Our city is home to all Federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the White House as well as the home to multilateral organization such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Catholic University economics students are in the middle of a vibrant and varied economic environment, a global city with extraordinary diversity, and the center of economic and public policy in America.

What does this mean for our students?

Top-notch faculty and guest lecturers

In addition to our expert full-time faculty, Washington, D.C. provides the Department of Economics with access to the best part-time faculty. Our part-time faculty have extensive experience in a variety of domestic and international fields and bring their real-world experience into the classroom for our students. Catholic University students are able to take advantage of close proximity to these influential bodies through extensive networking and internship opportunities.

Contacts and Internships

Washington, D.C., provides the Department of Economics with a wide network of contacts through whom our students can access internship opportunities at U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), startups, and Top 500 companies. Through internships, students can gain the hands-on experience that is so valuable to potential employers.

Our students have completed internships in J.P. Morgan, Capital One, KPMG, Booz Allen Hamilton, Accenture, The White House, Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank, Capitol Hill, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Inter-American Development Bank, International Labor Organization, Catholic Relief Services, World Vision, among others.


Washington, D.C. provides our graduates with fantastic job opportunities. In fact, 100 percent of our graduates secure full-time domestic or international employment upon graduation.
Our graduates are employed, among others, at The White House, The Federal Reserve Bank, Congressional Budget Office, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, FBI, CIA, United Nations, The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, Helen Keller International, American Institute for Research, 3ie, Deloitte, KPMG, Booz Allen Hamilton, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Bank of America, Citibank, Google, MX Corporation, and Accenture.

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