Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Accenture Innovation Challenge

Put your community spirit and innovative ideas to the test by participating in the Accenture Innovation Challenge for undergraduate students! You’ll make the ultimate difference by developing an innovative idea to solve a real-life challenge for a non-profit, and gain consulting experience in the process. You will work in groups to address the problem statement and present your solution to Accenture leadership!

Accenture is proud to partner with Feeding America for this year’s challenge! Here are just a few reasons to take part in our challenge:

1. Work in consulting-style teams and receive mentoring from an Accenture coach

2. Advance rounds to pitch your idea to our leadership and non-profit partners

3. Compete for prizes, including a chance for a spot in Accenture’s Summer Analyst program

You can also find further details about this year’s Accenture Innovation Challenge and watch highlights from past Challenges on our website.

The deadline to apply is January 14!

Compete in UMD's Data Challenge

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies and the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation are hosting Data Challenge 2019, a week-long competition where students from the University of Maryland are charged with solving a complex problem by leveraging their analytical skills and creative ideas. As a participant you will solve an information problem based on a dataset of your choice from a sponsoring organization. There will be a competition where you will have the opportunity to present your findings, with a chance to win prizes. During the event days, you will network with company representatives, and listen to industry tech-talks.

Click here to register.

Registration will close on January 31, 2019. But hurry, spots are limited!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Paid Public Policy Internship with PG County Council Member

Are you passionate about the ability of one person to make a difference? Do you possess excellent communication skills? Are you interested in affecting change through local public policy? Prince George's County Council Member Dannielle Glaros is hiring a public policy intern for the Spring 2019 semester!

Council Member Glaros is the Prince George’s County Council Member who represents District 3, which includes the University of Maryland College Park campus and surrounding area. She is a graduate of the UMD School of Public Policy.

Glaros is hiring a UMD intern to work 10-15 hours per week. Days and hours are flexible, within the workday as well as possible evening/weekend hours, if desired. The Public Policy Intern will assist with legislative research and bill drafting, Purple Line activities, policy and budget research, and more.

Salary range based on experience: $12-$15 per hour.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the ability of one person to make a difference, possess excellent communication skills, and be interested in affecting change through local public policy.

Applications are due by January 11, 2019.

To apply, please search for the internship's ID number (181635) in Careers4Terps.

Investment Associate, National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust

The National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust was founded in 2002 to fund the retirement benefits of railroad workers and their dependents in the United States. The Trust was established as an independent entity to invest the assets of the Railroad Retirement Account in a globally diversified portfolio. The Investment Associate position is a newly-created, entry-level opportunity. The Associate’s primary role will be supporting the Trust’s Directors and Analysts in the Private Equity, Private Debt, and Private Real Estate asset classes. The Associate will have a range of responsibilities, including investment operations; quantitative performance and risk analysis; market research; participation in analysis and evaluation of investment managers and opportunities; preparation of investment reports and presentations; and other strategic initiatives. The position is multi-faceted and provides professional growth opportunities.

Ideal candidates will be recent college graduates, including those with up to two years of relevant institutional investment experience. An undergraduate degree is required, preferably in business, finance, or economics.

Applicants should have excellent quantitative, analytical, and written and oral communication skills. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required, as well as with other Office products (Word, PowerPoint, and Access). Experience with Burgiss Private i, Bloomberg, FactSet, Thomson Reuters, Wilshire Compass, and returns-based software is a plus, as is a demonstrated interest in pursuing the CFA designation.

We seek individuals with intellectual curiosity; strong analytical capability; the ability to handle, self-direct, and prioritize multiple responsibilities concurrently; and the ability to work independently to perform a variety of tasks with accuracy and attention to detail. Candidates should have the demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a collegial team environment.

Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package. NRRIT does not sponsor applicants for employment visas. No relocation allowance will be provided. 

Qualified individuals should submit their letter of interest and resume along with salary history to Please respond by 1/4/2019.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Summer Internship at The Federal Reserve

Public Information Outreach Intern- Summer 2019
Primary Location: DC-Washington

Position Description:
The Office of Board Members, through the seven-member Board of Governors, provides overview, direction, and supervision for Federal Reserve System goals, objectives, and projects involving monetary policy, supervisory and regulatory policy, service and membership policy, and managerial policy.

