Job Opportunities for Economics Majors


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.

October 16, 2017: Fed Econ Opportunities in Major Cities

Research assistants play an essential role at the Federal Researve Bank, and are presented with substantial opportunities for professional and intellectual development. Working side by side with economists, RAs participate in the application of economic theory and empirical research methods used to inform economic policy debate. Along the way, RAs develop strong quantitative analysis, critical thinking and writing skills – marketable skills useful for pursuing career opportunities and advanced studies in a variety of fields.

Many RAs go on to top graduate schools in economics, law, public policy, and political science, while others take exciting jobs at the Fed or elsewhere.

Job description and responsibilities here; direct link to apply here.

October 5, 2017: Chicago Fed Hiring Summer 2018 Research Interns

The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of interns for next summer, ideally current juniors with some research experience. We seek to recruit students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. As a major employer of Ph.D. economists, the Federal Reserve is taking on a leadership role in making sure women and students from underrepresented minority groups have the opportunity to explore career paths in economics.

Job description and responsibilities here; direct link to apply here.

September 15, 2017: Research Fellows, Stanford Law School, Summer 2018 (Deadline October 30, 2017)

Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.


There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 30, 2017. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 8, 2018. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (H1B) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position.

Apply online at Make sure to upload each of the following:

· Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position
· Current resume
· Transcript (unofficial version acceptable)
· Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social science-related
· Contact information for at least two references, preferably able to speak to your academic research skills

September 14, 2017: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Director's Financial Analyst Positions

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2017-2018 academic year.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)


We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on the career center website. However, the formal application will be available here only during the following open application windows:

Window 1: September 22 - September 26

Window 2: October 12 - October 16

Questions? Write to

September 13, 2017: Koch Industries: Summer 2018 Analyst Internship (Economics Juniors ONLY)

Koch Industries Inc. will be on campus this Friday, September 15th, for an information session and informal networking. They would like to speak with Tulane econ majors presently in their junior year, who might be interested in their summer analyst internship.

Koch Industries Info Session, September 15
11:00am Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 3111

Also: Networking with the Koch recruiting team, September 15
12:30p-2:30p Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Third Floor Lobby

Students should RSVP with Susan Mickey (of the Energy Careers Office in the Freeman School) to attend either/both sessions:

The 2-step application process:

1. Complete an online application HERE; and

2. Email with your interest, attaching your résumé to the email.

Juniors should compete these two steps by Thursday, September 14.

Students are welcome to contact Ms. Mickey with any questions.

September 12, 2017: Full-Time Research Assistant in Pre-Doctoral Training Program, Harvard/NBER, Summer 2018

Economics professors Dan Benjamin (at the University of Southern California), David Cesarini (New York University), David Laibson (Harvard University), and their co-authors employ full-time research assistants in a pre-doctoral training program based at Harvard University and the NBER. Start dates: summer of 2018. They seek students interested in genoeconomics, the identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in economic behavior. Prior experience is not necessary. Research assistants should have an interest in applying to a quantitative Ph.D. program (e.g., Genomics, Economics, Neuroscience, Sociology, Statistics, Data Science) and pursuing an academic research career.

See details here, or send a resume, cover letter, transcript, and a research paper or other writing sample (as a single .pdf) to Chelsea Watson at

September 12, 2017: Summer 2018: Federal Reserve Board Seeking Research Assistants; Deadline Sept. 30

The Federal Reserve Board is currently accepting applications for the position of Research Assistant (RA) for the fall recruiting season. The application deadline for the fall program is September 30. After September 30, and through January 2018, students may apply for the second round of hiring. All positions will begin in summer of 2018.

The Board expects to hire approximately 70 recent graduates in economics, math, or related fields as RAs. The 12 Fed Banks together also expect to hire approximately the same number.

The FRB seeks to recruit students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. These are highly sought-after positions because their RAs have the opportunity to work with the Board’s leading economists on both research and work that directly supports policymaking by the Board of Governors. After their two years at the Board, most RAs go on to top graduate schools in economics, law, and public policy, while others find job opportunities elsewhere within the Federal Reserve System or in the public or private sector.

Application instructions for the program are available at

September 12, 2017: For Seniors: Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Hiring Associate Economists, Summer 2018

The Research Department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of Associate Economists (AEs) to start in the summer of 2018. This position is structured as a rigorous two- to three-year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of their AEs enroll in graduate programs upon departure from the Fed.

You can read about the key features of this position and find a direct link to apply, here:

September 6, 2017: Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Hiring Research Associates and Interns, Spring/Summer 2018

Research Associate Position: Full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2018. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in spring 2018 or fall 2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October. Questions? Write to

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 write to

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can find details of both positions here:

August 30, 2017: Deutsche Bank Florida Global Markets Internship (on-campus visit, Wed., 9/6!!)

Next summer, Deutsche Bank's Florida full time grad program and internship programs plan to hire up to 30 full time grads within Markets and Corporate Finance for the Florida office. That is 3X the normal amount of full time grads. There will also be opportunities for summer internships for both juniors and sophomores.

Deutsche Bank will host an on-campus info session (panel discussion and networking), "Different Dimensions," on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 5:00-6:30 pm in Goldring-Woldenberg Hall II (GWII), Room 1111. Dress is business casual. They will also interview on campus on Sept. 25th and 26th for both full time grad hires and summer internship hires. Job postings for both are currently posted via Freeman link. The sophomore summer internship will be posted soon. Pending opportunities for sophomores will be a topic at the upcoming presentation. A good introduction at these presentations usually leads to an interview for the candidate.

This past summer yielded full time offers to two May 2018 Tulane graduates and an offer to one 2019 Tulane rising junior to return as an intern for summer 2018, with potential for full time placement in 2019. The DB – Tulane relationship has proven to be very successful.

Please check the "Handshake" Tulane job posting for details on how to apply, or contact Tammy Simmons in the Freeman Career Center for information at


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