You can receive EC 404 credit for an appropriate internship experience. Majors can receive up to two (2) credits that will count as two (2) of the 28 upper-division elective credits for their major. To do so, you need to first find an internship opportunity. You may find one using the links below, or by investigating companies that interest you. 

Once you have an internship opportunity lined up, you can get credit by reaching out to the Professor Jeremy Piger (, the Economics Director of Undergraduate Studies for approval. Once approved, you can register for the credits and complete the internship and the assignments described in the EC 404 Syllabus to receive credit. Typically, it is required that you do three (3) hours of work per week for a 10-week term for each academic credit you wish to receive. 

Please be aware that to receive approval of an internship for academic credit you will need to explain how this opportunity is an internship, not a regular job. The difference is that an internship is intended to give you training, supervision, and experiences that help you understand the associated career path that extends beyond this particular work experience.


Recent Internship Placements

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Examples of recent internships by UO Economics majors include: 

  • Business Analyst, Boeing Corporation, Seattle, WA
  • Financial Analyst Intern, Marsh Co., Portland, OR
  • Intern, Merrill Lynch, Portland, OR
  • Marketing Technician, Fundación Jatun Sacha, Quito, Ecuador
  • Financial Consultant Intern, Saloman Smith Barney, Eugene, OR
  • Logistics Intern, Jacobs Engineering, Anchorage, AK
  • Marketing Associate, A.G. Edwards, Eugene, OR
  • Intern,, Eugene, OR
  • Suite and Preferred Services Intern, Portland Trailblazers, Portland, OR
  • Retail Management Intern, Target Corp., Eugene/Portland, OR
  • Junior Analyst, Integra Funds, Chicago, IL
  • Technical Assistant, ECONorthwest, Eugene, OR
  • Sales Representative, Brasher’s Auto Auctions, Eugene, OR