The division’s underlying programs and offices support the Chair and Governors by (1) providing staff and administrative support; (2) facilitating effective communication between the Board and Congress and with other government agencies; (3) providing the media and public with accurate and timely information concerning Federal Reserve System actions; (4) producing official publications and other materials that reflect the high standards of the Board; and (5) working with other divisions to ensure communications about the System’s functions, responsibilities, and policy goals are disseminated in a clear and transparent manner.
Position Requirements:

The Intern for the Public Information Outreach section would be responsible for assisting section staff with daily web publication responsibilities as well as assisting with larger web design projects and with coordinating online public communications. Staff would work on reviewing and approving web content for publication, which includes coordinating posting details with content providers, IT support, and Board Public Affairs. The intern may work on section 508 compliance for content posted on the Board's public website. The intern would also participate in the work of the section on the Board's official social media accounts; including writing posts for social media and researching new platforms and trends.

Desired Degree Program or Coursework:
Communications, Economics, Public Relations, Finance

Apply online: 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Associate Consultant Position, Beghou Consulting

At Beghou Consulting, we are looking for outstanding individuals who possess the creative and quantitative skills necessary to succeed in a dynamic sales and marketing analytics environment. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds who demonstrate leadership potential, integrity, problem-solving skills, and the communication skills necessary to work with clients and people at all levels of our firm. While we are primarily recruiting for our Rockville, MD office, we also have offices in Evanston, IL, New York City, Emeryville, CA, and Durham, NC.

As an Associate Consultant you will:
  • Utilize strong quantitative skills to design and refine sales force data models, provide in-depth analysis, and develop and maintain client reports.
  • Take ownership as a member of dedicated project teams which encourage individual initiative and attention to detail.
  • Communicate directly with client management to address challenging issues and deliver insightful and innovative solutions.
  • Gain confidence working in a collaborative environment with Consultants and Managers.
  • We are looking for BA/BS/MA/MS students who demonstrate a strong analytical and quantitative aptitude through their coursework or other experience.
  • Please include your GPA on your resume.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S on a permanent basis. We do not sponsor applicants for work Visas. 
Applications are due between December 18, 2018 and February 12, 2019.

To apply, log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 181149.

Internships at American Enterprise Institute

AEI internships offer a unique opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to gain experience in research, writing, business, and communications at one of the nation’s leading think tanks. Competitive candidates for these internships will generally possess a 3.6 GPA from a top ranking college or university. AEI internships last a minimum of 10 weeks and interns are required to work 20-40 hours per week. AEI internships are unpaid; however, interns receive complimentary breakfast and lunch each day and a monthly transportation stipend to assist with commuting costs.

Below are some available internship opportunities:
  • Economic Research Internship (Spring) - This position involves two major projects. The first, for Dr. Veuger, uses data from the Washington Civil Disorder Survey to evaluate the patterns of urban development after the 1968 Martin Luther King riots. The second project is for Dr. Smith, and it will use data from the US Shipping Board and the US Maritime Administration’s records of linear shipping conference agreements (cartel collusion) to evaluate the Jones Act. Both of these projects are high-quality academic research projects that will be published in peer-reviewed journals, but they also are relevant to policy.
  • International Trade and Finance Internship (Summer) - Resident Scholar Claude Barfield's primary areas of study include international trade policy, U.S. competitiveness, and science and technology policy. Interns will assist with research projects focusing on free trade agreements, international investment, U.S. trade policy, and Asian regionalism. Economics or public policy students are preferred. Proficiency with Excel and statistical software packages a plus.
  • Poverty Studies Internship (Summer) - AEI’s Poverty Studies program seeks to identify and develop better policies to improve the work and welfare of low-income Americans. The Poverty Studies program addresses a host of social services programs, including cash welfare, food assistance, and employment programs, among many others. Internship duties will include specific research tasks for AEI Poverty Studies scholars and staff including data manipulation, retrieval, and analysis; creating and formatting charts, graphic displays, and tables; helping to organize conferences and seminars related to poverty studies; and some administrative tasks. Those with interest in social services policy and with a background in economics are encouraged to apply.
A full list of the internships available at AEI is available on their website.

Friday, December 7, 2018

2019 Operations Analyst Program (Full Time), Morgan Stanley

The Operations Analyst Program is a competitive program that provides an opportunity for entry-level employees to both learn about the Financial Services Industry and develop the necessary professional competencies to be successful within Operations. Placement varies in accordance with business needs, with opportunities for analysts to join in January (Baltimore). The program includes a three level development model, whereby analysts work closely with their managers in goal setting and career planning to achieve their individual development goals. In addition, the Analyst Program has an assisted mobility component, where Analysts may experience up to two distinct roles during the program.

