Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Architecture and Real Estate Development Career and Internship Fair

Friday, March 2 | 1:00-5:00 p.m. | Great Space, Architecture Building

Plan to attend this annual networking event for students and alumni. Co-sponsored by the University Career Center & The President's Promise and the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, this fair provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet with representatives from many organizations to discuss internships, part-time, and full-time opportunities. 

Jane Street Digital Information Sessions - Trading Desk Operations

Wednesday, March 7 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Virtual

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology and collaborative problem solving. With offices in three of the world's most dynamic cities - New York, London and Hong Kong - we operate around the clock and around the globe. We're hosting digital info sessions about Jane Street and providing a closer look at our Trading Desk Ops role.

For More Information & to RSVP

A list of Jane Street's open positions and internships are available on their website.

Research Assistant - Industry & Financial Analysis

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is a leading global association of regulated funds, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, and unit investment trusts (UITs) in the United States, and similar funds offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide. We currently have an opening for a Research Assistant in the Industry and Financial Analysis division of our Research department. The Research Assistant will provide research assistance to Senior Economists, and under their direction, analyzes economic, financial and mutual fund industry developments and trends.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists in economic and finance research projects, including the assembling of (potentially large) databases from the Institute and outside sources and performing applications of econometric and statistical programs.
  • Accesses, retrieves, and works with survey or statistical data from the Institute or external sources.
  • Helps to ensure the accuracy and reliability of data collected and used in research projects.
  • Collects and enters data and helps maintain databases.
  • Prepares charts and tables for presentations and publications.
  • Undertakes other tasks as directed by senior staff.
If interested, students may find the full posting on Careers4Terps, search for posting ID #170825.

Business Analytics Internship, Washington Nationals

This position, reporting to the Director, Revenue Strategy & Analytics, is responsible for producing data-driven analyses and recommendations to support marketing and revenue generating departments. This position will require knowledge and ability to extract data and produce insights from myriad sources, including the Nationals’ data warehouse and external secondary research. Strong written and oral communications skills will be required in producing documents to be presented to senior Nationals executives, including the Executive Director of Business Strategy & Analytics, SVP of Consumer Revenue, and Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Contribute to analytics projects, applying a wide range of methodologies, to support decision-making in revenue generating departments
  • Conduct secondary research as needed, including information gathering from industry associations and research companies
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Nationals’ key data sources and integration points within the Nationals’ data warehouse
  • Work with MLB Advanced Media to analyze Fanalytics (digital marketing) data to understand the effectiveness of various marketing campaigns
  • Support in developing 3rd party marketing partnership strategy


  • Must be a rising senior in a top undergraduate program, majoring in engineering, mathematics, business, economics or a closely related field
  • Strong academic record

To view the full posting and to apply, visit here.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors Tour

The Economics Association of Maryland (EAM) has coordinated a tour of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to take place on the morning of April 6th. We will be leaving together and taking the metro (cost of travel will not be covered). The tour is open to current University of Maryland students, with all majors eligible to attend. Seats are limited, with only 25 slots available. Spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

If you wish to attend, please complete this Google Form

EAM Exec Board

If you’d like to stay up to date on future events, please also like us on Facebook @EconomicsAssociationOfMaryland and join our listserv by emailing!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Summer 2018 Economics Policy Research Internship

Hudson Institute is seeking interns to 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;
  • Assisting with administrative tasks and event support.
  • Be current students working toward, or recent graduates holding, a degree in economics, international finance, international relations, or related fields;
  • Have a strong interest in analyzing trends in financial and housing markets, as well as the manufacturing, energy, and technology industries;
  • Possess strong research, writing, editing, and analytical capabilities;
  • Communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills;
  • Manage their time wisely to independently complete work assignments;
  • Be proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications;
  • Demonstrate professionalism, attention to detail, and reliability.
A strong background in econometrics and experience with data analysis software, such as R and/or Stata, is preferred. Apply here.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

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Research Assistant, Richmond Fed

Richmond Fed is hiring a Research Assistant for the Quantitative Supervision & Research Unit in Charlotte, NC.

Essential Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs economic, financial, econometric, and statistical analyses; organizes data for analysis and writes computer codes using mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab, SAS, and Stata. If required, learns additional software packages and database systems. 
  • Co-authors analytical work with economists and analysts. 
  • Performs more general research and analysis on topics related to the economy, financial markets, banking and bank supervision. 
  • Gathers data and writes documentation of data sources and statistical tests that have been performed on the data. 

