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Job Opportunities for Economics Majors

September 23, 2019: Federal Reserve Systems Job Opportunities

The Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the country are currently recruiting upcoming graduates to fill a number of Research Assistant positions that will become available in the spring and summer of 2020.  The positions are full-time, salaried, and offer benefits, including tuition assistance. 

Research Assistants work closely with economists at the top of their fields on a variety of research questions and real-world policy issues while developing a toolkit beneficial for graduate study and future career paths.  Research Assistants typically work for two to three years, before going on to competitive graduate programs or pursuing other careers.

We seek individuals with strong academic records and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Competitive candidates should have intermediate coursework in economics and a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics.  We also look for prior research experience, demonstrated interest in economics, programming experience, and familiarity with statistical programming packages, such as STATA, MATLAB, and R.  Most positions require US citizenship, but some Reserve Banks consider non-U.S. citizen candidates.

Interested students will find general information about our Research Assistant program at www.fedeconjobs.org.  This site also directs candidates to specific information and application instructions for each of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Board. Candidates must submit separate applications to each location of interest.

September 23, 2019: The Institute for Broadening Participation

The Institute for Broadening Participation is offering undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships in STEM!  Deadlines for undergraduate and graduate fellowships are rapidly approaching and these early deadlines often catch students off-guard.  Check out these opportunities before its too late!

Undergraduate Scholarships -- 30+ opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM.

Graduate Funding for Masters Students -- 40+ funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM.

Graduate Funding for PhD Students -- 40+ funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.

 

September 3, 2019: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is looking to hire a number of research assistants to start in the summer of 2020.  This position is structured as a rigorous two-year reasearch assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school.  Most of our RA's enroll in a graduate program upon departure from the Fed.

For the position details and a direct link to the application, click here

 

August 30, 2019: Center for Open Science

Center for Open Science is looking to hire a remote, temporary (6 months) Research Scientist for their SCORE project. 

Center for Open Science is specifically looking for someone in the economics/finance field to work around 20 hours per week remotely.  Please review the job posting here.

 

August 29, 2019: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is hiring several full-time Research Associates along with several summer interns.

Research Associate Position - This position is a full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2020. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in the Spring 2020 or Fall 2019.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October.  For questions contact ra.recruiting@stls.frb.org

Research Internships - The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a summer internship program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System.

We begin accepting applications for the following summer in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis.  For questions contact research.internship@stls.frb.org

Interested candidates can find details of both positions at https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/

 

April 12, 2019: teachNOLA

teachNOLA - Teaching Certification Program TeachNOLA, is a teaching certification program that recruits and trains individuals to be outstanding teachers in Orleans and Jefferson Parish schools.

The program is specifically designed for individuals without a background in education who are searching for an opportunity to serve students in our most underserved communities. teachNOLA Fellows will start teaching at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and receive a full-time teacher salary while they work towards obtaining their teaching certification.

The final deadline for the program is April 30th, but we encourage people to apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Lynn Lalka (lynn.lalka@tntp.org) with any questions.
For more information please click here.

 

April 10, 2019: The Coalition for a Prosperous America: Part-Time Tax Research Assistant

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking a part-time Tax Research Assistant to support the CPA Economics team with research on corporate taxation issues. CPA is a bipartisan coalition of US manufacturers, agricultural groups, and labor unions. CPA engages in educational efforts and advocacy related to US trade and tax policies, with the goal of rebuilding the US economy and restoring broadly shared prosperity for America.

The Project: Corporate taxation in the US has evolved into a complex set of rules, exemptions, deductions, and deferrals that favor large multinational enterprises and foreign companies while providing large benefits for certain industries. Despite some improvements to the overall tax code, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 failed to address most of these inequities. CPA is seeking a research assistant to help us fulfill a research agenda, including the development of a series of reports analyzing the results of the 2017 bill as well as generating proposals to improve or replace the current system.

Position description and qualifications: The research project is expected to run from six to 12 months. The right candidate will have excellent research skills and the ability to write clear explanations of complex subjects. They should have familiarity with tax economics and the US taxation system as well as some familiarity with the US corporate and business landscape. They may be a graduate student in accounting, economics, business, or law. Additionally, they will have experience gathering and working with data, including experience with Excel and other software platforms used to process and analyze data. The Tax Research Assistant will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per month for the duration of the project. The project will likely begin on or around May 1. Pay will be competitive. The Tax Research Assistant will report to CPA Chief Economist Jeff Ferry.

