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 http://hinmanceos.umd.edu/apply or email mtecheduation@umd.edu.

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 nueconpress@gmail.com.

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.

Smith Doctoral Programs Information Session

Why a PhD? Why a PhD in Business and Management? Why a career in research?  Our Assistant Dean and current doctoral students will answer these question and more.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Registration opens at 6:00 PM 1307 Van Munching Hall.

Our Smith Doctoral programs offer a PhD in Business and Management with the following fields of

  • Accounting and Information  Assurance
  • Finance
  • Information  Systems
  • Managerial  Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior/Human Resource  Management
  • Operations Management/Management  Science
  • Supply Chain  Management
  • Strategic Management  (Entrepreneurship)

To register, go to https://go.umd.edu/smithphdinfo2018 

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019 enrollment consideration with a deadline of
January 3, 2019.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Master of Health Science in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Information Session

About the Program
The MHS-HEOR is a nine month full time academic program within the Health Policy and Management department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It consists of two tracks: Economic Evaluation and Outcomes Research. Both tracks prepare students with the tools necessary to evaluate health care interventions, allocate resources efficiently, and discuss the results with stakeholders and policy makers. With these skills, alumni are regularly employed at pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, major health systems, and research institutions. Students have also gone on to pursuing PhDs at leading universities.

For more information, visit this website, or attend one of the five online information sessions. Students should use links below to attend the online information sessions.

Online Information Sessions
No registration required; sessions use Adobe Connect for meetings

October 17 Noon-1 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 1
October 17 7-8 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 2
October 29, Noon-1 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 3
November 2, Noon-1 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 4
November 8, 7-8 PM. Link: INFO SESSION 5

Friday, October 12, 2018

Job opportunity at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position. This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the Bureau. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

Recruiting is for positions that begin after the 2018-2019 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to: 
  • Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard) 
  • Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, PayPal) 
  • Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government) 
We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/careers during either of our live application windows on USAJobs. We will open one window in mid-October and another in early 2019. Official window date announcements are forthcoming.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Spring 2019 Treasury Department Internships

The Treasury Department is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as non-paid student volunteers to assist in the performance of its mission. From January 14, 2019 - May 3, 2019, students will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission and the roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Treasury. Some offices include:
  • Domestic Finance 
  • Economic Policy 
  • International Affairs*** 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Tax Policy 
  • and other offices
Students are required to select up to three program offices from the list on the USAJOBS posting. For more information and detailed descriptions, visit Treasury's website www.treasury.gov.

***The Office of Europe and Eurasia in International Affairs is seeking interns for Spring 2019. This office covers more than 50 economies from Iceland to Russia. The combination of an imbalanced recovery from the euro area crisis, political uncertainties, and a vigorous G-20 process that requires active diplomacy with European counterparts presents this office with a daily set of challenges that capture the focus of high-level policy officials across the U.S. government. The successful candidate will help the office provide economic analysis for Treasury officials to develop U.S. international economic policy toward Europe and Eurasia. Specific tasks will include:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JPSM Junior Fellows Summer 2019

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.

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.

For more information follow this link:  https://jpsm.umd.edu/academics/onsite-junior-fellows-program

If you have questions about the program, please contact us at JPSMJuniorFellows@umd.edu.

Monday, October 8, 2018

How to Find an Internship Workshop

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:

  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
Join us to get started in your search! These workshops occur monthly in the University Career Center & The President's Promise. If this date does not work for your schedule, check our event calendar for other dates this semester.

Friday, October 12, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hornbake Library

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, English majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Interning on Wall St. Q&A - Monday Oct. 8

Grad Fair & Commencement Information

Graduating Seniors: Are you planning on attending either of the commencement ceremonies this December? If so, visit the Grad Fair at the University Book Center on October 10th to receive a discount on your academic regalia. 


Campus-Wide Ceremony
Date: Tuesday, December 18th  
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Xfinity Center

For detailed information regarding the Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony visit www.commencement.umd.edu

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, December 19th  
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Xfinity Center

For detailed information regarding the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Ceremony visit www.go.umd.edu/wintercommencement2018.      

Apply to be the Winter 2018 BSOS Student Commencement Speaker!

 College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

As you prepare to embark on your next journey after graduating from the University of Maryland, what reflections would you share with your fellow graduates?

