CLAS - Internships

Internships

The Economics Undergraduate Internship Program provides you an opportunity to develop and apply your economics training to "real world" problems in a closely monitored work setting. Internships are experiential learning opportunities that often provide a first-hand knowledge that cannot be illustrated in the classroom. To qualify, an employment opportunity must entail controlled and closely monitored work assignments that directly contribute to your overall academic development.

Student Skills and Training

As an economics student, you will be trained to think analytically and quantitatively about a variety of economic and financial issues such as:

  • Business valuation
  • Pricing strategy
  • Rate of return analysis
  • Asset pricing
  • Acquisition strategy
  • Demand analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Environmental policy impact
  • Tax policy
  • International trade policy
  • International exchange rates
  • Health care policy analysis
  • Market research
  • Optimization

Internship Benefits

  • Insight and deeper understanding of concepts and principles learned in the classroom through practical application
  • Professional work experience and industry contacts provide an advantage when seeking permanent employment after graduation
  • Opportunity to confirm career interests
  • Potential for permanent employment
  • Academic credit that helps you meet graduation requirements
  • Monetary compensation