Federal Reserve Bank Research Dissertation Fellow (Summer 2018) in Richmond, Virginia

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is currently recruiting for a Summer Dissertation Fellow in our Research department. The Research department's dissertation internship program is open to advanced Ph.D. students working in the areas of monetary economics, macroeconomics, international economics, urban and regional economics, banking, financial economics, industrial organization, or consumer finance. The purpose of the dissertation internship program is to encourage and support research on topics of interest to the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

This is a part-time (no benefits) opportunity located in Richmond, VA. Interns will typically be expected to stay at the Bank for 10 to 12 weeks, starting as early as May or June 2018 and ending no later than August 2018.

* *Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by March 5, 2018. * *The hourly rate is $26/ hr. and based on a 40 hours/week work schedule. * *Subject to special background check procedures. * *Please note, housing will not be provided.

  • Work on research topic of choice, which is typically drawn from the fellow’s dissertation research. Interact with the economists in the Bank's Research Department.

  • Give two formal presentation of their research, one at the start of their fellowship period and one at the end of the fellowship period.

    /Special Considerations:/

  • /Candidate should review the FRB Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with issues related to previous employment and prohibited financial interests. The Code is available on the About Us, Careers webpage at/ /www.richmondfed.org/ /./

    Education & Experience:

  • Open to Ph.D. students from all Ph.D. granting colleges and universities in the United States.

  • Applicants must have passed their qualifying examinations and must be at the advanced dissertation stage of their program.

  • With an application, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, their dissertation proposal, and a brief letter from their principal academic advisor commenting on the applicant's potential for producing a high-quality dissertation, the importance of the topic to the profession and the progress that has been made to date.

  • Documents should be uploaded as attachments to your electronic submission, except for letter of recommendation, by an academic advisor – please submit this document directly to charlotte.helms@rich.frb.org .

  • Formatted attachments can include Microsoft Office products, PDFs, JPGs or HTML documents; size for each is limited to 1.5MB.

Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Title: Research Dissertation Fellow (Summer 2018)

Location: VA-Richmond

Requisition ID: 254146