City Internships: 2015 Global Internship Program and 2015 Stock Market Challenge

20 Mar

City Internships’ Global Internship Program 

Applications are still be accepted for London, New York and Los Angeles. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and interested students are advised to apply by Monday 30th March to secure a spot.

Undergraduates can apply via

Take a look at their latest ‘where are they now’ feature, featuring previous intern and current Options Trader, Matt Garton, and read testimonials from previous participants here:

To learn more about the 2015 global internship program visit

2015 Stock Market Challenge

The 2015 stock market challenge is a virtual investing competition in which the top performing challengers will win sponsorship to participate in the 2015 summer internship program in either London, New York or Los Angeles.

Upon creating a free account and joining the “City Internships 2015” league, challengers will receive $1,000,000 USD to invest in a virtual investment portfolio. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed performers will be awarded $3,000, $2,000 and $750 USD respectively in sponsorship to participate in the 2015 summer internship program.

Learn more at


Research Data Analyst Position Available at UC Berkeley

18 Mar

19450 Res Data Analyst Flyer

Spring 2015 Economics Courses in the Spotlight

17 Mar

Spring 2015 Economics Courses in the Spotlight


ECON 120CH – Honors Econometrics C (1 unit)

This small seminar allows students an opportunity to get to know the professor and for the professor to get to know you, while expanding on the material taught in Econ 120C. May be taken concurrently with Econ 120C or after successful completion of it. Please send a message via the VAC for clearance to add the class.

Mondays: 9:00-10:50am on 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4 and 5/11.
Professor Yixiao Sun

ECON 135 – Urban Economics (4 units)

Economic analysis of why cities develop, patterns of land use in cities, why cities suburbanize, and the pattern of urban commuting. The course also examines problems of urban congestion, air pollution, zoning, poverty, crime, and discusses public policies to deal with them. Prerequisites: Econ 2 or 100A; and Math 10A or 20A. Please send us a message via VAC, requesting to add the class if you have taken Econ 100A, as the system won’t currently recognize it as satisfying the prerequisite.

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50pm
Professor Michelle White

ECON 198 – Intro to Nonmarket Valuation (2 units)

This course is for those students interested in environmental and resource allocation and/or cost benefit analysis. We will examine the theory and methods for estimating the economic value of non-market resources through hands-on applications using real-world and simulated data. Prerequisites: Econ 100C or Econ 131 or Econ 132 or Econ 145, or consent of instructor. Please send a message via the VAC for clearance to add the class.

Class will meet from 10:00-11:20am on: 4/3, 4/6, 4/17, 4/20, 5/1, 5/4, 5/15, 5/18, 5/29, 6/1.
Professor James Hilger

This specific topic can only be taken once. Students can petition to combine this 2 unit course with Econ 173AL – Applied Finance Laboratory (another 2 unit course) for a standard UD econ elective.

Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development

10 Mar

THE CALIFORNIA COALITION FOR RURAL HOUSING (CCRH) is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that represents the interests of private and public affordable housing builders. Through collaboration with community leaders, low-income citizens, local government officials, and lenders, CCRH seeks to promote and preserve affordable
housing in rural California.

The Internship Program is a one-year paid pre-professional learning experience designed to provide university students with an intensive, pre-professional learning experience in the housing and community development field. CCRH targets students entering their last year at their respective university so that they can graduate simultaneously with the program. Working with local nonprofits in the field of affordable housing and community development, interns are actively involved in one of the following community development tracks:

– Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development
– Housing Rehabilitation for Sale
– Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development
– Lending for Affordable Housing

Applications are due by April each year.

For more information, or to request an application, contact:
Gisela Salgado, Program Coordinator
California Coalition for Rural Housing
PO Box 1375
La Mesa, CA 91944
Phone: (619) 741-0633
Fax: (619) 741-0644

VentureWell is accepting applications for the University Innovation Fellows program’s Fall 2015 Fellows (Due May 11, 2015)

10 Mar

The University Innovation Fellows program is a component of a national movement that aims to encourage students to “design, dream and deliver” innovations that can solve real-world problems. The Program provides Fellows with training, mentoring and support to empower them to take on leadership roles in their related fields and communities. Fellows serve as advocates of the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to produce positive social innovation.

Recently, five students from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering’s Entrepreneurism and Leadership programs received acceptances into the University Innovation Fellows program run by VentureWell, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and Stanford University.

VentureWell is accepting applications for the University Innovation Fellows program’s Fall 2015 Fellows. The application is due May 11 and you can click here to apply online or contact UC San Diego faculty advisor Dr. Jay Kunin at


Summer 2015 Paid Internships in Washington, DC: National Academy of Social Insurance

10 Mar

NASI Summer Internship Programs Flyer - 2015_printed version

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is Seeking Recent Grad for Program Associate Role

10 Mar


Unique Job Opportunity: Program Associate, Economics
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funds breakthrough research in economics, science, and technology. The Foundation’s challenge is to find, develop, promote, and evaluate great research proposals. Working as a Program Associate in Economics therefore provides a unique opportunity to help understand and advance cutting-edge research in economics. This involves interacting with top academics and attending conferences, as well as studying economic research plans and results.
The Foundation is seeking a recent graduate, preferably in economics, statistics, or mathematics, who is very talented, highly motivated, and well-organized for the Program Associate position starting in mid-2015, as early as May.

For more information, visit:



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