Monday, December 18, 2017

Accenture Innovation Challenge

This event combines a hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. Freshman, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.

If selected to participate in this multi-round event, you will have to use your analytical, strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills to innovate – and possibly help implement – solutions to real-world challenges that are faced by our non-profit partners.

We are excited to announce we will work with non-profit partner, CARE International, and will be hosting Round 1 on 2/16/2018 in Arlington, VA. Click here to watch highlights from past challenges.

For more information about this challenge please click here.

Deadline for registration is January 8, 2018.

Department of the Treasury Summer 2018 Internships

The Treasury Department is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From May 21, 2018 - August 3, 2018,students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury. Some offices include:
  • Domestic Finance 
  • Economic Policy 
  • International Affairs*** 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Tax Policy 
  • and others 
Students are required to select up to three program offices from the list on the USAJOBS posting. For more information and detailed descriptions, visit Treasury's website

***The Office of Europe and Eurasia in International Affairs is seeking interns for Summer 2018. This office covers more than 50 economies from Iceland to Russia. The combination of an imbalanced recovery from the euro area crisis, political uncertainties, and a vigorous G-20 process that requires active diplomacy with European counterparts presents this office with a daily set of challenges that capture the focus of high-level policy officials across the U.S. government. The successful candidate will help the office provide economic analysis for Treasury officials to develop U.S. international economic policy toward Europe and Eurasia. Specific tasks will include:

Adele’s Circle of Women 2018 Scholarship Application

Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities, who plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $500 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 
 Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $500 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude
Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award. Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event to be held on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.
Interested students should complete the application at  If you have any questions, please email

Course Offering for Spring 2018

ECON majors with some background in linear algebra, functional programming, and statistics may be interested in this new physics course being offered in Spring 2018:

PHYS 476: Applied Machine Learning  

Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Room: PHYS 4221
Credits: 3

This one semester course introduces machine learning techniques that are becoming pertinent in the technology industry. The course will focus on deep learning using a hands-on approach and popular high-level libraries (TensorFlow, Gensim, Keras, etc), and is designed for a broad audience of intermediate students in related disciplines (any CMNS, Economics, linguistics, etc.) in the sciences. It's goal is to give students an understanding of the field and its capabilities, as well the tools to learn the necessary extensions of the topic to apply it to their research.

Lectures will include introductions to Python and Linux, GPU acceleration, cloud computing, neural nets, deep learning, natural language processing, imagine recognition/computer vision, and AI safety.

Students are expected to have some background in functional programming, linear algebra, calculus, and mathematical modeling. Some proficiency in Python is strongly suggested. The course will be taught using a combined lecture/laboratory approach, with coding exercises occurring periodically to build basic proficiency with the techniques discussed in an informal group environment.

For more information on the course, contact the instructors: Matt Severson ( and Justin Terry ( To register for the course, send an email request to

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Analyst, Policy & Supervision, Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)

The Policy & Supervision Analyst will provide analytical and administrative support for the public policy development process of the CSBS government affairs department. The analyst will perform various data and economic analysis functions in support of the policy and supervisory committees, work groups, and task forces. The individual will also assist in researching, analyzing and assessing federal regulatory and legislative proposals to determine the impact on state regulated institutions and state regulators. 

Job Functions Include: 
  • Researches regulatory, legislative, and supervisory topics, proposals and studies, prepares comment letters, responds to specific data inquiries and requests from state banking departments, federal banking agencies, bankers, and other parties, and drafts and coordinates responses needed throughout the year. 
  • Develops analytical tools and reports to inform the risk hypothesis and assessment process
  • Develops and maintains a range of reports supporting the data analysis needs of state regulators and the public policy development process. 
  • Provides economic analysis to support the public policy development process. 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree  in public policy, finance, business, economics, accounting, or another business or government related field. 
  • Advanced Excel skills in a business, finance or economics environment. 
  • Experience with a Bloomberg terminal, Qlikview or Micro Strategy, a plus but not required. 
  • An interest in banking and financial services. 
  • Work in a bank regulatory agency (national or state), trade association, or financial institution in interpreting, analyzing and assessing federal/state bank procedures, regulations, and statutes, a plus but not required. 
To view the full job posting and to apply, please log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 167558.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Spring 2018 Internship Opportunity - Measuring Success

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

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

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

Some of the specific activities include: 

  • Database work and data entry
  • Data analysis and data checks
  • Report creation for client meetings
  • Data Visualization
  • Excellent Excel skills
Other Skills and Attributes:
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Desire to learn
  • Openness to any task
  • Humble
  • Sense of humor is a must
If you are great at any or all of these activities, please get in touch. The position is for the Washington DC office.

This is a paid internship position. 20 to 40 hours per week. Seeking candidates immediately! Send a resume and cover letter to: Subject line: Intern Inquiry

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dept. of the Treasury - Summer 2018 Internships

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics, Finance, or Public Policy for our Summer 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.govApplications are due March 1, 2018.  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.

Maryland Democratic Party Seeks Spring 2018 Interns

With an eye towards the 2018 election cycle, a Maryland Democratic Party Internship will be a valuable experience which will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.

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

We are now accepting applications for Spring 2018 Maryland Democratic Party Internships. The internship will run from January 2018 to May 2018.

The internship will be based at our office in Annapolis.

General intern duties and responsibilities include:
Assist in drafting Party communications
Assist in the management and growth of Party data lists 
Assist in Party event planning
Communicate with Democratic Party officials, offices and staff 
Build relationships with Democratic affiliated organizations 
Conduct issue, candidate, and event research
General office support and organization

Research Assistant - Brookings Institution

Join the top-ranked think tank for domestic economic policy! We invite you to apply for a position in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Policy program (ES), where research assistants support experts as they focus on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity. ES Scholars provide insights to achieving and maintaining a strong labor market, designing sound fiscal policy, investing in human capital and infrastructure, improving the regulatory system, developing practical solutions to health policy, addressing concerns about pensions and retirement savings, and advancing opportunity and social mobility.

ES is committed to investing in the next generation of economic policy experts; each year ES employs approximately fifteen research assistants for one or two year appointments. We aim to recruit top talent with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to work on emerging and critical policy issues and offer innovative policy recommendations to improve the nation’s economic future.

Research assistant positions in Economic Studies are entry-level and involve data analysis, verification of statistical and other material in manuscripts, statistical calculations, literature searches, and drafting written materials. The below allocation of duties describes the average division between tasks; the actual work will vary depending on the particular project needs of the scholars or centers to whom the RA is assigned. This position offers no opportunity for independent research during the first year. This position is best suited for those who have received an undergraduate degree in Economics, Mathematics, or other social sciences with a minor in Economics. Preferred start date is between June 1 and August 1. The starting annual salary will be mid 40’s.

For additional details
Please note that applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Accounting/Finance Intern, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Finance interns will report to the Director of Finance and Operations, and will assist the Finance team with essential accounting and finance functions. Duties will include supporting the implementation of accounting principles, practices and procedures. Specific tasks may include accounts receivable (e.g., preparing cash receipts and deposits), accounts payable activities (e.g., entering vouchers, filing paid invoices), sending out acknowledgements, creating journal entries, assisting with reconciliations, generating financial statements (e.g., data entry and data verification), and other duties as assigned.

This is an unpaid summer internship for approximately 16 hours per week.

Desired Start Date: May 1, 2018

Applications Accepted Until: March 1, 2018

To apply, interested student should log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 167373