Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Internships Still Available at the US Department of Commerce

We are seeking applicants for our fall internship program at the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA drives collaborative regional economic development initiatives that lead to job creation.

The EDA Internship program is an unpaid opportunity but a travel stipend can be provided. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, legislative affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement.

All Interns Must Be:
         A U.S. Citizen
         Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship
         Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
         Be able to pass a comprehensive background/security investigation

EDA Internship Program Offices:
         Office of the Assistant Secretary
         Office of External Affairs
         Office of Regional Affairs
         Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
         Office of Finance and Management Services
         Performance and National Programs Division

Example Intern Projects:
         Conducting  research and synthesizing reports for the White House’s High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) between the United States and Mexico
         Evaluating EDA grants to create best practice case study examples pertaining to long-term economic development
         Preparing grant announcements for key EDA stakeholders- including members of Congress, Governors, and other elected officials
         Assisting the White House in long term economic recovery during natural disasters.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Joseph Hurst, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, at Please indicate your top three choices of office preference in your cover letter. 

18th Annual Rosenberg Lecture

The Economy, The Family, and Working-Class Discontent
Dr. Andrew J. Cherlin
Department of Sociology

November 2nd,  3 - 4:15 PM
1101 Tydings Hall

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Apply by Sept. 7th to be a Peer Assisted Learning Coach!

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is a peer-to-peer academic coaching program, in which trained PAL coaches assist UMD students in using effective learning techniques to improve study skills and gain confidence in their scholastic abilities.

Students engage in a semester-long, peer mentor training program, and are able to volunteer (for a small stipend), or receive 1 or 3 upper-level credits. PAL coaches also have the opportunity to become a certified mentor by the Learning Assistance Service or the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

If you are motivated to learn how to support UMD students in achieving their academic goals, please see the attached flyer.

To apply, complete and submit an application (PDF or Word) by September 7, 2016.

For more information, please visit or contact the PAL Program Coordinator, Juliana Wong at

Fall International Trade and Finance Internship with American Enterprise Institute

Resident Scholar Claude Barfield's primary areas of study include international trade policy, U.S. competitiveness, and science and technology policy. Interns will assist with research projects focusing on free trade agreements, international investment, U.S. trade policy, and Asian regionalism. Economics or public policy students are preferred. Proficiency with Excel and statistical software packages a plus.

Apply here.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Internship in the Office of Economic Policy at U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Spring 2017 internship session. Our program runs year round with three sessions: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Our program is about substance. Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists. Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated. Interns are expected to work between 32 and 40 hours a week. There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C. Our intern positions are unpaid. We do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial will suffice), two writing samples and three references to Applications are due November 10, 2016. U.S. citizenship required. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2200.

Financial Analyst Pathways Internship with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Work Schedule is DC location, full-time or part-time; must be able to work at least 20 hrs/week. Through completion of degree program. See Key Requirements for more information.

Closes Thursday 9/8/2016

Salary Range: $20.93 to $27.21 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: GS-1199-07/07

Promotion Potential: 11

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America’s pensions. At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, or information technology and more, to protect the retirement income of nearly 40 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find your future at PBGC exceptionally rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored.

We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported, so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider PBGC and start making a difference today!

If you are interested in a challenging career with great benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Financial Analyst (Pathways Intern) position today!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fall 2016 Economics Internship

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a premier trade association located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a paid intern to assist the Economics team with primary research and data work during fall 2016.

We are seeking applicants that:
  • Have excellent writing and data management skills
  •  Are proficient in STATA and Excel
  • Are self-motivated 
  • Can balance multiple tasks 
  • Have a high attention to detail 
  • Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, preferably with a major in economics or the social sciences 
The position will include:
  • Compiling and managing large datasets 
  • Reaching out to industry and state officials
  • Analyzing data and information from federal and state sources
The applicant should be familiar with a variety of general data sources and comfortable working with large datasets in STATA and Excel. This position includes producing content for revenue-generating reports and custom market studies that are shared with association members, government officials and the media.