Location: In the United States, preferably in the Washington DC area. The actual day-to-day work will be conducted remotely.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with references to jeff@prosperousamerica.org. Only candidates being actively considered will be contacted.  More information can be found here: http://www.prosperousamerica.org/

 

April 3, 2019: TMG Consulting: Intern/Research Analyst

TMG Consulting, an urban planning, economics, and engineering consulting firm located on Canal Street in New Orleans, is hiring a new Intern/Research Analyst do perform work on economic modelling, public financing, tax research, and urban planning research. Suitable applicants can be an undergraduate student, a graduate student, or a recent graduate. The position is a paid position and TMG Consulting expects 15-25 hours a week, depending on availability and workload. There are opportunities to extend beyond summer into the fall as well. Interested applicants can apply by emailing a resume and a writing sample to nicholasfarrae@tmgconsulting.net.

More information about TMG Consulting is available on WorkNola. Applications will close April 15th.

 

March 28, 2019: White House: Fall 2019 Internship Program

The Fall 2019 White House Internship Program application is now open. (Link to application: https://apply.whitehouse.gov/intern/)

The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on Friday, May 3, 2019. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The Fall 2019 White House Internship Program term runs from Wednesday, September 4 to Friday, December 6, 2019. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the internship program start date and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet at least one of the following criteria to apply:

- Are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).

- Have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the internship program start date.

- Are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty—for any length of time—in the two years preceding the internship program start date.

The White House Internship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership in the community, and commitment to the Trump Administration. Questions about the White House Internship Program application can be directed to intern_application@who.eop.gov. More information, including details about placements in the White House Internship Program and a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on the White House website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships.

 

March 22, 2019: REMI: Regional Economic Models, Inc.

REMI is hiring Economic Associates and Analysts to contribute to its mission of informing public policy with nonpartisan analysis.  If you are a graduating student looking to pursue a career in economics and policy analysis, you can learn more about the job opening here.

Anyone who would like to apply for a position should send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Mitcheline.Mekal@remi.com.

 

February 21, 2019: Columbia University Bridge-to-the-Ph.D. Program

The Columbia Economics Department is recruiting its first-ever cohort of Bridge-to-the-Ph.D. scholars for fall 2019.

The Bridge-to-the-Ph.D. program is designed to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in STEM fields, including Economics. It is an intensive research, academic, and mentoring experience for post-baccalaureates seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and to prepare for the transition into Ph.D. programs. Scholars who apply to and are selected for the economics program will be paired with a mentor in the economics department, and take part in activities tailored towards Ph.D. programs in the field.

Bridge participants are hired as full-time Columbia University research assistants (RAs) for up to two years and conduct research under the mentorship of faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students. Potential research areas within the department include behavioral economics, development, macroeconomics, urban economics, industrial organization, education, health, and political economy.

The 2019-2020 salary for Bridge RAs is $51,376 per year. Program participants are also provided with $2000 per year to support professional and educational expenses (examples include travel to professional conferences and purchase of books), and, as full-time employees are eligible for University benefits.

Bridge participants also enroll in one to two courses per semester at Columbia that are related to their future field of study. These might include mathematics courses, undergraduate electives in economics, or Master's or Ph.D. level introductory courses. The program also organizes a number of professional development workshops, provides access to GRE test preparation, and partners with Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science to ensure success while at Columbia and to facilitate application to Ph.D. programs.

If you know students who may benefit from this program, please encourage them to apply or to get more information at this website. Please contact the program director, Kwame Osei-Sarfo by email at ko2439@columbia.edu if you have any further questions.

 

February 11, 2019: Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Economic Development Fellowship The Sonoma County Economic Development Board is delighted to announce that the recruitment process for the Economic Development Fellowship program has commenced. SCEDB offers yearlong paid fellowships in four focus areas: Economic Research and Program Development, Workforce Innovation and Public Policy, Tourism and Hospitality, and Strategic Initiatives.

A description of the position, as well as the application form, can be found here. The application deadline is March 3rd, 2019.

Additional information about the Sonoma County Economic Development Board is available at sonomaedb.org. Please direct questions to: email edb@sonoma-county.org or call 707-565-7170.

 

January 4, 2019: teachNOLA

teachNOLA - Teaching Certification Program TeachNOLA, is a teaching certification program that recruits and trains individuals to be outstanding teachers in Orleans and Jefferson Parish schools.

The program is specifically designed for individuals without a background in education who are searching for an opportunity to serve students in our most underserved communities. teachNOLA Fellows will start teaching at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year and receive a full-time teacher salary while they work towards obtaining their teaching certification.

The next deadline for the program is February 19th, but we encourage people to apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Lynn Lalka (lynn.lalka@tntp.org) with any questions.
For more information please click here.