Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Apply to be the Winter 2017 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
12:00p.m.   

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests.

Eligibility

·         Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
·         A GPA of 3.50 or better
·         Graduated in Summer or Fall 2017

For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website (go.umd.edu/bsosspeaker17).

Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair

Tuesday September 19 12-5pm STEM Industries

Wednesday September 20 12-5pm All Industries

University of Maryland, XFINITY Center 
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise

The annual Career and Internship Fair provides UMD students and alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers to discuss internship, full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Over 270 employers have registered and are looking forward to meeting undergraduate and graduate students! Business professional attire is requested.

View ALL participating organizations

Click the link below to review tips for how you can best use the Fair to…

PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

Review a sample of the employers seeking to talk with Economics students!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Job Opportunity at CFPB

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:


  • Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
  • Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

We will be on campus for the Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20. 

HOW TO APPLY

We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, the formal application will be available here only during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 - September 26

Window 2: October 12 - October 16

Please encourage interested students to reach out to me with any questions about the position or the application process at leah.kazar@cfpb.gov.

Thanks,
Leah Kazar

Director’s Financial Analyst
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
consumerfinance.gov


Research Fellow at Stanford Law School (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment:
Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Description:
Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:
  • Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
  • Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
  • Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
  • Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for full-time pre-doctoral
fellows for the academic year 2018-19. An interdisciplinary research and training center at the
University of Chicago, EPIC is contributing innovative solutions to the global energy challenge:
How can we ensure that people around the world, today and in the future, have access to reliable,
affordable energy needed for human development without putting our health, environment and
climate at risk? Previous results from EPIC projects have been influential with policymakers
worldwide and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other leading
publications.

Successful candidates will report to either Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the
University of Chicago and Director of EPIC, another EPIC faculty affiliate, or work with the
Climate Impact Lab under the direction of Michael Greenstone. Applicants will automatically be
considered for all open positions but may list preferences within their cover letter.

Responsibilities span all stages of research, including managing projects, collecting and analyzing
data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts. Typical research projects involve the
analysis of environmental and energy data from the United States, India, China, and other countries
utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods, as well as development of computational
economic models of energy markets. In addition to working closely with faculty as research
assistants, pre-doctoral fellows typically attend classes and seminars at EPIC, the University of
Chicago, and affiliate institutions.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Networking & Resume Tips - Sept. 28th! (for the Economics Networking Night)


This workshop will help you prepare to make an amazing first impression at the Economics Networking Night, Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 p.m.

Representatives from Morgan Stanley will lead this session and share best practices for marketing yourself at career fairs and networking events. They will also share what they look for on resumes, information about their current openings, and other application tips. Additionally, attendees will also receive information about the format of the Networking Night.

If you are planning to attend the Networking Night, this workshop is strongly recommended for you!

For additional information about this event:
Contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice - ONLINE INFO SESSION

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm Eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/september26

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Criminal justice system reforms to stop the growing criminalization of youth of color

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Richmond, VA, and Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar at sarah@thedartcenter.org or (937) 974-6093.

Dual Bachelor's/Masters Program Information Session

Tuesday September 19th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
1307 Van Munching Hall

Current SMITH and BSOS students are invited to learn more about the Plus 1 (Dual Bachelor's/Master's) programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The information session will cover topics such as what exactly the +1 program entails, entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and answer any questions.

To register please go here.

If you have any questions please email masters@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Economics Networking Night - October 4th!

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The Economics Networking Night connects students with UMD alumni and employers working in the areas of applied economics research, policy analysis, financial services, and consulting with federal government and private sector organizations throughout the DC Metro area.

Students in attendance will…
  • Make connections in their field of interest;
  • Engage in networking needed to job search effectively in Washington, D.C.;
  • Market their skills and identify internship and job openings.
Some participating organizations include Booz Allen Hamiliton, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and many others.

For a full list of attendees and more information about this event please visit see the Economics Networking Night event

Want to get ready for the Networking Night? Attend the Networking and Resume Tips event on September 28th to help prepare. Students should also review these tips before the networking event to be sure to make a great impression. 

Analyst Position with IMPAG

IMPAQ is seeking full-time Analyst to join the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Group within our Health Division. The Analyst will support projects focused on health care quality improvement and patient safety. The person hired will support national improvement and dissemination projects by performing activities that include: planning and facilitating improvement events, capturing and synthesizing project data, conducting qualitative and quantitative data cleaning, producing drafts of strategy and operations document sections, coordinating with project stakeholders and performing secondary research of published literature and web-based documents. The ideal candidate for this position will be well-organized, very bright, have strong communication skills and be someone that wants to acquire a range of project management and research experiences before advancing to a higher-level position in consulting or health care or pursuing an advanced degree.

