Econ 195/295 - Internships:

In order to be eligible for consideration for Econ 195, a student must meet the following academic criteria:

  1. The student must be a declared major in Economics (ECON 195 is not open to pre-majors)
  2. The student must be in good academic standing (an overall and CSUS grade point average of 2.0 or higher)
  3. The student must have completed at least 6 units of upper division coursework in Economics prior to enrollment in Econ 195
  4. The student must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in upper division coursework in Economics

In order to enroll in Econ 195, the student must provide the necessary form(s) to the internship coordinator no later than the end of the second week of instruction.  Students are encouraged to contact the internship coordinator before the semester begins to verify the appropriateness of the internship for Econ 195 credit and that the necessary paperwork is completed in a timely manner.

See the job resource center page or the Department's main web page for possible internships.

Please read our Internship Announcement for RESEARCH INTERNS. 

Click here for the form needed for Econ 195/295 enrollment.

Click here for the form needed for Econ 195/295 Teaching Assistant Contract

Click here for the form needed for Econ 195/295 Research Assistant Application


  • An internship is a great opportunity to expand and apply the tools and ideas you've learned in your Economics courses. Any type of job in which you can apply or illustrate your economics knowledge is a candidate for an internship. If you have a possible internship and wish to know if it will be applicable to the Economics major, contact Kristin Van Gaasbeck
  • An internship can count for 1-3 units of credit towards the Economics major (please see the requirements for the economics major for more details). For each unit, the student is expected to work 50 hours per semester. 
  • You must be a declared Economics major and you must enroll before the first report is due (3rd week of the semester).
  • The requirements for an internship include five written reports. The first four reports should be approximately two pages in length (1 inch margins, double spaced, 12pt. font). The final report should be at least five pages in length. The reports should follow the following guidelines:

1. First Report (3rd week)

  • Describe your company
  • Describe your position
  • Including how it relates to others in the company
  • Describe your duties

2. Second Report (6th week)

  • Discuss your duties
  • Discuss how your duties include or could include what you've learned in economics

3. Third Report (9th week)

  • Discuss your duties
  • Discuss how what you've learned in economics can be applied to how your organization operates and does business

4. Fourth Report (12th week)

  • Discuss your duties
  • Summarize what you've learned during your internship

5. Fifth Report (15th week)

  • Write a proposal (with the idea that you could present it to your supervisor) for how you would implement some sort of change or project that applies an economic concept to your organization.
  • This is done with the idea that it will increase your organization's ability to operate well.

In addition, your supervisor will be required to submit an evaluation of your work near the end of the semester. The various forms are linked: Internship evaluation form; Teaching Assistant Evaluation; Research Assistant Evaluation.

For more information and other possible internships, please contact the Economics Department Internship Coordinator: Kristin Van Gaasbeck, go to the Career Center.

Students interested in an internship should follow the steps described in the "Student Internship Instructions."

Organizations interested in having an intern from the CSUS Department of Economics should contact the internship coordinator: Kristin Van Gaasbeck