Internships & Opportunities

Economics MA students have access to internship opportunities through Temple’s economics student organization, the Temple Economics Society.

Department Internships

Students have access to internship opportunities through Temple’s economics student organization, the Temple Economics Society.

Project-based Internships

Apply economic principles to everyday organizational problems. Businesses need to grow to survive, and internship projects are a focused way to build the economic platform that ensures growth and sustainability. Students who participate in this program learn the following valuable skill sets. 

  • Complex problem solving
  • Coordinating with others
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Judgment and decision making
  • People management

Learn more about the Economics Project-based Internship Program, including information on how to engage in a project with an organization striving to grow.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Internships

Economists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics teach interns about the data and statistics collected and reported by the Bureau. This includes data on inflation, unemployment and wages. Students learn to utilize and interpret this data and then create a final research project and presentation.

First Up Internships

First Up supports and advocates for the approximately 3,000 private pre-K providers in the city of Philadelphia. Interns are trained to aid pre-K providers in creating operating budgets and finding additional sources of revenue. Additionally, interns can participate in research programs that support the lobbying efforts of First Up.

Learn more about available internships within the Economics MA program.

Careers

The advanced skills gained from a graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. You will form expertise through rigorous coursework and research to meet your professional and personal goals. Individuals with a Economics MA degree enter careers as economists and/or graduate programs in a number of areas, including business, law, public policy and other industries.

The Economics MA program is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained researchers and managers in the field of economics, and many students go on to enter PhD programs.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Economics MA may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Chemists

$76,890.00

Climate Change Analysts

$71,130.00

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

$101,480.00

Environmental Economists

$104,340.00

Farm & Home Management Advisors

$49,840.00

Geographers

$80,300.00

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

$71,380.00

Social Science Research Assistants

$46,640.00

Urban & Regional Planners

$73,050.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).