Qualifications (Education, Knowledge and Experience):
  • Demonstrated interest in quality improvement and a desire to make U.S. healthcare better
  • Bachelor’s degree and undergraduate coursework in any major or majors that reflects academic rigor, the ability to think critically, write well and effectively manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • 0-3 years of research or project support experience related to healthcare
  • Proven ability to perform secondary research and summarize research findings in well written documents
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with data analysis using Excel, SAS, STATA, SPSS or another comparable program
Interested alumni can find out more details and apply by logging in to Careers4Terps and search the ID: 163409.

Investigative Analyst Position with the Office of the Inspector General Hotline

US Dept of Defense Office of the Inspector General Hotline seeking Schedule A applicant (applicants with a disability) for full-time positions as Investigative Analysts.

**Interested applicants should submit their resume to Nancy Forsythe at the UMD University Career Center nforsyt2@umd.edu at the earliest possible date.


Investigative AnalystsLocation: Alexandria, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Salary Range: $35,265.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year

If you would like to be a part of a federal organization dedicated to serving our nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements. This position is within the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations (DIG-AI). The incumbent serves as an Investigative Analyst in support of the DoD Hotline.

Duties Serves as Investigative Analyst, developing/collecting, entering into an
automated database, retrieving, analyzing, consolidating and statistical
reporting of extremely sensitive and complex investigative data concerning senior officials,
whistleblower reprisal, and hotline complaints impacting the Department and
national security
  • Maintains the automated time and attendance reporting system for the
  • office
  • Prepares Requests for Personnel Actions (RPAs), reviews travel orders and
  • vouchers, and tracks budget expenditures
  • Extracts and organizes statistical data for investigators, Senior Analysts, and the component heads within DIG-AI, and prepares reports and
  • oral briefings
  • Utilizes MS applications creating correspondence, Power Point slides and Excel spreadsheets
  • Disseminates data through automated data processing systems
  • Occasional Travel Require
  • Up to 10% of work time may require travel.

Research Assistant Opportunity - Juniors & Seniors

Project on “Economic and Financial Evaluation of Universal Basic Income”

What is Universal Basic Income (UBI)? 
It simply means that every citizen in a country would be granted a fixed income every year regardless of their socio-economic status. At a very basic level, UBI will ensure that no one lives in poverty regardless of where they live or what skills they have. It would help alleviate the growing income inequality in the United States and all countries that implement it, and would make all citizens feel that they have a stake in the country. It will certainly give a boost to the economy because the spending power of the citizens at large will increase. Finland and Germany are currently piloting UBI schemes and Canada is also going into a trial very soon. The state of Hawaii passed a bill in June to support UBI for its citizens.

The proposed research will do a very thorough analysis of the current data and perform a comprehensive economic and financial evaluation of universal basic income.

A Research Assistant is needed to gather detailed data on tax returns, the U.S. welfare system, government budgets, and perform a fairly comprehensive literature review on the subject of universal basic income from around the world.

The pay will be $15/hour and the work will involve 5-10 hours/week of commitment. The initial phase of the work will be done during the entire Fall semester 2017, and depending on performance of the RA could extend to the Spring semester 2018 as well.

The best candidate would be a junior or senior undergraduate or a graduate student with a background in economics or finance. Someone who understands how the U.S. economy works would be best placed to be efficient in doing the research.

If interested, please contact Professor Anand Anandalingam at ganand@umd.edu

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 55 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. Students will hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We have had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Economics & Valuation Services Summer Internship with KPMG - Apply by Sept. 20th!

KPMG - Summer 2018 internship (multiple locations)

Deadline to apply through 
Careers4Terps: Sept. 20 
  • KPMG LLP - Short Hills, New Jersey (search for ID# 162984)
  • KPMG LLP - Tysons Corner, Virginia (search for ID# 162973)
  • KPMG LLP - New York City, New York (search for ID# 162982)
  • KPMG LLP - McLean, Virginia (search for ID# 162974)
You may only apply to ONE position. In addition to applying via Careers4Terps, you must also apply to KPMG’s website using the link found on the Careers4Terps posting.

Some Qualifications: 
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Economics, Business, Finance, or Mathematics 
  • Experience or coursework in strategic transfer pricing studies, financial statement analysis, quantitative and competitive analysis, statistical sampling and econometrics, strategy evaluation and/or operational performance analysis 
  • Target graduation dates from December 2018 through Summer 2019 

Our internship program is designed for individuals who have three or more years of university education at the time they begin their internship.

***Only students returning to school for one additional year (i.e. junior level or 1st year master level students) after the internship will be considered.

KPMG also has additional internships as well as an Entry Level position in China also posted on Careers4Terps.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Job Opportunities for Research Assistants at the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board is currently accepting applications for the position of Research Assistant (RA) for the Fall recruiting season. The application deadline for the Fall program is September 30. After September 30, and through January 2018, students may apply for the second round of hiring. All positions will begin in summer of 2018.

We seek to recruit students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. These are highly sought-after positions because our RAs have the opportunity to work with the Board’s leading economists on both research and on work that directly supports policymaking by the Board of Governors. After their two years at the Board, most RA’s go on to top graduate schools in economics, law, and public policy, while others find job opportunities elsewhere within the Federal Reserve System or in the public or private sector.

