Department of Economics - Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

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 contain substantial economic content and 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:

  • Pricing strategy
  • Asset pricing
  • Acquisition strategy
  • Demand analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Environmental policy impact
  • International trade policy
  • International exchange rates
  • Health care policy analysis
  • Market research

To Be Eligible You Must

  • Be an Economics major
  • Have completed ECN 312 and ECN 313 (or the Honors equivalent 213 and 214)
  • Have at least 12 units of Economics credit
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better in your ASU Economics Classes
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better

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

If you want to apply, or to receive more information, contact Dr. McDowell at john.mcdowell@asu.edu