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How to Apply for Research Assistant Positions in the Economic Research Divisions

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, most positions are filled during two main recruitment cycles. Completed application submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall: September 30 (interviews held in October)
  • Spring: January 31 (interviews beginning in March)
  • Candidates not selected during the fall recruitment cycle will automatically be considered during the spring. Positions for successful candidates in both the fall and spring recruiting cycles will typically be available during the summer months.

    Citizenship Requirements

    U.S. citizenship is required for Research Assistant positions.

    Application Instructions

    Send the following materials by e-mail to researchassistant@frb.gov. Applications will be circulated to all the economic research divisions.

    1. Cover letter
    2. Resumé
    3. Unofficial Transcript. If you have attended more than one college or university, submit transcripts from each school. If you are selected for an interview, official transcripts will be requested.
    4. Two letters of recommendation. Both letters must be written by college professors. Arrange for all letters to be sent via e-mail.
    5. Candidate Survey of Interests Form
    6. Job Application form (273 KB PDF)

    Note that all of the information requested above, including recommendation letters, must be received before your application will be considered.

    We also ask that candidates complete the EEO Voluntary Self-Identification form. Providing this information is voluntary and is requested for the purpose of maintaining reports. Any information voluntarily provided is confidential and will not be considered in making any employment decision. Choosing not to complete the form will not affect your being considered for employment.

    Dustin Rawlins
    Division of Research and Statistics
    (202) 736-1912
    Edwin Roan/Rose Leggon
    Division of Monetary Affairs
    (202) 912-4600
    Angela Fuller/Jessica Wirth
    Division of International Finance
    (202) 872-4912
    Rebecca Young
    Office of Financial Stability
    (202) 452-3252

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