ARTBA is a leading trade association with over 5,000 members that represent all facets of the transportation construction industry. Our members include contractors, design firms, educators, equipment manufacturers and transportation officials.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and one (1) writing sample to Lital Shair Nada at Please make sure to include in your application your level of experience with STATA, as well as your availability (full or part time).

Fall Global Partnerships Internship in Arlington


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international public health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Founded in 1971, MSH has offices in 35 countries and experience in 140. Learn more: The Global Partnerships, Marketing and Communication (GPMC) team increases the capacity of MSH to impact global health by expanding our external visibility and building philanthropic and private sector engagements. We seek a Global Partnerships Intern to contribute to and learn from our work.

The Intern Will Gain:
  • Exposure to public-private partnership strategies that support global health and international development.
  • First-hand experience in market research and analysis. Understanding of the issues related to private sector business development in a rapidly changing, highly competitive environment.
  • Understanding of marketing and communication practices in the international nonprofit sector.
  • Insight into the workings of a complex, geographically dispersed team (12 time zones), assessing business needs, and developing tools and resources.
  • Introduction to what it means to be part of a critical organizational mission and work with 2500 professionals across the world to improve people’s health and lives.

Specific Responsibilities:

Business Development Research and Analysis
  • Conduct desk research on private sector companies, foundations and organizations involved in international development and global health issues.
  • Manage, analyze and report on information and data using Salesforce, Microsoft Office, and other technology tools.
Capacity Building
  • Draft articles for MSH’s internal newsletter, external blog and social media.
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for meetings/events.
Tools and Resources
  • Assist with identifying and developing the necessary tools and resources that enable a multi-faceted, geographically dispersed team to operate successfully.
  • Attend and take notes at meetings and events.
  • Plan and perform administrative tasks.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Energy Industry Analyst Paid Internship with the Federal Regulatory Commission

Closes Wednesday 8/31/2016

Salary Range: $43,684.00 to $56,790.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1199-07/07


We’re an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil.

Our internship program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a federal agency while learning more about the energy industry and gaining exposure to the Commission’s work. Students have the opportunity to attend networking events, visits to regulated hydropower dams, seminars with career advice and tips and enjoy lunch with FERC’s top officials.

This internship position is located in the Office of Enforcement in the Division of Analytics and Surveillance, which serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues.

At time of application, applicant must submit proof of Fall 2016 enrollment.

These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tutors Needed for NOYCE Scholars Program

Attention freshmen and sophomores: Are you interested in helping local middle and high school students learn math or science? Check out the NOYCE tutoring program. This is both a competitive and rewarding part-time job opportunity. Tutors work with middle and high school students 2 - 10 hours per week in schools throughout Prince George’s County. Additional information and applications are available at .

If you have any questions about this position please contact NOYCE tutoring coordinator Ashley Coon at Applications are due by September 8th.

Maryland Student Researchers Program Fall 2016 Info Sessions


Francis DuVinage, Director
Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator


Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review nearly 150 available opportunities by visiting our website.

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Nearly 150 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s). The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities. Space for each session is limited so please RSVP to with the date/time of the session you plan to attend.

Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Fall Semester 2016:
Wednesday, August 31, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 2, 12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 2, 3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7, 3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 8, 10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 8, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 9, 2:00-2:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, August 18, 2016

LOFT PwC Global Megatrends 2.0 NYC Event

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Join students, young professionals and experienced professionals in the fields of accounting economics, finance, actuary science & computer science for a panel discussion with industry experts on the 5 Global Megatrends, as well as a networking reception to meet recruiters from PwC.

Please RSVP here.

UCLA Master of Applied Economics Program

UCLA would like to invite you to apply the Master of Applied Economics (MAE) program. In mid-September, we will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.

The UCLA Master of Applied Economics program is a full-time, 9-month program. Students in our MAE program will master techniques for rigorous economics analysis in order to perform well in in the fields such as: consulting, finance, government, and risk management.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for expertise in Big Data, our program features courses in data analytics. The MAE curriculum also includes courses from applied econometrics to writing and presentation skills.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of economists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those with a Master’s Degree or Ph.D., strong analytical skills, and related work experience.”

For more information click here.

Free Pre-Law Event in Washington, D.C.

