San Francisco

innovation hub, diverse and inclusive

Now accepting applications for our research associate program.

San Francisco


We are a center for innovative thinking about all aspects of the domestic and global economy. We conduct high-caliber research and provide in-depth and independent analysis to support monetary policy, supervision, and public information.

Our Focus

We strive to conduct frontier research that informs policy. We cover a broad set of topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, and finance.

Research

Our research and analysis reach a wide and varied audience through publication in top academic journals, other external publications, and web products that cover cutting-edge topics for the general public and specialized audiences. Our work is frequently cited in the media and used as educational resources.

District information

Of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, the Twelfth District is the largest in area and employment. The states in our District are Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Several of the nation’s leading information technology centers are located in the District.

Begin Your Journey with Us

Our research associate recruiting cycle runs from August to October.

Prepare

 

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Apply
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September-October
Interview

Be ready to schedule interviews over video.

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Accept

Offers are extended to fill full-time two year positions.

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Most positions start the following summer.
Start

Your first few weeks will be spent onboarding and learning while easing into policy and research tasks.

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Work

Congratulations! We will assign you to two economists for policy work.

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Our RA position is full-time for two years. We accept applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers throughout the cycle.

Denotes full-time position