Thursday, March 31, 2016

ECON Honors Program

ECON Majors:

If you would like to impress future employers or graduate programs with a really solid demonstration of your initiative, good writing skills, and willingness to take on a challenge, then consider participating in the Economics Department's honors program during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Detailed information on the honors program, including eligibility requirements, can be found online at

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are due April 10th.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

EAM Coffee Hour with Dr. Peter Murrell

The Economics Association of Maryland(EAM) is hosting a Coffee Hour with Dr. Peter Murrell on Monday, April 4th at 4 pm, 3100 Tydings Hall. Dr. Murrell is an Economics Professor whose research focuses on comparitive economic insitutions. This networking event is open to all students majoring in Economics. Please contact EAM at

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

ATTENTION STUDENTS— Spots are still available in Global and Federal Semester Fellows Programs. APPLY NOW! Next application deadline is April 8th.  We’d love to have you!

PERKS include:          
·         Take a fall-semester seminar course on a topic of contemporary concern--taught by expert practitioners who bring in guest speakers (ambassadors, industry experts, etc.)! 
·         Obtain an extraordinary spring internship at sites ranging from the White House, media outlets, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, research shops, etc. 
·         Gain Scholarship in Practice credit
·         Receive spring internship credit through our program or through your major or other program!
·         Earn a notation on your transcript as a Federal or Global Semester Fellow!
·         Enjoy year round empowerment activities:  field trips, professional development, conversations with industry leaders, individual help obtaining internships.
·         Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 
·         Program Concentrations: Science Diplomacy, Public Health Policy, Energy and Environment Policy, and many more!

For details and an application form, go to EITHER and/or or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out ONE application and rank your choices across the two programs.  Next application deadline is April 8th. Rolling admission afterwards!  No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them; and they can come later!

Information about Science Diplomacy Program:
Through expert speakers, presentations, readings, and negotiation exercises, students will explore the critical roles that diplomats and negotiators can play in the exchange and shaping of technological and scientific innovation.  You do not need to be a STEM major to make change happen! The instructors, top officials at the State Department, started as Fine Arts and English majors.

Borgen Project Internships

The Borgen Project, an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis, has two internship openings:

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 2 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

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dept. of the Treasury - Fall 2016 Internships

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 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 (names and contact information) to

Applications are due July 1, 2016. U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Are you registered to vote?

Hey Terps! Are you registered to vote for the presidential elections? Need to update your voter registration? Want information about where to vote on Election Day? Register to vote TODAY at! Maryland’s deadline to register is April 5th.

This message is brought to you by TerpsVOTE, a nonpartisan coalition of student organizations and living & learning programs working to get students registered to vote and to the polls in time for the primary elections

Friday, March 25, 2016

REMINDER: ECON Departmental Scholarships - Deadline March 28th!

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. They are:

The Honorable Idamae Garrtott Memorial Scholarship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

More information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline is Monday, March 28th.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Economics positions at the Census Bureau

The Economy-Wide Statistics Division at the Census Bureau has a number of job opportunities for graduates looking to start a career in economics. These positions are located at Census headquarters in the Washington DC metro area.

Our division manages the Economic Census, the Census of Governments, and a series of annual surveys sent to business establishments in the mining, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, services, and public sectors. These programs are a key building block for GDP, inflation, and productivity measures, and serve as a widely-used benchmark of US economic output. We are looking for candidates passionate about working hands-on with impactful economic data, and applying their analytical skills to identify, interpret, and communicate data stories through briefings, visualizations, and short articles.

To apply visit:

If you have questions about the process of applying, you can contact the Office of Personnel Management coordinators for this announcement at (202) 606-2575. If you would like to get more information about our division and the types of roles we have available, you can contact the senior managers of our division by email at

RTI International - Internship Opportunities

The Governance and Economic Development (GED) Division internships at RTI provides outstanding students the opportunity to work side-by-side with senior international governance experts to develop new tools and approaches to some of the most challenging issues in developing countries. Interns will gain exposure to all aspects of the business development process in governance and are encouraged to propose ideas for independent research or business development projects.

Multiple internship positions are currently available:

Summer Internship with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Position Type: Semester/Summer Term

: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Systemic Investigations (Washington, D.C.)

: Daniel M. Bresler

Job Title: Summer/Fall 2016 Internship

How to Apply: Students should submit a brief explanation of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript by .pdf email attachments to The subject line should read: Internship. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Organization: The Office of Systemic Investigations (OSI) handles all complex Fair Lending complaints filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Among other duties, OSI is responsible for regulating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) for compliance with the Fair Housing Act. OSI works closely with the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Dept of Treasury), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and other regulatory and enforcement agencies.

