Congressional Budget Office
19-00 ASSISTANT ANALYST
The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and
budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO is seeking several assistant analysts to work in various
divisions. Specific duties vary by division, but most include research assistance, statistical
analysis, database management, graphics production, literature review, and quality assurance.
This is an entry-level position for a period not to exceed three years—ideal for those interested in
substantive work experience before attending graduate school. The position is only for candidates
who have or are completing a bachelor’s degree; it is not for those who are have or are
completing a master’s degree.
The following divisions at CBO are seeking assistant analysts:
The Macroeconomic Analysis Division conducts analysis of current economic conditions,
develops CBO’s economic forecast, and analyzes the economic effects of fiscal policy.
Assistant analysts prepare materials for CBO’s publications, maintain the division’s
databases, and assist with data collection and economic analysis for the division’s projects.
The Budget Analysis Division develops projections of federal spending and estimates the
budgetary impact of proposed legislation. Assistant analysts work independently and often
within short timeframes, obtaining appropriate data to address policy questions and preparing
analyses to meet the needs of Congressional committees.
The Microeconomic Studies Division analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of federal
policies covering a wide variety of issues, including education and income security; public
infrastructure; research and development; and energy, natural resources, climate, and the
environment. Assistant analysts work in concert with the division’s economists to address
related policy questions.
The Tax Analysis Division projects future federal revenues using economic models and
microsimulation techniques, analyzes the distribution of federal taxes and spending, and
examines how possible changes in tax law would affect the behavior of taxpayers and the
overall economy. Assistant analysts develop baseline estimates of certain revenue sources,
estimate the effects of selected legislative proposals on revenues, and assist with other
analyses within the division.
The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division produces reports on a range of
policy issues that include Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies provided through health insurance
exchanges, and Social Security; the division also plays a key role in CBO’s estimates of the
costs of certain proposed changes to health care programs. Assistant analysts work with the
division’s economists on the development and maintenance of CBO’s Health Insurance
Simulation Model, which is used for projecting health insurance coverage for the U.S.
Federal Reserve Jobs
The Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the country are currently recruiting recent graduates to fill a number of Research Assistant positions. The positions are full-time, salaried, and offer full benefits, including tuition assistance. Students are encouraged to check each branch's website as not all job postings may appear on this page.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Research Assistant
The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of research assistants to start in the summer of 2019.
This position is structured as a rigorous two-year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of our RAs enroll in a graduate program upon departure from the Fed.
For more information, see: 2018 19 Ra Job Posting Research Assistant
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Intern
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Summer Intern Program is a paid internship that provides undergraduate, graduate and PHD students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the Federal Reserve Bank. Through project oriented hands on assignments and professional development activities, interns receive a solid overview of the business of the Fed while contributing to their designated Bank department.
For more information and to apply, see: https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=257374&lang=en#.W7KUFIY9-5M.mailto
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
The Dallas Fed is opening their application for RA’s to start summer 2019.
The Dallas Fed Research Assistant position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates to gain knowledge, skills and an insight into a research career. Research Assistants typically work for two years before moving on to graduate school, the private sector, other research institutions or another position within the Bank.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis so .
For more information about the job posting, visit: https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=256919&lang=en
Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Research Analyst
Each year the Bank’s Research and Statistics Group seeks roughly twenty exceptional college graduates with a strong background in economics, mathematics, and statistics to enter its Research Analyst (RA) program. RAs generally stay in the position for two years.
To apply, visit: https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/02bcampus/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=257163. Refer to job number 257163.
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis so .
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Research assistants (RAs) play a key role in the Economic Research Department. Whether they are helping economists prepare briefings on current monetary policy issues, working on economic forecasts, writing some of our newsletters on economic conditions, or analyzing data for long-term research projects, RAs are an essential part of our team.
Working as a RA at the Philadelphia Fed is a rewarding experience, whichever career path you ultimately choose to pursue. Our RAs have gone on to top graduate schools in economics, public policy and law; some have found opportunities in other departments in the Bank; and others have moved into higher positions within the Economic Research Department.
For more information, see: https://philadelphiafed.org/-/media/research-and-data/research-assistant-opportunities.pdf
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - Research Associate
In our Research department, about 20 economists split their time between working on policy-related questions and their own independent academic research. Research associates help the economists with their research and policy memos.
To apply, visit https://www.richmondfed.org/about_us/careers/job_openings and select "Economic/Research" in the search criteria.
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - Summer Internship
The Summer Internship Program provides outstanding students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the nation’s central bank. Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, our interns gain an extensive understanding of the work of the Federal Reserve System.
Most summer internship positions are posted starting September and close by early December. Interviews and offers typically take place between November and March.
To apply, visit https://www.richmondfed.org/about_us/careers/job_openings and select "Internships" in the search criteria.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Internship
The St. Louis Fed is currently accepting applications for 2019 positions.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a Summer Internship Program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System.
Other Research Jobs
Samuel Zell & Robert Lurie Real Estate Center of Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
The successful candidate will support faculty research in a number of areas, including real estate, public policy, and urban economics. Job responsibilities include performing a variety of statistical and econometric analyses, writing research reports, collecting and maintaining databases, and providing research-related programming support. Computer programming skills are necessary; ability to analyze data and write reports required.
Research analysts can take one course per semester while working, and usually take Ph.D. level micro or metrics in the Penn economics department. RAs typically work for up to three years before moving on to graduate programs or careers in economics, finance, real estate, or related disciplines.
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/ by searching for reference number 07-29878. Please submit a brief cover letter, a resume, and an academic transcript. Applicants should also attach copies of their transcripts and send via email to Lauren Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so .
For more information, view Job Announcement Flyer
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst position.
This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.
There will be 2 windows to apply during. One window will be opened in mid-October and another in early 2019. Official window date announcements are forthcoming.
For more information, contact Aarif.Masani@cfpb.gov
Stanford Law School
Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the summer of 2019. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs.
The deadline to apply is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 7, 2019.
For more information, see Stanford Law School Rf Posting
The D. E. Shaw group is trusted by investors across the world to manage their assets by seeking the optimal balance of risk and reward. While they’re known as a pioneer in quantitative investing, they also have considerable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion. The D. E. Shaw recruiting team is now accepting applications for internships and full-time roles.
For more information about D.E. Shaw, visit: https://www.deshaw.com/
Sterling Group is looking for a full-time Financial Analyst for their Investments and Asset Management groups. Ideally, they would like to fill the position as soon as possible (December graduate), but given that they are located in Mishawaka, they may be able to bring on a May graduate part-time until graduation and then transition to full time.
For more information, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/financial-business-analyst-at-the-sterling-group-952724143
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