Research Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Goucher College Summer Science Research Program. 
Click here for more information about the program.

This past summer, two economics majors conducted summer research with Professor Shamshak.
Click here for more details.

Independent Study Research Opportunities

Students also have the opportunity to conduct research during the academic year through independent study projects.  Examples of past projects include:

  • Blue crabs: Their management and their future in the Chesapeake Bay. (Michael Siers, Class of 2010)
  • The Economic Forces behind a Structural Change in the United States Agricultural Industry.(Kelley Moran, Class of 2011)
  • The Economics of Baltimore Food Systems (Ellen Bast, Class of 2014 and Gretchen Funk, Class of 2013)


Internship Opportunities

Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the economics faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The department sponsors both full- and part-time internships in industry, banks, and government agencies. Most internships are in the Baltimore-Washington area. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in economics. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.

A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in economics should contact their individual academic advisers.


Student Work Opportunities

To find on-campus employment especially suitable for economics students, please visit the Career Development Office.