Engaging under-represented prelaw students in lively, in person discussion with peers, law school faculty, and attorneys. Enhancing the student's social perspective on the admissions process and law school success! 

The CLEO CONNECTION program provides a person-to-person environment where under-represented students can:
  • Find answers to important questions about law school,
  • Create a local network of colleagues and legal professional guides, and
  • Develop an understanding of the legal field culture

When: Oct. 20, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 2016 (Thursday) 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C.
How: Register for FREE. Click here: CLEO Connection website (click on D.C.)

CLEO is a non-profit project organization. Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession. The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BSOS Needs Ambassadors!

BSOS is looking for student leaders to become ambassadors for the College. It's an exciting opportunity to get involved while earning two elective credits. This is an invitation-only leadership program, and students selected to move forward will be interviewed on campus the first week of classes. Click here to learn more about BSOS Ambassadors. Think you have the experience to stand out? Please apply here by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Research Assistant Position with Westat for Recent Grad

Westat is seeking a research assistant to work as part of a small team on several evaluations in the areas of homelessness, public health, and vulnerable populations, among others. Westat is located in Rockville, MD. Applications accepted until September 30, 2016.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work on the development of both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools. 
  • Monitor data collection and prepare data for analysis (both qualitative and quantitative). 
  • Conduct preliminary data analyses (using both quantitative software and statistical packages) and graphically representing the data findings.
  • Assist in the writing of reports and articles. 
Job Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences is required.
  • At least 1 year of experience in research methods is preferred.
Read more and apply through your UMD Careers4Terps account.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Energy Analyst Internship with AtSite

AtSite helps organizations increase the performance, quality and value of their facilities and real estate portfolios. We combine decades of industry knowledge and expertise, together with innovative services and technologies, to deliver persistent and measurable results. We are looking for an Energy Analyst Intern to join the AtSite Analytics Team. The AtSite Analytics Team is a group of highly-driven individuals delivering critical, time-sensitive and fundamental information and analysis to our clients.

Energy Analyst Internship Description

The Energy Analyst Intern will support the analytics team by working on tailored projects focused on analyzing specific aspects of client energy use and trends. On any given day our analysts may be tasked with a number of analytical endeavors in order to provide our clients with the best information for risk mitigation and optimization in their energy use. Curiosity and attention to detail is a must. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with both analyzing large amounts of data and drawing conclusions from that data.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

International Affairs Graduate School Fair

September 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
George Washington University

Take the next step in your career! Explore what you can do with an APSIA Degree!

APSIA schools share the same passions you have for solving global challenges. Talk with admissions officers from APSIA member schools about masters degrees, financial aid, joint degree programs and career opportunities.

Come learn how an APSIA degree can transform your career at our DC graduate school fair.

Click here for the full list of participating schools and to register for this free event.

Tutor, Academic Success and Tutorial Services (ASTS)

Are you interested in providing peer tutoring to your classmates at UMD? The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) is recruiting for fall paid tutoring positions with ASTS! Peer tutors gain exposure to teaching and facilitation fundamentals while providing peer-led small-group tutoring in a collaborative learning environment for first-generation college students and students in the campus’ most challenging courses.

This is a paid position at $8.50-9.25/hour with a time commitment of 3-4 hours/week per course. All positions are filled on a rolling basis and will require at least one in-person interview. Applications are due via email to Christal Dimas at on/before Monday, August 22nd.
Instructions and application for ASTS can be found at

Tutors needed in particular for these courses:

ECON200, ECON201, ECON230, ECON321, ECON330, CMSC216, STAT100, MATH220

Monday, August 8, 2016

Program Assistant Position with Department of State for Recent Grad - Apply by 8/10!

This position is located in the Office of Foreign Missions (OFM), Diplomatic Motor Vehicle under the Undersecretary of Management, and the incumbent is responsible for relieving Foreign Service Officers and Civil Service program specialists and managers of significant program workload by disposing of clear-cut cases or transactions. Applies his/her practical experience in one or more programs involving substantive foreign affairs or administrative management functions to carry out specific procedures and use established methods to meet the mission of the office. Programs are limited only by the nature of the Department of State’s mission and relevant legislation and regulation. Programs to which an incumbent is assigned involve only those for which no specific clerical and assistance occupations have been established. The program assistant applies practical knowledge of regulations and precedent cases in order to carry out the following duties typically required in the administration of a Department of State program.

