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Internships in the Division of Information Technology

The Division of Information Technology (IT) provides a broad range of automation, telecommunications, and statistical services to the Board. College students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior years and who are majoring in computer science, economics, business administration, finance, or a related discipline are encouraged to apply for summer internships. Interns hired for the summer are expected to work from approximately June 1 to September 1.

IT interns perform one or more of the following activities:

  • Write and test software for the Board's mainframe and workstations
  • Assist IT staff with installations of hardware and software
  • Use various software packages, such as C, C++, and UNIX, and applications, such as SAS, Word, Excel, dBaseIII, and FAME
  • Design web pages and Powerpoint presentations and graphics
  • Run and review edits of statistical series for clarity and completeness
  • Review test results for hardware and software
  • Write documentation for applications being developed or modified
  • Perform routine office functions

To Apply for Internships in IT

We begin accepting applications in November and start the interview process in mid-December, continuing until all positions are filled. Positions are located in Washington, D.C., and students will be responsible for their own housing arrangements. For consideration, please send your resumé and college transcripts by e-mail to the following address:

Tips for a successful IT intern application:

  1. Place your major, cumulative GPA, and month available in the subject line of the e-mail. For example, Computer Science / 3.2 / June 2012.
  2. Include your cumulative GPA on your resumé.
  3. Indicate your citizenship status in your resumé or cover letter. The Federal Reserve hires only U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) for IT intern positions.

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