California Policy Lab Research Opportunity (Berkeley)

I am searching for several full-time predoctoral researchers to work on a range of projects with me and with the California Policy Lab, a new initiative at UC Berkeley and UCLA that supports research partnerships between university academics and California state and local government, focused on the analysis of administrative data.

 

One position will be working directly for me on my projects in education economics (elementary/secondary and postsecondary) and labor markets (unemployment insurance, tax policy, etc.). This is a temporary, one year position, located within the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at Berkeley. It would be ideal for a new BA or MPP, with some Stata skills, who is considering pursuing a Ph.D. but is not ready to start yet. This position is posted here; that link also has application instructions.

 

The other two positions are with the California Policy Lab (CPL). One will focus on data preparation and econometric analysis, and will be suitable for a very similar candidate as the position above. The other will be for a data analyst, involving implementing fuzzy matching, SQL, data extraction using Python, and so on. This position would be suitable for a candidate with a computer science or data science background. Both positions will work on a range of CPL projects in education, social safety nets, and criminal justice, under my supervision and that of CPL’s faculty affiliates

 

The two CPL positions will be posted soon at this link. In the meantime, interested candidates should e-mail me directly.

 

Jesse Rothstein

Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

University of California, Berkeley

E-mail: rothstein@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 495-0646

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Research Assistant Job Posting @ Brookings Institution

The Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution is conducting our annual Research Assistant recruitment. Each year we employ approximately fifteen research assistants for one or two year appointments, preferably beginning between June 1 and August 1. This year, we are seeking to hire approximately five new assistants. I am hoping that you will be able to share the job posting with your graduating class of Economics majors. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates.

The job posting is here: https://careers-brookings.icims.com/jobs/1640/research-assistant/job

Please note that applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript. The application deadline is February 16, 2018.

Thank you very much!

Hertog Fellowship for students and recent grads

Good morning! I hope the new academic year is off to a good start.

Once again, the Hertog Foundation is offering a range of programs for 2018. We have four offerings next year:

  • Weekend Seminars – Intensive three-day seminars on public policy topics offered in Winter and Spring 2018.
  • Political Studies Program – Our flagship seven-week fellowship will run from June 17 to August 4, 2018. The best candidates for this program are college upperclassmen and recent grads, although we have accepted exceptional freshmen and sophomores in the past.
  • War Studies Program – A two-week summer fellowship offered by Kim and Fred Kagan at the Institute for the Study of War. This program is also best-suited to juniors, seniors, and recent grads.
  • Summer Courses – This series of one- to two-week seminars allows students to create their own individualized course of study. Younger students are encouraged to apply for these seminars, as are upperclassmen who have other obligations during the summer.

As always, all programs come with housing and funds to offset living and travel costs. Applicants who apply by our early decision deadline, January 15, 2018, can be accepted by Friday, March 2, 2018. More information can be found at HertogFoundation.org.

I would be much obliged if you would circulate the information to students and faculty in your department and on your campus.Nominations can be submitted via our website.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about our offerings. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Sydney Fuqua

Program Manager

Hertog Foundation

(202) 853-9444

sydney@hertogfoundation.org

www.HertogFoundation.org

Opportunities at the Hertog Foundation – 

Visit hertogfoundation.org to learn more and apply.

Weekend Seminars

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates and very recent graduates (2017 or 2018)
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: Friday-Sunday seminars, Winter/Spring 2018
  • Stipend: Covers housing, meals, and travel

Intensive weekend programs that allow students to dive into pressing policy issues with leading experts and thinkers. Topics include understanding populism and constitutional law.

Deadline: January 15, 2018.

Political Studies Program

 

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates and very recent graduates (2017 or 2018)
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 7-week program, June 17-August 4, 2018
  • Stipend: Provides housing and some meals, plus stipend

Hertog Fellows study classic texts in political thought and some of the seminal documents of American politics with an outstanding faculty. In addition, students study selected public policy issues with some of those who helped formulate and implement those policies.

War Studies Program

  • Eligibility: College juniors, seniors and very recent graduates (2017)
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: 2-week program, July 20-August 4, 2018
  • Stipend: Provides housing and some meals, plus stipend

The War Studies Program, run by the Institute for the Study of War, aims to educate undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Over the course of the program, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities, including retired generals and leading intellectuals.

