Internships for CreditThrough the Economics Department at Saint Joseph’s University

As of Fall 2013, the Economics Department at SJU is offering an academic internship program for Internshipseconomics majors and minors* with a minimum GPA of 3.0. We are hoping that, from now on, over half of our majors will have an internship experience before they graduate.

There is no doubt that interning during college clarifies career choices and increases employment opportunities. Internships complement and reinforce classroom learning. They expand minds and horizons.

At this point, we have developed unpaid, academic internships in the Philadelphia area that will take place during the Fall or Spring semesters. Students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 would register for ECN 491 Philadelphia Economics Internship and get course credit while working 10 hours per week (for 13 weeks) with select employers. Their work experience will be supplemented with study in their particular job area under the guidance of a professor. This program is also  offered over the summer, as well.

A successful academic internship is a three-way partnership between the student, the employer, and the faculty advisor (click here to know more about this three-way partnership)

Dr. Bookman is working with members of the Economics Department as well as the staff at Career Services to identify suitable employers in the private and public sectors, as well as in non-governmental and non-profit organizations (click here for the list of employers with which 15 students were placed; click here to learn more on previous internship opportunities).

Stay turned for some more very interesting internship possibilities in fields such as financial services, health economics, environmental policy, economic development, labor economics and many more.

If you are interested in academic internship opportunities, or simply want more information, please contact Dr. Milica Bookman ( or come to Barbelin 107C.

*The Economics Department’s internship program is intended for primary economics majors only.  However, in special cases that available positions remain unfilled, we may welcome applications from secondary economics majors. If you are a double major but economics is your secondary major, please check with your primary department for similar opportunities. If you would like to switch your primary major to economics, please contact Dr. Cristian Pardo ( . If you want to become an economics major, please click here. Remember, in order to be eligible for this opportunity, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.