Application instructions for the program are available at http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/ra.htm.

Chicago Fed Hiring Research Assistants (Associate Economists) to start Summer 2018



The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of Associate Economists (AEs) to start in the summer of 2018. This position is structured as a rigorous two to three year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of our AEs enroll in graduate programs upon departure from the Fed.

For more details and to apply visit https://www.chicagofed.org/ae

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BSOS Student Faculty Dinner



On behalf of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council, you are cordially invited to attend the annual BSOS Student Faculty Dinner

Who: BSOS Students & Faculty
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 5:45-8pm
Location: Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

RSVP: Here by October 2, 2017

AXA Advisors NEXT Step Externship program

The Next Step Externship program is a unique opportunity designed for college Juniors and Seniors who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the finance industry, but want to do it in a quick, three session program versus a semester long internship. The program is a hands-on, informational networking opportunity that provides a stepping stone for students as well as a chance to boost their resume.

Monday, October 2, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm
University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to monika.zawasky@axa-advisors.com.

For additional information about this event: Contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

SURE Undergraduate Research Program - Apps Open

SURE is currently taking applications for their research program (all majors and years welcome!). SURE (Snider Undergraduate Research Experience) presents undergraduate students in any field at the University of Maryland College Park with an individualized research experience *and* mentorship with a professor!  

While the program aims to investigate enterprise, a business background is not required. Previous cohorts have welcomed fellows from computer science, business, public policy, behavioral and social sciences!


Applications are due October 20th! A $500 stipend and course credit is provided after successful completion of the program! If you have question, please visit the SURE website here or email umdsure@gmail.com!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Research Internships with the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a summer internship program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. They begin accepting applications for the following summer in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis.
About the program

The program consists of:
  • Direct exposure to bank operations
  • Valuable work experience in public service
  • Developmental workshops
  • Q&A sessions with senior leaders
  • Departmental information and networking sessions
  • Mentoring program
  • Structured capstone experience
As an Economics intern, you will:
  • Review online learning modules for ease of use and relevance to audience.
  • Work with video closed captioning and website tagging processes.
  • Work with staff to produce economic education content.
  • Assist staff with summer programs and email outreach for educators.
  • Support various website development initiatives.
Interested candidates can find more details of the position here.

Research Associate Position - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

This position is a full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2018. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in the Spring 2018 or Fall 2017.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October.

What are the day-to-day activities?

• Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
• Utilize statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, Matlab, Fortan, Python and C++.
• Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
• Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
• Write memoranda or assist economists in developing memoranda and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
• Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.

Interested candidates can find more details of the position here.

Cornerstone Research: Analyst

As an Analyst, you will play a central role at Cornerstone Research. You will work in case teams that range in size but typically include an academic or industry expert, senior consultants, and analysts. Within a case team, you will make important contributions during all phases of a project—from developing case strategy to conducting complex analyses to preparing experts for testimony.

Case work has both quantitative and qualitative elements, involving such key responsibilities as

- Developing financial and economic models

- Examining market and industry behavior

- Presenting findings to colleagues and clients

Our small size provides opportunities for analysts to interact closely not only with senior consultants and academic experts, but also with clients. Analysts also participate actively in the development of Cornerstone Research’s recruiting and training efforts.

For more information and to apply visit Careers4Terps and search posting ID# 162141 & 162140. Deadline to apply is September. 18th. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ECON Sophomores: Small Group Discussions with Goldman Sachs Professionals

Deadline to apply through Careers4Terps: Sept. 8, 2017

Goldman Sachs is coming to campus on September 19th and will be hosting small group discussions for SOPHOMORES at the Office of Career Services in Van Munching Hall (Room 2570).

If you are the kind of person who can’t wait to make a difference, consider a career at Goldman Sachs. We believe that good ideas and innovations can come from anyone, at any level. We offer meaningful opportunities, best-in-class training and a wide variety of career paths for talented people from academic backgrounds. Plus, with access to important clients and projects, you’ll have the chance to make an impact with global significance.

To learn more about our 2018 summer internship opportunities, please sign up/apply to attend the small group discussions with Goldman Sachs employees to learn more about their day-to-day. Want to learn more before attending? Visit this link for detailed information on the firm.

You MUST submit your resume through Careers4Terps (search for ID# 163211) for a chance to meet with us! Dress code is business professional.

Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National, Protected Residents (Legal Perm. Residents, Asylees, Refugees, & Temp. Legal Residents)

EAM - Executive Board Opportunities

The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) will be looking for a new Executive board for the 2017/2018 school year. Available positions are listed below:
  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer 
  • Director of Tutoring 
  • Public Relations of Media 
  • Director of Marketing 
More information about these positions is located on the link below. Applications are due on the 12th of September.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zgJPtnDZVC807C07gslK8dvcFOy7_s5_90IcTUgFXI4/edit?usp=sharing

Friday, September 1, 2017

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients - Apply by October 3rd

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018? Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

Learn about the GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years, 58 University of Maryland students won Gilman Scholarships—a 45% acceptance rate! The deadline to apply for Spring or Summer 2018 awards will be October 3, 2017.

