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BDC is Hiring (Baltimore Development Corporation)

Position Title: Economic Development Officer - Food Retail

Applications accepted until January 24, 2014 or until position is filled
General Description of Work:
Reporting to the Director, the Economic Development Officer - Food Retail is responsible for providing an economic development/financial perspective to food access and retail, specifically in food deserts, and overseeing day-to-day project management of food access related economic growth and real estate development within the City of Baltimore. The result is identifying opportunities, collecting and analyzing data and connecting resources for moving projects forward to completion.
General responsibilities include professional and administrative activities related to project management of public- and privately-initiated real estate and economic development projects overseen by BDC on behalf of the City of Baltimore. Work requires the employee to assemble and coordinate the activities of a project team comprised of BDC staff, business owners, developers, the staff of government agency partners, consultants, and lawyers in the execution of tasks necessary to initiate and complete projects assigned to the employee. While the employee reports directly to the Director, work is performed under the general direction of the President and CEO and the Executive Staff of BDC. The employee performs other duties as assigned. Job duties are subject to change as directed by BDC.
Specific responsibilities include: analyzing the retention and expansion of grocery stores in the City of Baltimore with an emphasis on the City’s designated food desert areas; developing a food retail site selection and market analysis; coordinating and convening ongoing food retailer site selection meetings to the grocery development business sector; creating a financial and service based food retail development incentive package with eligibility criteria that focuses on quality of food in stores; developing, in collaboration with other agencies, a technical assistance plan for corner store owners as well as grocers to increase their healthy food availability. Assist in the creation of a grocery job training facility.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Nancy Jordan-Howard, Chief Operating Officer, Baltimore Development Corporation via email only, to nhoward@baltimoredevelopment.com, with “Food Retail Economic Development Officer” in the subject line.
No Phone Calls Please. Not all applicants will be contacted.

This is a running list of internship opportunities. Please note that there may be other internship opportunities within these organizations that are not listed on this web page and that some opportunities or deadlines may be outdated.

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies


Description: Try jump-starting your senior year by participating in a seven-week learning program for undergraduates. Offered by the Department of Economics at the Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the summer policy internship is a seven-week learning program for undergraduate students entering their senior year. Interns work with faculty members on policy research projects in the school's research centers.

Internships are available for a select number of students who have demonstrated overall academic achievement, as well as an interest in an area of public policy. Areas of study include environmental economics, international economics, state and local governance, public financial management, education and education reform, health care, and many other topics vital to a functioning society.

Bureau of Economic Analysis


Description: BEA is one of the world’s leading statistical agencies. It produces the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. Our economic statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of U.S. economic activity. They are the key in critical decisions that affect monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans. Interns at BEA gain valuable work experience and training by a professional staff in areas such as study planning, the collection and compilation of data from primary and secondary sources, the preparation of preliminary interpretive reports, the use of computer applications in economic research, and communications and outreach.

Concord Coalition


Description: The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America's unsustainable entitlement programs, and how to build a sound foundation for economic growth. The Concord Coalition's national field staff and loyal group of volunteers cover the country, holding lectures, leading interactive exercises, conducting classes, giving media interviews, and briefing elected officials and their staffs.

The Concord Coalition is currently accepting applications for the Fall session of its internship program. Concord's interns work directly with staff throughout the organization and have real impact on Concord's programs and activities. See below for more information about our internship positions and how to apply.

Congressional Budget Office


Description: CBO summer internships provide excellent opportunities to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. The internships, which have ranged in number from 10 to 28, are located in Washington, D.C. They normally last 10 weeks and include compensation based on academic level and work experience.

Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Description: USDA offers internships, fellowships, and scholarships to students to help them to excel in their chosen fields. Internship programs are geared toward combining academic studies with on-the-job training and experience. Scholarship programs are in place to support exemplar students with financial assistance.

Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)


Description: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) offers 15–20 paid internships each summer. We look for interns with skills, background and interests that apply to a variety of assistantship positions such as economics, trade specialists, biotechnology, criminal justice, public affairs, information technology, and program analysis. Internships provide substantive work assignments for college students on a wide variety of international trade and agricultural trade issues. Interns work in the FAS offices in Washington, D.C. 

Department of Commerce (DOC)


Description: As one of the world's largest nonprofit research institutes, RTI International recognizes the importance of providing emerging talent with engaging learning opportunities to develop the future scientific and global workforce. We offer a variety of internship, co-op, and postdoctoral opportunities at our headquarters in RTP, NC as well as our regional U.S. offices and international offices for students and recent graduates to apply their academic studies to real-world challenges. Our internship programs provide undergraduate and graduate students with mentored experiential learning opportunities. In addition, student interns are provided professional development, leadership and service, and social experiences to supplement their hands-on work experience at RTI.