For more information, the see the Richmond Fed career site and search for Job ID-254072. To apply, candidates must submit a resume (CV), cover letter, and university transcript(s). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please direct any questions to Jeffrey Cheng ( or to Joanna Bess (

Metropolitan Policy Program Research Assistant - Brookings

The Research Assistant provides research assistance and administrative support in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Conducts high-quality research on public policy issues; organizes and analyzes large datasets; identifies appropriate data sources and responds to statistical/analytical queries from senior research staff; prepares tables, maps, graphics, and presentations on Program's research findings; provides literature reviews and background memoranda. The scope of research includes race, class and social inequality, urban issues and economics; As needed, the Research Assistant also oversees travel and event logistics, constituent list management, expense reimbursements, and other administrative duties.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with a variety of large-scale public- and private-sector databases to construct and manage data files; downloading and processing data as they become available, using major statistical software packages such as SAS and Python.
  • Assembling and analyzing detailed geographically-based data on metropolitan demographic, economic, social, and physical attributes.
  • Compiling and summarizing data and policy trends for public presentations.
  • Assists in drafting research reports, including developing data charts, graphs, tables, and GIS maps.
Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, or other related field required. At least one year work experience in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred: Experience managing and manipulating multiple, large-scale datasets and delivering quality research preference.

For more information and to apply see the full posting here.

Cybersecurity Scholarship for Service

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The ACES Program at UMD is opening its applications for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program. This exciting scholarship provides funding for students at UMD completing the ACES Minor. Please check out the Scholarships webpage for more information!

Benefits include:
  • Tuition and fees covered 
  • Annual stipend ($22,500), book and professional development allowance 
  • Health insurance reimbursement\ 
  • Internships and full-time government positions
Application closes Friday, March 16th.

Finance Careers for Non-Business Majors Workshop

March 9, 12-1 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Are you interested in a career in Finance?

Economics students
: Come learn about how to land a career within the finance industry from one of our own, a 2011 Economics Alum. This informal session will provide an overview about the various opportunities available within finance, provide tips on how to build your network and leverage the skills you have. Feel free to bring your lunch!

The alum is currently working in the New York City area and has over six years of experience in finance. For additional information about this event: Contact Allynn Powell at

2018 Diversity Etiquette Dinner

2018 Diversity Etiquette Dinner: 
Professional Preparation for Your Career Success
Monday, March 5, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
RSVP is required 

The University of Maryland is consistently selected for recruitment by employers hoping to meet our talented, ethnically and racially diverse students for career opportunities. It’s not uncommon for a job interview to take place during a meal. This might be because the employer has a busy schedule or because they want to get an idea of your social skills or how you present yourself under pressure. To be prepared, come learn the etiquette for professional interactions while eating with prospective employers or future clients.

Pierre Campbell with The Leadership Network, Inc., will powerfully engage you on how to build your confidence and self-awareness, while also training you on professional dining etiquette for career success.

Seating is limited so please RSVP now for the 2018 Diversity Etiquette Dinner. Professional Business Attire is encouraged. (No shows will be charged $30)

RSVP at by February 28, 2018.

For more information contact Pamela Allen, University Career Center & The President's Promise Program Director, at or 301-314-7244.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Career Opportunity for Graduating Seniors in Economics

Entry Level Career Opportunity for Economics Graduates
GRA, Incorporated
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

GRA, Incorporated is currently accepting applications for an entry-level research analyst position.  GRA is one of the nation's most experienced and well-respected transportation-focused economic consulting firms, with a practice that primarily involves aviation projects.  Founded in 1972, GRA serves international and domestic clients in both the public and private sectors.

Projects at GRA extend to nearly all economic aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries.  Because GRA is a small firm, our research analysts are engaged in a wider variety of projects and work areas than is typical for most entry level professional positions.   GRA research analysts work closely with the firm’s principals and senior staff, which provides them with a unique breadth and depth of professional experience.  GRA encourages – and relies upon -- an energetic, cooperative and collegial work environment.

Some of GRA's recent and past assignments have involved
  • Developing benefit cost and risk analysis methodologies and analyses for new federal regulations and investments, for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); 
  • Crafting cost analysis tools and databases for the FAA, based on detailed flight track records of daily flight activity in U.S. radar-controlled airspace;
  • Supporting FAA analysis and oversight of airport revenues and capital investments as authorized for the nation’s network of commercial and general aviation airports;
  • Providing data support to the FAA’s daily monitoring of the National Airspace System;
  • Conducting airport-related research sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the transportation program office of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine;
  • Quantifying the economic benefits of aviation safety and efficiency improvements in developing countries;
  • Advising  airlines on operational and financial matters such as fleet and route planning, cash flow forecasting, airport relations and competitive network analysis; 
  • Providing business case and strategic analysis for airports seeking new airline routes;
  • Conducting analyses of the economic and transportation impacts of airports on the well-being of the communities they serve;
  • Contributing to NASA’s aeronautics research and development activities by analyzing the economic context and rationale for NASA research and innovations.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spring 2018 Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday-Friday, February 21, 22, & 23
12 - 5 pm
Stamp Student Union

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 240 employers have registered and are looking forward to meeting undergraduate and graduate students!