Hear from returned Gilman Scholars! Attend our student panel and learn from successful applicants:

Tuesday, Sept. 5th 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
1102 H.J. Patterson Hall
Refreshments will be served. RSVP to gilman@umd.edu

Additional Information Sessions starting next week!

  • Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 - 4:30 pm,1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, September 8, 10:00 - 10:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, September 11, 5:00 - 5:30 pm, 2304 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 - 2:00 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Please RSVP to gilman@umd.edu and indicate which you plan to attend (please note the location). Interested but can't attend? Email us at the same address.

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research Fall 2017 Information Sessions

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR FALL 2017 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND?

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program maintains 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. Over 160 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 is offering Fall 2017 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.

Fall 2017 Information Sessions:
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-2:20 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, September 5, 5:00-5:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6, 5:00-5:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 10:30-11:00 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 7, 12:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 13, 4:00-4:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 13, 5:00-5:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:00-11:30 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 14, 12:00-12:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, September 14, 2:00-2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 160 available opportunities by visiting our website at: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-studentresearchers.html

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills. It is open to undergraduates of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Fall Research Intern - Economic Policy, Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute is seeking interns to support the Institute’s work on issues including international economics, consumer finance, trade, and housing markets. In addition to being exposed to critical issues in these fields, interns will spend significant time discussing these issues with their scholar. Onsite interns also attend weekly events featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC.

Applicants should have a strong interest in analyzing trends in financial and housing markets, as well as in the manufacturing, energy, and technology industries. A strong background in econometrics and understanding of data analysis software, such as R and/or Stata, is preferred.

Responsibilities include:
  • Gathering and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and articles;
  • Keeping the scholar and team up to date on current events;
  • Assisting the scholar with research projects and presentations;
  • Assisting with articles, op-eds, reports, and briefing papers;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and event support.
Applications for a fall semester internship will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 8th.

For more information and to apply visit the Hudson Institute's website

Friday, August 25, 2017

USAJobs Posting for OMB Pathways Internship

Apply as soon as possible as the posting will close when 50 applications have been received.
The Health Division at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is soon looking for applicants qualified to perform as student health budget specialists, in support of the President, the Director of OMB, and other OMB officials, through the Pathways Internship Program. The Pathways Internship Program is designed to attract students enrolled in educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

OMB is ideally looking for candidates with a background or an interest in public policy or health care. Students studying public administration, public policy, and/or public health are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong organizational skills, communication (oral and written) skills, analytical ability, and dependability are a must. The Health Division is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Division. 

Applicants will need to submit a formatted USAJobs resume and respond to a short questionnaire. Note, the posting will remain open for a limited time or until 50 applications are received, whichever comes sooner. Previous postings have closed as quickly as one day, so we highly encourage qualified and interested candidates to apply as early as possible.

This is a year-round internship and the intent of the position is that the student is able to work at least 640 hours while still in school in order to be eligible for non-competitive conversion into a Federal career or career-conditional position. Internships will be paid and interns should expect to commit up to approximately 30 hours weekly while school is in session and can work up to a full-time basis during school breaks. U.S. Citizenship is required.

OMB serves the President of the United States in developing a Budget and legislative program, in overseeing execution of enacted legislation, and in implementing the Administration’s vision across the Executive Branch. The Health Division is responsible for the review of policy, budget, legislative, and management issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance market reforms, and a variety of public health and health research programs that are mainly operated under the Department of Health and Human Services.  The Health Division currently manages more than one-fourth of the Federal budget and engages in analysis, planning, and policy formulation to improve programmatic quality, efficiency, and financial management. Please see the attached document for further information on OMB and the Health Division. 

Spring 2018 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 2018 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 30 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. Under some circumstances, 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 Christine.Devlin@treasury.gov. Applications are due November 4, 2017. U.S. citizenship required. All candidates must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a college or university. For further information, please contact Christine Devlin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2020.

Army ROTC

Army ROTC is looking for current sophomores, graduating in May 2020, who are interested in serving as Commissioned Officers in the Army after graduation. All academic majors are needed. Army Officers work in a wide range of fields including engineering, intelligence, aviation, cyber security, logistics and operations. No previous military experience or ROTC courses are required. Scholarships and other financial benefits are available.

Interested students should contact Terry McCall at 301-314-9939 or armyrotc@umd.edu

Monday, August 21, 2017

Risk and Compliance Consultant, Crowe Horwath LLP (Seniors/New Graduates)

Apply: through Careers4Terps, search for position by name or ID# 162150

Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services.

Joining Risk Consulting is an opportunity to make the world more honest, transparent, safe, and secure. From day one of your career, you will assist our clients to transform their governance, embed risk in their decision-making and maintain efficient compliance. We will enable an entrepreneurial and innovative environment for you to deliver transformative risk consulting services and to develop deeply specialized skill sets demanded in today’s market. 

