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Open the doors to a bright future

Serve the public, gain meaningful work experience and expand your career options


The Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the U.S., is one of the world’s most prestigious financial institutions. Together, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the twelve regional Reserve Banks perform key functions in the public interest to promote the health of the U.S. economy and the stability of the U.S. financial system.

A Special Message

From Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell

Research Assistant Program

Economic researchers at the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks produce a wide variety of economic analyses and forecasts for the Federal Open Market Committee, Board and Reserve Bank Presidents, while also conducting cutting edge research on a diverse range of topics. We hire research assistants (RAs) and interns to support our economists on these vital policy analyses and research that makes a difference.

Planning for Your Future

Many RAs go on to top graduate schools in economics, law, public policy, and political science, while others take exciting jobs at the Fed or elsewhere. Through on the job experience, attending seminars, training and tuition reimbursement programs, RA positions provide you with a solid foundation for whichever career path you pursue.

About the Program