Job Opportunities for Economics Majors


January 12, 2018: Predoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunities for Seniors and Recent Grads (Stanford University)

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Stanford Economics are pleased to open applications for our Predoctoral Research Fellowship Program. Applications are being accepted for positions starting Summer 2018.

The full program and application information is available on our website. Applications received on or before March 31, 2018 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The SIEPR/Economics Predoctoral Research Fellowship program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate program designed to prepare individuals wishing to gain valuable training and experience toward a career in academic research in economics or public policy. Fellows will be expected to fully engage in the intellectual life at Stanford University. They dedicate a significant portion of their time to an empirical research project and can take graduate-level courses at Stanford for credit (up to one course per quarter). The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend. We seek individuals to join our program for a period of at least one year. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Ideal candidates will have:

* Completed a 4-year undergraduate degree (bachelor's or foreign equivalent) in economics, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field;
* A strong quantitative background and interest in learning cutting-edge research methods;
* Creative and independent problem-solving skills;
* Experience programming in Stata and R, and may have experience with GIS, Matlab, and other statistical packages; and
* An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or a related field.

For position descriptions, application information, and FAQs, please visit our website:

January 11, 2018: Equality of Opportunity Project (Pre-Doctoral Program), Various Locations; Deadline Feb. 28

Raj Chetty (Stanford), John Friedman (Brown), and Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard) are looking to hire several students for our Equality of Opportunity Project pre-doctoral fellowship program.

We anticipate positions available in Stanford, CA, Cambridge, MA, Providence, RI, and Washington, D.C. for academic years 2018-20. The fellowship will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, creating presentations, and editing research papers. In addition to working with faculty as research assistants, the pre-doctoral fellows frequently co-author papers with other students or faculty members. Most previous fellows have gone on to top Ph.D. programs in economics or related fields.

Further details and application instructions are available here or at their website. All applications received before February 28, 2018 will be considered for the second round, and those decisions will be made around March 15, 2018.

January 11, 2018: PFM Paid Internship, New Orleans Office

PFM (Public Financial Management) is the nation’s leading provider of independent financial advisory services to state and local governments. In October, PFM opened its New Orleans office. We are fully staffed and very busy with fun and exciting work supporting cities across the country.

We are in the process of recruiting interns for the spring semester. This is a paid internship and will offer candidates excellent exposure to a range of areas (municipal budgeting and multiyear financial planning, operational efficiency analysis, economic development, public safety and criminal justice policy, workforce and retirement finance, and more). We work with school districts too, especially around budget-related issues.

Ideal intern candidates will have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate course work and have proficiency in EXCEL. Our office is located in the Pan Am Building (601 Poydras) along the St. Charles streetcar route.

More details and information on how to apply here. (Just a reminder: The Economics Department does not give academic credit for internships.)

November 29, 2017: Summer Policy Boot Camp at Stanford University's Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University will host a one-week public policy boot camp from August 19-25, 2018. This program, which covers the essentials of today’s national and international public policy landscape, will instruct college students and recent graduates in the economic, political, and social aspects of U.S. public policy.

Topics are chosen based on their immediate relevance to today’s public policy challenges, meaning that students will focus on developing and applying critical reasoning skills to public policy formation. They will also have a unique opportunity to interact with the faculty of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which is made up of scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields.

The program is free of charge to accepted participants (including lodging and meals). Attendees will be responsible for travel costs and incidentals. The application deadline is March 1, 2018 (early application deadline is February 1, 2018).

The Hoover Institution website has more details here.

November 21, 2017: IBP's Pathways to Science: Paid Summer Programs

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) offers Pathways to Science, which offers nearly 700 summer research programs on their site. Programs are announcing their summer deadlines -- and so the Thanksgiving holiday is a great time for students to explore opportunities such as:

607 PAID summer research programs for undergraduates

30 PAID summer programs for post-baccalaureate students (including graduating seniors)

56 PAID summer programs for graduate students

Look here for program listings, or here for the advanced search page. You can also email senior advisor Liv Detrick at


November 1, 2017: Business Analyst, DISH Network, Denver, CO

DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Their legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo. They disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-1990s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider.

DISH is looking for a economics graduate, B.A. or B.S., to fill a Business Operations Analyst slot in Denver, CO. The Business Operations Analyst position is a part of the DISH Manufacturing Logistics team within the DISH Manufacturing organization. The Logistics team oversees all contracts and programs related to shipments between their manufacturing facilities, to other departments at DISH, to and from their contracted partners, and to and from their customers. The analyst will work with data related to their freight and logistics operations to ensure reliable, timely, and cost-efficient shipments to all recipients, as well as to help drive process standardization and optimization.

Job description and responsibilities, and the direct link to apply, are here.


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