Internships & Opportunities

The College of Liberal Arts encourages undergraduate students to participate in internships to prepare for their future careers. Students can apply the core skills they learn in their degree programs—how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively—in real-world professional settings. 

The college actively collaborates with Temple’s Career Center and employers across a range of fields and industries to help cultivate professional development opportunities for its students. Additionally, Temple’s location in Philadelphia allows students to pursue internships across an array of organizations in the region.

Explore how an internship can help expand your opportunities after graduation

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 Major program.


The skills gained from a liberal arts degree are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. Apply the experience and knowledge acquired in the Economics Major program to your professional pursuits across many organizations and industries, including academics, cultural institutions, government agencies or the social sciences. The versatility of this program’s curriculum helps you graduate with valuable skill sets sought by many employers. 

Economics majors pursue careers in the following industries. 

  • Business 
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Health science
  • International relations
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Public policy

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