Friday, June 29, 2018

Fall 2018 Internship, East Asia Office, U.S. Treasury

The successful candidate will help the office by performing economic analysis to assist Treasury officials in the development of U.S. international economic policy toward East Asia. Specific tasks will include:
  • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting financial and economic data in support of policy priorities; 
  • Assisting with preparing reports and memos for senior Treasury officials; 
  • Preparing regular updates of regional financial and currency market activity; 
  • Conducting background research on relevant economic and financial issues; 
  • Attending and reporting on official meetings in and outside of government; 
  • Coordinating with other Treasury offices; and 
  • Assisting with trip preparation and briefing books. 
The fall 2018 internship will take place from September 10 – December 7, 2018. Interns are expected to work on a part time basis (15-20 hours a week, with flexibility depending on coursework schedule). The internship is unpaid.

Candidates should have a solid understanding of international economics, finance, and development policy. Candidates should also have strong quantitative, research, writing, organizational, spreadsheet, and communication skills; the ability to meet tight deadlines; talent in constructing well-reasoned arguments and extracting key data/information from large documents; and the capacity to work independently and as part of a team. Specific knowledge of the region or an East Asian language (particularly Chinese) is helpful. This position is unpaid and open to U.S. citizens only. Applicants must be current students.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Internships with the IMF

The Lending Policy Division in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund is seeking four highly motivated full-time interns with a solid background in macroeconomics. The successful candidates must be, at least, fourth year (senior) college students. They should have great attention to detail, and a proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. The interns will be responsible for validating conditionality and selected macroeconomic data in the Monitoring of Fund Arrangements (MONA) database.

This is a contractual appointment for three months (July – September).

  • Major in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, or other related quantitative field 
  • Understanding of macroeconomic reports and concepts 
  • Experience of working with large datasets 
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, paying close attention to detail, and bearing independent responsibility for data accuracy and consistency 
If interested, please send your CVs to

Friday, June 22, 2018

Fall 2018 Research Assistant Internships, Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Fall 2018 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

In support of the scholars, scholar interns spend much of their time searching for information using online academic databases or other publications. Other duties also include proofreading, editing, critiquing, checking references, compiling bibliographies, writing literature reviews, summarizing research materials, locating inter-library loan materials, and helping with software or presentations.
In addition, this program seeks to further the agency’s mission by providing the recipient with an introduction to the relationship between the world of learning and the world of public affairs. The recipients, as future scholars and/or leaders, will be afforded the opportunity to experience first-hand the importance of engaging academics and public servants toward a common purpose. It is hoped that these opportunities to work with distinguished scholars and practitioners will add a valuable practicum experience to one’s classroom training.

The deadline to apply is July 16, 2018. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged. The full list of scholars looking for interns, more details about the position, and application instructions are available on the Wilson Center website

The Wilson Center is also hiring interns in other areas, the list of open internship opportunities is available here

Public Policy Research Analyst

The Network Science Initiative (NSI) is Washington’s premier public policy stakeholder research service. NSI Analysts are responsible for leading all aspects of NSI engagements from project design to research execution to final analysis and presentation to clients. Analysts conduct qualitative research on energy/environment, food/nutrition, finance, and telecom issues, create and present client deliverables, manage project timelines, and help develop and refine the product.

Analysts work directly with senior leaders in National Journal and provide insight to the most influential government affairs professionals in Washington.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to conduct qualitative analysis of current public policy issues and execute against tight deadlines to develop professional and intellectually sound deliverables.

Attributes Particular to this Position:
  • A highly analytic, natural problem solver
  • The ability to highlight key insights within a complex set of data, synthesize large amounts of information, and then clearly explain these insights to potential clients
  • An interest in intellectually rigorous work focused on the business of Washington government affairs offices 
  • A strong writer able to clearly frame issues for a variety of audiences
  • A skilled project manager, able to independently manage competing priorities and adhere to timelines
  • An individual with 1-3 years of experience in at least one of the following domains: policy analysis, data science, political science, legislative or executive agency policymaking, or government affairs consulting
Please see the full posting for more details and to apply.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NEW Federal Fellows concentration in Political Engagement and Advocacy!!! Just Opened— APPLY NOW! For students of ALL MAJORS!