Department of Energy (DOE)


Description: The Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for highly motivated students for summer employment. The overarching mission of DOE is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. Numerous opportunities are available and will enable students to gain valuable work experience while contributing to the DOE mission

Student Trainees:

  • Perform a wide variety of duties in the clerical, administrative, professional, technical, or scientific field designed to meet DOE's mission.
  • Utilize knowledge in your specific field of study ranging from engineering, economics, information technology, international affairs, etc.
  • You must be a US citizen.
  • You must be a current student
  • You must be at least 16 years old

Salary: $22,115.00 - $67,114.00/year
Albuquerque, NM; Washington, DC; Montgomery County, MD,
Phone: (202) 287-5252
Email: carlotta.grinage@hq.doe.gov

Department of Justice (DOJ)


Description: The Department's management offices, litigating divisions and offices, legal and policy offices, and investigatory and law enforcement offices offer internship opportunities to undergraduates, graduates, and law students.

Economics Research


Description: An excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable research experience and become familiar with ERS models and data sets. These positions require individuals with a solid foundation in economic theory and strong quantitative skills; experience with data collection, econometric analysis, data base management and/or mathematical programming; and good communications skills. Interns participate in a wide variety of research projects involving agriculture and environment, agricultural and trade policy, food safety, diet and nutrition, consumer economics, and rural development.

Energy Information Administration


Description: Internships at EIA provide an excellent opportunity for college students to gain professional work experience and make key contacts in the energy field and the Federal government.

EIA offers summer internships opportunities to students from a variety of academic disciplines, particularly for those with majors in areas such as Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Operations Research, Business/Finance, & Web Development.

Duties and responsibilities will vary according to internal program office assignment and can range from challenging tasks such as assisting with data analysis & forecasting, developing and designing modeling systems, surveys or reports, researching trends and issues in domestic and international energy markets, to participating in website design and development. In some cases, you can probably earn school credit, too.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Description: The FDIC's Division of Insurance and Research is presently seeking candidates for its Research Fellows program. Selected candidates will serve as Economic Assistants (RA) in the Washington, DC office. The division of Insurance and Research is the Chairman, Board of Directors and Corporation's primary subject matter expert on deposit insurance, economic, financial and statistical analysis. The starting salary for the position is approximately $38,665 per year plus locality (17.56%). The position is limited to a 2 year term, with a possible 1 year extension. Interested applicants should fax or e-Mail a resume or curriculum vitae (all resumes or curricula vitarum must include the position title: Research/Economic Assistant, your name, address, social security number, telephone numbers where you can be reached during the day, and an e-Mail address) and an unofficial transcript PRIOR to March 30, 2012. Applications will be reviewed after the March 30, 2012 closing date. Successful candidates will be contacted after May 4, 2012. INCOMPLETE OR MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. Please direct any questions to Krista Hughes (202) 898-3928.

Documents should be submitted to:

Ms. Krista Hughes
Chief Administrative Program Management Section
Division of Insurance and Research
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Fax: 202-898-8636
Email: economistcareers@fdic.gov

Minimum requirements for all include:

  • US Citizenship
  • Computer Programming and experience in the use of statistical packages
  • 1 year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement in undergraduate school is desirable
  • One of the following:
    • A degree in economics that includes 21 semester hours of economics and 3 hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
    • A combination of education and experience, i.e., courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Federal Housing Finance Agency


Description: Interested in spending an exciting summer in Washington, DC, while adding a meaningful work experience to your resume? The Federal Housing Finance Agency, also known as FHFA, is seeking energetic, highly-motivated students to fill several summer internship positions. Located just a few blocks from the White House, FHFA offers exposure to a small fast-paced federal environment.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Description: The Undergraduate Summer Analyst Program provides outstanding undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in public service at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, summer analysts gain an extensive understanding of the Fed’s work.  Analysts also have the opportunity to enhance their business skills through critical financial analysis, formal presentations, research and writing.

Federal Reserve Board


Description: The Division of Research and Statistics offers paid internships during the summer for graduate and undergraduate students to work on projects previously identified by economists in the division.

Government Accountability Office


Description: Appointments for intern positions last from 10 to 16 weeks and are normally held during summer months. To be eligible for an internship, students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as determined by their college or university. GAO student interns are appointed on a nonpermanent basis and may be eligible to be converted to a permanent position after completing 400 hours of service and after meeting degree requirements. These internships are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Heritage Institute


Description: The Heritage Foundation Internship Program attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber. We train, equip, and develop tomorrow’s young conservative leaders during their time at Heritage. Our paid interns are given substantive work, acquire policy expertise, and build marketable skills. Interns work with Heritage experts on foreign and domestic policy issues in such areas as energy and the environment, the rule of law, homeland security, and health care. For those interested in business, Heritage offers the opportunity to work in communications and marketing, development, coalition building and outreach, and government relations.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)


Description: Research Internship (7 positions available). Interns will provide administrative and research support to researchers. Duties include: assisting with literature reviews and data collection; designing charts, graphs and tables; answering phones; and filing. Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, interest in policy research and women’s issues; and experience with statistics, economics or social sciences through coursework. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.

