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Now hiring for a research associate position.


Our research covers a lot of ground, and includes monetary policy, macroeconomics, banking, financial institutions and markets, payments systems, urban economics, labor, climate change, health, and education. We also spend time analyzing national and regional economic conditions.

Our Focus

What Makes the Richmond Fed So Special?

Academic Research

We have a long tradition of focusing on academic research. Economists devote much of their time on their own independent research, attend seminars, and present their work in workshops and conferences. About 25 economists work in our Research department on an array of topics.

Broadening Your Experience

You'll have an opportunity to work with several economists throughout your time at the Richmond Fed, so you'll get exposure to a variety of economic research areas. Our “open door” policy fosters communication, and RAs are encouraged to approach economists about helping on projects that interest them. RAs learn from economists and from each other, mainly through a hands-on approach that focuses on learning, to fulfill requirements for specific projects.

Begin Your Journey with Us

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. We also offer summer internships and usually post those positions in the fall.




Be sure to carefully review your application to ensure all required documents are attached before submitting.


Be ready to schedule a phone or on-site appointment.


Offers are extended on a rolling basis through March.


During your onboarding period, you'll interact with other RAs and economists to learn about ongoing projects.


You're ready to work!


Denotes full-time position