Interested in political engagement at the local, state or national levels? Want to run for office, become a staffer on the Hill, and/or influence or make policy? Apply NOW to the amazing, empowering Federal Fellows Program!
PERKS include:          
·         Fall seminar course (once a week)The instructor has over 20 years of political development, public affairs, community relations and civic education experience working in the Federal government, private sector and non-profit organizations. Class visitors will include practitioners with experience in the political, civic engagement, and advocacy arenas.
·         DC spring internship at sites including the Hill, federal agencies, NGOs, private organizations, embassies, think tanks, etc. 
·         Scholarship in Practice credit for internship
·         Spring internship credit through our program or through your major/program!
·         Notation on your transcript as a Federal Fellow!
·         Year-round professional development activities, including field trips, one-on-one help with resumes and interviews, etc.
·         Join a lively, engaged student cohort group (and alumni network)! 

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
For more information regarding the Political Engagement and Advocacy course and application requirements, visit or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fall 2018 Big Data Skills Course -- Register NOW!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences wants to offer you the opportunity to gain important data science skills and earn elective credit. By building your resume with these valuable skills, you will become more marketable to employers. 

REGISTER NOW FOR BSOS330: Programming for the Social Sciences: Statistical Computing Using R (Fall 2018)

Course Description: R is an open-source programming language, specialized for statistical computing, and provides a variety of statistical and graphical techniques that might be relevant for any BSOS program, such descriptive statistics, linear and non-linear regression, text mining, image processing. The R language is increasingly often employed in advanced statistics and data analytics, offering a wide range of application packages for effective programming. This course introduces the R language and several powerful packages in form of lectures, worked-out examples, and group exercises. Instructor: Franz Klein. Course meets Mondays 4-6pm in LEF 0229. Open to all BSOS majors. 1-credit.

**ECON-BA majors may use this course for 2 credits of their experiential learning requirement. Please contact an ECON advisor to have your audit updated and to discuss options to complete the last 1 credit of this requirement. 

ECON Majors: Take a Course in "How to Find an Internship"

EDCP108I (Section 0601 is for ECON majors only): College and Career Advancement: Concepts and Skills; Academic Transitions to Internships for Economic Majors
Meets August 27, 2018 - October 12, 2018 (Online)

Recommended for students who have never had an internship and are actively searching for one. Students participating in this course will engage in the full experience of searching for an internship. Course registration is closed to graduating seniors.

This is a 7-week (half-semester), one-credit, online asynchronous course takes students through key exploratory and preparation activities, including understanding the components of an internship, increasing knowledge about an intended career field, developing a resume and cover letter, and identifying potential internship sites.

**ECON-BA majors may use this course for 1 credit of their experiential learning requirement. Please contact an ECON advisor to have your audit updated and to discuss options to complete the remaining 2 credits of this requirement. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

START Fall 2018 Internship Program Application Deadline Extended!


Team Data Analytics Competition: NBA Hackathon

Apply directly here.

The 2018 NBA Hackathon will feature two tracks, basketball analytics and business analytics. Teams accepted to the Hackathon will build tools to solve important and challenging problems in the NBA. Their work will be presented to a panel of expert judges and an audience of NBA personnel, media, invited guests and the other competitors. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of each track, with a grand prize that will include lunch with NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver.

The NBA Hackathon is open only to current undergraduate and graduate students studying at accredited universities in the United States or Canada. Only invited guests and competitors will be allowed to attend a in-person competition in New York on September 22nd.

Applicants, please note that each team member must submit an individual application for this event. Team members should collaborate on the questions. Please ensure that each team member submits the same files and answers for the basketball and business analytics questions.

* The application includes data sets that your team will analyze and submit, so get started today! Applications will be taken until 11:59 PM ET on July 11, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer 2018 Research Internship @ IMPAQ in DC or Columbia, MD

The Student Research Intern will support the education division research team to conduct proposal writing and project work through literature searches, evaluation design, measurement selection and development, quantitative and qualitative data cleaning and analysis, and document preparation.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

  • Grant- or contract-funded research/program evaluation experience required 
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite required 
  • Experience with research/evaluation proposal preparation preferred 
  • Education content knowledge preferred 
  • Knowledge of quantitative data analysis using SAS, STATA, and/or database applications preferred 
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis with NVivo preferred 

For full details and to apply: 

