Job Opportunities for Economics Majors


February 28, 2018: Fellowship in Economic Policy, Sonoma, CA (Deadline April 1)

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) is a small, dynamic public agency involved with a broad range of public policy issues and innovative programs impacting Sonoma County. Our diverse economy includes a world-class wine region, stunning natural resources, a burgeoning craft food and beverage sector, and dozens of tourist destinations.

Every year the Sonoma County Economic Development Board offers four, year-long, paid fellowships. This year, the program will begin July 9, 2018 and end June 28, 2019. Based on individual qualifications and interest, each of the four selected fellows will be assigned to one of four focus areas: Economic Research and Program Development, Workforce Innovation and Public Policy, Tourism and Hospitality, and Strategic Initiatives. Students with backgrounds in economics, political science, public policy, or liberal arts with research and report experience are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is recommended for recent graduates, and applicants must have a bachelor’s degree by July 2018.

This year-long program affords an excellent opportunity for high-energy, organized, and entrepreneurial individuals looking to develop many important professional and project management skills while working under minimal supervision. This position is a great fit for someone who is a strong project manager, enjoys networking, values a convivial environment, and is passionate about economics, politics, and public policy.

Additional information about the Economic Development Board is available at More info about the position and application instructions are here. Deadline is April 1, 2018.

February 14, 2018: Jobs and Internship Openings at the Inter-American Dialogue

The Inter-American Dialogue is looking for three enthusiastic professionals to join our team in Washington DC and engage our network of global leaders to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Together, we work to shape policy debate, devise solutions, and enhance cooperation within the Western Hemisphere.

Reporter, Latin America Advisor: The Latin America Advisor is the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily flagship publication. We are looking for a reporter to write daily content and assist in the editorial production and dissemination of the publications. Focusing on the Western Hemisphere’s most pressing economic, political and business issues, the publications are targeted to informed CEOs and leaders invested in Latin America’s future. Apply here.

Program Assistant (Energy, Climate Change, and Extractive Industries): The Inter-American Dialogue is recruiting a Program Assistant to work with the Dialogue’s Director of Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries program. S/he will have initiative, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. Apply here.

Communications Coordinator: The Inter-American Dialogue is recruiting a communications coordinator for an international development project in Guatemala. The communications coordinator will be responsible for carrying out a compelling and comprehensive communications strategy to reach audiences in both the United States and Guatemala through traditional and new media. This position also includes organizing major program events and serving as the point person for media outreach. Apply here.

The Dialogue is also now accepting applications for Summer 2018 interns in areas such as their Education Program, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Latin America & the World, and more. Direct questions, or applications, to no later than March 16, 2018. (Note that the Economics Department does not give academic credit for internships.)

February 14, 2018: Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards allowing high-achieving college students the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products.

Our world is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in nature. Horizons is designed to provide access to a modern technology skill set.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, the Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, English majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!


January 29, 2018: Post Grad Opportunity: the Jewish Service Corps!

The Avodah Jewish Service Corps, a year-long program for recent college grads, provides an opportunity to build the foundations for careers, an active Jewish community, and lifelong activism in social and economic justice movements. We are currently seeking individuals 21-26 with a strong interest in anti-poverty work and a desire to learn in an inclusive Jewish framework.

Our Corps Members build real world expertise through work placements with Avodah’s partner organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, D.C. They contribute to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, hunger, education, public health, and domestic violence while developing activist chops and Jewish social justice insights through Avodah’s trusted, innovative curriculum. During the year, Corps Members live and learn in the dynamic Avodah community. Home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living in the bayit (house) memorable and meaningful.

The program provides a monthly living stipend, travel allowance, health insurance, and subsidized housing, in addition to a year of professional and leadership development. After their Service Corps year, participants will access activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities for life through the Avodah alumni community.

Interested students can reach out to Emily Becker personally to discuss this opportunity, and can access full program and application information at Avodah. The next deadline is February 25th. Avodah is also holding an informational webinar on February 15th where potential applicants can learn more about the Jewish Service Corps; students can sign up here to attend.

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




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