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Economic Research Division Internships

Dissertation Internships

The Divisions of International Finance, Monetary Affairs, and Research and Statistics, offer paid internships for graduate students to conduct research at the Federal Reserve Board.

Internships are offered in the spring, summer, and fall.

Interns work on a topic of their own choosing, usually furthering dissertation research begun before the internship. Preference is given to Ph.D. candidates whose topics are in macroeconomics (broadly defined), international economics, finance, banking, and econometrics. Applications are also welcome from students working in other fields of economics.

Program Application Deadline Typical Tenure
Summer April 1 June-September
Fall April 1 September-December
Spring November 15 March-May

Program Coordinators

  • John Rogers (International Finance)
  • Michael Palumbo (Research and Statistics)
  • Egon Zakrajsek (Monetary Affairs)

To Apply

Send the following application material by e-mail to dissertationinterns@frb.gov:

  • vita
  • work from the thesis
  • transcript of graduate work
  • two letters of reference
Note: Although not all internship positions require U.S. citizenship, candidates are asked to indicate citizenship and visa status.

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Project Internships

The Division of Research and Statistics offers paid internships during the summer for graduate and undergraduate students to work on projects previously identified by economists in the division.

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

These positions are available to students majoring in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, or computer science.

Program Application Deadline Typical Tenure
Summer April 1 June-September

To Apply

Send the following application material by e-mail to projectinterns@frb.gov:

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Unpaid Internships

Throughout the year, the Division of Research and Statistics occasionally offers opportunities for students to work on projects as unpaid interns. The duration of the internship is generally ten to twelve weeks, depending on the assigned projects.

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

Summer unpaid internships selections are based solely on academic records and references. On-site interviews are not conducted.

Program Application Deadline Typical Tenure
Summer April 1 June-September
Fall July 31 Semester
Spring November 15 Semester

To Apply

Send the following application material by e-mail to projectinterns@frb.gov:

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