Job Overview

Summary

The Economic Research Service is seeking qualified students to participate in the 2014 Summer Pathways Internship Program.  These temporary, excepted service appointments are expected to begin in May and end in September.  Internships are open to individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or who are enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) from a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.

ERS is seeking qualified students to perform economic assignments, including assisting higher graded economists in the design, development, write-up, and publishing of a wide variety of economic and policy-relevant topics for Department information and external publication, in support of their economic mission.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.

This announcement will be used to fill full-time and part-time internship positions. This Job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Duties

Interns who are assigned to a GS-0199, Student Trainee (Economics) position assist higher graded economist in the design, development, write-up, and publishing of a wide variety of economic and policy-relevant topics for informational and external publication.  Typical but not all-inclusive duties require a general knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of economics and are illustrated by performance of any combination of the following:

  • Collect economic information for incorporation into detailed economic research projects.
  • Analyze and interpret factual economic statistics.
  • Compile and place in an orderly arrangement, specified economic information from a variety of sources.
  • Use statistical and database software (Excel, Access, Power Point) to develop and maintain databases and to serve as a team member and work alone in conducting empirical analyses.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No