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Economics Fellowships for Sophomore and Junior Majors

Sophomore and Junior economics majors (and first-semester senior majors in "E" classes) are invited to apply for the economics department's summer fellowship program.  The program awards fellowship money to supplement salaries at approved economic research institutions for summer internships of no less than 8 weeks of full-time employment.  Currently, the fellowship program supplements summer salaries up to the amount of $4,000 for approved internships.  Therefore, an economics department fellow who works at a volunteer internship at an approved institution would be awarded a $4,000 fellowship from the department.  A fellow earning $2,000 at an approved institution would be awarded a $2,000 fellowship from the department.

Applicants should submit to the department by March 28th a brief description (no more than 2 pages) of their proposed internship and their rationale for seeking this internship.  Fellowship awards wil be based on the student's record in economics, their proposed internship, and the availability of funds.  A student need not be accepted for an internship at the time of application, but securing the internship is the sole responsibility of the student.  (We encourage students to apply to a number of different internships as soon as possible.)  The fellowship will be paid in the September following the completion of the internship.  To receive payment, the fellow must submit to the department the letter of acceptance for the internship along with the conditions of employment.

In your application please list any other funding opportunities for which you have applied or plan to apply.  If you are awarded other funding, you must choose whether to accept the Economics Fellowship stipend or the other funding, not both.

A list of pre-approved institutions is provided below, but the fellowship program is not restricted to these institutions.  If a fellow secures an economic internship at a different institution, he or she can ask for departmental approval for that internship.  Such approval must be obtained prior to the start of the internship and the internships must involve economic analysis of public-policy issues.

Pre-Approved Institutions:

Federal Reserve Banks or Board of Governors
Council of Economic Advisors
Brookings Institution
National Bureau of Economic Research
Federal Government Agencies
The World Bank
International Monetary Fund
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Resources for the Future
The Urban Institute
American Enterprise Institute
Cato Institute
Economic Strategy Institute
The Heritage Foundation
The Institute for International Economics