Each day has different employers so students are encouraged to plan ahead. Attendees should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of resumes. No preregistration is necessary.

Get prepared for the career fair with the information below:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Legal Aid Internship Application NOW Available!

Considering a law-related career? Interested in gaining hands-on legal experience while earning credit?
  • Apply for the Fall 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. Visit our website: 
  • Applications are due Thursday, March 15, 2018.

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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Quantitative Policy Analyst Position - Equality of Opportunity Project

The American Dream – the aspiration that all children should have opportunities to climb the economic ladder – is at risk. In the 1950s, more than 90% of American children grew up to earn more than their parents did. Today, only 50% of children do so.

The mission of the Equality of Opportunity Project (EOP) -- a joint initiative of faculty at Stanford, Harvard, and Brown Universities -- is to revive the American Dream. We create and apply new research to inform scalable policy solutions that will empower families to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. We do this by harnessing the power of big data through high-quality research to learn from areas where the American Dream is still thriving. We study economic mobility through lenses such as education, neighborhood environments, and health to understand the drivers of economic opportunity in the country and give local policymakers customized data and insights to help them craft effective policy solutions. (You can hear an overview of our work on this Freakonomics podcast.)

The Project’s work to date has shaped policy discussions at the national and local level, with nearly a dozen of its studies covered on the front pages of major media outlets, such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and cited in congressional testimony and President Obama’s State of the Union addresses. This work has led to direct impacts on a broad range of decisions by local policy makers, ranging from school districts to housing authorities. The objective of our new policy shop is to expand the impact of our research findings on local policy, by dedicating a small team to collaborate with and support local government partners as they design new policies to improve opportunity in their communities, based, in part, on our detailed diagnostic data and insights. To accomplish this, our teams become fluent in our research and its implications for each partner, so they are able to effectively identify obstacles to mobility and develop tailored programs in response to those barriers.

Our team, led by MacArthur “genius” award winner Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathan Hendren, consists of leaders from academia, policy, and management, supported by a staff of approximately 40 members who share a passion to revive the American Dream. We are now seeking Quantitative Policy Analysts who will support the EOP Policy Director and engage with state and local government agencies to analyze and interpret EOP’s location-specific findings. These Analysts will work with local policymakers using our data and insights to address major barriers to upward mobility. This may include assisting in coordinating the diagnostic process and performing econometric analyses to supplement existing insights.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Global and Federal Fellow Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2018

Think a career in government and public service is only for government and politics majors? Think again! Federal agencies, nonprofits, and policy-related organizations are interested in your quantitative and analytical skill sets as they confront pressing issues. The Global Fellows and Federal Fellows Programs offer you a chance to take your skills out of the classroom and apply them in the real world. Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

Join a lively, engaged, and motivated student community!  Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Our concentrations include Science Diplomacy, Homeland Security Policy, Health Policy, and Global Challenges. Past internship locations include Department of Energy, U.S. Census Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Department of Treasury, among many others! Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. The programs also feature one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.

For details regarding the application requirements, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. First wave of applications will be reviewed on March 26. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Engage in Creating Change - Join Beyond the Classroom

Do you want to make an impact for a better world? 

Are you interested in acting on social issues important to you?

Do you want to gain practical skills through service projects
and internships?

Will you have 45 credits by the end of this semester?

If you answered yes, join Beyond the Classroom.

Beyond the Classroom is a living learning program that exposes you to the world's leading problems and engages you through service, activism, and research to address these challenges.​​ 

Learn more at:

Application Deadlines:
February 23 – deadline with contingent housing 
May 2 – application deadline (no housing available)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Alumnus Gary Rozier at the Parren J. Mitchell Symposium: Wed., April 18


Summer 2018 Finance Intern, NPR

NPR is looking for a Finance, Treasury and Investments Intern for Summer 2018. The intern will gain experience in core accounting functions: Investment & Cash Management, Audit, and Performance Analysis. Responsibilities include performing daily cash position reporting, investment managers performance analysis, and audit preparation.


The intern will split his/her time with daily cash management, semester long projects (performance analysis, automation projects, audit preparation), and ad hoc investment manager meeting write-ups and ad hoc board of director meeting material preparation.

