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Overview

While the Federal Reserve Board and Reserve Banks share a common purpose and mission, and routinely interact and collaborate, by design, each institution is independent. This structure ensures regional interests are represented in national monetary policy decisions. As independent entities, there are variations in organizational structure, range of economic focal areas covered, and even job titles. For example, some Banks refer to the research assistant position as research associate or research analyst, but all perform the same basic role as research assistants. Take a closer look at our research assistant programs and consider joining the Fed’s team of talented researchers who make important policy contributions to the local, regional, and national economy.

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Atlanta

Recruiting for Research Analyst positions could occur at any time during the year when an open position becomes available (there is no defined recruiting cycle).

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Now Hiring: Full-time Research Assistants and Summer Interns

Boston

We are now accepting applications for research assistant positions that will start in the summer of 2018. Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Our current openings require U.S. citizenship. Research Assistant positions require a two-year minimum commitment. Applications for summer internships will be accepted through March 16 for positions starting in May and June.

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Chicago

Our Research Assistant recruiting cycle begins in the Fall, which is when we accept applications. The Chicago RA position is part of a 2-year program that starts mid-summer.

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Cleveland

Our primary Research Analyst (RA) recruiting cycle runs in the Fall. We will begin accepting applications in September and hold interviews in October/November. We will extend offers by the end of the year. RA positions typically begin in mid-summer and usually last two to three years.

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Now Hiring: 2018 Summer Interns

Dallas

Recruitment of RAs begins in the fall for positions starting in the following spring/summer. Research Assistants typically work for 2 to 3 years before moving on to graduate school, the private sector or other research institutions.

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Now Hiring: Research Associates and Research Interns

Kansas City

Our research associate recruiting cycle usually runs from October through March. We accept applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers throughout the cycle. New research associates typically start in June or July. We require a two year minimum commitment. We usually post for summer internships from January through March.

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Minneapolis

Our research assistant recruiting cycle occurs as positions become available. The full-time positions are flexible for durations of one-two years. Please check periodically for postings.

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Now Hiring: Full-Time Research Analysts

New York

Each year, the New York Fed seeks roughly 20 exceptional college graduates with a strong background in economics, mathematics, and statistics to work as Research Analysts (RAs). Announcements about openings are posted in early Fall for two-year positions beginning the following summer. The New York Fed also offers a summer internship program for rising seniors, which serves as an additional pipeline into the RA program.

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Now Hiring: Full-time Research Assistants

Philadelphia

Our research assistant recruiting cycle begins in October. We accept applications on a rolling basis until our positions are filled. RA positions begin in the summer. Our RAs typically work for 2-3 years before leaving for graduate school. We do not cap the length of employment. Applications for summer internships generally begin during the first quarter with the position starting in the May/June timeframe.

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Richmond

We start accepting applications for research assistant positions in December and extend offers on a rolling basis through March. RA positions are a two-year commitment.

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San Francisco

We start accepting applications for Research Associate positions in December and extend offers on a rolling basis through March. RA positions are two year positions. We also hire summer interns. Recruiting for those position begins in September.

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St. Louis

The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. We begin accepting applications for the following year in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis. Applications for summer internships follow a similar schedule.

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Now Hiring:Full-time Research Assistants

Board of Governors

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, most positions are filled during two main recruitment cycles. Completed application submission deadlines are as follows: September 30 for the fall program (interviews held in October-November); January 31 for the spring program (interviews beginning in March). Applications received after the deadlines may be considered depending on the availability of positions.

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