Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Koch Positions

The Charles Koch Institute strives to help students become more effective advocates for economic freedom through two fantastic professional education opportunities; the paid Koch Internship Program and the Koch Associate Program. 

There are opportunities to work in a variety of areas including communications, policy, operations, donor relations, and more.
  • Koch Internship Program: Students and recent grads get paid to work at free-market organizations in DC while engaging in weekly professional education every Tuesday. Both the spring and summer applications are now open and available online:  
  • Koch Associate Program: Participants work in a full-time job at a partner organization in DC, while engaging in professional education every Thursday. The program starts in June of 2013 and the application is now open and available online: 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Federal Government Fellowships

Federal agencies and departments ranging from DHS to EPA to NIH annually host Science & Technology Policy Fellows, supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) . Social scientists as well as other scientists and engineers are placed across multiple program areas in funded fellowships, including:
  • Congressional (2 placements)
  • Diplomacy, Security & Development (30-40 placements)
  • Energy, Environment, Agriculture Program (30-40 placements)
  • Health, Education, & Human Services Program (30-40 placements) 
To learn more about the fellowships, join WIPAR at a luncheon featuring the AAAS program director and alumni fellows on Friday. September 28, from 12 pm to 2 pm. RSVP is required. Please let us know by Tuesday, September 25, via email to, if you plan to attend. Participants will subsequently receive additional information on the event location and logistics. Faculty from area universities are also welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Federal Reserve RA Position

The Industrial Output Section of the Federal Reserve is planning to hire several RAs as soon as possible. These are great full-time jobs that are usually filled by people recently out of undergrad. The RAs work with economists on the analysis of the economy that we provide to the Board of Governors, as well as our scholarly research. Research in my group tends to be very data-intensive, so experience working with data, and experience with statistical software and programming are big pluses. If anyone is looking for a full-time job while working on their MA, and believes they are qualified, please contact me for more information.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fellowship Information Sessions

The Office of Merit Awards helps students and alumni in their search for nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships that fund study abroad, language acquisition, and high-level work and research experiences. Advisors in the Office of Merit Awards offer info sessions, workshops, and one-on-one advising appointments. Visit our website for more information. Questions? Email

Bosch Fellowship Program Info Session (graduate students and alumni)
Wednesday, September 12, 6-7pm, SIS 300 (Beacon Conference Room)
The Robert Bosch Fellowship Program provides 20 American professionals ages 23-34 with a fully-funded year of work and travel in Germany. Fellows are recruited from business administration, journalism, law, public policy and similar fields. No German language skills are required at the time of application. Visit the program website for complete details. Nicole Sisco, Bosch Fellowship Program Director, will give a presentation and answer questions from interested applicants. Graduate-level training and at least two years of relevant work experience strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship required. E-mail to be added to our Bosch Blackboard site.
Deadline: October 15

Graduate Student Q&A Session (graduate students)
Thursday, September 13, 4-5pm, MGC 200
Join the Office of Merit Awards for a Graduate Student Q&A session to ask questions regarding the scholarship application process, learn more about what each opportunity provides, and receive advice on steps to take to become more competitive. Students from all graduate programs are invited to attend. Awards usually restricted to U.S. citizens. This session will be repeated on Monday, October 8, 5:30-6:30pm, MGC 245 and Wednesday, November 7, 5:30-6:30pm, MGC 200.

Alfa Fellowship Program Info Session (graduate students and alumni)
Monday, September 17, 5:30-6:30pm, SIS 300 (Beacon Conference Room)
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a high-level professional development exchange program that places up to 10 American and 5 British citizens ages 25-35 in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. Russian language proficiency is preferred though not required at the time of application. Visit the program website for complete details. Melissa Graves, Alfa Fellowship Program Officer, will provide a program overview and answer questions from interested applicants. Graduate-level training and at least two years of relevant work experience strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship required.
Deadline: December 1

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session (undergraduates and graduate students)
Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-6:30pm, SIS Founders Room
The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas study of "critical need" languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Scholarships provide funding for students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, science, the social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Email to be added to the CLS Blackboard site. Visit the scholarship website for complete details. This session will be repeated on Thurs, Oct 4 from 5-6pm in MGC245. Tentative deadline: November 15. **Due to the number of AU applicants, we do not offer individual advising for this scholarship.**

Graduate School in the UK Session
Wednesday, September 26, 12-1pm, MGC 247
Considering graduate school in the UK? Come hear representatives from King's College and University College London discuss the merits of graduate education in the UK, specific program offerings, and the application process. Advisors from the Office of Merit Awards will also discuss nationally competitive scholarships such as the Marshall Scholarship and Fulbright Grant that help fund such programs.

Boren Fellowship Info Session (graduate students)
Thursday, September 27, 6-7pm, MGC 4-5
Interested in studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? Boren Graduate Fellowships fund studies in underrepresented areas critical to U.S. national security. U.S. citizenship required. "Getting Started on the Boren Fellowship Applications" will be held on Tues, October 23 & Wed, October 24, 2012, 5:30-7pm, MGC 5 (Getting Started on the Boren Application). Individual advising begins November 1, 2012. E-mail to be added to the Boren Fellowship Blackboard site. Campus deadline early January, national deadline January 31. Visit the fellowship website for complete details.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Job Fair

Your are invited to attend the  2012 International Summit for Careers in Economics (ISCE), to convene Friday, November 2 in Washington, DC.  Last year's ISCE included over 200 candidates and 23 employers from various industries (see below for a list of 2011 employers). 
To register as a candidate, you must be a National Association for Business Economics (NABE) member. If you are not a currently a NABE Member, you can find information about joining here. Candidates will be invited to submit a resume for distribution to employers prior to the event. Many employers will conduct pre-scheduled interviews onsite.

Registration Fees
NABE Members $25

Click here for candidate registration.

Schedule - Friday, November 2

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Exhibit setup
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome/Panel Discussion "Economics Careers in the Public, Private and Nonprofit Sectors"
Speakers TBD
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Career Fair
1:00 PM Exhibit Dismantling


The ISCE will be conducted again this year at the conference center of the National Association for Home Builders (NAHB).

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

2011 ISCE Employers included: 
  • Acumen, LLC
  • American Express
  • American Institute for Economic Research
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • The Capital Group Companies
  • The Conference Board
  • Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
  • Deloitte
  • Edgeworth Economics
  • Ernst & Young
  • FDIC
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gallup
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • IHS Global Insight
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
  • Maxpoint Interactive
  • Moody's Analytics
  • OECD
  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • U.S. Census Bureau