Training Program: Analysts participate in a three week training series, which includes a high level overview of the firm and an introduction to the securities industry. The program also includes knowledge based training with focus on regulatory requirements, operational risk management and financial accounting. All analysts are assigned peer advisors to assist with their transition into the organization. To further develop their professional network, analysts are provided with opportunities to attend seminars hosted by senior management and are encouraged to attend social and networking events. Upon completion of training, analysts will be assigned to support one of three strategic business units: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, or Investment Management. 

Responsibilities: Partner with business units and technology to deliver exceptional service to our clients in the areas of trade capture, clearance and settlement, as well as other areas in operations, including but not limited to, account opening, cash management, billing, tax reporting and fraud monitoring.

Read more and apply through Careers4Terps. Use ID: 181207 to search for the posting. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Summer Junior Fellows Program, JPSM

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland is pleased to once again offer a 10-week summer internship to rising juniors and seniors with an interest in survey methodology. Housing is provided; $6,000 starting salary for 10 weeks.

JPSM, in a unique partnership, brings together faculty from the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan, as well as researchers from Westat, a leading survey organization based in Rockville, MD. Through its educational offerings the Joint Program attempts to serve both professionals currently working in statistical agencies and survey organizations, and to educate the next generation of survey professionals.

Each summer JPSM sponsors a Junior Fellows Program for a limited number of extremely successful and talented undergraduate students. Successful applicants are granted paid research assistantships in a Federal or private statistical agency in the Washington, DC area. They participate in weekly seminars at JPSM and elsewhere in the area on survey methodology and career options in survey research. Throughout the summer students learn about surveys, statistics, graduate studies, and how statistical agencies and survey organizations work, and they meet other students from across the country along with the JPSM faculty.

Ideal candidates:
  • Will have completed their sophomore or junior year by June 2019
  • Have a strong academic record (3.5 GPA or higher)
Participants learn how data gathered from households and economic units are used to track and identify trends.

Applications open November 12, 2018 and close January 7, 2019, 11:50 p.m. EST.

More information is on the JPSM website.

Spring Global Economy Internship, Institute for Policy Studies

The mission of the Global Economy Project is to speed the transition of the U.S. and global economy from a model characterized by extreme levels of economic and racial inequality and excessive corporate and Wall Street power to one that is equitable and sustainable. This project conducts research and analysis of a wide range of economic issues, including low-wage employment, executive compensation, Wall Street reform, and corporate taxes.

Interns for Global Economy are typically involved in research and writing for the IPS website and our inequality portal, as well as policy papers, op-eds, reports, and other project materials. Ideal interns will be comfortable working with numbers (no high-level mathematics, but work may involve lots of data). Through mentorship from project director Sarah Anderson, interns will learn to research various government sources, including corporate filings with the SEC and BLS data on labor. Global Economy Interns also sometimes help develop and implement communications strategies on the wide range of issues that the project covers.

Each participant in our internship program will get hands-on experience by working on one of our projects and will receive individualized mentorship and training from one of our IPS public scholars. We will also provide opportunities for professional development through brown-bag discussions, trainings and workshops, and networking events.

Term and Hours: We expect a time commitment of 10-15 hours a week for interns in the spring term. We strongly request that applicants be available between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 on Tuesdays to attend our staff meetings and workshops, but this availability will not affect application status. Although we are seeking folks who can commit to working with us beginning in mid to late January (early February accepted) until mid to late April unless otherwise noted, we are more than happy to adjust the time commitment based on individual schedules and needs.

Application Deadline: Applications are rolling, but we are looking to hire as soon as possible!

All of IPS’s internships are paid at a rate of $13.25 an hour. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Job Opportunities at J-PAL North America (MIT)

Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL North America), based in the department of economics at MIT leads J-PAL’s work in the North America region by conducting randomized evaluations, building partnerships for evidence-informed policymaking, and helping partners scale up effective programs to reduce poverty. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including health care, housing, criminal justice, education, and economic mobility, among others.
We are currently hiring for a variety of open roles, all with an application deadline of December 3, 2018. Job descriptions with instructions on how to apply are linked below. J-PAL North America values the strength that diverse teams bring to this work. We actively welcome applicants who come from backgrounds that reflect populations most impacted by poverty and from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the economics field.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Summer Research Internship 2019 - Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
·         Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
·         The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects
·         Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
o   Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
o   The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
·         Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
o   Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
o   Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
·         Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Research Fellow at Stanford Law School

RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2019. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

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.

