Monday, November 20, 2017

Koch Summer 2018 Internship and Fellows Program

The Koch Internship Program (KIP):
KIP is not your typical internship program. It’s paid. It’s nationwide. It’s offered in the spring, summer, and fall. KIP is for those who want to be introduced to the world of non-profit careers—either in Washington, DC, or across the nation—through hands-on experience in fields such as:
  • Communications and public relations.
  • Development and fundraising.
  • Graphic design and video production.
  • Operations and technology.
  • Policy and research analysis.
  • External Relations and coalition building.
  • Program management.
  • Human resources.
The Koch Fellow Program (KFP):
KFP is a suite of three separate programs that all provide a focused educational experience geared toward furthering participants’ knowledge, skills, and professional network within a specific field (communications or policy).
  • KFP: Communications helps participants become well-rounded communications professionals in the field on topics such as digital communications strategy, data visualization, branding, op-ed writing, digital media platforms, marketing, and advertising.
  • KFP: Policy is a good program for individuals interested in careers in non-profit policy, academia, or law.
Both interns & fellows develop professionally. For the duration of the program, interns and fellows will participate in weekly professional development courses, either online or in person at the Charles Koch Institute. They will spend the rest of the week working at a partner organization.

Application Timeline

Monday, November 13, 2017

Economists Incorporated - Research Associate Positions

Economists Incorporated (EI) is a leading economic consulting firm with offices located in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Tallahassee, FL. EI is hiring Research Associates to start in the early spring/summer of 2018 in the San Francisco office or in the summer of 2018 in the Washington, DC office. The Research Associate position is typically for two years, although occasionally potential for additional advancement arises.

EI Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high-profile cases concerning antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation of the private sector, and general commercial litigation. Recent firm projects include examining the antitrust implications of the vertical integration of health insurers and healthcare providers, determining potential competitive effects of mergers between utility companies, evaluating class certification issues in consumer goods litigation, assessing damages in contract disputes, designing an incentive structure to promote use of renewable energy sources, designing a bidding strategy for participation in an electromagnetic spectrum auction, and assessing the importance of copyright industries (music, motion pictures, publishing, software, etc.) to the U.S. economy. Research Associates gain broad industry exposure and marketable skills in case management, data analysis, and research through responsibilities such as those detailed below:

Case Management
  • Act as a lead Research Associate on one to five cases at a time
  • Manage teams of Research Associates
  • Organize case research and data analysis
  • Work closely with economists on a regular basis

Apply to Serve as a BSOS Ambassador in Spring 2018!

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Priority Deadline: December 3, 2017
Candidates selected to move forward will be contacted for an interview before the end of fall semester. Good luck!

Click here for more information about BSOS Ambassadors
E-mail Margo Shear at mshear@umd.edu with any questions

Masters in Applied Economics @ UMD - Upcoming Information Sessions

The Department of Economics will be hosting two information sessions for potential applicants to our Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics program.
  • Tuesday, November 28th on our main campus in College Park
  • Tuesday, December 5th in our Washington, DC location near DuPont Circle
Both sessions will be at 6:45 p.m.  The sessions will feature a presentation about the program and opportunities to speak with our program's director, Dr. John Straub, and with other representatives from the Department of Economics including our Department Chair, Dr. Maureen Cropper and our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. John Shea.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP for details: masters@econ.umd.edu 
We are currently accepting applications for 2018 admission.
The online application is posted on our website, along with detailed information about the admissions criteria and application deadlines. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Paid Government Relations Spring Internship, BHFS

One of the top two lobbying firms in Washington, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP (BHFS), is currently accepting applications for its spring internship program from students with an interest in politics, government, advocacy, or law. Interns at Brownstein support the firm’s government relations activities by engaging in such tasks as covering congressional hearings, tracking legislation, and researching business development opportunities.

In addition to being paid an hourly wage, interns can expect to receive the following benefits:
• Gain practical work experience in public policy;
• Develop a deeper understanding of advocacy;
• Strengthen your resume;
• Prepare yourself for the job market; and
• Network with professionals in Washington.

Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university, while also maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher. Capitol Hill or equivalent public policy experience is preferred, but not required. Spring candidates must be able to commit three full days out of the week to the internship.

Deadline: November 15 (internships running from January to May)

Interested applicants should send their resume with a cover letter and writing sample, as well as availability, to Kaitlyn Hill at khill@bhfs.com.

To view this position in Careers4Terps, search the ID number: 166202

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tomorrow! Work Visas, OPT, & Green Cards in the Job Search

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1202 Glenn L. Martin Hall


Confused about options for staying and working in the United States after graduation? Worried about the H1B quota? What about the STEM extension for OPT?

Presented by immigration attorney Mark Rhoads of the law firm McCandlish Holton.

Topics will include Optional Practical Training (OPT) and H-1B visas, including an explanation of the H-1B quota and the H-1B lottery. He will also discuss the impact of the new White House administration on work visas and immigration generally.

In addition, Mark will provide practical strategies for talking to employers about work visa issues during interviews.

This Event is For: All Students

For more information contact Engineering Career Services: 301-405-3863, CareerEngr@umd.edu.

Road Trips to the Real World - Winter Break Career Shuttles!

Registration Closes: Friday, December 1, 2017 (sign up early as space is limited)
Locations: Northeast region (Boston, Philadelphia, New York, D.C. and more!)

Participate in Road Trips to the Real World! Road Trips offer college students the opportunity to attend one-day employer site visits for between January 3-12, 2018.

THIS YEAR'S SITES INCLUDE:
  • American Enterprise Institute- DC (January 8, 1:30-3 pm): Learn about internships & jobs related to political science, international affairs and languages. Refreshments will also be provided. 
  • Sysco- Baltimore, MD- January 9, 11 am- 1:30 pm: Learn about entry-level opportunities related to supply chain, operations and sales. A lunch and tour will also be provided. 
  • LIDL- Arlington, VA- January 12, 9-11 am: Learn about the wide range of internships and entry-level opportunities available with LIDL. Great opportunities related to supply chain, HR, marketing, purchasing, etc. 
  • Transamerica- Baltimore, MD, January 10, 9-11:30 am: Learn about actuarial & finance internships & jobs during an information/networking session & breakfast. 
  • Plus 35+ companies more organizations! 

View the schedule and register at www.eace.org/roadtrips2018.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Not Going Home for Thanksgiving? BSOS Would Like You to Be our Guest!

Deadline Extended to November 10th.

Are you an international student, an American student who can’t go home for Thanksgiving, or any student who hasn’t received an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner? BSOS is organizing faculty, staff and alumni who have volunteered to host undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our college for Thanksgiving dinner. Registration is required: https://go.umd.edu/BeOurBSOSGuest. Register by November 10th. Be our guest!


Questions?
Contact Kathryn Hopps
301.405.1631

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Data Analytics Challenge 2018

Love Data Analytics? Participate in UMD Data Challenge 2018!

University of Maryland
Data Challenge 2018
February 24 - March 3


All UMD students (from any major or year) with a data analytics interest are invited to participate.
  • Receive a data set from a real company
  • Use your creativity and analytical prowess to solve an information problem
  • Work one-on-one with an industry mentor
  • Compete for financial prizes
Register by Nov 30 at https://datachallenge.ischool.umd.edu/

This is a free event, including admission, swag, food and beverages.

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Participants compete as teams of 2-4. All participants must register individually by Nov 30. Starting Dec 1, attendees will have the opportunity to request team assignments. Individuals registering independently will be partnered with others to form teams.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Invitation: Lunch with Ambassador John Berry

Ambassador John Berry, UMD alumnus and former director of the US Office of Personnel Management and ambassador to Australia will be coming to campus November 13 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. He will be speaking about how US business and US diplomacy interact in the international sphere, with an emphasis on Ambassador Berry's experience with Australia. While Ambassador Berry may have some preliminary remarks, he is most interested in Q&A, and interacting with UMD students. We have reserved spaces for ten BSOS students at an informal luncheon.

Read more about Ambassador Berry here.

Reserve a seat by Noon, November 9.  Spots are limited so reserve a seat ASAP! 

