Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brookings Institution Research Assistant Position for Recent Grad, Center on Social Dynamics and Policy

The Research Assistant, CSDP assists with research using agent-based models, output presentation. Topics include public health (obesity, tobacco, infectious disease epidemiology), economics, and behavioral/social sciences.

Responsibilities:

Research Assistance (60%)
  • Compiles, reads, and provides analytical reviews and summaries of diverse existing literatures from multiple fields of science pertinent to projects.
  • Synthesizes literature in the form of background papers, analytical reviews, or outlines for the benefit of CSDP and external partners.
  • In collaboration with senior research staff, drafts material for incorporation into working papers and project publications, particularly literature reviews but may also be called upon to write up results or methodology.
  • Contributes to parameterization of models by drawing on established literature to quantify relationships between and among variables.
  • Maintains electronic bibliography files, organizes references for manuscripts/websites/proposals, and locates relevant documents from electronic sources.

Fall Internships in the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office - Apply by July 15th!

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for fall 2016 internships. Interns will work with the Director’s front office and other senior leadership teams. Current undergraduate students may apply for these unpaid internships.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management
  • Provide general office support
  • Special projects as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. 
  • Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary. 
  • Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas and current issues. 

Project Coordinator Position with the Urban Institute for Recent Grad

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

The Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center is seeking a Project Assistant to help manage an empirical research project on housing markets and access to housing.

Responsibilities

Successful candidates will implement data collection protocols and help support the on-site project management team as well as off-site field staff.

Qualifications
  • Minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal (including telephone and e-mail) communication skills
  • Must be self-directed and well-organized with the ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to critically review data collection reports for accuracy, completeness and quality
  • Dependability and ability to meet project deadlines
  • Objectivity
  • Ability to work well with a diverse project team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive computer or data entry experience and/or aptitude required
This position will require some occasional evening and/or weekend hours due to the nature of the project.

Apply here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fall Market Research & Finance Internship at Kaulkin Ginsberg Company

Kaulkin Ginsberg Company is an industry-leading strategic consulting and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm.

We are seeking motivated, dependable, and independent undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors to work as interns with our close-knit team. This is an unpaid internship; however, interns in the past have received college credit for their work at Kaulkin Ginsberg. Responsibilities may fall into one or more of the following categories depending on the intern’s academic focus and interests:

M&A Assistance:
Analyze corporate financial statements
Develop client market research reports
Prepare industry benchmark analyses
Contribute to enterprise business valuations

Market Research:
Research, collect, and analyze macroeconomic and industry-specific data
Assist in modeling and forecasting of data
Apply statistical analysis techniques, such as regression analyses

Marketing:
Write timely blogs explaining research findings
Cultivate target lists for marketing initiatives
Manage contact lists and update data

Department of State Spring 2017 Internships - Apply by July 1st!

The program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships that provide professional experience and personal growth and learning within a foreign affairs environment.

Students interested in international relations or a data-focused internship may be particularly interested in the internship positions with the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Please list the bureau of interest, and highlight your data analytic skills in the statement of interest to be considered.

Read more: https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/dos-student-internship-unpaid

Fall 2016 Internships with The Partnership's Public Service Fellows Program - Apply by July 8th!

The Partnership’s Public Service Fellows Program provides the opportunity for current students and recent graduates to develop professional skills while helping transform how government works. Our fellows do substantive, meaningful work that is integral to our day-to-day operations, programs and activities. Duties vary across our teams, but include event planning, research, writing and working with outside partners, including federal agencies and colleges and universities.

Fellows have opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally through workshops and training sessions geared toward students and young professionals. We offer the following compensation (less applicable taxes and deductions):

$1000/month for fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree
$800/month for fellows who have not yet graduated
Pay is pro-rated for part-time fellows.

Who Should Apply: We strive to be inclusive and actively recruit for diversity, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government.

UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC

Call for Applications:

Brand New UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC concentration open for applications.

Concentration officially opened May 27 for applications for fall 2016-spring 2017! Spaces available!! Rolling Admissions. Apply now!

The new concentration: Critical Regions and International Relations. (For more information and application form go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu )

The program includes: fall seminar course, spring internship for college credit, and year-round professional development activities! Interested in changing the world? Apply NOW to the empowering Global Fellows Program (formerly Global Semester Fellows)!

The fall seminar for Critical Regions is taught by two active Foreign Service Officers! Spring internships include White House, State Dept., USAID, foreign embassies, think tanks, NGOs, other federal agencies and international organizations!

Other perks: Scholarship in Practice credit; notation on transcript as Global Fellows; empowering and active alumni career network, etc. Life-changing program! A bridge to your professional futures. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors encouraged to apply!