Closes Wednesday 8/10/2016
Salary Range: $35,365.00 to $51,102.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0303-05/06

Operations Full-Time Analyst Program in Baltimore with Morgan Stanley

*Log into Careers4Terps and search for #141299 to read more and apply.

Open to December 2016 and May 2017 Grads

The Operations Analyst Program is a competitive program that provides an opportunity for entry-level employees to both learn about the Financial Services Industry and develop the necessary professional competencies to be successful within Operations. Placement varies in accordance with business needs, with opportunities for analysts to join in January and June of each year depending on their graduation date. The program includes a three level development model, whereby analysts work closely with their managers in goal setting and career planning to achieve their individual development goals. In addition, the Analyst Program has a rotation component, allowing Analysts to experience at least two distinct roles during the program.

Reporting Intern, The American Institutes for Research

The Assessment Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a well-regarded organization that is growing rapidly. They are currently seeking Reporting Interns to provide assistance on score reporting projects in their Washington, DC office for the fall and winter internship programs.


Reporting Interns will work with the Score Reporting team to help conduct quality assurance on our online reporting system and our paper reports. Responsibilities include reviewing variable text for score reports in the Item Tracking System, conducting extensive quality assurance checks on state score reports and reporting back to the reporting team manager. In the process, interns will gain experience with the online delivery of educator and student reporting metrics, QCing large sets of data, and rigorous quality assurance processes. They will also learn the basics of large-scale assessment.

Read more and apply through your UMD Careers4Terps account:
Search for ID# 143744 or "Reporting Intern"

Friday, August 5, 2016

Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Internship with Measuring Success

Measuring Success

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

Fall/Winter Reporting Internship Position with American Institutes for Research


The Assessment Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a well-regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality.

We are currently seeking Reporting Interns to provide assistance on score reporting projects in our Washington, DC office for the fall and winter internship programs.


Reporting Interns will work with the Score Reporting team to help conduct quality assurance on our online reporting system and our paper reports. Responsibilities include reviewing variable text for score reports in the Item Tracking System, conducting extensive quality assurance checks on state score reports and reporting back to the reporting team manager. In the process, interns will gain experience with the online delivery of educator and student reporting metrics, QCing large sets of data, and rigorous quality assurance processes. They will also learn the basics of large-scale assessment.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fall Global Markets Internship with GE Capital

The internship is a semester long, part-time program in GE’s Washington, DC office. We are seeking candidates with a variety of backgrounds including business, economics, and international affairs.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Researching current global issues in international funding sources and policies 
  • Attending Washington-area briefings and meetings relevant to GE 
  • Creating and editing presentation and briefing materials for the Global Markets team 
  • Assisting GE Capital Market experts on various ongoing initiatives related to export credit agencies and transactions 
  • Assisting office administrative functions as necessary

Basic Requirements:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Rising junior or senior student in related studies

Monday, August 1, 2016

Analytics Position, HR SAID

The Human Resources Systems Analytics & Information Division, HR SAID, of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are seeking a new member for their Analytics Team!

The Analytics Team provides the workforce data, analysis and related products and services that enable the organization to make better business decisions around its human capital resources. Specifically, the Analytics Team provides the NIH with workforce reporting, dashboards, advanced analytics and statistical models, project management and maintenance of custom-developed technologies, HR data management and subject matter expertise as well as surveys, interactive dashboards, and consult services for OHR and NIH.

The position is open to recent graduates (degree conferred within the past two years) and current students.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Strong research and analysis skills. 
  • Basic (at a minimum) statistical analysis skills in areas such as significance testing, regression and forecasting techniques, as well as experience creating graphical representations of data. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to creatively explain and discuss complex concepts. 
  • Experience with Survey design and analysis (preferred, but not required). 
  • Creative problem solving skills. 
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Passion for analytics – we love data! 