Government Meetup, November 3rd

Friday, November 3, 2017; 12:00pm - 2:00pm
University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing


Come to a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet and greet with agencies seeking to connect with and hire University of Maryland students. Each agency will start with a 3-5 minute overview at noon and then be seated at tables to have conversations with students over light refreshments for the remainder of event.

Registered employers include:
  • CenCore LLC - a government contractor that provides intelligence analysis support to include the collection, collation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence data. 
  • Booz Allen Hamilton - Management Consulting Firm providing Government Services: in Cybersecurity, digital solutions, engineering and science, and consulting. 
  • District of Columbia Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency - Manage regional threats and other emergencies effecting DC businesses, government, and residential communities. 
  • City of Takoma Park - offers a wide variety of internship opportunities in housing and community development, arts and humanities, city council, recreation, law enforcement and more. 
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Enforces the controlled substances laws of the United States.
RSVP Today!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Positions with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The Office of Research (OR) in the Research, Markets, and Regulations Division (RMR) is realizing the CFPB’s mission by bringing an empirical, data-driven approach to the analysis of consumer financial markets. OR provides the main analytics to understand consumer behavior and support the Bureau’s actions in policy-making, supervision, and enforcement. The Office of Research is currently recruiting for
  • Summer Interns
  • Research Assistants
Summer Internship Program - Office of Research
Posting closes November 3. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Pathways Internship Program is a Summer 2018 internship for current undergraduate students (students are eligible if they are enrolled as students before, during, and after Summer 2018). Interns work directly with a seasoned member of our team on policy and research projects and are assigned to one project which they are expected to complete during the twelve-week program. Interns will be expected to work independently but will be provided necessary on-the-job training and mentorship to support them in their work. Strong Intern candidates may be considered for possible future Research Assistant opportunities within the Office of Research. Internships are open only to current students.

For more information and to apply visit the CFPB Job Posting - general posting for all CFPB divisions, specific the Research Markets and Regulations, or apply for other divisions in CFPB (Consumer Education & Engagement, Supervision, Enforcement & Fair Lending, etc.)

Deloitte Workshops - 10/30 and 11/6

Deloitte Technology Consulting Resume Workshop
October 30th – 6:30-8:30 PM
Van Munching Hall Room 1505

Students will have the opportunity to gain professional feedback on their resume from Deloitte practitioners. Please be sure to bring your resumes for us to help you refine your resume and prepare for your interview.

As these Summer Scholar positions are offered by Deloitte’s Federal Practice, applicants must have the ability to obtain a security clearance. The Summer Scholar resume drop date is 11/3.
RSVP link


Deloitte Technology Consulting Case Prep Workshop
November 6th – 6:30-8:30 PM
Van Munching Hall Room 1505

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the case interview process and gain experience with real case study examples from Deloitte practitioners.

As these Summer Scholar positions are offered by Deloitte’s Federal Practice, applicants must have the ability to obtain a security clearance. The Summer Scholar resume drop date is 11/3.

RSVP link

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Budget Analyst, Department of the Army

This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as a Budget Analyst trainee with the United States Army.

As a Budget Analyst (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • Assist in developing, recommending, and implementing budgetary and financial policies.
  • Assist in coordinating budget reviews and formulating a variety of fund types.
  • Assist in analyzing, interpreting, and reviewing budget regulations.
  • Assist in monitoring the obligation and expenditure of funds.
  • Monitor and certify availability of budget levels to ensure legal and efficient use of funding.
For more information and to apply please visit the full posting on USAJOBS.

Summer Student Externship Program (Unpaid), US Patent and Trademark Office

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks and providing inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It's an effort that contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st century. 

The USPTO is seeking applications for an unpaid Student Externship. This externship offers opportunities in areas of Outreach, Policy Writing, Finance, Information Technology (IT), Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to experience what it's like to work at PTO, as well as interact with experts in several disciplines, explore opportunities and develop or enhance personal and professional skills. 