Summer Courses

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates and very recent graduates (2017 or 2018)
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Duration: One- to two-week seminars throughout the period of June 24-August 4, 2018
  • Stipend: Provides housing and some meals, plus stipend

This series of one- to two-week seminars allows students to create their own individualized course of study. Younger students are encouraged to apply for these seminars, as are upperclassmen who have other obligations during the summer. Offerings include topics such as American democratic capitalism, US-Russia policy, grand strategy, and modern conservative thought.
The application deadline for Summer 2018 is Monday, February 12, 2018.

Early decision deadline is Monday, January 15, 2018.

Triage Consulting Group has extended the deadline to apply for their full-time Associate and Summer Internship positions to Wednesday, 10/25/17

Triage Consulting Group has extended the deadline to apply for their full-time Associate and Summer Internship positions to Wednesday October 25th at 11:59pm!

Triage is one of the nation’s leading hospital revenue review consultancies, with offices in San Francisco and Atlanta. Triage is a dedicated and energetic team of over 500 talented and highly-educated professionals who work with hospitals across the United States. Since inception, Triage has identified and recovered over $3.2 billion in lost revenue for some 600 hospital clients. Triage offers comprehensive payment review and recovery services that go beyond the capabilities of most firms. In parallel with recovering revenue, Triage offers risk minimization training and consulting tailored to our clients’ requests. More information about Triage can be found on the attached job flyers.

Please apply for the both the Associate (Job ID #842969) and Intern (Job ID #842971) on Port Triton for consideration. Finally, please feel free to contact UCSDRecruiting@triageconsulting.com with any questions or concerns.

Research Assistant and Summer Intern Opportunities; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Office of Research

About The Office of Research (OR):

The Office of Research (OR) in the Research, Markets, and Regulations Division (RMR) is realizing the CFPB’s mission by bringing an empirical, data-driven approach to the analysis of consumer financial markets.  OR provides the main analytics to understand consumer behavior and support the Bureau’s actions in policy-making, supervision, and enforcement.

OR Research Assistant Program

The OR Research Assistant Program is a fellowship program that was developed for graduating undergraduates (recent December 2017 and May/June 2018 graduates may apply) who are interested in spending 2-3 years in the Office of Research working alongside Ph.D. researchers (which include economists, research psychologists, and research scientists) on substantial and rigorous data oriented policy projects.  Ideally, the candidates’ time with our office would prepare them for future graduate programs such as Ph.D. programs in economics and finance, Masters of Public Policy, and other graduate fields.  Successful candidates will have a proven track record of academic excellence in one or more of the following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science.  Experience in R, SAS, or Stata programming is also key.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, as is the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.

How to apply to the OR Research Assistant Program

Visit our website: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/location

  • October 30, 2017– November 17, 2017 (apply early, since we may have an application cap)

Components of the application include (check job posting for official requirements):

  • Resume (required)
  • School transcripts showing progress toward degree (required – unofficial okay – we can take recent graduates as well as those expecting to graduate in December 2017 or May/June 2018)
  • Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
  • Cover letter (strongly recommended)

Summer Internship Program

The Pathways Internship Program is a Summer 2018 internship for current (students are eligible if they are enrolled as students before, during, and after Summer 2018) undergraduate and graduate students.  Interns work directly with a seasoned member of our team on policy and research projects and are assigned to one project which they are expected to complete during the twelve-week program.  Interns will be expected to work independently but will be provided necessary on-the-job training and mentorship to support them in their work.  Strong Intern candidates may be considered for possible future Research Assistant opportunities within the Office of Research.

How to apply to the Pathways Internship:

Visit our website: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/location/

  • October 27, 2017: general posting for all CFPB divisions, specify the Office of Research (Research Markets and Regulations, Office of Research) in the application

Components of the application include:

  • Resume (required)
  • School transcripts program showing current enrollment (required – unofficial okay)
  • Proof of enrollment  (required for graduate students who may not actively be taking classes)
  • Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
  • Cover letter (strongly recommended

Internships are open only to current students.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.