Pre-Law Advising Interviews

UMD's Pre-Law Advising Office has set up an interview program that will bring together admissions deans from some of our more popular feeder schools right here to you on campus.
DEADLINE EXTENSION to 11/29 Thursday  

Here's how it works:

1.  Interviews are the week of December 3-7, as follows:

Monday 12/3 - American, Fordham, Catholic
Tuesday 12/4 - American, Baltimore, Fordham (morning, if needed), GW
Wednesday 12/5 - Maryland, Balltimore, GW, William and Mary, Cardozo (afternoon, if needed)
Thursday 12/6 - Maryland, Cardozo, Virginia (afternoon, if needed)
Friday 12/7 - Virginia, George Mason

2.  These are intended for students applying to matriculate next fall.  Please, do not register if you are not currently applying.  

3.  You are welcome to sign up for as many as you like, but please only take a spot if you have some legitimate interest in the school.  I do not want you to register for a "practice" interview for a school you don't care about.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Food & Drug Administration Internship Opportunity!

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. 

  • 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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Congressional Budget Office, Assistant Analyst position

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks an assistant analyst to work within its two health analysis units on a broad array of projects and topics. Those units work closely with key Congressional staff on U.S. health care policy and prepare multiyear spending projections for Medicare, Medicaid, the health insurance marketplaces, and the Public Health Service, among others. Division staff analyze the President’s budget proposals and prepare cost estimates for legislation that encompasses a range of issues, including research and development, health care benefits, federal regulations that govern health insurance, prescription drug coverage, and payment methods.

The assistant analyst’s primary duties include the following:
• Assist with the analysis of major health care legislation, including legislation related to the cost of prescription drugs;
• Conduct literature reviews and independent research;
• Collect and analyze data;
• Prepare spreadsheets, statistical analyses, slide presentations, and reports; and
• Work on projections of federal health care spending under current and proposed law.

**This is not a permanent position: At the end of a two- to three-year appointment, assistant analysts typically leave CBO to continue their education in such disciplines as economics, public policy, medicine, or the law.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, strong writing and computer skills, and a desire to work on issues of current interest to the Congress. The position requires outstanding quantitative skills (including facility with Microsoft Excel or other statistical software packages). It also requires initiative and the ability to work well with senior staff and to complete assignments promptly.

This position is only for candidates who have or are completing a bachelor’s degree; it is not for those who have or are completing a master’s degree.

Salary and Benefits
The salary range is $42,000 to $48,000 and will be commensurate with related experience. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references online at Incomplete applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, apply by December 16, 2018; this position may be closed at any time after that date. Only complete applications will be considered. This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.

Kristi Levoy, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,

Friday, November 16, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED Apply for BSOS Student Experience Funds!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is currently accepting applications for the BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!

These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).

If you are an ECON student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, we encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds.  There are two funds that are specifically intended just for ECON majors!

Applications for the Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 experiences are due on November 19th, 2018 by 9 a.m.  For more information and to apply visit:

Questions regarding the funds or the application process can be e-mailed to

Summer Research Assistant, Brookings

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. These are two-year termed positions that are funded through August 2021. The starting annual salary will be mid 40’s.

Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics required. One-year job experience in economics, policy research, and/or computer modeling preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision required.

Strong computer skills and experience required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Independent research experience preferred. Experience with software such as STATA, SAS, or other econometric packages required.

Applications are due by February 1, 2019. For more information and to apply please see the position posting

Economic Research Internship, Federal Reserve Monetary Affairs

Economic research internships in the Division of Monetary Affairs (MA) provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable empirical research experience, broaden your knowledge of specific research questions, network with peers in the field, and work directly with our economists, analysts, and research assistants in support of the Board's research and policy missions. Our internships are deigned to help students develop quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and writing skills through your summer experience.

Summer projects cover a range of activities, including, but not limited to:
  • Hedge fund data analysis
  • Federal Reserve historical research
  • User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) design
  • Bank decision making analysis
  • Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) analysis
Our internships are ideal for students looking to build their research acumen, who are interested in graduate school, or who are considering the Board's Research Assistant program after graduation.

Position Requirements
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, with at least one year completed.
  • Applicants should be pursuing a degree in economics, finance, or related field (e.g. computer science, statistics, mathematics, business administration)
  • Previous experience with programming or research is a plus
  • Strong candidates will have experience with one or more statistical or general purpose programming languages, such as R, SAS, Python, or Java
All internships last 10 - 12 weeks and are located in Washington, DC. To learn more about this internship and to apply, visit:

Note: This is posting for multiple summer internships in Monetary Affairs. If interested, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for positions in Financial Stability (FS), International Finance (IF), or Research & Statistics (R&S) as well; that summer opening is posted separately, but is part of the economics research internship program. Other summer internships are also available.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Earn Academic Credit for Research Practicum on Campus

In Spring 2019, the Department of Economics will once again offer ECON488K: Applied Research Practicum - Kaulkin Ginsberg Research Fellows Program. This course will meet on campus in the Fall semester Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm. This program is an excellent opportunity for economics majors to gain practical experience producing market research valued by businesses. Students stay on campus but still engage in research activities that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working on site at a consulting firm. The research produced could hypothetically help investors decide if they want to pursue activity in a specific segment of the business services market. A sample syllabus for this course is available here.

