Job Overview


The Economic Research Service (ERS) is seeking qualified students to participate in the 2013 Summer Pathways Internship Program.

These temporary appointments are expected to begin in May and end in September. Internships are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, trade school or other qualifying educational institution.

This is an Excepted Service appointment.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.


As a Student Trainee (Economics), you will:

  • Provides technical support to economists, and performs assignments in accordance with established precedents.
  • Individually plans and conducts relatively complex and difficult economic analysis and assists other economists by conducting segments of larger, more complex studies undertaken by the agency.
  • Selects methods, techniques, and procedures including statistical data collection and processing, and organizes them into work plans for producing satisfactory information on the factors affecting the study.
  • Collects and evaluates a large quantity of data and determines significance of findings.
  • Prepares written reports or findings, analyses, and conclusions of economic studies.
  • Serves as a team member on research projects.