America's industrial heartland. and more.

Our application period for research analyst positions has ended.


Our research focuses on macroeconomic policy and forecasting, applied microeconomics, banking and finance, and regional conditions. We draw on this research to advise the Bank president on emerging policy issues within the Fourth District, across the nation, and around the world.

Our Focus

Our research focuses on a broad range of regional and national topics important to monetary policy and the nation's economic well-being.

Influential Research and Policy Advice

The Cleveland Fed conducts research on a wide range of topics important to monetary policy, the financial services sector, and the payments system, and has a long history of research and innovation in the field of inflation. Research analysts play a key role by conducting research with economists and supporting the policy process, investigating topics such as:

  • Income and wealth inequality
  • Inflation dynamics
  • Financial crises
  • Wage growth and unemployment
  • Cryptocurrencies

Regional Expertise

The Cleveland Fed studies issues of concern to the economic prosperity of its region--Ohio, eastern Kentucky, western Pennsylvania, and the panhandle of West Virginia. The Regional Analysis Group and Community Development Department analyze data, gather insights from contacts throughout the region, and produce analyses of conditions and issues such as the following:

  • COVID-19
  • Small business access to credit
  • Underserved and lower-income individuals and communities
  • Workforce development, education, and access to jobs
  • Lead poisoning

Begin Your Journey with Us

Our research analyst (RA) recruiting cycle typically runs from September through November. We accept applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers throughout the cycle. New RAs typically start in June or July of the following year. Applications for summer internships follow a similar schedule.


Review minimum qualifications and requirements


Submit your application and the required documents on our website


Be ready to schedule an appointment. All interviews are conducted over Zoom, a video conference tool.


Offers are extended to fill intern and full-time positions


Your first week will be spent onboarding and learning


After your first week, you’ll feel ready to contribute

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Our research analysts typically work at the Bank for two or three years before moving on to graduate school or other opportunities. We accept applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers throughout the cycle.

Denotes full-time position