**This is an 10-week program with two sessions. The first session will begin on May 21, 2018 and will end on July 27, 2018. The second session will begin on June 04, 2018 and will end on August 10, 2018. For both sessions there is a mandatory 8 day (8:00AM-4:30PM) training that will commence on the second day of each session. Once the training is completed, you may be allowed a more flexible work schedule at the discretion of your supervisor.**

In addition to the closing date of April 06, 2018 this announcement will have cut off dates as follows:
  • January 05, 2018
  • February 05, 2018
  • March 02, 2018
For more information and to apply please see the full posting on USAJOBS.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Student Organization - Quantitative Finance Society


For more information visit www.umdqfs.com or www.Orgsync.umd.edu

Economist, Campris

CAMRIS is currently seeking an Economist for the anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Analytics, Data, Visualization, and Information Services (ADVISE) contract, which seeks to improve the usage of USAID data and information, so that the Agency continues to ensure its development outcomes are supported by evidence.
  • Support economists, researchers, and other staff with official reporting requirements, fielding analytics requests from customers, and processing and analyzing economic and other data in a variety of formats from multiple sources.
  • Help administer data calls and surveys, and will have a strong background in applying quantitative methods to produce new insight and analytical products.
  • Support processes related to collecting, verifying, redacting, normalizing, and otherwise processing data received from multiple sources.
  • Support the development of quantitative models, methodologies, and business processes.
  • Coordinate the collection and harmonization of data from USAID enterprise systems and foreign assistance data from a wide and disparate range of information sources, in a variety of formats.
  • Administer surveys to obtain updated economic, foreign assistance, and related data and must be capable of producing economic forecasts based on quantitative models, economic science, and other econometric techniques.
Qualifications
  • Conversant in using statistical packages, such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, and related programs. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience applying quantitative research methods working with real world foreign assistance data; operating or managing foreign assistance databases; and applying statistical methods to conduct analysis. 
  • Experience aggregating, normalizing, and displaying international development data from multiple sources, and conveying nuanced distinctions and conclusions to end users while ensuring utmost accuracy.
Apply through Careers4Terps, search ID: 165606.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Entrepreneurship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

Live Entrepreneurship with the Hinman CEOs Program
Applications for Fall 2018 due 11/12 via https://hinmanconnect.umd.edu/prospective.aspx

As the nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship experience, the Hinman CEOs Program selects entrepreneurially-minded students from all academic disciplines to join a unique community to explore and practice innovation. Students live together, learn about entrepreneurship, and can launch new ventures. The mission of the Hinman CEOs Program is to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, create a sense of community and cooperation, and develop ethical leaders.

Applications are open until November 12th for freshmen and sophomore students of all majors to join the fall 2018 cohort. 


To learn more, visit hinmanceos.umd.edu.

Research Analyst Positions at IEc

Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) is an environmental and economic consulting firm. We have over three decades of experience providing professional services for federal agencies, state and local agencies, non-governmental organizations, tribes, and private entities. 

Individuals with undergraduate training and limited prior work experience join IEc as Research Analysts (RA). Working with other IEc consultants, Research Analysts gather and evaluate data; perform analyses using a variety of economic, financial, or scientific methods; and communicate results in both written and oral form. RAs work with a variety of other IEc staff, and must be able to effectively perform as part of a project team. An RA's responsibilities require consistent exercise of discretion and judgment to work on projects of significance to IEc and its clients.

Research Analysts draw on knowledge from a wide range of specialized disciplines including economics, applied mathematics, public policy, engineering, chemistry, biology, ecology, and other environmental sciences; thus, academic training in any one of these areas may qualify a candidate for this position. Successful candidates possess a Bachelor's degree with high academic rank, have strong analytic and problem solving skills, and speak and write effectively.

Research Analysts are eligible for promotion to Senior Research Analyst. Research Analysts and Senior Research Analysts often return to graduate school after working at IEc to pursue training in management, environmental science, public policy, economics, or law.

Position Type: Full Time

Position Start Date: Immediate and Spring 2018 openings

Required Qualifications: BA, BS or equivalent degree in a relevant field (see above). If you have a graduate degree, please apply for the Associate position and not the RA position.

Relevant work or internship experience is preferred.

