Internship in Economics or Accounting

The internship program provides students an opportunity to earn academic credit by working in a responsible position in a professional institution (i.e., private firms, government agencies, and not-for-profit institutions). The position must provide an opportunity to learn about some area of economics, accounting, business or related public policy. You may contact Career Development Services (Room 805, 212-772-4850) for help in locating internship opportunities. The internship is a one-credit course  (ECO 498) open to qualified Economics or Accounting majors, upper Junior/Senior only.

Course Requirements include the following:

  • From the Student:
  1. One three-page paper mid-way through the semester describing your initial assignments.
  2. One seven-to-ten page final paper summarizing your internship experience and including an assessment of the internship and whether or not you would recommend this internship to other students.
  • From the Host Internship Supervisor:
  1. Mid-semester and
  2. Final evaluation forms.

Internship Forms and Procedures

Take the Letter, Data and Policy Sheets, and Mid-Semester and Final Evaluation Forms to your Host internship supervisor. Your internship supervisor fills out the Data sheet. You return the Data Sheet and the Confirmation Form to the Economics Department office, HW 1524, and the internship coordinator assigns a faculty member as your internship advisor. Your internship advisor will evaluate the mid-semester and final papers.