Internships and Service Learning

Econ 470S, Sustainable Rural Economic Development, is a Service Learning course where students work for a local economic development organization in conjunction with the course. This opportunity helps students make connections between their “real world” experience in the community and the economic theory learned in class. In the past, students have completed their service with AEDC, the County of Humboldt, the City of Arcata, Food for People, Seventh Generation Fund, PlanWest, Northcoast Environmental Center, and many others.

Econ 482, SBDC Economic Development Internship, is a new Internship course that allows students to combine coursework in the spring with a paid summer internship at one of the many Small Business Development Centers throughout California.

Humboldt Economics Ruprecht Assistantship provides an opportunity for students to work with faculty on Economics research projects. Students receive a stipend while gaining an important hands-on learning experience.

The Humboldt Economic Index provides paid opportunities for students to gain experience in community-based research. Student positions include Assistant Editor and Assistant Analyst.

Other Internship Opportunities

Humboldt Economics students have had many opportunities to do local, national, and international internships. Below are several of the internships and placements in which our majors have recently been involved:

  • County of Humboldt, Economic Development Office
  • Amnesty International UK
  • California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Center for Environmental Economic Development
  • Conservation Strategy Fund
  • Forest Community Research
  • Index of Economic Activity for Humboldt County
  • Klamath Watershed Institute
  • NetApp (San Francisco)
  • Office for Economic and Community Development (Humboldt)
  • Planwest Partners
  • Strategic Energy Innovations
  • Umpqua Bank
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Development Alternatives, Inc, Tanzania
  • U.S. Olympics, Salt Lake City