We offer the opportunities to expand and enrich your career, while allowing you a balance your personal life, through a transformative work environment, robust talent development program, and attractive benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Innovate new ideas and solutions to address existing and emerging area of global risks 
  • Create and promote an inclusive culture and work environment 
  • Provide insight and perspectives to enable our clients to anticipate, predict and respond to risks 
  • Execute and deliver client projects through strong deliverables that simplify complex issues and enable sustainable risk management practices for our clients 
  • Engage in senior level conversations with senior management and C-Suite client personnel and government regulators 
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity to enable a deeply specialized skill set 
  • Cultivate and enable strong relationships within your clients and community 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Social Media Intern, Maryland Center for Economics and Policy

The Maryland Center for Economics and Policy is seeking applications for an undergraduate Social Media Intern to work 10-15 hours/week during the coming academic year. Responsibilities of the position will include working with Department of Economics Professor and Center Director Katharine Abraham to develop policy-relevant content for the Center website; posting content to the Center website and Twitter feed; and assisting with Center events. The ideal applicant will be a junior or senior economics major who has some familiarity with HTML. 


For best consideration, interested candidates should send a resume with a cover note to kabraham@umd.edu by Monday, August 28.

Friday, August 11, 2017

AXA Advisors Externship

The Next Step Externship Program is a unique opportunity designed for college juniors and seniors who would like to further their knowledge of the financial industry. It is intended to help them transition from backpacks to briefcases and jump-start their career search process.

This Externship ISN’T:
  • An Internship: There is no outside work or long commitment required;
  • Time consuming: This 3-day program is designed to maximize students’ time efficiently while making sure to educate potential candidates as thoroughly as possible. The program is broken down into three separate sessions throughout the semester to better fit into students’ busy schedules;
  • A Class: there are no tests or credit provided, however, the externship can be added to students’ resum├ęs as a boost;
This Externship IS:
  • Hands on: Participate in workshops and case studies designed to give a comprehensive explanation of what a financial professional does daily;
  • Informational: This externship breaks down AXA Advisors onboarding process and helps explain the strong relationship between the company and their financial professionals;
  • Networking Opportunities: Get a chance to meet fellow students who share a common interest and passion for helping people, as well as expand your network by meeting professionals who will provide advice and insight into the financial industry;
  • A Stepping Stone: Create your own experience: use the Externship as a foot-in-the-door to joining AXA Advisors after graduation, or to pursue other opportunities.
Apply through Careers4Terps before September to be considered for a phone interview!

PLEASE NOTE: ALL INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA TELEPHONE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pathways Student Trainee (Economist), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

This internship will begin in Fall/Winter 2017.

Internship opportunities are available within the Center for Financial Research Branch (CFR) and Regional Operations Branch. The CFR is engaged in research on topics important to the FDIC mission of deposit insurance, bank supervision, and resolution of failed financial institutions. The CFR research programs follow banking industry developments, risk measurement and management methods, regulatory policy and related topics.

Duties
Below is a summary of the work done in the sections within the CFR that are currently seeking interns:

The Banking Research Section is primarily responsible for academic research, short studies, policy analyses, and model development that support the FDIC's mission. Economists write academic research papers, organize research conferences, serve as discussants and chairs at conferences, and referee academic journal articles on banking economics. Staff writes internal reports on topics such as optimal bank resolution, deposit insurance pricing, bank capital regulation, and securitizations.

The Quantitative Risk Analysis Section
focuses on the development of internal modeling, the evaluation of quantitative models used in the industry, and producing original economic and financial research. The economists and analysts on the team participate or lead internal modeling projects forecasting bank risk, bank resolution costs, and stress test models. Financial economists interact directly with the industry by conducting regulatory reviews of quantitative models used for estimating bank risks, including credit, market, and interest risks, as well as stress testing models. The Section also engages with the academic community be producing original research for publication in academic journals and presenting and discussing at major academic conferences.

The Regional Operations Branch identifies, analyzes, monitors, and communicates emerging risks, with a focus on local economies and banks. Economists and financial communicate analytical results to policymakers, senior management, and other stakeholders.

Deadline for applications
August 17, 2017

For more information and to apply visit here

Public Policy Intern, Economics Intelligence Unit (Paid)

As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.

The Public Policy, Politics and Economics (PPEP) department is part of the research consultancy unit of the EIU, providing tailored engagements to meet the needs of clients across the corporate, government and institutional/non-profit sectors. Our evidence-based consulting solutions draw on our strengths in forecasting, cross-country analysis, policy, politics and macroeconomics, and typical engagements include evidence-based research for policy makers and stakeholders seeking measurable outcomes.

The EIU, a division of The Economist Group, is seeking is a part-time intern for the fall of 2017 in our Washington, DC office. The internship opening is in the Public Policy, Politics and Economics (PPEP) division of the research consultancy unit.

