College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Economics

Philadelphia Economics Internship Program

(includes description, how to apply, contact information, and current internship opportunities)




Internships for Credit
Economics Department - Saint Joseph's University

As of Fall 2013, the Economics Department at SJU is offering an academic internship program for all majors and minors* with a minimum GPA of 3.0. We are hoping that 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 493 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.

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 (please see the Internship Newsletter for information on employers with which our students have been placed for Spring 2016; click here to learn more on previous internship opportunities).

Stay turned for some 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 for the Spring 2017 semester, or simply want more information, please contact Dr. Milica Bookman ( or come to Barbelin 107C.

*If you want to become an economics major or minor, please click here. Remember, in order to be eligible for this opportunity, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.