Internships & Opportunities

The economics department has no formal internship program, but encourages students to explore internships that apply economics to the real world. Here are some suggestions. Note that many of these internships require math, statistics, and/or computer skills as well as economics course work.

PART-TIME INTERNSHIPS:  Students interested in local internships can consult postings by Professional Career and Development Services (PCDS) and the CBPA Career Services.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:  Students interested in macroeconomics should consider an internship at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Washington D.C.) or at one of the 12 Federal Reserve District Banks. The New York and Chicago Federal Reserve District Banks have web pages devoted to internships. Other Federal Reserve District Banks probably offer internships, too—you will just have to hunt for the person or office in charge. Nearby District Banks include Kansas City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Most (if not all) of these are paid summer internships.

Many government agencies and organizations in Washington D.C. offer paid summer internships for economics majors. Examples include:

To find internship opportunities at other government agencies, explore their websites. (See our Data Sources page for links.)

SEMESTER-LONG INTERNSHIPS:  Students interested in a full-time internship during the school year should consider the Economic Policy Semester, part of the Washington Semester Program operated by American University. This program includes options for coursework and internships in private organizations and government agencies in Washington, D.C. Drake is affiliated with this program. Application materials may be obtained from PCDS.

CBPA News
December 2, 2016
Students in the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration had the opportunity to learn from Drake alumni and professional managers about post-graduation career opportunities during Finance Career Night on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
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