And if you are interested in others of our concentrations—in Federal or Global Fellows, just note that on your applications too! Rolling Admissions!!

For details and application form, go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu (or http://federalfellows.umd.edu) or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Apply ASAP! You may drop application by office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall (301-314-0261), apply electronically by sending application to globalsemesterdc@umd.edu, or send by fax to 301-314-0941. No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them, and they can come later!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Promoting Achievement and Diversity in Economics - Apply by July 15th!

The Department of Economics is pleased to launch a new initiative for undergraduate students called Promoting Achievement and Diversity in Economics (PADE). PADE is a year-long program that offers advising, academic support, and professional development opportunities. Participants will attend weekly study sessions for economics and math classes and occasional seminars with faculty or professional economists in the DC area. PADE is designed to increase diversity in economics by supporting traditionally under-represented students who major in economics, particularly those exploring the BS degree, and those who are considering graduate study in economics or a related field. It is funded by the Moving Maryland Forward initiative, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the Department of Economics. 

For more information, please email PADE@econ.umd.edu. You can apply to participate in the program by completing this form: https://goo.gl/nG2sZl. Applications are due by July 15.

Friday, June 24, 2016

DOJ Research Assistant Position

The United States Department of Justice
Economic Research Analyst Position with the

ANTITRUST DIVISION

The Economic Analysis Group in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is soliciting applications for potential full-time economic research analyst positions in Washington, DC. The Economic Analysis Group has approximately 50 economists who provide economic analysis for antitrust cases brought by the Division. The primary focus of our work is applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on competitive interactions between firms in specific markets. Research analysts work closely with staff economists to define relevant product and geographic markets, determine pricing patterns, provide statistical analysis of industry behavior, find trends in large datasets, and prepare materials (such as maps, data, charts, and graphs) that may be required for litigation. Duties may also include assisting staff economists working on articles for publication in economic journals.

The Economic Analysis Group is looking for detail-oriented, highly motivated individuals interested in economics. This position qualifies for a Civil Service rating of GS-7 (annual pay $43,684 in 2016). A grade point average of 3.0 or better is required, and you must be a U.S. citizen. Experience in working with spreadsheets, statistics, computer programming, and econometrics is useful. Course work in statistics, econometrics, calculus, and linear algebra is also useful.

A formal application through usajobs.gov will be required.

By July 8, 2016 to apply, submit a resume, a short writing sample on an economic topic, names of three references, and a copy of your college transcript, via e-mail to:

U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division

atr.eagra@usdoj.gov

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
An Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Drug Test Required

Thursday, June 16, 2016

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students - Apply by July 18th!

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.

Activities:
In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Research Assistant Position for Recent Grad, Global Demography and Migration Pew Research Center

The Research Assistant will support the Pew Research Center's new Global Demography and Migration research and ongoing Hispanic Trends research. The primary responsibility of the Research Assistant is to tabulate and analyze survey data collected by these two research areas and data from other sources, such as Eurostat data, United Nation's population data, the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey. Other key responsibilities include fact-checking and proof-reading, creating charts, tables, and slides, organizing relevant polling data, and performing research and analysis as required. Of foremost importance is ensuring that data analysis and reporting meet the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in the social or computational sciences and a demonstrated interest in one of our research areas.

Responsibilities
  • Number checking, fact checking, proofing
  • Tabulate and analyze data from surveys and other social science databases
  • Creating tables and charts in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Building and checking toplines
  • Performing background research on issues and policies
  • Data cleaning, maintaining and reviewing internal files and databases 
  • Assisting with questionnaire development, quality control
  • Assist in the management of social media accounts

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 Internships with Booz Allen Hamilton

Job Number: 01213663

Participate in an internship program that is geared towards students who have diverse backgrounds and are equipped to solve the complex, multidimensional problems that Booz Allen Hamilton consultants face every day. Serve as a future technical leader who has a passion for technology and an interest in business areas. Work with internal or external clients through stages of the consulting life cycle, including business development, assignment planning, data gathering, data analysis, developing solutions, generating recommendations, communicating results, and implementation and follow-up. Gather required data, exhibit excellent listening expertise, demonstrate analytic problem solving, present ideas clearly and logically, compose appropriately structured text, work with individuals at all levels, provide input to reports and other deliverables, execute multiple assignments, meet agreed deadlines, and adjust to changing client demands.

Basic Qualifications:

-Ability to show enrollment in a degree program following summer 2016 internship completion
-Ability to show a minimum of 30 credit hours completed
-Ability to obtain a security clearance
-Currently pursuing a BA or BS degree in Business or Liberal Arts

Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Apply here.