Entry into the program is competitive; only a maximum of 16 students will be selected to participate in Spring 2019. Students must meet the minimum qualifications and apply to be selected for this research course.

Minimum qualifications include: 
  • Junior or Senior ECON major 
  • UMD Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Successful completion of Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON305 or ECON325) AND Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON306 or ECON326) 
  • Coursework or other experience using Excel, Access, or similar software 
  • Sign a release allowing the Department to share your academic transcript and application with Kaulkin Ginsberg 
  • Grant Kaulkin Ginsberg a nonexclusive, fully paid, irrevocable right and license to use the results of your group work for internal purposes.

The application for ECON488K is available here. If you are interested in applying, follow the instructions and submit all required application materials. Completed applications may be submitted in person to the ECON Advising Office (3108 TYD) or by email to

**ECON488K may be used for 2 credits of the Experiential Learning requirement (BA students only) or as 2 credits of electives (BS students). BA students should meet with an ECON advisor to discuss options for completing the final 1 credit for this area.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Upcoming MLAW Events

Brownbag Lunch with FINRA Senior Principal Counsel

Event Date and Time:
  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location:  Chincoteague Hall, First Floor Conference Room

Ryan Smith is the Senior Principal Counsel for FINRA here in DC. He has a vast legal background that includes private practice, large firms, regulatory and financial law. He has also been an adjunct professor at George Mason where he earned is Law degree.

Come hear what it’s like to practice law in-house, in a private practice, as well as for a regulatory body and gain insight on the current legal market. Take the oppotunity to gain valuable industry insights from someone who's in it themselves.

Food will be provided.
Click here to RSVP

Contemporary Surveillance Technologies and the 4th Amendment
Event Date and Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Stamp Student Union, Benjamin Banneker RM2212

David Gray teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, international criminal law, and jurisprudence at the Francis King Carey School of law. He was voted “Professor of the Year” in 2012. His scholarly interests focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional theory, and transitional justice.

Come be a part of the discussion on his 2016 publication ”The Fourth Amendment in the Age of Surveillance”.

New and emerging surveillance technologies allow government agents to track us wherever we go, to monitor our activities online and offline, and to gather massive amounts of information relating to our financial transactions, communications, and social contacts. Come hear how the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment was meant to provide concrete solutions to the current crisis.

Food will be provided
Click here to RSVP

Consult Your Community Applications Open Until 11/22

Consult Your Community (CYC UMD) is a student-led consulting program that allows students to serve local small businesses and startups through a semester-long consulting project. Clients from the past few years include Javazen, Uber, Spotluck, Little Loving Hands, The Diamondback, Mobtown Fermentation (Wild Kombucha), and Festi.

Students are trained and guided through the process of providing business owners with comprehensive, pro-bono consulting services (teams are advised and trained by the executive board as well as experienced professionals from top-tier consulting firms such as Deloitte, McKinsey, Accenture, and PWC). Through this process, students gain hands-on business experience and develop skills that prepare them for their future careers, while business owners become empowered to foster their own economic independence and grow their business.

CYC has new clients and scopes each semester in the fields of marketing, finance, human resources, and technology. Due to the diverse nature of consulting, ALL majors are encouraged to apply.

Apply at Applications close on November 22, 2018. Orgsync:

For more information, contact

Salary Negotiation Workshop

The Department of Women’s Studies is sponsoring an AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop, Tuesday, November 13, 5:15-7:45 pm. Developed by the American Association of University Women, the Start Smart workshop educates about the gender gap in pay while equipping college women and men to face the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate better salaries and benefits.

Why sign up? According to research, only 25 percent of students report feeling confident that they can successfully negotiate a good salary and benefits package. This is especially significant for women negotiating their first salary. After attending a Start Smart workshop, a majority of participants report feeling more confident about in their negotiating ability.

Attendees will gain valuable salary negotiation skills by learning:
  • how the gender wage gap affects their lives
  • how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs
  • how to benchmark salary and benefits
  • how to negotiate for a salary--especially their first salary out of college
Registration is required. Seating is limited, so sign up today!

