Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FTC Summer Internships

The Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission will be hiring a small number of paid interns for the summer. We are looking for detail-oriented, highly motivated students with an interest in microeconomics to assist economists in their work and to provide support to the Bureau. In addition to course work in economics, experience in working with statistics, spreadsheets, computer databases, and other types of computer programming is useful. Applicants must be current students who will continue their education in Fall 2011. These summer internships are open to U.S. citizens only.

Comprised of approximately 75 Ph.D. applied microeconomists and 20 research analysts, the Bureau of Economics helps the FTC evaluate the economic impact of its actions. To do so, the Bureau provides economic analysis and support to antitrust and consumer protection investigations and rulemakings. It also analyzes the impact of government regulation on competition and consumers and provides Congress, the Executive Branch, and the public with economic analyses of market processes as they relate to antitrust, consumer protection, and regulation.

Because of the budget process and the late date of this announcement, the time period for applying for a summer internship is very tight. We expect to be making internship selections very quickly. To apply please encourage students to send an email expressing interest together with a resume and an electronic copy of their official or unofficial college transcript to me at awilder@ftc.gov. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.