Monday, March 5, 2012

Obama for America Analyst Positions

The Obama for America analytics team is hiring quantitative analysts for the 2012 campaign. They are looking for recent graduates or current students with significant quantitative experience in media, communications, Web analytics, marketing analytics, computer science, math, statistics, economics or political science.

The Obama for America Analytics Department analyzes the campaign's data to guide election strategy and develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive our decision-making. Their products help direct work on the ground, online and on the air. They are a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, mathematicians, software developers, analysts and organizers – all striving for a single goal: re-electing President Obama.

They are looking for Quantitative Media Analysts, Analytics Engineers, Battleground States Elections Analysts and Modeling Analysts at all levels to join their department now through November 2012 at their Chicago headquarters. To learn more about each position, visit


The DC Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) chapter will hold its first event on Friday, March 16th at the Federal Reserve Board (20th & C St. NW). We will have a panel discussion with a group of women economists at the Board on their current policy work and their career paths. Vice-Chair Janet Yellen will serve as our keynote speaker and our panel will also include senior staff economists: Deborah Danker in Monetary Affairs, Elizabeth Kiser in Research and Statistics, Beth Anne Wilson in International Finance. After remarks from our panelists, there will be time for Q&A.

The panel will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm on March 16th. Given the Vice-Chair's busy schedule we will start promptly at 11:30am, so attendees need to arrive at the Board no later than 11:15am for the security check-in. There will be an option to eat lunch at Board cafeteria after the panel.

Please contact Prof. Reynolds for more information on how to attend if you are interested.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

ITC Internship

The United States International Trade Commission, Office of Economics is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for our Summer Internship Program. Applications will be accepted from current students who are United States citizens no later than March 20, 2012.

All EC interns serve as Economic Assistants and are responsible for collecting economic data from primary sources, analyzing statistics, preparing quantitative analyses, preparing analytical reports, and working closely with economists from the three divisions of the Office: Country and Regional Analysis, Research, and Applied Economics.

Graduate student interns can expect to perform economic analysis and/or research relevant to USITC programs, as well as provide some administrative support to front office staff and economists assigned to Anti-Dumping Investigations. They will collect detailed economic data and use statistical software to manipulate datasets. Graduate student interns will also do qualitative research on international trade related topics. They can also expect to do some data entry and data management for Anti-Dumping Investigations and other studies.

Salary will be dependent on level of educational attainment and is determined by the Office of Human Resources. The duration is 10 weeks.

How To Apply (YOU MUST BE A UNITED STATES CITIZEN TO BE CONSIDERED): Please email your resume of no more than 2 pages in PDF format to Dylan Carlson ( by March 20th, 2012. Official college transcripts will be required for employment, but are not required for application. This program is for current students only. New graduates or those graduating this May should not apply.
You will receive an email indicating receipt of your application. Appointments for phone interviews will be made, via email, shortly after the deadline, so please monitor your email frequently starting March 21st.