To Apply visit www.indecon.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

Economics Association of Maryland - GBM 10/26

Hello Economics students,

The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) will be hosting its first General Body Meeting of the semester next Thursday, October 26th in Tydings Hall, Room 2106. The event is scheduled to begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. Come by to meet other Econ majors and learn more about EAM as an organization + the awesome events we are hoping to host this upcoming semester!

Best,

EAM Executive Board


International Students - Support Group and Drop in Hours

International Student Support Group

The group provides a safe & comfortable environment for international students to:
  • Meet other international students and learn from different cultures,
  • Talk about issues that are not often discussed in the classroom (e.g., adjustment issues, cultural differences, tips to navigate on and off campus), and
  • Practice English!
The group meets at Shoemaker Building. If interested, contact Dr. Jinhee Kang at jkang79@umd.edu for Tuesday Group (12:00-1:30 pm).

Drop-In Hour
Safe and Inclusive Support
(Fall and Spring Semesters)

Free unscheduled time with a counselor is available to international students Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Please note that students will be asked to complete several brief surveys prior to meeting with a counselor within an hour of arrival.

The Counseling Center in Shoemaker Hall is a safe and inclusive space where counselors provide support to students from underrepresented populations. Recognizing that stigma about seeking counseling and unfamiliarity about the counseling process prevents some students from getting the help they need, the Counseling Service makes requesting time with a counselor easier to specific student populations.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Federal Application Workshop, Oct. 19th or Oct.23rd!

Deep Dive into Federal Resumes, USAJOBS, and Pathways Internships Workshop

Thursday, October 19th, 7:00 pm -8:20 pm 
Location: Tawes Hall, Room 1310

Monday, October 23rd, 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Location: Tawes Hall, Room 1310

Considering applying for jobs/internships with federal government? Want a paid internship that can convert non-competitively into a job?

RSVP Here

The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and their team of experts from federal agencies will conduct the workshop and share deep-dive practical tips!
How to Write Stunning Federal Resumes
How to Apply Effectively through USAJOBS
The Great Opportunity of a Pathways Internship (paid and can convert to job non-competitively)
Learn deep-dive tips from federal and public sector experts!

The workshop will be useful for all levels of USAJOBS users (new user, need a refresher, or a seasoned users looking for extra tips). The panelists will impart deep-dive practical skills that are transferable to any jobs or settings.

If you have already created a USAJOBS/Federal Resume, feel free to bring it to the Workshop – our panelists have volunteered to offer quick advice too!

Event sponsored by Federal and Global Fellows

Law School Fair, October 24th

This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni considering law school to meet face to face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. Nearly 100 law schools typically attend this event.

Event Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location:
Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Suggested attire: Business Casual


The University of Maryland's Pre-Law Advising Office within Letters and Sciences is partnering with the University Career Center & The President's Promise to present this Law School Fair. This event is open to not only University of Maryland students but also students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area.

For additional information about this event:
Contact Greg Shaffer at gshaffer@umd.edu or Neil Dhingra at ndhingra@umd.edu.

Please contact Alicia Montague at the University Career Center & The President's Promise (amontagu@umd.edu or 301.314.7239) at least two weeks prior if you need to request accessibility accommodations for this event.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Actuarial Assistant, GEICO

GEICO is seeking highly-motivated individuals committed to an actuarial career to join us as an Actuarial Assistant. This career track is well suited for mathematics, economics and actuarial science majors, or those majoring in a related field emphasizing strong quantitative and analytical skills.

We offer opportunities in two key areas – pricing and reserving. As a pricing actuary, you will assist in setting rates for our various insurance products. In reserving, you’ll help determine the amount of money GEICO needs to hold in reserve in order to make future payments on existing claims. Many actuaries rotate between the pricing and reserving areas to develop a well-rounded company and career perspective.

Actuaries make proposals to assist the company with properly managing its risk. On a typical day, this may include extracting and analyzing premium and loss data, using computer and statistical programs, evaluating results for reasonability and communicating observations to various teams to help achieve bottom-line goals.

