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How to Apply for Research Assistant Positions in the Economic Research Divisions

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, most positions are filled during two main recruitment cycles. Completed application submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall: September 30 (interviews held in October)
  • Spring: January 31 (interviews beginning in March)
  • Candidates not selected during the fall recruitment cycle will automatically be considered during the spring. Positions for successful candidates in both the fall and spring recruiting cycles will typically be available during the summer months.

    Citizenship Requirements

    The Board gives preference in hiring to qualified U.S. citizens and nationals. Therefore, applicants for research assistant positions must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

    Application Instructions

    Note that all of the information requested below, including recommendation letters, must be received before your application will be considered.

    Send the following materials by e-mail to researchassistant@frb.gov. Applications will be circulated to all the economic research divisions.

    1. Cover letter
    2. Resumé
    3. Unofficial Transcript. If you have attended more than one college or university, submit transcripts from each school. If you are selected for an interview, official transcripts will be requested.
    4. Two letters of recommendation. Both letters must be written by college professors. Arrange for all letters to be sent via e-mail.
    5. Candidate Survey of Interests Form
    6. Job Application form (273 KB PDF)
    Dustin Rawlins
    Division of Research and Statistics
    Phone: (202) 736-1912
    Edwin Roan
    Division of Monetary Affairs
    Phone: (202) 912-7828
    Angela Fuller
    Division of International Finance
    Phone: (202) 872-4912

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