The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has an excellent RA program.
The Board recruits in two waves, Fall and Spring, for a summer start. The Fall application deadline is .
The position lasts two to three years and has been an excellent way for students who are hesitating between grad school and industry to safely keep their options open while building excellent quantitative and analytical competences. Many RAs continue to top Ph.D. programs.
Here is the website: https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers-research-assistants.htm
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