  • Experience in Microsoft Excel
  • General computer proficiency
  • Comfortable handling multiple assignments effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Previous office experience is a plus.
Internship dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018
Apply here.

Paid Risk Analysis Internship, USPS

The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in college/university programs to fill our Student Cooperative - (Paid) position in the Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC) located in Arlington, VA. RARC is the OIG's research group, which digs into economic, business, and policy trends affecting the U.S. Postal Service. We are looking for an individual who is comfortable working both independently and as part of a team and who possesses excellent organizational and time management skills. 

The Student Cooperative will work collaboratively with staff in a program support capacity. This position will offer exposure to the government contracting process, budget management, and the process of producing research papers on complex theories and topics. This position will work directly with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG), so a professional disposition is a must. The Student Cooperative Program is available for continuous employment throughout the year. The selected candidate should be prepared to work 40 hours a week during the summer and school breaks and 30 hours per week while actively attending classes.

Applications due February 21, 2018.

To learn more, please log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 170087

Student Trainee (Auditor), Office of the Inspector General

This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). In this role, you will perform a variety of functions in support of the mission of the office. These duties will encompass, but are not limited to, researching and analyzing documents, decisions or other material and preparing memoranda or other formal audit documents. This intern position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as an Auditor, GS-0511-07.

The ideal candidate for this position would be pursuing a degree in accounting, business, or finance; experience using information systems and technology; excellent written and oral communication abilities; and have excellent interpersonal skills.

As a Student Trainee, you will:
  • Research and analyze decisions, opinions, rulings, and other materials.
  • Perform data analysis to organize data, identify trends, and/or interpret results.
  • Review documents provided by or prepared by program officials to ascertain accuracy and completeness of information provided and/or to test compliance with program controls.
  • Attend meetings with program officials, OIG management, and other individuals in the accomplishment of the OIG mission.
Deadline to apply: February 23, 2018
Salary: $15.89 to $20.66 per hour

For more information and to apply visit the full posting here.

Summer 2018 Data Analytics Internship with NPR Audience Relations

As the Audience Relations Data Analytics intern, you’ll have the opportunity to explore, propose, and implement improvements to the way we measure data about audience emails to NPR. You’ll analyze hundreds of thousands of emails from NPR listeners and look for new ways to create reports that can ease workflows and better communicate meaningful information about audience interactions to teams across the organization. This is a chance to directly impact the way we do work in service NPR and its listeners.

The internship will involve a mix of longer-term project work with room for flexibility in determining approach and scope, as well as contributions to weekly tasks. The Audience Relations Data Analytics intern reports to NPR’s Audience Relations Manager, but will also closely collaborate with members of NPR’s Digital Media division who may be doing parallel work in this area. The internship dates are from May 21-Aug. 10.


  • Measure and gather insights on listener emails about NPR’s programming, platforms, and products.
  • Use tools like Google Analytics, New Relic, MySQL databases, and process data with Excel, R, Python, or the language of your choice
  • Draw conclusions from the data, communicate your conclusions in write-ups, meetings, and presentations
  • Build dashboards to automate data gathering and processing
For more information and to apply, review the full posting here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC) - Summer Internship Abroad - Now Accepting Applications (EA)

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer living and working in another country?

Interested in becoming a changemaker and discovering how social entrepreneurship can bring lasting improvement to people’s lives?

We invite you to join the 2018 Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps (MSEC), a unique study and internship program abroad for undergraduate and graduate students where you will spend your summer in a Latin American country observing, creating and implementing sustainable business solutions to poverty-related challenges.  Prior to departure, you will participate in a spring course at UMD (meets once a week from late March through early May) that introduces you to the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship and its potential to transform communities while preparing you for your summer fieldwork.  You will then spend eight weeks immersed in your destination country while learning about social entrepreneurship through consulting with local businesses and implementing development projects with rural populations.  Upon returning to campus, you’ll complete a reflection course to apply the skills learned abroad to your future coursework, career and your own entrepreneurial ideas.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Register Now for the 2018 College Fiscal Challenge!

The College Fiscal Challenge is an academic competition that requires students to design and defend a long-term U.S. federal budget that puts the United States on a fiscally sustainable path. This year's competition marks our 5th annual event, and we are excited to see teams from many different schools entering the competition.