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through our global applicant tracking platform. While not essential, a good background in economics, public policy, statistics and Excel would be a plus.

Deadline for applications:
August 27, 2017

For more information and to apply click here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fall Fiscal Policy Internship, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

Responsibilities
  • Conduct research on taxes, entitlement programs, budgetary policy, and the economy;
  • Contribute to daily blog entries on http://crfb.org/blog;
  • Attend and brief CRFB staff on high-level policy discussions and events;
  • Contribute to press releases, policy papers, and op-eds;
  • Maintain and update the website;
  • Track budget-related news;
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues;
  • Proven research and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with internet research tools;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a flexible and enthusiastic team player.
For more information and to apply visit here.

Junior Business Financial Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton

This is a full time position with Booz Allen Hamilton. The Junior Business Financial Analyst will:

Prepare program and budget reports, financial presentations, and other materials to support the Navy client in programming, budgeting processes, and basis of estimates. Assist with analyzing program and budget information for submission to the client. Assist with the preparation of capabilities requests, point papers, briefing charts, spreadsheets, memos, and other documents within prescribed timelines for review and analysis. Assist with the interpretation of requests for data and facts, acquire, analyze, and prepare presentations of program and budget data for use in program decision-making, and assist with the analysis of funded requirements combined with the execution history and the analysis and reporting of planned versus actual requirements and funding. Develop and maintain funding profiles for programs, projects, or contracts. Analyze budget or financial planning for an organization, organizational unit, program, or expenditure or cost center to identify potential variances. Assist with monitoring expenses against budgets and the government with strategic business planning and analyze financial data and transactions for appropriate use.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience with the preparation of reports
  • Knowledge of Excel at a strong level
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree
For more information and to apply visit here.

Junior Financial Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton

This is a full time position with Booz Allen Hamilton. The Junior Financial Analyst will:

Provide financial management and business process support to an organization within a Navy systems acquisition command. Support cost planning development and analyze the execution of agency funds in compliance with DoD appropriation law. Coordinate funding requirements with internal and external clients and draft funding documents while analyzing, tracking, and reporting commitment, obligation, and expenditure data. Support reconciliation, account closure, and the planning and preparation of procurement and services contract actions. Identify problems and recommend solutions pertaining to cost planning and financial execution. Consolidate data for the presentation of execution status and financial summary overview. This position will be performed on client site and is located in San Diego, CA.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience with financial analysis or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deliverable deadlines
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree
For more information and to apply visit here.

Analyst (Finance Division), Morgan Stanley

The Full-time Analyst Program, which consists of two 12-month rotations, provides an ongoing opportunity to explore various areas within the Finance division. Placements are based on educational background, business knowledge, interview feedback and current business needs. As a result, our Analysts gain a well-rounded Finance experience in the financial services industry and a deep understanding of the Firm's culture and strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work collaboratively in a high-performing team to ensure the integrity of Morgan Stanley's books and records
  • Provide reporting and analysis to Business Units, Senior Management and Regulators
  • Continuously improve or enhance processes for increased control and/or efficiency
  • Serve as a respected partner to key constituents, including regulators, business units, shareholders and the board

QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS/ REQUIREMENTS
  • You are currently a Senior completing a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or a related major
  • You have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • You have advanced technical and quantitative skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • You possess excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills; you have strong teamwork and collaboration skills; you are motivated and resourceful; you possess project and process management capabilities; you demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • You demonstrate a strong interest in financial services
For more information and to apply. see the Morgan Stanley website

Fall 2017 Research Internship, Brookings

Internship with Ambassador Norman Eisen with Brookings

Beginning in September 2017, there is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their junior or senior year or graduate students with an interest in international relations, European history, public policy, and/or economic policy to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.

This unpaid internship provides a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to the student’s field of study or career interest. It will provide an opportunity for career exploration and development as well as a chance to learn new skills.

Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of research skills such as archival research, constructing historical chronologies, economic policy research, editing and other general research support. The topic areas include, but are not limited to:
  • 20th century European history, international relations, diplomacy
  • Congress and congressional procedure; political polarization; reforming government; political and corporate governance issues; and anti-corruption laws and efficacy; money in politics
  • Open government and government transparency initiatives
  • International economic statecraft; taxation and economic reform; labor productivity

Interns will have the opportunity to attend internal meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events as well as participate on Brookings sports teams and network with other interns throughout the Institution.

For more information and to apply, visit here.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pathways Student Trainee (Finance), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

This announcement is for internship opportunities that will begin during Fall/Winter 2017.

This position will require applicants to work at least a part-time work schedule during the academic school year.

These positions will be filled in the Division of Finance (DOF). DOF provides our stakeholders with accounting, financial and employee services that support and enhance their ability to make effective and sound business decisions impacting their organization, the Corporation, the bank industry, and/or the public.