Tuesday, November 13, 5:15-7:45 pm, 1119 Susquehanna Hall
5:15 – 5:30 pm – Sign in, pre-assessment, refreshments
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Salary Negotiation Workshop
7:30 – 7:45 pm – Post-workshop assessment

FREE and open to any University of Maryland student. Registration required. To register, visit (log in with your directory ID and password).

For questions, please contact:
Professor Elsa Barkley Brown, Department of Women’s Studies – or Kate Juhl, University Career Center, College of Arts and Humanities—

Winter-Spring International Program Internship, CEPR

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for an International Program Intern for Winter-Spring 2019. The internship starts in early January 2019 and will end in May 2019 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible). This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Responsibilities: include assisting staff with research on upcoming papers and opinion pieces; working on outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress; assisting in tracking and logging press mentions; and helping with data entry related to our website redesign. It may also include generating website content and organizing events with Latin American delegations, CEPR staff, and visiting academics. The responsibilities vary based on the applicant’s interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will be able to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants with a general understanding of economics, international relations, and democracy issues, and an interest in economic justice. Previous research, data, and/or outreach experience is extremely helpful; interns with strong economics or foreign policy experience (including Master’s degrees) will have the opportunity to engage in serious research, and those with strong organizing or outreach experience may have event management opportunities. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred. The intern will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision and be a self-starter and independent learner. Excellent writing and communications skills are necessary. Applicants affected by the issues that CEPR works on are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing Date of Position: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (at 11:59 PM, Eastern time)

For the full internship details and instructions on how to apply, please visit the CEPR website.

Paid Summer Internship with Black Diamond Financial, Junior Preferred

Black Diamond Financial, LLC is a private wealth management firm focused on preserving and enhancing wealth. We are seeking to add a Summer Intern for our Baltimore, Maryland office. The intern will provide significant support to members of the firm. This position will work closely with the investment team on presentation creation, investment analysis, and research. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Understanding and articulating our index investing philosophy
• Utilizing Excel and PowerPoint for financial modeling and presentation creation
• Utilizing Morningstar to assist in development of investment plans
• Assisting with the review of investments and client facing presentations
• Drafting publication and marketing materials including a quarterly market update
• Communicating the strategy, positioning, and performance of our methodologies and solutions

Required Background: Candidates for this role will have a history of high achievement demonstrated by a proven record of rapid advancement in exceeding goals and outperforming peers. The ideal candidate has applicable finance related experience and has worked in a professional or entrepreneurial setting.

Other Required Qualifications: The ideal candidate will bring to the role significant financial knowledge, a team-oriented approach, and a strong work ethic. Other success attributes candidates should possess are:

• Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
• Strong analytical ability and demonstrated sound judgment in external communications
• Highly organized and must possess exceptional technical, verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent decision-making capabilities with the ability to independently manage and interpret data
• Knowledge of financial modeling in Excel and presentation generation in PowerPoint
• Team player with the flexibility to independently manage work and complete time sensitive tasks
• High professional standards, honesty, and integrity
• Very high attention to detail

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to alumnus Justin Mankita,

Thursday, November 8, 2018

International Internships Panel: Student Perspectives

Have you thought about an international internship, but don't know where to begin?  In celebration of International Education Week, come hear from a panel of students who have had an international internship experience and can share helpful tips on where to look and what to consider!
 Wednesday, November 14, 12-1pm
University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Panelists include:

Emily Marks
West Africa Citizen Think Tank
Dakar, Senegal
Temilola Afolabi
Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution
Nextier: Security, Peace & Development
Abuja, Nigeria
Hannah Lee
NATAN International Humanitarian Aid
Tel Aviv, Israel

Bryce Dubayah
Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Baltimore Summer Internship opportunity!

Job Description
Black Diamond Financial, LLC is a private wealth management firm focused on preserving and enhancing wealth. We are seeking to add a Summer Intern for our Baltimore, Maryland office. The intern will provide significant support to members of the firm. This position will work closely with the investment team on presentation creation, investment analysis, and research.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Understanding and articulating our index investing philosophy
• Utilizing Excel and PowerPoint for financial modeling and presentation creation
• Utilizing Morningstar to assist in development of investment plans
• Assisting with the review of investments and client facing presentations
• Drafting publication and marketing materials including a quarterly market update
• Communicating the strategy, positioning, and performance of our methodologies and solutions

Required Background:
Candidates for this role will have a history of high achievement demonstrated by a proven record of rapid advancement in exceeding goals and outperforming peers. The ideal candidate has applicable finance related experience and has worked in a professional or entrepreneurial setting.

