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Job Opportunities for Economics Majors


 

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.
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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.

 

October 10, 2018: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

FRBSF Economic Research Department - Research Associate is looking for recent graduates to join the Economic Research Department as Research Associates next Fall at the San Francisco Federal Reserve. The positions are two-year full-time, salaried, and offer full benefits.

Research Associates 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. Many Research Associates go on to competitive graduate programs. The Bank’s tuition reimbursement program and flexible work schedule also serve to encourage continued learning.

We seek exceptional individuals with superior academic records and strong written and oral communication skills. Competitive candidates should have intermediate coursework in economics and a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics, demonstrated through courses such as calculus, linear algebra, and regression analysis. We also look for prior research experience, demonstrated interest in economics, programming experience, and familiarity with statistical programming packages such as STATA, R, and MATLAB. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

The Economic Research Department is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. As such, we especially encourage submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics. The Bank recognizes the benefit derived from different perspectives and looks to foster this when reviewing applications.

More information and application instructions are here.

 

October 3, 2018: CEA Internship Program

Council of Economic Advisors is excited to launch its recruiting for the upcoming cohort of interns! We have opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students.  CEA provides the President of the United States with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. The CEA in Washington, D.C. offers full- and part-time internships during the spring and fall semesters, and full-time internships during the summer. Interns at the CEA are responsible for assisting the staff in researching a wide range of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and international issues, providing assistance in making charts and analyzing data. Administrative duties to support the work of the Council are also involved.  Deadline to submit an application for the spring session is November 9, 2018.  More information and application instructions are here.


April 19, 2018: The Data Center: Subject Matter Expert in Regional Economics Sought

The Data Center ("Independent Analysis for Informed Decisions in Southeast Louisiana") provides fully independent research and analysis for a comprehensive look at issues that matter most to our region.  They seek a Subject Matter Expert in Regional Economics, to start June 2018.  The successful candidate will develop accurate, appropriate, and timely content for quantitative research projects and to communicate such research to stakeholders and decisionmakers.  Deadline to submit application materials is April 27, 2018.  More information and application instructions are here.


April 12, 2018: TFG £500 / $700 Development Scholarship for Tulane University Students

Trade Finance Global has recently launched the TFG Accelerate Scholarship for Students. The TFG Accelerate Scholarship offers successful applicants a grant of £500 / $700 to contribute towards academic studies in a certain number of disciplines related to international trade.

The Scholarship also provides the chance of a 5-week Trade Finance e-learning program, where students will gain access to our premium International Trade and Finance e-modules and a real experience of working in international trade. This will help Tulane University students improve their understanding of the complexities and structures of trade finance, and put them in good stead for a career in the financial sector.

Further on in their career, these Accelerate Scholarships reward excellence and innovation, recognising the achievements of world-class international trade and shipping experts whose ideas and leadership are disrupting and innovating trade.

More details here: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/accelerate-scholarship-2018/