Position Description
: Interns will be exposed to the analysis and investigation of Fair Lending claims from a regulatory and an enforcement (read: litigation) perspective. This internship is largely focused on the analysis component and may involve any one of the following mathematical approaches:
  • Logistic regression analysis of mortgage application and origination data
  • Financial engineering to calculate damages and remedies
  • Geographic mapping (ArcGIS) to identify disparities in housing, community development, zoning, lending, and municipal services in majority-minority census tracts.
  • Data science / machine learning to parse grants applications (getting started).

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Interested in Working for a Government Agency? Attend a Presentation and Networking Opportunity for ECON Majors on Monday, March 28th

Interested in learning about career opportunities for economics majors in government agencies?

The Kaulkin Ginsberg Research Fellowship Program invites you to attend a presentation by representatives from the Federal Reserve, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Department of State. The event will be held Monday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 in Tydings Hall 4103. Business casual attire is recommended, and bring copies of your resume, as you will have an opportunity to talk with representatives after the presentation. 

Please RSVP to by COB Friday, March 25th!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Summer Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

As the 2016 Election cycle kicks into gear, a Maryland Democratic Party Summer Internship will be a valuable experience which will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders. 

Internship Program 
The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in Maryland’s political process. 

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2016 Maryland Democratic Party Internships. The Summer internship will run from May 2016 to August 2016 with the potential for an extension. Internships will focus in several areas including fundraising, digital, communications, data, and community outreach. The internship will be based at our office in Annapolis.

Intern duties and responsibilities include
  • Draft communications for general distribution
  • Manage data lists
  • Assist in event planning
  • Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff
  • Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations
  • General research
  • General office support and organization

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Measuring Success Internship Opportunity Summer 2016

Measuring Success is a growing data analytics firm dedicated to helping mission driven organizations enhance their effectiveness. We help non-profits shift from anecdotal to data-driven decision making through a combination of quantitative tools, analytics, benchmarking, and consultation training. Measuring Success was started over 10 years ago and grew out of work at the Harvard Business School, Kellogg Business School, and Harvard’s Kennedy School, as well as its founder’s experience at McKinsey & Company and as Director of Strategy for a national non-profit organization.

Intern Position

Measuring Success seeks a talented intern to join our team. Our specialization in management consulting and data analysis for socially responsible organizations makes this a unique opportunity for the analytical mind looking to put their expertise to work in an energetic and committed environment, as well as learn cutting edge techniques for applying analytics to aid non-profits.

We are looking for an intern interested and willing to take on a variety of roles – from data management to data analysis to marketing and project support.

Some of the specific activities include:

  • Database work and data entry
  • Data analysis and data checks
  • Report creation for client meetings
  • Data Visualization
  • Excellent Excel skills

Friday, March 11, 2016

Join the BSOS Internship Linkedin Group

Joining the BSOS Internship LinkedIn Group is a simple way to network and learn about other internship opportunities from your peers. Members currently enrolled in college internship courses are interning at sites including:
  • The SPARKS Group
  • Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children 
  • The House of Representatives
  • Maryland Women’s Basketball (Operations)
  • The Republican Jewish Coalition
  • Environment Maryland
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 
  • The Atlantic Council
  • The Senate
  • And other organizations

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Alumni Association Scholarship Opportunities

Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship
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, sibling, or other family member who previously attended the University of Maryland. The deadline for the Schutz Legacy Scholarship is this upcoming Friday, March 11, 2016.

Alumni Association Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
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. Ten undergraduate and five graduate students will be selected for this award. Undergrads receive $2,000 each. Grad students receive $3,000 each. The deadline for the Alumni Association scholarships is Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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

Monday, March 7, 2016

Free Airfare for Fall 2016 Maryland-in-London Study Abroad Program

Education abroad is covering the cost of round trip airfare to the Maryland-in-London fall program!

For students who are accepted to the Maryland-in-London program for the fall semester, Education Abroad will cover the cost of airfare up to $1,200. Program application deadline has been extended to 3/22. you come! Apply today!

Federal Employment Seminar on Campus - Thurs. March 10th

University of Maryland Army - ROTC will be hosting a Federal Employment Seminar this 
Thursday, March 10th at Reckord Armory (Room ARM0131). You do not have to be a cadet to attend.

There will be four Federal agencies speaking to interested students on the schedule below.

When: March 10th, 4:30-6:30 PM
Who: All Students interested in Federal Employment after graduation (do not have to be a cadet)
Where: Reckord Armory, room ARM1031
What: Employment Briefing by the following Agencies:
  • Department of State 4:30-5:00PM
  • Secret Service 5:00-5:30PM
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – 5:30-6:00PM
  • Department of Homeland Security 6:00-6:30PM

Participate in the USAEE's Tulsa Case Competition

United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) is very excited to invite you to register a team for the annual USAEE Case Competition. This event is an excellent opportunity for you to work on a realistic energy economics problem, present your solution to a panel of industry experts, and win cash prizes.