The selected student speaker will get to deliver his/her message to the 2,000 students, faculty, and guests at the BSOS Commencement Ceremony. The student speaker will play a prominent role in the procession into the Xfinity Center. During the BSOS Commencement Ceremony, the student speaker will get to sit on stage with the Dean Gregory Ball and will receive reserved special seating for family and guests. 


·         Completed at least 60 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park
·         A GPA of 3.50 or better
·         Graduated in Summer or Fall 2018

You will be required to answer the questions below along with the submission of a resume/CV and 2 references:

1. What is your BSOS and Maryland journey? 
2. What would be 1) memorable UMCP experiences, 2) experiences unique to BSOS 3) other reflections, and 4) goals/hope for the future that you would want to share with the audience?
3. Why do you feel like you should be selected to represent your graduating class?

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 26th.  For more information about the application process or to access the application, please visit the BSOS student speaker website (https://go.umd.edu/commencementstudentspeaker2018).

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Gossett Student-Athlete Center - Hiring Economic Tutors


UN ECLAC Internship Spring Program

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC\CEPAL) is currently accepting applications for our Spring Internship Program.

ECLAC is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes supporting the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities.

For detailed information and to apply visit https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=104596

Once you submit an application, please email Mr. Rex GarcĂ­a-Hidalgo (rex.garcia@eclac.org)  or Paola Celio (paola.celio@eclac.org).

Chicago Fed Research Department Hiring Summer Interns

Intern – Economic Research
Who we are

Do you want to work for one of the most influential, trusted and prestigious financial institutions in the world? The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of the 12 regional reserve banks in the United States, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., that make up the nation’s central bank. The Seventh Federal District is made up of five states, which includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh District comprises a considerable part of the nation’s manufacturing base – especially capital goods and consumer durables as well as production agriculture and food processing.

Internship Program Details
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Summer Intern Program is a paid internship that provides undergraduate, graduate and PHD students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the Federal Reserve Bank. Through project oriented hands on assignments and professional development activities, interns receive a solid overview of the business of the Fed while contributing to their designated Bank department.
The Summer Intern Program begins in June and continues for 12 consecutive weeks. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week and assigned to one department for the summer.

Application Process

  • October 2018 thru November 2018 – applications
  • Mid October 2018 and onward - Interviews
  • January – offers accepted
  • June 3, 2019 or June 10, 2019 – Start dates

Spring 2019 Internship Opportunities in the Office of Economic Policy at U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department is currently looking for college students interested in Economics or Public Policy for our SPRING 2019 internship session.

Our program runs year round with three sessions: January through May, May through August, and September through December. Our program is about substance. Interns are generally assigned a long-term research project as well as smaller projects. They are also expected to attend Congressional Hearings and think tank lectures and presentations and summarize these events for the Assistant Secretary and other senior level economists.

Candidates should have strong writing skills, be able to work independently, be well organized and highly motivated. Interns are expected to work between 30 and 40 hours a week. There is some flexibility in the work hours if you are taking classes while in D.C. Our intern positions are unpaid. Under some circumstances, we do provide a subway subsidy to help defray commuting expenses.

If you are interested in applying, submit your resume (with your GPA included), a copy of your transcript (unofficial is ok), two writing samples and three references (names and contact information) to Holly.Posin2@treasury.gov. Applications are due by NOVEMBER 9, 2018.

U.S. citizenship required. All candidates must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a college or university. For further information, please contact Holly Posin, Office of Economic Policy, U.S. Treasury Department, 202-622-2020.

Job Announcement: Research Assistant with CEPR

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant. This is a full-time, Washington, DC-based position.

Job Description: The primary job responsibility is working with large individual-level datasets and related statistical programming. Other responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data from print and electronic sources, and preparation of charts, tables, literature reviews, and summaries of background material for broader research projects. The position involves maintaining and updating CEPR's collection of large microdata sets at CEPRdata.org (including the CPS, ACS, PUMS, and others). Research Assistants are also typically responsible for helping in the design and execution of research projects, including the description of data sources, datasets, and research results, and preparation of accurate and organized drafts of technical reports. The focus of the work is labor market issues, including domestic social policy.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, sociology, statistics, or a related field, and an interest in economic justice. Experience writing programs in statistical software such as Stata or R is essential (experience with Stata is preferred). Candidates should have a strong knowledge of statistics and basic econometric techniques; experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics software; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary & Benefits: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position will be represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local #70, AFL-CIO.