Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Accenture Innovation Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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

The deadline to apply is January 14!

Compete in UMD's Data Challenge

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

Click here to register.

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

Monday, December 17, 2018

Paid Public Policy Internship with PG County Council Member

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are due by January 11, 2019.

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

Investment Associate, National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

Summer Internship at The Federal Reserve

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

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

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

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

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

Apply online: 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Associate Consultant Position, Beghou Consulting

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

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

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

Internships at American Enterprise Institute

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

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

Friday, December 7, 2018

2019 Operations Analyst Program (Full Time), Morgan Stanley

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Summer Junior Fellows Program, JPSM

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

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

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

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

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

More information is on the JPSM website.

Spring Global Economy Internship, Institute for Policy Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Job Opportunities at J-PAL North America (MIT)

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