By participating in the USAEE Case Competition, students can demonstrate their skills and ideas for potential employers and can win monetary prizes while contributing to solutions for challenging current energy economics issues. The prizes for the three teams invited to present at the Tulsa, OK, conference are $2,500 for the first place team, $2,000 for second place, and $1,500 for third. In addition, all conference fees for the October 23-26, 2016 USAEE/IAEE North American Conference will be waived for up to two members of each invited team.

The case competition problem will feature a realistic and complex energy issue, and require teams to have knowledge and skills in economics, engineering, and policy analysis. This year's problem will involve oil company decision-making in the context of shifting production and consumption patterns.

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. They are:

The Honorable Idamae Garrtott Memorial Scholarship
The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

More information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline is Monday, March 28th.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Attention Graduating Seniors!


Intern For A Day: Round Two - Must Attend Orientation Today or Tomorrow


There are some shadowing opportunities still available, so we’re conducting a Round Two of Intern for a Day this spring!

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one-day internship/shadowing experiences. Already this spring, we have matched 400 students with shadowing experiences! The initial round of applications have been submitted, and we still have a number of amazing opportunities remaining.

In order to be considered for Intern for a Day Round Two, students must attend a short, 30-minute orientation session which covers the application process, workplace etiquette, appropriate dress, professional correspondence and more.  There are three (3) orientation sessions available to attend this week. Please click on the date and time of the orientation session that works best with your schedule to RSVP. All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing).

Spring 2016 Intern for a Day Round Two Orientation Options:
The Intern for a Day Round Two application deadline is Sunday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m.  Students will receive the application after attending an orientation.

More details can be found at

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

REMINDER: Fiction Writing Scholarship Deadline March 11th

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing 

Attention creative writers! Are you a passionate fiction writer with a flair for storytelling? If so, submit your application TODAY!

The Sebastian Herbstein Memorial Scholarship in Fiction Writing is a memorial scholarship that honors the memory of Sebastian Herbstein, a talented writer, dedicated scholar and son of UMD professor, Judith Freidenberg, which provides two prizes, $600 for first prize and $300 for second prize, for works of short fiction of 5,000 words or less. All full-time UMD undergrads are eligible to apply.

For complete award criteria, instructions, and an online application, please visit Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Kilberg, BSOS Alumni and Donor Relations at 301.405.2998

Research Analyst Position with AtlanticMedia

The Policy Brands Roundtable is a strategic research service designed to help government affairs professionals in the private, public, and social sectors identify the most effective approaches to policy advocacy. The Roundtable serves its clients through in-depth quantitative and qualitative research, benchmarking, and other diagnostic tools that enhance strategic planning.

Who the Research Analyst is:
An entrepreneurial, innovative, and driven individual with proven analytical skills, deep intellectual curiosity, and a passion for fact-based research. The individual will be responsible for helping to execute our quantitative survey work (50%), our qualitative research efforts (30%), and other duties as assigned (20%). An aptitude for and interest in Washington politics and policy combined with client-facing consulting is welcome.

Attributes Particular to the Role:
  • The ability to pivot and adjust priorities at a moment’s notice
  • A “revolutionary” thinker, eager to develop new research tools and problem solve outside the box
  • Accountability and ownership of both process and result
  • Intellectual curiosity to become an “expert” in the unfamiliar and share new knowledge with others
  • Outstanding quantitative and data management skills, including statistical analysis and experience creating graphical representations of data
  • Strong verbal skills to coordinate and conduct phone interviews with senior Congressional, Executive Branch and private sector advocacy professionals
  • Excellent analysis and synthesis of large quantities of quantitative and qualitative data and the ability to contextualize the findings within larger trends
  • Ability to produce visual research summaries (with high-quality graphics such as charts, tables, or infographics) and then to present the findings to team members and clients
  • Prior excellence in academic training of quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, and/or econometric modelling
  • Knowledge of survey design software (e.g. Qualtrics) and/or survey data analysis software (e.g. MarketSight)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pathways Internship with Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics for ECON Major Pursuing a Dual Degree

SALARY RANGE: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution, for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate, and must maintain their enrollment status throughout the duration of the appointment. Students who expect to obtain a diploma, degree, or certificate in Spring 2016 are eligible, if and only if, they plan to continue their education, and enroll in a program on at least a half-time basis for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, degree, or certificate.

Click here for details and to apply.

Extended Application Deadline: Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing

Extended Application Deadline: March 4th
Click here to request more information about Green Corps

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