Entry Level Research Assistant Positions for Recent Grads with Child Trends

Child Trends is currently seeking entry level Research Assistants to join our team of analysts and thought leaders. Under close supervision by more experienced researchers, Research Assistants contribute to social science research by gathering research and helping to prepare material for inclusion in reports. Research Assistants support all aspects of the research process from the planning stages to the production of final reports. Candidates who are passionate about using high-quality research to improve outcomes for children and youth and have a keen attention to detail will top the list.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct literature reviews on topics and synthesize material in the form of bibliographies, abstracts, reports, according to instructions.
  • Tabulate and/or maintain collected data by means of coding or organizing data into tables or graphs. Produce tables and graphs.
  • Assist with survey design and administers structured surveys (telephone, written, and in-person interviews, site observations) for projects requiring primary data collection.
  • Assist with organizing meetings, meeting notes, and filing when necessary.
  • Prepare presentations for conferences and help finalize journal articles, draft sections of literature reviews and reports.
  • Perform analysis tasks and process data using SAS/SPSS/STATA or other such statistical packages.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Entry-Level Research Assistant Position at EurekaFacts

DESCRIPTION

The Research Assistant will have an interest in research content areas such as public health, policy analysis, social marketing and health communication, and other public affairs topics. The ideal candidate will utilize qualitative and quantitative research methods along with superb organization and computer skills to be able to assist senior staff in conducting research for a variety of projects for Government and non-for-profit clients. The candidate should be an organized, detail-oriented, self-starter who has the ability to work well within a fast paced, team environment. This entry-level position offers an opportunity to develop critical research and analytical skills. The candidate will possess the ability to:
  • Follow the agreed research plan thoroughly, accurately and thoughtfully to ensure quality research outcomes and findings. Importantly, high stakes recommendations and decisions are made based on the results of our research projects.
  • Perform data entry, data coding and data management tasks. Assist with primary data collection efforts, as well as analyses of secondary data sources.
  • Conduct literature and document reviews; present information synthesis to team members.
  • Assist senior staff in performing analyses of quantitative and qualitative studies.
  • Contribute to report writing, development of data visualization, formatting and copy editing.
  • Assist with the preparation peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations for national and international conferences.
  • Document the procedures and methods used, carefully follow the research protocol and take precautionary steps to protect integrity of the data.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions for this role.)

Paid Summer Research Internship at Avar Consulting

Avar Consulting, Inc. is a social science research organization located in Rockville, MD. We are currently seeking a paid summer intern to join our team and work onsite at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Intern will work under the direction of an NCES staff member on projects related to survey methods and/or statistical techniques.

The Intern needs to possess the following: the completion of at least one year of college coursework; an interest in statistics or survey/research methods; attention to detail; proficiency in Microsoft applications; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with statistical packages (e.g., SAS, Stata, or SPSS) is a plus.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Alana Wieczorek at Intern2016@avarconsulting.com.

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Information Session 6/14 & 6/15

ARE YOU PLANNING GRADUATE STUDIES TOWARD A PH.D. IN SCIENCE, MATH, ENGINEERING, OR SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES FIELDS?

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral science fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at www.nsfgrfp.org

86 MARYLAND SENIORS AND RECENT ALUMNI HAVE WON NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE PAST 3 YEARS!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Procurement Internship with NCI in Reston, VA

NCI: As the Procurement Intern, you will be offered the opportunity to learn how a corporation provides procurement services to its in-house customers. This summer and full-time internship is located onsite in Reston, Virginia, Monday through Friday. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments.

Highlights of Responsibilities:
  • Complete various tasks and projects to assist NCI’s Procurement Department in providing purchasing services (buying, order processing, expediting, new vendor setup, and change order management for our internal customers using your ability to focus on quality and not necessarily speed.
  • Perform data input, data analysis, data validation, process mapping, process documentation, and process validation.
Requirements:
  • Currently obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

Apply here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

FDA Internship for ECON Major

United States Food and Drug Administration
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites undergraduates to apply for an internship program in economics. Internships will be for one academic semester; interns will be expected to work two days per week during most of the semester. The program is year round, with internship terms corresponding to fall, spring, and summer semesters. The intern will work with the Economics Staff in the Office of the Commissioner. The intern will assist members of the Economics Staff in conducting economic analyses of major FDA policies and regulations having to do with human drugs, food safety, nutrition, medical devices, human blood and vaccines, tobacco products, and animal drugs and feed. The intern will report to the Director of the Economics Staff. The qualifications include meeting the University’s requirements for an internship; at least 6 completed semester classes in economics, which must include a class in intermediate microeconomics; and a class in econometrics or computer methods of data analysis. We encourage students to apply 6 to 8 weeks before the beginning of a semester.

To be considered for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Clark Nardinelli at clark.nardinelli@fda.hhs.gov.