Job/Internship Postings

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.

Divisions

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. population.

More information on the posting and where to apply can be found here


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.

Visit "Fed Econ Jobs - Begin Your Journey" or see System Fed Econ Jobs Flyer for information about all job opportunities.

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.

To apply visit: https://www.chicagofed.org/careers/departments/research-assistant

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.

Applicants should send a resume, transcript and writing sample to RA.recruiting@dal.frb.org.  More information about the Dallas RA program can be found at the Dallas Fed Website

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis so turn in applications as soon as possible.

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 turn in applications as soon as possible.

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.

To apply, visit: https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=256668&lang=en

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.

For more information, see: https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/research/economists/research_associates/pdf/research_associate_brochure.pdf

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.

For more information, visit: St. Louis Fed Job Posting and https://research.stlouisfed.org/jobopps/


The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) seeks research assistants and staff economists to work on a wide range of economic topics, including energy/environment, health, housing, labor, education, industrial organization, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, agriculture and public finance. These staff support the research and analysis mission of the CEA by performing economic and econometric analysis, collecting data, completing literature reviews, writing memoranda to White House senior staff, and participating in the policy development process. During the fall, staff economists and research assistants participate in every aspect of producing the Economic Report of the President (ERP), from initial drafting and data collection through the editing and publication process. These staff must be detail-oriented as they fact-check all CEA work products and other Administration materials. A job at the CEA presents exceptional opportunities. We are a small-but-prestigious organization, reporting directly to the President to provide objective economic analysis and advice on current economic policy issues. Our staff interact regularly with the Chairman and Members of the Council and have a chance to contribute to the economic policymaking process. Work opportunities at the CEA extend beyond official job descriptions. Our environment is fast paced and challenging, and staffers with talent and motivation are assigned responsibilities commensurate with their abilities. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a security clearance and so must be U.S. citizens.  Dual citizenship is possible and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Click here for more details and instructions for applying. 

Research Assistants (RAs)

Research assistants are usually college graduates who majored in economics or related fields, and who took courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer programming.    At the CEA, they may work in a variety of fields, including macroeconomics, international finance, international trade, finance, labor economics, education, public finance, health, industrial origination, housing, energy, environment, and agriculture. They help write memos and reports to inform the President and senior White House staff, a process that involves economic and econometric analysis, collecting data, drawing charts, fact-checking, and reviewing literature.  They may also participate in the policy development process by representing the CEA at interagency meetings. Additionally, they participate in all aspects of writing the annual Economic Report of the President. 

Staff Economists

Staff Economists are usually students in Ph.D. programs in economics or public policy who have completed all their classes.  Staff-economist duties are similar to those of research assistants, except that they are expected to perform at a higher level.  Staff economists who serve at the CEA generally return to complete their theses with new ideas and new motivation. 


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 laurenke@wharton.upenn.edu.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so turn in applications as soon as possible.

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.

Apply at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/careers

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

Senior Research Specialist

Overview

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University has three Senior Research Specialist positions available. We are looking for skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year.

Responsibilities

The positions will be based at Princeton University and will entail close collaboration with Professors Micaela Sviatschi, Anne Karing, and Thomas Fujiwara. The research projects involve questions related to development economics, political economy, and behavioral economics (e.g.,crime, public health,elections and gender disparities). The position will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as: managing data sets, statistical analysis, summarizing research findings, and editing research papers. Additional duties may be assigned. The opportunity to actively participate in fieldwork in a developing country context is also a possibility (though not required) for the position.

In addition to working closely with faculty, senior research specialists participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including auditing classes, attending seminars, and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants. We pay a competitive salary and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.

This position is ideal for exceptional graduating seniors or final year masters students with a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics after acquiring one or two years of research experience.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics, Mathematics, or Computer Science (or significant coursework in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or programming).
  • Excellent research and writing skills, knowledge of programming skills (in particular STATA and LaTex editing). Knowledge of SQL, ArcGIS, Matlab, or Python is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus, but not necessary.

Application:

Candidates should provide:

  • A current CV/Resume.
  • Cover letter indicating:
    • Interest in the position.
    • Any prior research experience.
    • Your programming language experience.
    • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references.
    • GPA and/or summary of academic performance
    • When you are available to begin work.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The short-listed applicants will be asked for further information and to complete a technical exercise.

Click here for more information and to access the application


Corporate Jobs

D.E. Shaw

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/

Summer Fellowships

The D.E. Shaw group invites sophomores to apply to their Latitude and Discovery Fellowships hosted in New York City this summer at their headquarters.  

Latitude Fellowship: May 20 - 22

Discovery Fellowship: May 22 - 24

Application information can be found here


Workshops

SoFiE Financial Econometrics Summer School - "The Econometrics and Asset Pricing of Foreign Exchange Markets"

July 15 - July 19, 2019
Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL
2211 Campus Drive; Evanston, IL 60208

Applications should be sent to sofieschool@kellogg.northwestern.edu (with the words “SoFiE Summer School 2019” in the subject box). The applications should include a full CV and a motivation letter of half a page explaining why attending this course would be helpful to the applicant’s research. The application deadline is April 21, 2019. Decisions will be emailed by May 1, 2019.

 

Paper presentations: Applicants are strongly encouraged to present some of their own work during the afternoon sessions. For this, they are encouraged to include a paper or a long abstract along with the summer school application. All topics in financial econometrics are acceptable, but with some preference given to topics that are in line with the theme of the summer school. Papers will be selected by the organizing committee.

 

Fee for attending the school: $200 for academics and $750 for non-academics. Confirmation of admission of selected applicants is conditional on receipt of the fee payment in due time (details to be provided in the admission email).

 

All accepted participants are expected to be members of the Society for Financial Econometrics or to join before their place is confirmed. See http://sofie.stern.nyu.edu/membership on how to join the society (where a student membership option is available).

 

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