Bank Group recruitment initiatives and gain some concrete ideas and tips on how to connect with the Bank and, more in general, with international institutions focusing on development matters. Internship and other youth hiring programs will also be discussed.

Space is limited - pleaseRSVP today and reserve 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for the site visit. Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip, we will be enforcing our "no show" policy. Once you have RSVP'd and received a confirmation email, please plan to meet in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 9:30 a.m. We will depart promptly by bus and return to campus by 2:30 p.m.

- Business professional attire is encouraged.
- All participants must present an official photo ID, onsite.
- You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to departure and you must be 18 years or older to consent.

For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke,, Program Director- University Career Center & The President’s Promise

APT Info Session TODAY for Summer 2016 Internship

Want to work for the only company to win the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces List two years in a row? Come to our info session on Wednesday 2/3 from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Thurgood Marshall room in Stamp. Subway will be provided!

APT is a leading cloud-based analytics software company that enables organizations to precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. Our intuitive Test & Learn software utilizes sophisticated algorithms to analyze large amounts of data, enabling business leaders to conduct experiments and allowing them to make optimal decisions and implement business initiatives at scale. APT’s client portfolio features some of the world’s best known brands, including Walmart, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Victoria’s Secret, Hilton Hotels, and CVS. In addition to the interesting problems we work on, we won the #1 Best Place to Work awards from the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal with smart & fun coworkers, fully stocked kitchens (including a Coke Freestyle soda machine), semi-annual hackathons, company-wide social outings, and a strong Fifa and foosball culture.

We’re hiring for the Database Analyst Summer Internship role. If you want to get involved in Big Data, working on data sets including ~25% of the US retail transactions is a great place to start.

RSVP here

Check out for more information.

Spring 2016 UMD Career and Internship Fair

The annual 3-day Spring Career and Internship Fair provides all UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Each day of the fair has different employers in attendance, so be sure to view the List of Attendees and plan ahead.

Start preparing to attend the Fair today!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016

Time:12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor – Stamp Student Union, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park:
Current students and spouses
Alumni and spouses
Shady Grove campus students (from UMCP)

No other individuals (including other UM system schools) will be admitted to this event.


Employers will be looking to fill internship and full-time positions. Preview our list of attending employers and the opportunities they will be recruiting for at the fair.


No! No pre-registration is required for students. Upon arriving at the fair, we will ask that you bring your Student ID card to check in and we will provide you with a name tag.

Need to request accessibility accommodations?

Please contact Alicia Montague at the University Career Center & The President's Promise ( by Monday, February 8th, 2016 if you need to request accessibility accommodations for this event.

For additional information about this event: Contact Alicia Montague at

Accenture Women in Consulting Panel

Monday, February 08th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Van Munching Hall 1511
Network and learn more about opportunities for women in the field of consulting.
Minimum business casual attire requested

RSVP link

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Assistant Analyst Positions with the Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office currently has several openings for Assistant Analyst positions which are great opportunities for graduating seniors, especially those interested in going to graduate school.

Career Opportunity with Green Corps

Early Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, we believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what’s lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers. That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.
Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bright Futures Unpaid Internship Scholarship Deadline To Apply Extended!

Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship 
Spring 2016 Application Now Open
DEADLINE EXTENDED to apply: Wednesday, February 10

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships.

Help us spread the word & please forward this email to your students!

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2016 semester, who have an internship for spring 2016, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2016 & August 2016) are not eligible. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for a student's internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the spring and completed by Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 10th.

If not addressed on website, contact:
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise or 301.314.0362

The Bright Futures 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship is generously funded by a grant from The President's Fearless Fund and receives ongoing significant support from the University Career Center & The President's Promise.