Internships & Research Opportunities

Internships

The department strongly encourages majors to complete at least one internship while at Agnes Scott. Internships are an important way for students to gain insight into future careers, begin to establish a network of professional contacts, and learn how businesses or nonprofit organizations operate.

Agnes Scott students have completed internships at many different organizations in Atlanta and around the United States. In the last few years, students have interned at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Amnesty International, Merrill Lynch, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Southern Company, among many other organizations.

Internships can be done during the summer or during the academic year. Students can receive academic credit for some internships. Credit can be received by taking the EC 370 (Economics Internship) course or by completing EC 450 with an instructor. Please contact David Williams (dmwilliams@agnesscott.edu) or another member of the Economics Department for more information.

Research Opportunities

All students engage in research at some point during their academic career as part of their coursework. For example, economics majors complete an independent research project as part of their senior seminar, EC 400. We offer a variety of opportunities for undergraduates interested in other research experiences, including:
  • The Research Scholar program at Agnes Scott College funds student-faculty collaborative research during the summer or academic year. Students can work with a faculty member to pursue their own research interests or to assist a faculty member with his or her research. Such independent or collaborative research can lead to a conference presentation or publication.

  • Students can receive academic credit for independent research by taking EC 490 under a faculty member's superivision.

  • Some internships involve research, such as those at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Agnes Scott devotes an entire day, called SpARC (Spring Annual Research Colloquium), during the spring semester to student presentations of their research. Many students present at SpARC at some point during their college career.