Junior Stanely Surrey Fellowship

The Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) performs expert economic analysis of existing and proposed Federal tax policies for the Secretary of the Treasury, the President, the Congress, and the public. OTA advises in the formulation of Administration tax proposals, assesses major Congressional tax proposals, and assists in the implementation of enacted tax legislation. OTA's analyses are provided in various forms, including background papers, position papers, policy memoranda, briefings for policy makers, Congressional testimony, estimates of receipts for the Budget and for Treasury cash management decisions, estimates of revenue and distributional effects of proposed legislation, participation in regulatory guidance projects, and contributions to the negotiation of international tax treaties and agreements. To accomplish its mission, OTA conducts research to develop conceptual frameworks, models, data, methodologies, and empirical results to provide the foundations for its economic analysis of tax policies.

The purpose of this position is to serve in the Office of Tax Analysis as a Financial Economist, planning and performing a wide range of professional economic research and analysis. Specific duties may vary based on the skills and experience of the applicant. The incumbent researches and assembles facts and prepares economic analyses that relate to the development and review of Federal tax policy. The incumbent uses experience and initiative to identify issues and concerns requiring further study and, with supervisory approval, plans, conducts, and implements research projects in furtherance of the Office's mission. The incumbent assists with the dissemination of Office research by tracking research projects, organizing meetings, and maintaining the office web site.

The position is a two year appointment paid at the General Schedule grade 7, 9 or 11, depending on the education and experience of the candidate. U.S. Citizenship and at least 24 hours of credit in economics courses are required. Students interested in this position should send a resume and cover letter to Julie Cronin, Financial Economist,

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fall 2018 Internships, Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center, BPC, offers full-time summer, and part-time fall and spring internships each academic semester. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and energetic self-starters. Interns will assist individual projects and departments in several capacities and should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks. Candidates must be team players and express an interest in one of the BPC’s various policy projects or functional areas.

For the Fall 2018 Semester, BPC is accepting applications for interns in the Economic Policy Project, Government Relations, Infrastructure/Housing Project and other teams within their organization.

For a full list of internship opportunities with the BPC please visit their website

Economic Analyst, FedWriters

FedWriters is a professional communication and analysis firm that helps government and commercial organizations develop a range of products including proposals, technical reports, interactive forms, training materials, regulatory documents, clinical reports, marketing materials, user manuals, engineering documents, and multimedia content.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Conducts research in support of regulatory assessments and economic impact studies. This involves general research, such as basic internet searches, spreadsheet manipulation of industry population and cost data, literature searches, and the documentation of analytical findings.
  • Conducts research in support of regulatory flexibility analyses under the authority and guidance of the Regulatory Flexibility Act as amended in 1996 by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) and EO 13272.
  • Supports of Collection of Information (COI) and paperwork burden analysis.
  • Analyzes, develops, compiles, and sorts data from industry, government agencies, and other sources for regulatory studies and analyses.
  • Gathers data and information, and supports assessments of social, economic, and other impacts on proposed rules.
Interested candidates should log on to Careers4Terps and search ID #174586

Friday, June 8, 2018

Research Assistant Positions, American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is  currently hiring full-time research assistants for various departments. Current openings include:

  • Research Assistant: Economic Policy Studies - responsibilities include research support (data management, retrieval, and analysis); editing and contributing to scholarly papers; writing literature reviews and background reports and other duties. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in economics and public policy as well as experience with economic methodologies, acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large data sets, and knowledge of statistical programs—preferably STATA. A strong math/statistics background is required, and coursework in linear algebra, multi-variable calculus, and econometrics is strongly preferred.
  • Research Assistant: Foreign and Defense Policy, Demographics and Political Economy - major responsibilities include conducting research and providing support on issues of demographics and international development. Other major topics are Asian economies and US-Asia economic relations. Assignments will include data generation and analysis (featuring population projections) and searching Chinese-language media for international investment and construction activity. This position requires outstanding research skills, particularly the strong ability to read Chinese and some experience with data analysis. 
  • Research Assistant: Domestic Policy - responsibilities include assisting with research, writing, and editing for studies, papers, articles, op-eds, and media appearances. Desired skills for this position include excellent organizational and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in social policy, demographic trends, American governmental institutions, and social mobility. Knowledge of current events, politics, and economic news is also important.