For more information and to apply, search the position in Careers4Terps, ID # 165271

Business Analyst, CPG

Deadline: October 19 

Interested in management consulting? If you love to solve problems, have an interest in financial services, can work independently or as a part of a team, and have a desire to dig into a wide variety of management challenges, this could be the opportunity for you!

CPG's Business Analysts enter a 2+ year program with the firm designed to enable the Analyst to move into a Consultant position or enter a top graduate school program. We offer a unique combination of work experience, skills training, and professional mentoring.

Get more information and apply through Careers4Terps: Job ID: 163742

Federal Reserve System - Job Opportunities for Research Assistants

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Summer Analyst Internship Position at the New York Fed

We are currently looking for talented undergraduates for the Summer Analyst Internship position at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Your familiarity with the top students in your department will be of tremendous help in this effort.

The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group. Over the course of the summer, our economists—whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics—work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work. In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank's responsibilities and operations. In addition to serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of summer analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.

Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1.

The Summer Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team. We would greatly appreciate your encouragement of bright and interested students to apply.

Forensic Economist Intern Program

Forensic Economist Intern Program (Unpaid)
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Division of Enforcement

Who We Are:

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

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

Description of the Program:
The Division of Enforcement selects graduate or undergraduate candidates seeking a degree in Economics or other quantitative disciplines each semester to work as unpaid Forensic Economist Interns in its Washington, D.C. headquarters. Participants will work with the Division’s Forensic Economist Unit for approximately twenty (20) to forty (40) hours per week. Interns may arrange to earn course credit through their school for work performed during their CFTC internship.


Students for Liberty Conference

Students for Liberty is delighted to invite you to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference: Express Yourself.

Free expression is not just important for speaking one’s opinion. Laws are forms of legal or political expression. Good and Services are forms of entrepreneurial expression. Art is a form of personal expression. At this conference, you will learn how to best Express Yourself, whether in politics, entrepreneurship, or art.

On October 21st, participants will gather at the University of Maryland to learn from world-renowned academics, listen to the stories of victims of tyranny, learn professional skills, and network with liberty-minded students organizations from all over the region.

The following is the registration link + a list of speakers: 

Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office - Spring 2018 Internship

LEGAL AID INTERNSHIP

Considering a law-related career?  Interested in gaining hands-on legal experience while earning credit?

« Apply for the Spring 2018 Internship with the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office!

« Our internship is on campus.  Interns earn 3 credits which include office hours and a weekly class taught by the attorney.

« For more information, stop by our office in Suite 3125 of the South Campus Dining Hall or call 301-314-7756.

« Our internship fulfills the internship requirement for the MLAW minor.

« Applications are now available on our website.

«Applications are due Tuesday October 31, 2017.

Our office offers free legal advice to all undergraduate students.

Interns must be undergraduates and have completed 56 credit hours at the beginning of the internship.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Intern for a Day Fall 2017

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Intern for a Day connects undergraduate students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day internship/shadowing experiences.

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, you must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how you will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing your host on-site, and how to show appreciation to your host after your experience.

Fall 2017’s Mandatory Orientation Sessions (Choose 1 of 8 options)
All sessions will take place in the University Career Center. RSVP, please:

Monday, October 9, 2017

AEI Full Time Positions

2018 Economic Policy Research Assitant
AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with senior economists. AEI economists study a wide variety of economic policy issues related to the US economy, tax policy, international finance, political economy, energy and the environment, financial services, technology and innovation, and health care. New research assistants will begin in summer or fall 2018. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in economics and public policy as well as experience with economic methodologies, acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large data sets, and knowledge of statistical programs—preferably STATA. A strong math/statistics background is required, and coursework in linear algebra, multi-variable calculus, and econometrics is strongly preferred.

For full information and to apply visit the AEI job posting.

2018 Staff and Research Assistant Positions
AEI is seeking staff and research assistants for employment beginning summer 2018. Applying to this general posting allows upcoming 2018 graduates and recent graduates to be considered for both research assistant positions in the three program areas: economic policy studies, foreign and defense policy studies, and domestic policy studies; and staff vacancies in our development, conferences, human resources, public affairs, and communication departments. 

