Current Employment & Internship Opportunities

This post features a list of current employment, internship, and other opportunities that we know about.   For additional job/internship postings please visit the Liberal Arts Career Services online database, BTT Gateway.


Office of Tax Analysis Fellowship Opportunity

The Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) is recruiting highly qualified, exceptionally talented individuals who have recently completed or are about to complete Bachelor’s degrees in economics, public policy, or other related fields. Junior Surrey Fellows will provide research and administrative support to the senior economists on the staff. They will be exposed to a complex variety of on-the-job experiences, developmental training, and they will gain first-hand knowledge of how tax policy is researched, written, and enacted in the Federal Government. See the attached posting for a full description of this opportunity along with application instructions.

Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) Research Assistant Openings

MPR is interested in recruiting undergraduate students graduating in 2012 for multiple Program Associate vacancies in our Cambridge, MA and Washington DC office locations.  View the attached job posting or visit their website here for more information.

Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) Recruiting for Health Research Assistants

HSC is a nonpartisan health policy research organization in Washington, DC. They are currently recruiting for a number of Health Research Assistant positions that will begin in the summer of 2012.  View the attached job posting or read more about HSC here. Applications are being accepted through the MPR website here.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Full-Time Opportunities

-Financial representatives with the NMFN provide expert guidance and innovative solutions to help meet a client’s financial goals and objectives at every life stage. They offer exclusive access to insurance products from a top-rated company.  For more details, see the attached job posting or visit the Northwestern Mutual careers page here.

Federal Reserve Board Research Assistant Openings

The Economic Research Divisions (includes International Finance, Monetary Affairs, and Research and Statistics divisions) are seeking applicants who have training in econometrics, mathematical statistics, or both, as well as good computer skills. Learn more and apply here.

Fall 2012 Job Opportunities Making Social Change

The Fund for Public Interest is looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to work for change after graduation. They are looking for Citizen Outreach Directors to run grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall — working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG.  For more information and to apply, click here or contact Tareq Alania

Internships/Temporary Employment/Summer Programs:

FTC Bureau of Economics Summer Internships

The Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission is seeking applicants for summer internships. Applicants must be US citizens, detail-oriented, highly motivated by the FTC’s antitrust and/or consumer protection mission, and show an interest in economics, mathematics, or statistics. Internships may be paid, subject to availability of funds. Read more about the FTC Bureau of Economics here.

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your unofficial transcript to by 5:00pm on March 23rd. For questions, contact Alvina Brooks at

American Enterprise Summer Institute

The American Enterprise Summer Institute brings together 25 select college undergraduates for an opportunity unlike any other in Washington, DC: a monthlong, fully-funded experience from June 17th-July 14th debating ideas about liberty and free enterprise and learning the principles and methods of public policy analysis. Selected students receive a $1,000 stipend, dormitory accommodations (including most meals), and up to $500 in travel expenses. Submit applications by March 31st, 2012.  Click here to learn more and apply.

Federal Reserve Board Summer Internships

The Division of Research and Statistics offers both paid and unpaid internships for June through September. Applications for both types are due April 1st. Unpaid internships are also available for the fall and spring semesters. Click here for more information or to apply.

Census Bureau Summer Employment

The Demographic Directorate of the U.S. Census Bureau is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Internship Program. An internship with the Census Bureau provides students with the opportunity to study a variety of social, demographic and economic conditions. It is recommended that you submit your application by May 1st to have the best chance for summer employment. Visit their website for more information.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Internship Opportunities

Interns with the NMFN have the same opportunities to build their careers as full-time representatives. Supported by our network of specialists, training programs and mentoring opportunities, interns have access to the resources, products and assistance they need to help their clients and build their practices.  For more details, see the attached posting or visit the Northwestern Mutual careers page here.

Other Opportunities:

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development-Student Ambassador Program

OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world. The student ambassadors will engage with the OECD and plan activities to raise awareness of the organization and its work on their campuses. The deadline to apply is April 1st! View the attached posting or visit their website here to learn more and read about your fellow classmate who is the current UT ambassador!

Summer Seminars – Deadline March 31st!

Hyman Minsky: The Seminar will provide a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and applied aspects of Minsky’s economics, with an examination of meaningful prescriptive policies relevant to the current economic and financial crisis. The seminar will be from June 16th-24th at the Levy Institute in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2012. Click here to learn more and apply.

Institute for Humane Studies: Want to find out how individual liberty and economic freedom have shaped the modern world? IHS provides programs tailored to a wide variety of backgrounds. Seminar themes range from liberty fundamentals to challenging advanced topics, to career-specific material focused on public policy, academia, or journalism. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Click here to learn more about the different programs offered.

OxFam CHANGE Initiative

Oxfam America is accepting applications for the CHANGE Initiative, Oxfam’s national student leadership and organizing program. CHANGE offers college students entering their sophomore or junior year at US based campuses the opportunity to become effective agents for social change. Applications are due on April 2nd, 2012. Selected students participate in a week-long training in Boston, July 21st-27th, 2012, which is organized and paid for by Oxfam. Click here to watch a video and learn more!

Deterrence Writing Award-Call for Papers!

The US Strategic Command of The Department of Defense invites you to submit a paper in the field of deterrence studies that demonstrates critical thinking on the theory and application of strategic deterrence. The author of the top two submissions will be invited to attend the 2012 US Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium on August 8th and 9th in Omaha, NE where they will be recognized and presented with their awards. Travel and lodging costs will be covered. If you are interested, see the following attachment to read more about the paper criteria and possible topics to discuss. The deadline is May 1st, 2012.  Read about last year’s symposium here.

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