Jobs, Internships, and Careers

For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students interested in employment in politics and public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (health care, entertainment, energy), consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.

Outside Careers

Senator Feinstein's Office: Fall Internship Opportunity

Senator Feinstein's Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for internship positions for the fall session.  We accept applications on a rolling basis, until all positions are full.  Please submit an application and all required material as instructed on Senator Feinstein’s website,


About the internship position:


Tasks and Responsibilities:  Interns support the Senator and her Field Staff in drafting memos, scheduling or attending meetings, constituent letters, conducting background research, phone calls, document requests, morning press clippings, research projects, and attending events with the Senator when she is in the region.


Criteria:  For many citizens, contact with Senator Feinstein's office is their only experience with an elected representative. Therefore, we need professional and friendly students with a familiarity with the American political system and current events. Additionally, strong writing and communication skills are a must.


Hours:  Flexible hours (12-16 hours/wk) during the school year. We are very conducive to working with students' class schedules.


Application Process:  Interested students should follow the instructions given on the Intern Application, which can be found at  Application material, including a cover letter, resume, 3 academic/professional references (with contact information), and one page writing sample of your choice, in addition to a completed application, should be emailed to .  Please have one letter of recommendation emailed to that address as well.


Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.  If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Williams at or at 310.914.7300.


July 28, 2014