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Apply now: Consulting case interview preparation summer mentoring program

The “case buddy” mentoring program provides a significant leg-up in preparing for the critical case interview as part of the hiring process for consulting jobs and internships.

This program is for rising juniors and seniors who plan to go through the recruitment process this fall for full time positions after graduation or next summer’s internship.  You do not have to be interning at a consulting firm this summer to participate. 

How it works:  Selected students will be matched with a Middlebury alumnus/a to work together over the summer of 2019. During this time, you and your assigned alumni mentor will engage in a minimum of 3 practice case interviews.  You will together identify goals and expectations, and review and discuss areas of improvement.  You have the option of meeting in person, by video chat, or by phone.  This should all take place during June, July and August.

This opportunity is for students serious about consulting.  Not for the curious and just exploring.  We will make our best attempt to match you, but it is not guaranteed.

APPLY HERE. The deadline is Sunday, May 5, 11:55 p.m.  Matches will be introduced in May.

Truman Scholarship Info Session: Get money for graduate school in public service

Talk with Truman Scholar Kesha Ram and learn more about the Truman scholarship! The Truman scholarship supports graduate school funding for young people committed to public service and working for the public good. Students apply as juniors for this scholarship, so this is a great opportunity for first-years and sophomores to learn more about the scholarship and to meet a dynamic leader in Vermont! (Note: you must be a US citizen at the time of application.)  Here are the details:

Truman Scholarship Conversation with Kesha Ram
Thursday, 4/18/19 12:30-1:30pm in the CTLR (Davis Family Library)
Lunch will be served! RSVP online by Wednesday, 4/17 to have lunch available.

And here’s more information about Kesha:

Kesha Ram is a 2007 Truman Scholar from the University of Vermont who competed in the Southern California region. She has been a speaker at the Truman Scholar Leadership Weekend and recently sat on the New England Truman Scholar Interview Panel. After graduation from UVM, she won a seat in the Vermont Legislature, serving as the youngest state legislator in the country at the time. She served four terms in the Vermont House of Representatives on behalf of Burlington on the House Ways & Means Committee and as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee. In 2016, she ran for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont and became the first woman of color to earn double digits in a statewide race.  Most recently, she successfully pursued a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Research Associate JOB at Economists Incorporated in DC

Economists Incorporated (EI), a leading economic consulting firm, has openings for Research Associate positions commencing in the summer of 2019 in its Washington, DC office.

The Research Associate position is typically for two years to four years, depending on EI’s case needs and Research Associate interest. There are multiple positions available, for one of which fluency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus. 

EI Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high-profile cases concerning antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation of the private sector, and general commercial litigation.

Recent firm projects include examining the antitrust implications of the vertical integration of health insurers and healthcare providers, determining potential competitive effects of mergers between utility companies, evaluating class certification issues in consumer goods litigation, assessing damages in contract disputes, designing an incentive structure to promote use of renewable energy sources, designing a bidding strategy for participation in an electromagnetic spectrum auction, and assessing the importance of copyright industries (music, motion pictures, publishing, software, etc.) to the U.S. economy.

Apply on Handshake here

Economic Research Intern at American Enterprise Institute with alum.

This position involves helping Dr. Smith with his research projects in American business history. Specifically, we will be working on understanding how the Jones Act affected ocean shipping, shipbuilding, and rail firms between 1900 and 1940.

To do this, we will combine data from the National Archives’ records on the United States Shipping Board and investment data from Moody’s to build a panel of companies over this time period. The goal is to learn how the Jones Act changed the shipping industry more broadly and to apply those findings to today’s policy environment.

This project will require an interest in economics and history. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, an interest in high-quality academic research, and technical writing skills are required. Familiarity with R and Stata are helpful but not required.

Apply now in Handshake here. Deadline is April 19

PAID intern in DC at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

If you are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top 5 agency? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

FERC’s role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid.

This position is located in the Division of Analytics and Surveillance in the Office of Enforcement, which serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues.

Apply now in Handshake here

Economic Consulting Job at Compass Lexecon in Boston

This is a new position posted at this late date because the firm had some unanticipated departure of staff for graduate school, so this is a good chance for you to get in the door!

Compass Lexecon is interviewing for the entry level position of Analyst. We are hiring for positions with a start date in summer 2019 for the Boston office.

Analysts are responsible for the completion of qualitative and quantitative research and analysis projects, and are involved in nearly all aspects of project work, interacting closely with other analysts, economists and case supervisors in researching and analyzing data used to prepare final work product. Analysts are expected, at a minimum, to perform this work after having been given clear instructions. They are also expected to demonstrate sound analytical judgment and to progress to a level of initiative consistent with the ability to satisfactorily recommend appropriate research, analyses and actions and to implement them with continued consultation of supervisors. 

Apply now in Handshake here.

Intern at CSIS on China issues in DC

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington-based non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity.

The Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS is recruiting for 3 full-time, paid interns who can provide dedicated support for research related to China’s economic issues, during the period from June 3, 2019 to September 7, 2019.

The Freeman Chair is dedicated to delivering informed public policy debate, expert briefings, and strategic policy recommendations on China and East Asia. Key research areas include U.S.-China relations, cross-Strait relations, Chinese domestic politics, and Chinese foreign policy. An ideal candidate will have substantive knowledge on contemporary China’s economy and policy process, particularly on issues related to technology, and familiarity with how to find and analyze primary Chinese documents and data.

Here are the 3 opportunities. Deadline is April 19.

Research Intern – Economics (link)

Research Intern – Politics and Security (link)

Data Intern (link)