Other Required Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will bring to the role significant financial knowledge, a team-oriented approach, and a strong work ethic. 
Other success attributes candidates should possess are:
• Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
• Strong analytical ability and demonstrated sound judgment in external communications
• Highly organized and must possess exceptional technical, verbal and written communication skills

J-PAL Recruitment Event at UMD College Park 11/8


Thursday, November 8, 2018
Hornbake Library South Wing
University Career Center

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.

Jacob Binder, Policy Associate at J-PAL North America, will present on J-PAL’s work with randomized evaluations focused on reducing poverty and more information about staff positions and workplace culture. J-PAL staff are based in six regional offices at universities around the world. J-PAL North America and J-PAL Global are based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Spring Industry Monitoring Internship, Department of Commerce

Job title: Unpaid Spring 2019 Industry Monitoring and Analysis Unit Intern, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration (ITA), United States Department of Commerce

About this Internship:

1. The steel industry is important for U.S. trade policy given its role in many sectors of the economy and infrastructure of the United States. This industry is especially relevant to current trade policy because it is central to many trade disputes and covered by numerous trade measures in countries around the world. The Industry Monitoring and Analysis Unit (IMAU), within Enforcement & Compliance’s Office of Policy, makes information widely available by publicly monitoring early U.S. import trends in the steel industry and other manufacturing industries. This allows the public to make market-based decisions and helps implement Commerce’s steel strategy.

2. This internship will give the successful candidate first-hand exposure to the implementation of public trade policies on both a national and international level. The incumbent will have the opportunity to learn about tools the government has available to address trade distortions in the manufacturing sector, as well as learning how to identify and evaluate trade trends and investment patterns that affect global steel trade. In addition, this internship will provide an understanding of potential trade-related career paths in the U.S. Federal Government.

3. The intern will primarily assist the IMAU team with their responsibilities of monitoring U.S. imports of steel mill products and global trade/investment patterns in the steel industry. Tasks will include helping to draft reports that inform the public about recent developments in the world’s largest steel importing and exporting countries and conducting research into trade distortion patterns on steel and other industries. The intern may also assist in preparing briefing materials for Commerce and other agency officials.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Career Shuttle- U.S. Census Bureau

Friday, November 9, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Interested in gaining a better understanding of career paths available at the U.S. Census Bureau? This career shuttle will include information sessions led by staff in the Decennial Census and Economic Directorates of the Census Bureau that will highlight programs and examples of work completed. Participants will also gain knowledge of internship and job application tips. This visit will be of particular interest to undergraduate students studying Geography, Math, Economics, Survey Methodology, and Demography/Sociology. 

RSVP's are required and the deadline is: Nov. 6, 2018. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Intern for a Day: Winter Break in NYC!

Intern for a Day is expanding to New York City over students’ winter break! The process is the same as the regular fall and spring IFAD program, but the location is different.

The list of Intern for a Day: Winter Break in New York City hosts is available here.

Students must participate in a 30-minute orientation in order to have access to the application. There are four (4) orientations for students to choose from. Click on the date to RSVP:
Most questions will be addressed during the orientation. If you have immediate questions, please contact

BA/MPP Information Session - Nov. 12

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Opportunities at CBO for Assistant Analyst

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO's National Security Division is seeking an Assistant Analyst. The division analyzes policy issues related to the defense budget, veterans’ affairs, and homeland security. The division examines the long-term costs of the Defense Department’s plans, alternative ways of achieving certain military capabilities, and the benefits and drawbacks of possible changes in military compensation and veterans’ benefits.

The Assistant Analyst will support the division's research by working with project leaders on a range of tasks, including gathering data from many sources, analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, and collaborating with analysts on research and written reports. The analyst will also interact with others in legislative and executive branch agencies and at research institutions.
The position is an opportunity to improve modeling, programming, and analytic skills in a research-intensive environment and to gain experience with the defense budget and national security policy. Assistant Analysts often pursue professional or graduate degrees in fields such as economics and finance following their two- to three-year appointments at CBO.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in the physical sciences, natural sciences, economics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, policy analysis, political science, or related field, and they must have had a significant amount of quantitative coursework. Furthermore, candidates should have:

  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Outstanding quantitative skills, including experience with statistical and scientific software packages such as Stata, SAS, MATLAB, R, or Python;
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint);
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; and
  • A track record of meeting deadlines.

This position is only for candidates who have a bachelor's degree; it is not for those who have or are close to completing a master's degree.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Thursday - International Student Union Halloween Bash

Join the International Student Union for a Halloween Bash on Thursday, November 1st from 6-9pm in the Global Crossroads Lounge in H.J. Patterson Hall. Thanks to the Maryland English Institute and the Graduate School for sponsoring this event!

