The Department of Economics is launching a new program to increase funded research opportunities and data skill development for undergraduate Economics majors. Beginning in summer 2021, CSU students will be able to apply for Paid Research Internships that match undergraduates with department faculty and outside agencies on a variety of research projects.

Under the leadership of Undergraduate Program Co-Directors Steven Shulman and Alexandra Bernasek, the Department of Economics will now offer up to 15 funded positions per year. Six positions are currently open for summer research projects supporting CSU research centers CSAL and REDI, the Feminist Economics journal, and an independent project on U.S. labor. Positions will pay $15/hour for approximately 10 hours of work per week, up to $2,500 per internship.

To apply, a student must have declared a major in Economics and have successfully completed ECON 235 (Working with Data) and/or ECON 335 (Introduction to Econometrics). Successful applicants will be prepared to assist the project with strong data and communication skills, but will also receive faculty mentorship throughout the semester to increase their knowledge and skills.

Interested students should review the available internships here and apply on Handshake (posting #4746527) by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 7. Fall 2021 internships will be posted later in the year. For more information, contact