Duties

As an intern in DOF, the duties assigned are contingent upon the type of internship. The internships offered and duties assigned to that internship are listed below: Assignments can range from work on financial reporting and analysis, accounting and tax policy, assessment collections, investments, payment processing, administering the FDIC’s travel and relocation program, coordinating the budget formulation and execution process, and management of internal controls and operational risks.

Deadline to submit your application: Tuesday, August 15th. 

For more information and to apply see the USAJOBS posting
Control Number: 475917000

Financial Management Student Trainee, Bureau of Economic Analysis

This vacancy is for a Student Trainee (Financial Management) at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. At the successful conclusion of this program, student may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a ZA-0510 Accountant, term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all of the terms of the Internship Program are met and the student meets the qualifications for the position.

Duties
The individual selected for this position will:
  • Review and edit financial data for accuracy, completeness, and consistency
  • Conduct economic analysis and estimation to include improving estimation techniques
  • Contact respondent companies to obtain survey response, correct errors, and request additional information
  • Audits survey reports containing accounting and related economic data
Deadline to submit your application: Monday, August 7th. 

For more information and to apply see the USAJOBS posting.
Control Number: 475728300

Other vacancies are available at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, see here

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Job Opportunity at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting for the Director’s Financial Analyst position, and we want to encourage UMD students or recent graduates to apply. Eligible applicants will have graduated in the last two years or will graduate by December 2017.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants. All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin in October 2017 or later. The fellowship is a full-time position located at the CFPB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

  • Graduate school (Columbia Economics, Harvard Business, Yale Law)
  • Private industry (Amazon, Uber, Quicken Loans)
  • Public sector (Department of the Treasury, NY Fed)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, prospective applicants must apply through our official job posting at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475562400. The job posting will be open from July 31 to August 7, 2017.


Interested students or graduates should feel free to reach out to us with any questions about the position or application process at strategy@cfpb.gov

Fall/Spring Economics Student Intern, Food and Drug Administration

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 and spring semesters or during the summer. 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 food, human drugs, medical devices, biological products, tobacco products, and animal drugs and feed. The intern will report to an Assistant 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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fall Fiscal Policy Internship, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team! We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

We welcome applications from highly motivated undergraduate or graduate students year-round, though interns typically work for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Interns may work full-time, or part-time while attending classes in the DC area. Interns work as a full member of our policy team, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects according to their specific interest.

Responsibilities
  • Conduct research on taxes, entitlement programs, budgetary policy, and the economy;
  • Contribute to daily blog entries on http://crfb.org/blog ;
  • Attend and brief CRFB staff on high-level policy discussions and events;
  • Contribute to press releases, policy papers, and op-eds;
  • Maintain and update the website;
  • Track budget-related news;
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Enrollment in or recent completion of an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Interest in fiscal policy and budgetary & economic issues;
  • Proven research and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Familiarity with internet research tools;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a flexible and enthusiastic team player.
Application Process
E-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no more than six pages) to internship@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. When applying, please write "Intern Application" in the subject line, along with the term you are applying for (e.g., Spring 2017).

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Finance & Market Research Internship, Kaulkin Ginsberg

Applications Accepted Until: Aug 13, 2017
Apply: Visit Careers4Terps and search for posting ID#: 160936.

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.

This internship provides accepted applicants with the opportunity to develop their research, analytical, and writing skills, among other things, in a professional setting.

Qualifications

• Majoring in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another relevant major
• Excellent quantitative reasoning, research, and analytical skills
• Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills, including the ability to creatively explain and discuss complex concepts
• Database and Microsoft Office proficiency (particularly Excel)

Responsibilities may fall into one or more of the following categories depending on the intern’s academic focus and interests:

Entry Level Finance Specialist (Recent Grad)

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to join a large investment bank in an Operations Support capacity.

The ideal candidate should have:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field
  • Internship or 1 year of work in the Financial industry is strongly preferred
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be a self starter who is able to work on their own or as part of a team
  • The position may interact with valuable clients so candidates must have excellent communication
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
To apply visit here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NTE Student Trainee (Budget Analyst), Department of Homeland Security

This position is not to exceed one year, but may be extended up to one additional year, based on program requirements, agency needs and budget availability. This appointment does not confer permanent Federal status. This position is open to students attending an academic program, college or university within the Washington, DC commuting area.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The Primary purpose of this position is provides technical assistance to specialists assigned to a specific program/office which perform vital line-program and administrative functions and responsibilities.

Who May Be Considered:
You must be a Student within Washington, DC local commuting area accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum AND will be enrolled as a student in Fall 2017.

Duties
As a NTE Student Trainee (Budget Analyst) GS 0599 7, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Prepares summaries of narrative, quantitative, and statistical data in budget forms, schedules, and reports.
  • Gathers extracts, reviews, verifies, and consolidates a variety of narrative information and statistical data needed in the formulation and presentation of budget requests.
  • Cross-checks the accuracy of budget and program data in related budgetary forms, schedules, and reports.
  • Prepares summaries of narrative, quantitative, and statistical data in budget forms, schedules, and reports.
APPLICATION DUE TODAY!