This event is for both undergraduates and graduate students. All are welcome: international students and everyone who enjoys socializing with international students. There will be food, make-your-own Halloween snacks, mask making stations, music, and more! Read more about it and RSVP here.

Experience Entrepreneurship with the Hinman CEOs Program

The Hinman CEOs Student Startup Incubator enables undergraduates to develop innovative startup ideas into real companies through an immersive one-year academic and residential experience. The dynamic Hinman CEOs environment is conducive to helping you every day by surrounding you with people who will mentor, inspire, and challenge you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals.

Students complete one course per semester during your time in the program, typically ENES 460 Fundamentals of Technology Startup Ventures in fall 2019 and ENES462 Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations in spring 2020.

Applications are open until November 18, 2018 for entrepreneurial-minded undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.

To learn more, visit or email

Smith Minor Information Sessions

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Interested in declaring a minor? The Smith Minor Programs has three remaining information sessions this semester for students interested in declaring a Business minor. Visit one of the Information Sessions to learn more!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

ECONPress- An Opportunity to Publish Economic Research!

EconPress is an editorial journal exclusively showcasing undergraduate economic research. Started in the Spring of 2009 by motivated individuals with a passion for economics, the journal has continued to publish papers addressing a variety of topics. Papers are selected on merit and not restricted to either quantitative or qualitative research. While the journal is published by students from Northeastern University, it is by no means exclusive to Northeastern students. ECONPress has received and published papers from undergraduates at MIT, Stanford, Tufts and other universities in the greater Boston Area. Journals average around 80 pages and feature 4-6 papers. ECONPress offers undergraduate students the opportunity to have their research papers published in a reputable publication, one that is registered with the Library of Congress.

We encourage undergraduate UMD students to consider submitting their undergraduate research papers (both quantitative and qualitative) to our journal. We would love to see students submit the papers they have finished writing for final projects, senior seminars, etc.

If you are interested in submission you can through the website or email them to

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Apply For Innovo Scholars Consulting Course (Spring 2019)

Innovo Scholars, the in-house Smith School business consulting group powered by talented undergraduate students, is looking for BSOS students to join the team in spring 2019. 

You will enroll in a Business school course, be mentored by two great faculty, and tackle a higher education consulting project for a client right here on campus!

For more information and to apply for the spring 2019 course, visit:

For additional information, please contact Megan Benefiel, Senior Project Manager, University Process Innovation, Division of Information Technology, University of Maryland

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for full-time pre-doctoral
fellows for the academic year 2019-20. 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.

The Climate Impact Lab’s team of economists, climate scientists, data engineers, and risk analysts
are building the world’s most comprehensive body of research quantifying the impacts of climate
change sector-by-sector, community-by-community around the world. This research will allow
decision- makers in the public and private sectors to understand the risks climate change presents
and mitigate those risks through smarter investments and public policy. The research will also
produce the world’s first empirically-derived estimate of the social cost of carbon — the cost to
society from each ton of carbon dioxide emitted. This figure can serve as the basis for energy and
climate policies.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Spring 2019 Hudson Institute Internships

The Hudson Institute is one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in the world. Founded in 1961 by Herman Kahn and headquartered in Washington D.C. the Institute offers internships in our office in Washington, D.C. to undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduate students. The Institute is currently seeking interns for Spring 2019 to support their work in a variety of areas.

International Economics and Trade Internship
The intern will support the Institute’s work on economic and political factors affecting the performance of the industrial economy of the United States. This is comprised of worker training, tax structures, regulatory issues, and international trade. 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. Responsibilities include: gathering data relevant to economic research topics (many involving foreign sources); putting data into visual formats using charts and graphs; assembling bibliographies for research topics and providing summaries of relevant findings; writing summaries of relevant background research for articles, speeches, and reports; and assisting in editing draft articles and reports. 

Economic Policy Research Internship
These interns will support the Institute’s work on economic and finance 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 may also attend weekly career and policy discussions featuring experts from Hudson Institute and across Washington, DC. This position is unpaid. Responsibilities include: gathering and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and articles; keeping the scholar and team up to date on recent economic developments; assisting the scholar with research projects and presentations; editing and conducting research for articles, op-eds, reports, and briefing papers; and assisting with administrative tasks and event support.

For the full list of internships and to apply, please visit the Hudson Institute website.

Research Assistant - Brookings Institution

The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately fifteen research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately six new assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates!

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.