For full information and to apply visit the AEI job posting.

To see all of AEI's open positions, please click here .

Friday, October 6, 2017

Spring 2018 Research Assistant Internship, The Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Spring 2018 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).
The internship application form and detailed instructions can be found at:
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/research-assistant-internships.

The priority deadline to apply is October 23, 2017. *We will start matching scholars and interns, but will still accept intern applications after this date.* Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged.

Some scholars of interest to ECON majors include:
  • Michael Gordon, Intelligence Analyst, US Government. “Financial Development and Economic Indicators of Instability in the Middle East.” (Arabic)
  • Kent Hughes, Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center. “Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century.”
  • Stephen Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University. “The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in Latin America.” (Mandarin Chinese or Spanish)
  • Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics, Institute of the Americas, University College London. “The International Defense of Labor Rights: The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation in Comparative Perspective.” (Spanish)
Review the full list of spring internship openings

School of Public Health Expo October 10th

Don’t miss the 23rd annual SPH Career Expo. This career expo invites all undergraduate and graduate students to learn about potential internship and job opportunities in the fields of Public Health Science, Kinesiology, Family Science, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Services Administration.

Many government, nonprofit and private sector employers will attend. Additionally, many of the region’s graduate school programs will have representation at the Expo. 

More information, and a list of attending employers is available on the Career Center website.

Wednesday, October 4, 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. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Student Information Session at Millennium Challenge Corporation

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), headquartered in Washington, D.C, is a small, innovative and independent Federal foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.  We partner will countries worldwide to promote growth, help people lift themselves out of poverty and invest in future generations.  Additionally, we also work with our partner countries in promoting gender equality and empowering all women and girls. 

MCC is hosting students from Universities in the Washington, D.C area for an information session where we plan to discuss our mission, career opportunities, application process and student program opportunities including our internship programs, and our summer international internship program at our compact and threshold countries.

Date: November 8, 2017  
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Address:
1099 14th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

If interested in attending our informative session at MCC, please RSVP by October 13th. I can be contacted at (202) 521-2662 and at obohc@mcc.gov  and/or mccdiversity@mcc.gov.  

Thank you very much for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Oboh
Diversity Inclusion Coordinator

Human Resources, Administration & Finance

Bachelors/MPP Info Session - 10/26

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Financial Specialist, US Marine Corps

The selectee for this position will serve as a Financial Specialist at the GG-07 grade level performing routine tasks relative to accounting, contracting, budgeting, budget execution, programming, or other fiscal activities.

This position is located in Arlington, VA.

The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
  • Analyze financial transaction processing to determine validity of financial accounting and management reports.
  • Manage and evaluate command financial records using the Standard Accounting Budgeting Reporting System (SABRS) or similar system.
  • Use the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) process to align resourcing with organizational guidance.
  • Evaluate the allocation of funds to ensure compliance with budget and financial policies.
Deadline to apply: October 16, 2017.

For more information and to apply see the USAJobs posting.

START Spring 2018 Internships

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START is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2018 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This spring students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on one of START's many  different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review the START website here: http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/internships for more information about the internships and specific project descriptions and requirements. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on Sunday November 5th at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to internships@start.umd.edu with any questions!

Friday, September 29, 2017

NetNight with UMBA

November 09, 2017 | 6:15PM – 9:30PM
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Orem Room | College Park, MD



Please join the University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA) Network for their first ever NetNight event presented by the Student Success Leadership Council. This night will be filled with invaluable tips from alumni on how to succeed after graduation.

For more information visit: https://netnight.splashthat.com/

Speed Networking for Students and Recent Graduates

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Online BRAZEN Chat
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 7 PM

Calling all recent graduates and students! Join us for general advising sessions utilizing a virtual platform from anywhere in the world. Alumni - come to share your experiences and give back to the Maryland community. Students - bring your questions and connect with Terps who have been in your shoes.

Smith Minor - Information Sessions!

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Want to minor in general business, innovation & entrepreneurship or business analytics? Attend an information session to find out more and visit the Smith School online at go.umd.edu/smithminors.

Tuesday, September 26, 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!