For full details and to apply click here

Economist Student Trainee, Bureau of Economic Analysis

This vacancy is for a Student Trainee (Economist) at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a ZP 0110 Economist, term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all of the terms of the Internship Program are met and you meet the qualification for the position.

Duties

The individual selected for this position will:
  • Collect and analyze data from a wide variety of sources;
  • Develop and use tables, charts, and graphs for analytic purposes;
  • Prepare estimates and interpretive reports;
  • Conduct economic research, develop and approve methodologies to enhance agency’s economic statistics;
  • Perform economic analysis and estimation;
  • Use and develop statistical computer applications
Who May Apply: 
Students who have recently been accepted in or are currently enrolled at least half-time in a high school, certificate or degree seeking program in an accredited college or university, graduate, or professional school. Half-time is typically 6 semester hours for undergraduate, and 3 semester hours for Masters and above (but may be determined by the school).

APPLICATION DUE TODAY!

For full details and to apply click here

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Economist (Recent Graduate), Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Recent Graduate Program is a one-year program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, one year career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal training, job assignment and receive a mentor to develop competencies applicable to BEA's mission and needs. This position is at band II (GS-7, equivalent) entry level, and may be converted to a permanent or term appointment upon successful completion of the program.

Duties include, but aren't limited to:
  • Prepare, revise, and analyze estimates of components of gross domestic product
  • Analyze economic data and develop estimates of economic statistics
  • Engage in research projects, recommend improvements to estimates and prepare documentation of estimates
  • Communicate with a variety of audiences in writing and in person
  • Develop computer applications to make estimates of economic statistics
For full details about this opportunity and to apply click here

Hub Command Center Fall Internship, American Airlines

The Undergraduate Intern position is a 3 month developmental assignment that provides interns with real-time work projects, leadership development opportunities, as well as involvement in corporate social responsibilities. The intern will have the ability to move around different departments to experience various business units. Work projects involve assignments that are relevant to American's current business needs and opportunities. This fall internship (August – October) will expose the successful candidate to various aspects of the airport and airline operation at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, American’s downtown DC hub.

Some major roles include:
  • Operational performance reporting and analysis
  • Preparation of operational and financial justifications (creative / persuasive writing) for hub control center projects and staffing requests
  • Development of Excel and data driven models for improved real-time and historical trend analysis
  • Hands-on airport operations experience
Some job qualifications include:
  • Working towards or completed a BS/BA degree with emphasis in a quantitative or business discipline (i.e. finance, management, economics, engineering, mathematics)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to assemble information, extract pertinent facts, draw logical conclusions and present recommendations
  • Interested in optimization, problem-solving and process improvement
For full details on this internship and to apply click here.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Rising Sophomores and Juniors: Connect with Bank of America Recruiters

Bank of America is hosting four webinars in July and August covering various areas of their operations open to interns.

July 11th 5:30 - 6:30pm EST - Technology 101
Previous interns discuss the Bank of America Technology Internship program.

July 17th 6:00 - 6:45pm EST - Wholesale Credit 101
Discusses working in the Commercial Lending section of Bank of America.

July 24th 6:00 - 6:45pm EST - Global Transaction Services 101

Discussion of the Summer Analyst position in Bank of America's GTS organization.

August 1st 6:00 - 6:45pm EST - Operations 101
Learn abou the daily structure of the Bank of America Operations Internship program. 

Note: Students should register at least 3 days in advance to receive the virtual webcast link and dial-in information. 
 

Fall 2017 Higher Education Policy Internship, New America (Paid)

New America’s Education Policy Program seeks applicants who have a strong interest in higher education policy for a paid Fall 2017 internship. The intern will primarily assist the program’s full-time staff members with research, data, and policy analysis for issue briefs and policy reports, in addition to writing posts for the program’s blog, EdCentral. Interns must be self-starters who are excited to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of education-related research projects.

New America’s Education Policy Program is a think-tank industry leader in PreK-12, higher education, and the workforce. In addition to conducting research and analysis in these areas, interns will have the opportunity to publish their own blog posts and other work, attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most ambitious thinkers in the field. They will also have the opportunity to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.

This intern will work closely with our higher education team and policy expertise in higher education policy is strongly preferred.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

United Nations ECLAC Internship

Applications are currently being accepted for an Economic Affairs Intern at the United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Winter internship in the Washington Office, will last 3 to 6 (2 min/6 max) months, depending on the needs of the Office. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; as well as the internship period. The intern will be under supervision of the Statistics Assistant

The Intern will perform the following duties:
- Assisting in the execution of the substantive work of the Office
- Engaging in economic analysis with a focus on trade, international finance, and development.

Tasks may include:
- Document, legal and internet research
- Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
- Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
- Assistance during conferences
- Working on web-presentation- Compiling statistics
- Media analysis
- Speech-writing

For additional information and to apply click here.