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While internships are not required for the B.A. in Economics, they provide an opportunity to do something both fun and enriching at the same time. Tom Fail, an ESU Economics Major, spent the summer of 2011 in Washington, D.C. interning at the IRS. Tom really enjoyed the opportunity and says it is one he will not forget soon. Below are the few other students who also participated in internship programs:

StudentInternship ProgramYear
Charles R. Tomori Pleasant Valley School District, Brodheadsville, PA 2011 Winter
Christopher Sable Fastenal, Pittston, PA 2012 Summer
Jose Andres Martinez Washington Internship Program, Washington, DC 2013 Summer
Paul Krajewski Help the Children Hear, Blairstown, NJ 2013 Summer
Khaliah Smith Pocono Area Transitional Housing Inc, Stroudsburg, PA 2013 Winter

Internships can be paid or unpaid, but should always enrich the students' knowledge and experience in their chosen field. Those that meet certain standards can be arranged for college credit. If you have a particular opportunity that you wish to pursue, we encourage you to talk with your advisor or Dr. Pats Neelakantan, the Economics Department Chairperson.

More Internship Opportunities:

To help you locate an internship opportunity, or if you want to prepare for your job search after graduation, we encourage you to look into the Career Leadership Program (co-sponsored by the ESU Economics Department and the Career Services Office). This program is designed to help students identify their career goals and to assist with planning and job seeking skills. All Economics majors are eligible to take advantage of the resources and support available in this unique program. To get involved.

  • Visit the Career Services Office (top floor of the University Center) or call (570) 422-3219 to schedule your appointment.
  • Career Services staff will get to know you and will work with you to begin formulating your Career Leadership action plan.
  • Enrolled students will receive information about upcoming career events, activities and resources via e-mail and on the Career Services web site.

Even if you choose not to sign up for the program you may still visit Career Services' website,, for many resources. The site provides access to a variety of personalized, career-focused activities that will help you to get the most out of your ESU experience, including:

  • Free career assessments and career planning resources
  • Individualized career planning sessions with staff
  • Opportunities to network and get insider advice about internships, jobs and graduate school
  • Career workshops and practice interviews
  • Guidance on how to take advantage of recruiting and career day events