Economic Empowerment Program Intern with UMD's SAFE Center -- Aug. 6 Priority Deadline

The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is the first university-based center that combines service, research, and advocacy to address the issue of human trafficking. It is an initiative of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, through the MPower program. Through in-house services and collaborative partnerships, the SAFE Center provides direct social, legal, primary medical, mental health, and economic empowerment services to human trafficking survivors. We serve U.S. and foreign-born adult and child survivors of sex and labor trafficking. The SAFE Center is initially focused on Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, with a longer-term focus on the state of Maryland.

The SAFE Center opened on May 9, 2016 and is located adjacent to the College Park campus. This internship is an opportunity to assist in the development of the SAFE Center’s economic empowerment programs for trafficking survivors. Economic empowerment is a key element in restoring trafficking survivors’ independence and self-determination.

Paid Business Development & Strategy Internship with Command


The Business Development and Strategy Intern will work as part of an energetic business development, strategy, and marketing team currently working on expanding Command’s rapidly growing business across domestic and international markets. The Intern will have the unique opportunity to support the development of a growing business while receiving exposure to some of the most pressing issues and cutting-edge strategies defining the global homeland and national security consulting marketplace today.

The Intern’s primary responsibilities are to (1) help the organization enhance its strategic decision making capacity and understanding of core markets by utilizing strong analytical and research skills, (2) support production of effective sales and marketing material in both written and visual forms, and (3) contribute to the efficient operation of Command’s headquarters office in various administrative and support functions.

Most of all, Command is seeking applications from intellectually curious, analytical thinkers that are capable of quickly understanding diverse subject matter areas and applying this understanding to a highly varied set of tasks. Candidates should be interested in the entire life cycle of the business development, strategy formation, and marketing processes, and in building the tools and products to help Command better carry out these processes. The ideal candidate will be eager to undertake challenging projects that range from conducting subject matter research on security environments in a foreign locales and writing creative sales copy to building Excel models and client-facing PowerPoint presentations.

Research Analyst I, Optimal Solutions Group

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is a leading non-partisan public policy research firm that conducts studies and provides technical assistance on health care, education, welfare, housing, community development, and related subjects. Our mission is to provide policy makers with rigorous and timely studies that enable our clients (including federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations) to improve public well-being.

The Research Analyst I would assist senior researchers in a variety of research, data analysis, and administrative tasks. This position requires analysts that are able to work independently but also function effectively as a member of the project team and closely with junior and senior researchers.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collection and preparation of data from surveys and administrative information systems. 
  • Performing basic analysis and coding of survey instruments. 
  • Conducting literature searches and review to provide background information for related project topics. 
  • Prepare for and summarize client communications and correspondence. 
  • Contributing to written reports and proposals. 
  • Tracking internal project functions, such as budgets, staffing, and progress of tasks. 
  • Providing general administrative project support and management. 

Program Coordinator with ACCION International for Recent Grad

Venture Lab is an Accion-sponsored initiative to invest in and support seed-stage financial inclusion enterprises, catalyzing innovation in financial inclusion and enhancing the way financial services are delivered to the poor. Venture Lab focuses on companies that are post-R&D but have not yet proven their concept or achieved meaningful revenue traction, filling the support gap for seed-stage companies. Venture Lab provides financial support as well as strategic and operational support to its investees. Venture Lab prioritizes investment opportunities in East Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, but is globally opportunistic, leveraging Accion’s global footprint and 50-years of experience investing in and building financial services business in emerging markets.

Venture Lab is currently recruiting a Program Coordinator as an integral team member to provide administrative and operational support to keep this small, high-performing team running effectively. The core and priority of the daily work is administrative and operational. However the role will provide exposure to all aspects of Venture Lab’s work, including pipeline development, portfolio monitoring and analytics, market and sector analysis, organizational development and support of the wider impact investing industry – all with a focus on innovation in financial inclusion. The position is full-time in a dynamic, hard-working team, with opportunity for growth for high achievers.

  1. Investment and Portfolio Management Support
  2. Team Coordination and Organizational Development
  3. Business Development, Marketing & Outreach Support
  4. General Administration and Knowledge Management