Research areas include:

  • The quality of women’s jobs, including wages, access to health insurance, paid sick leave, and workplace flexibility.
  • The work and welfare experiences of low-income women at the state and national levels.
  • Increasing access to higher education and non-traditional jobs for low-income women.
  • Strategies for improving child care access, affordability, and quality.
  • Older women's economic issues, including social security and pensions.
  • The economic status of women and girls, women of color, and immigrant women across the United States. 

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)


Description: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is an organization comprised of international development professionals – researchers, policy specialists and program managers committed to the creation and sharing of the needed tools, approaches and techniques that will serve as catalysts for change for women worldwide. ICRW currently seeks a Stigma, Discrimination and Gender Intern.

Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)


Description: The Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a center in M.I.T.'s Department of Economics. It is a network of 48 professors of development economics from about 20 universities around the world who conduct randomized field evaluations of poverty reduction programs in developing countries, and then work with various governments, NGOs, foundations and international development organizations to execute statewide and nationwide scale-ups of successful social programs. Besides Cambridge, J-PAL has regional offices in South Asia (Chennai), Latin America (Santiago) and Europe (Paris) and field projects in 43 countries.

Obama for America Analytics Team


Description: The Obama for America analytics team is hiring quantitative analysts for the 2012 campaign. We obtained your contact information from your university’s web site – can you send your best and brightest to us? We’re looking for recent graduates or current students with significant quantitative experience in economics, political science, math, statistics, computer science, Web analytics or marketing analytics. Obama for America's Analytics department analyzes the campaign's data to guide election strategy and develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive our decision-making. We are a multi-disciplinary team of academics and organizers, statisticians, mathematicians, software developers and general analysts —all striving for a single goal: re-electing President Obama. Our team's products help direct work on the ground, online and on the air. We are hiring Statistical Modeling Analysts, Analytics Engineers, Battleground States Elections Analysts and Communications Analysts of all levels to join our department through November 2012 at our Chicago headquarters.

Richmond Federal Reserve


Description: Summer internships are typically 10 to 12 weeks, and co-operative education opportunities can last up to one year. Both experiences involve paid, on-site work during which a student completes tasks or a project designed to give a broad understanding of a business or occupational area. Only college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students may apply, and students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Preferred candidates combine academic achievement with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

RTI International


Description: As one of the world's largest nonprofit research institutes, RTI International recognizes the importance of providing emerging talent with engaging learning opportunities to develop the future scientific and global workforce. We offer a variety of internship, co-op, and postdoctoral opportunities at our headquarters in RTP, NC as well as our regional U.S. offices and international offices for students and recent graduates to apply their academic studies to real-world challenges.  Our internship programs provide undergraduate and graduate students with mentored experiential learning opportunities. In addition, student interns are provided professional development, leadership and service, and social experiences to supplement their hands-on work experience at RTI.

Solutions Economics, LLC

Description: Solutions Economics, LLC provides expert testimony, reports and analyses for regulatory, litigation and business cases. The company specializes in services related to regulated industries, international arbitration and competition policy. Solutions Economics utilizes quantitative analyses, economic modeling, financial and economic theory, and comprehensive research.

Dr. Leonardo R. Giacchino
3000 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 334
Washington, DC 20008

Summit Consulting


Description: Summit Consulting LLC is a boutique consulting firm in Washington, DC that specializes indata analysis and econometrics. We are currently expanding and have an opportunity for active students with strong quantitative skills that enjoy both data analysis and working closely with other team members and clients. Candidates will play a supportive role on a variety of analyses. We are seeking students who will graduate before June 2013 in from undergraduate programs. Successful candidates will join Summit as a full time Analyst for the summer. At the completion of this period, depending upon performance, they may receive a full time offer that commences shortly after graduation.

Minimum requirements for all include:

  • Because of the requirements of some of our Federal clients, applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Student must be able to accept full time work starting summer 2013. Specific start dates are negotiable.
  • Summit is not interested in hiring interns that have no following interest in a permanent offer.
  • Willingness to live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.

Minimum requirements for Summer Analyst (Undergraduate Student) include:

  • Confident user of Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel.
  • On the first day, a successful candidate must have the ability to assist with report writing and Power Point presentations as a direct assistant to an experienced consultant.
  • Within three months, a successful candidate must be able to do the above with only daily guidance from a supervisor and complete short research projects on finance and public policy issues and deliver results in short memo format.
  • Plan for a successful completion of an undergraduate degree in a field such as economics, finance, public policy, statistics, or the social sciences. Transcripts will be requested.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.5+. Advanced coursework in statistics or econometrics is a plus.
  • Exposure with data analysis using Stata, SAS, or R a plus.
  • Competent user of VBA and Excel macros a plus.
  • Ability to work closely with others in a team environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Summit Consulting is located in Washington, D.C. and offers a collegial and rewarding work environment where your input and expertise are valued and your professional development is encouraged. If interested, please forward your resume, with a brief cover letter to SummerAnalyst@summitllc.us. Please include “Summer Analyst” in the subject line.


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