Building on five successful competitions, this year's Fiscal Challenge has added new exciting elements to better engage students, deepening understanding of the U.S. federal budget and the economic implications of various policy choices going forward. In particular, we will have:

1) A webinar with Matt Jensen from the American Enterprise Institute in March about TaxBrain, a platform for accessing open-source tax models

2) Ongoing insights via a weekly email that will provide tools, research on proposals, and more

3) Presentation support from a DC policy consulting firm Winners not only get the pride of being national Fiscal Challenge champions but will also receive a cash prize and unique networking opportunities with DC think tanks.

How It Works
Students from schools across the country form a team. That team builds out a budget proposal and submits it to our review board made up of economists studying these issues. If your proposal is selected, you will compete in the finals in April and present to a board of judges for a chance to be the national champions. The registration deadline is April 5th, 2018, and the final competition is in mid-April.

Visit the Fiscal Challenge here to sign up

Applied Economics Career Fair

Click here to review the organizations attending. Note: some organizations may be accepting applications ahead of time, so review the descriptions and instructions for each organization of interest carefully.

Business professional attire is recommended.
Click here for a link to career fair preparation tips!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Studnent PIRG Campus Organizer

As the nation’s premier student action group, PIRG Campus Action is hiring campus organizers to empower student leaders and win concrete results on public interest campaigns ranging from getting our campuses to 100% renewable energy, to saving students money on textbooks by promoting open educational resources.

PIRG Campus Action is a project of the PIRG student chapters. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to unlock their full power to build a brighter future. We know college students have the power to make a difference. From the Freedom Riders of the ‘60s to the voter registration drives of today, from the anti-apartheid movement of the ‘80s to the drive for fossil fuel divestment now, students — past, present and future — are always pushing our communities, our country and our world forward. For more information and to submit your application visit PIRG's website.

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with PIRG Campus Action offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit

We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, and a few other states. Immediate openings also available.

Early Application Deadline: Sunday February 11th

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Save the Dates: Free Practice GRE & LSAT Exams

The BSOS Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is partnering with the Princeton Review to host free practice GRE and LSAT exams throughout the 2018 spring semester. The FREE practice exams will be hosted on February 17th, March 3rd, March 17th and April 21st from 10am-3pm at UMD. Classroom location TBD (you will receive e-mail confirmation).

To sign up for the February 17th date, please access the following link and fill out your information:

You will receive a follow up email containing information on the classroom location and the practice exam. If you have any questions, please contact Johanna McAlister at

START Summer 2018 Internships

START is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2018 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This summer 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: 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 March 25th at 11:59pm

Fall internship applications open on March 2nd.  

Feel free to reach out to with any questions!

Intern for a Day Spring 2018

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.

Spring 2018's Mandatory Orientation Sessions (Choose 1):
All sessions will take place in the University Career Center, South Hornbake Library, 3rd floor.
*RSVP Required

Friday, February 2, 2018

Apply NOW for BSOS College Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! We encourage you to apply now for an award for the fall 2018 semester. Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the fall 2018 semester are due on February 12, 2018 by 9 a.m. Click here to apply.

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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EPA Internship

Student Volunteer Internship
Economics and Data Systems

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water, Water Policy Staff
Washington, DC

Position Description
An unpaid semester-in-Washington internship is available in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water. The applicant must be a registered student fulfilling the requirements of a degreed program. Preferred applicants are either in their senior undergraduate year or pursuing a Masters degree. The preferred candidate will have interest and background in a field related to economics, econometrics, data analysis, and/or GIS.

The intern will be exposed to diverse topics both within and outside of the field of economics. As an economics intern, applicants will be tasked with a specific project commensurate with interest, education and ability. Examples of topical areas that the project may be associated with include:

  • the intersection between environmental stressors, public health, and US demographics;
  • how the public defines, values and perceives water quality; 
  • measuring demand for beach and other water based recreational or ecosystems services; 
  • how water quality and ecosystem health is empirically modeled and defined; 
  • calculating benefits and costs of building resilience to extreme weather; and/or 
  • how EPA approaches the costs and benefits of policy options. 

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

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

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

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

EPIC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

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

Successful candidates will report to Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the University
of Chicago and the Director of EPIC. Responsibilities span all stages of research, including
managing projects, collecting and analyzing data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts.
Typical research projects involve the analysis of environmental and energy data from the United
States, India, China, and other countries utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods,
as well as development of computational economic models of energy markets.

Applicants must be in their penultimate year of study and have strong quantitative and
programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those
with experience programming in Stata, R, Python or Matlab. The ideal candidate would begin
around June 1, 2018 and work for EPIC for around ten weeks before returning to school. EPIC
offers competitive salary and employee benefits. Applications will be reviewed as they are
received, with rolling decisions. We expect to provide final notifications by early spring 2018.

To apply, please send your resume, transcript, and a writing sample to