Networking & Resume Tips - September, 28, 5-6 p.m.
3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing

To RSVP to this event go here

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

Research Assistant Positions at the IMF

International Monetary Fund
Research Assistant Program (RAP)

The IMF accepts applications for the Research Assistant Program (RAP) at the beginning of each calendar year. The RAP is intended for those who have recently earned bachelor’s degrees with superior academic records from leading universities and would like to gain useful work experience before pursuing further studies or moving on to other employment opportunities. RAP participants mainly support the operational and policy work of IMF economists.

As a RAP participant, you may be asked to:
  •      research, collect, and compile information;
  •      maintain and update quantitative and qualitative economic, financial, or statistical databases;
  •      process, consolidate, and transform data sets within and between databases using statistical and/or econometric techniques;
  •      evaluate economic, financial, or statistical relationships in databases;
  •      analyze economic time-series data; and
  •      design systems to facilitate interfaces or to transfer data between external and in-house databases.

Requirements
In order to apply for the RAP, you should:
  •     have completed your bachelor’s degree within the last year or be in the last semester before graduation. Relevant degrees include economics, computer science, statistics, finance, or mathematics;
  •     have at least a 3.5 GPA (cumulative) in both your principal field of study and in your overall program; and
  •     be prepared to submit a final academic transcript prior to appointment.

Appointments are limited to two years and as a program participant, you would be expected to leave the IMF at the end of the two-year period.

Research Analyst Position at the New York Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is currently looking to recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research Group starting the following fall.

Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group. Our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics, work closely with Research Analysts. Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in economics or finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among others. Previous RAs have also gone to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and others.

We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of Research Analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply

Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at www.newyorkfed.org/careers. It is recommended that candidates apply by October 6th.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Girls Who Invest Summer 2018 Program for Sophomore Students

Girls Who Invest, a non-profit specifically geared toward placing more women in the pipeline to become the next generation of leaders in asset management, is looking for bright and talented sophomore women from all majors for our 2018 summer intensive program.

The Summer Intensive Program consists of four weeks on campus at the University of Pennsylvania or University of Notre Dame learning core finance and investment concepts from top business school professors, followed by a six-week paid internship at a leading asset management firm. The program is tuition free and includes room and board.

Applications are open now through December 1, 2017 and available at http://www.girlswhoinvest.org/students/.

To learn more about the programs, visit www.girlswhoinvest.org.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

One-year Master's opportunity in Science & Technology Policy

The ASU Master of Science & Technology Policy program (MSTP) is a one-year program that uniquely prepares its graduates to have an impact in today’s technologically complex world. Drawing on some of the world’s leading experts and innovative thinkers, it is designed to train future leaders, policy makers and analysts in tackling complex issues that range from space exploration, climate change, energy security and responsible innovation, to public health, global development and social justice.

The program is suited to anyone interested in a career where they work to ensure that science and technology serve society through responsive and effective policy development and implementation. Students come from a very wide range of backgrounds, and go on to develop successful careers in government, business, academic institutions, and non-government organizations.

Entry-Level Associate or Analyst - Students Graduating in 2018

Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is a non-partisan consulting firm that works on the most pressing economic public policy issues facing global leaders today. HPS is engaged at the highest levels on issues such as the future of work, the role of finance in the global economy, the value of immigration to growth, improving cross-border policy to facilitate trade, modernizing tax policy, and other issues across a broad range of sectors.

HPS is defined by an evidence-based analytical approach to communications. HPS uses a combination of analysis and communications to understand complex issues, explain these issues to target audiences, and persuade critical stakeholders. Our goal is to improve public understanding of issues, products, companies, and ultimately, decision-making.

HPS is seeking entry-level associates and analysts to join our dynamic team. They will benefit from immediate client exposure and opportunities for professional development, while working in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. They support partners and directors on client teams and contribute to internal firm projects. The successful candidate has strong leadership skills, related internship or full-time experience, and is a curious, proactive, high-achiever looking to improve public policy.

For more information click here. Applications are being accepted until Sept. 30th. 

USC Price School of Public Policy @ Idealist Graduate & Professional School Fair

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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