**Please click on the links for full details about the position (duties and requirements) and to apply.

Paid Research Assistant, Committee for Economic Development

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board seeks a part-time (approx. 15-20 hours/week) research assistant for the fall and/or spring semesters, to work in our office in Arlington/Rosslyn. This is a paid position, ideal for an upper-level undergrad or graduate student currently studying at a DC-area university.

Job Details:
  • The research assistant would work with senior research staff at CED to produce content for policy statements, reports, and various initiatives (foundation-funded projects).
  • The research assistant/intern’s primary tasks will include economic analysis, data retrieval and presentation, conducting literature reviews, writing and editing policy analysis, regularly scanning/tracking online research resources and news, and attending events/meetings/hearings in DC relevant to CED issue areas (at request/invitation of senior staff).
Applicants should have completed some college coursework in Economics and/or other social sciences. Some familiarity with federal tax and budget policy—and with website design—would be helpful for a particular project we are starting in October.

For more information and to apply visit the Conference Board website.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

IUPAT Job Openings (Hanover, Maryland)

International Painters & Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund is currently looking to fill two positions for Project Specialists.


This position is responsible for tracking various system implementation projects for the Implementation, Data, and Projects Department. This position includes various Administrative and Analytical responsibilities concerning both systems enhancement implementation and business process improvement. The incumbent works closely with the Implementation, Data, and Projects Director with regard to ad hoc projects pertaining to activities that will increase fund operations efficiencies.

The incumbent works with minimal instruction/supervision and must be able to multitask and prioritize a wide variety of assignments. The incumbent will be the focal point for responsibilities as designated by the Implementation, Data, and Projects Director. The candidate must be well organized and exercise the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Project Specialist 4
  • Departmental project tracking
  • Assist the Implementation, Data, and Projects Department in maintaining fund wide data consistency.
  • Works within the Pension Fund information system to create work-flow procedures.
  • Prepares large data sets for reporting purposes.
  • Responsible for the data entry pertaining to system data cleansing.
  • Utilizes technical told for data extraction purposes.
  • Works on Special Projects for the Implementation, Data, and Projects Director.
  • Will be responsible for documenting business process procedures.
  • Works within the team to develop and implement data consistency compliance procedures.

Policy-Oriented National Scholarships

Economics students interested in public policy should review this list of policy-oriented National Scholarships from UMD's National Scholarship office. These scholarships present opportunities for experiences, and funding for academic study that prepares students for work in public policy fields.
Common Qualifications:
  • Academic performance strong enough to secure admission to selective graduate schools (generally, 3.0 or higher GPAs will be competitive)
  • Strong orientation to study and pursue involvement in issues of significant public import, whether global or domestic
  • Strong (or strongly developing) engagement in extracurricular service and leadership opportunities, especially ones related to academic/career aims
Students interested in applying for these national scholarships should contact the UMD National Scholarships Office for individualized information and guidance about every step in the application process. To learn more please email listing days/times you are available to meet and include the scholarship program you want to discuss.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Research Analyst, Brookings Institute

The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The Research Analyst supports the Vice President and Director of the program, as well as the Fellow, by providing research, writing, data and statistical analysis related to policies and trends affecting developing countries including global poverty, the global middle class, fragile states, globalization, inequality, foreign assistance and development effectiveness. As an integral member of the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative (DAGI) research team, she/he performs analysis with limited supervision and delivers high quality output in a timely manner.

The Research Analyst creates, manages, organizes and analyzes large complex data sets; participates in the development, dissemination and presentation of research findings; assists in the organization of meetings and events; and provides administrative assistance as needed.

This is a two-year termed appointment.

Interested Candidates should log on to Careers4Terps and search ID #174211.

Economics and Trade Research Intern

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) is hiring a Research Intern for Economics and Trade. The intern will research, monitor, analyze, and write about developments relevant to the Economics and Trade team's portfolio including, but not limited to: U.S.-China bilateral trade and investment flows; China's adherence to U.S.-China bilateral commitments, its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and other multilateral agreements; the overall state of China's domestic economy, including economic rebalancing; and China's evolving policy landscape, including market access for foreign companies, protection of intellectual property rights, food and product safety, energy, and technology development. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Economics, Law, International Relations, or Asian Studies.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018

For more information and to apply visit: