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, 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

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Tutoring for Student Athletes

Matador Network Program

The N Crowd in the Office of Alumni Relations would like to share with you an exciting, new online resource for students: The Matador Network. The CSUN Career Center and CSUN Alumni Association have proudly partnered together to launch this student-alumni mentoring network. It is an online database that brings together students and CSUN Alumni who can share their professional journey. The goal is to provide a setting for students to establish connections and prepare for the transition to post-colligate life. At the present moment, there are already over 500 alumni mentors in the system from all departments on campus, several of which are from the Economics Department. Interested students would need to simply create an online profile and can search for mentors through a variety of filters which include major and industry.


This tool will prove invaluable to student success. For further information and to sign up:


We are always working to recruit additional mentors, so alumni are invited to take part in the program.

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updated: January 23, 2014

2016 Global Internship Program

City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.

Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering.

Interested students are advised to apply ASAP to secure a spot. You can read more about the program on the home page:

Students can apply here:

Fall Internship with Senator Feinstein's LA Office

Senator Feinstein's Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for the summer internship term.  To be considered for an internship position, please submit your completed application to Kristen Woodruff (

About Senator Dianne Feinstein: As California's senior Senator, Dianne Feinstein has built a reputation as an independent voice, working with both Democrats and Republicans to find commonsense solutions to the problems facing California and the nation.

Since her election to the Senate in 1992, Senator Feinstein has worked in a bipartisan way to build a significant record of legislative accomplishments, helping strengthen the nation's security at home and abroad, combat crime and violence, battle cancer and protect natural resources in California and across the country.

In 2009, Senator Feinstein assumed chairmanship of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where she oversaw the nation’s 16 intelligence agencies. She was the first female Senator to hold that position. As chairman, Feinstein oversaw the passage of six intelligence authorization bills following a five-year drought. The committee also approved a key bipartisan report on the Benghazi attacks and released key information about the CIA's detention and interrogation program following a six-year review. Today, Senator Feinstein serves as vice chairman of the committee, during which time the committee passed the first significant congressional legislation to address security flaws in our nation's cybersecurity.

Senator Feinstein is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee where she is ranking member on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water. She is also a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, which she chaired during the 110th Congress. In that capacity, Senator Feinstein was the first woman to chair the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and presided over the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

In addition to her official committee assignments, Senator Feinstein is co-chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, co-chairman of the Senate Cancer Coalition and co-chairman of the Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma. She is also a member of the Anti-Meth Caucus, the Congressional Dairy Caucus and the Congressional Former Mayors Caucus. She has served as a member of the Aspen Strategy Group since 1997.

About the Internship:

Tasks and Responsibilities:  Interns support the Senator and her field staff by drafting policy memos; scheduling and/or attending meetings; drafting letters on behalf of the Senator to constituents, organizations and other local leaders; conducting background research; answering constituent phone calls; accommodating document requests; compiling morning press clippings; conducting 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.

Commitment: Interns are expected to commit 12-16 hours a week during the hours of 8:30am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Application Process:  Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 3 pages), and unofficial transcripts to Kristen Woodruff ( Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but applications received prior to August 19th will be most competitive.

For more information about the internship, please click here!

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is looking for Economic Research Assistants (RA) for the Division of Insurance and Research. Click here for more information on how to apply!