Federal Reserve System 2024 Sophomore Career Exploration Program - Research in New York, New York
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems.
The Bank believes in work flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also connecting and collaborating with our colleagues in person. Employees can expect to be in the office a couple of days per week as needed for meetings and team collaboration and should live within a commutable distance.
Please note: Apply to all areas that you are interested in within the various tracks. For example, to apply to the entire policy track, you must submit applications for Markets, Research, and Supervision. This does not apply to Technology.*
The Sophomore Career Exploration Internship provides outstanding undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with a unique institution. Through project work assignments and professional development activities, sophomore interns are provided with both an introduction to professional life, and an understanding of the work of the New York Fed.
In addition to their daily responsibilities, sophomore interns will develop personal and professional skills to support their success in the workforce. Interns will experience a cohort-model of learning, while receiving a mentor pairing with a more experienced professional at the Bank. Sophomore interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Junior Summer Analyst program, which serves as a recruitment pipeline for the New York Fed’s entry-level hiring.
What we do:
The Policy Track at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York includes three groups; Supervision, Markets, and Research. The Research & Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York conducts policy-oriented academic research and provides analytic support for the Bank’s responsibilities relating to monetary policy, monetary policy execution, banking supervision, payments systems, and other economic and financial issues.
What we are looking for:
The Policy Track Sophomore Career Exploration Internship Program is open to applicants who have completed their sophomore year at a 4-year college by the beginning of the internship. The program is extremely competitive, and size is limited. General requirements for the position are listed below, and specific technical skills may be required depending on area and project.
Preferred cumulative GPA: 3.0
Expected graduation between Winter 2025 & Spring 2026
An interest in banking, finance, business, economics, or public policy with a strong academic record
Interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the willingness and ability to foster working relationships with a range of stakeholders
Written and verbal communication skills with the ability to synthesize information and explain it clearly
Organized and resourceful, with the ability to work as part of a team and independently
Ability to assimilate new information and learn new tools/systems
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint
Solid analytical abilities
To Apply: Please include a resume and unofficial transcript. The application deadline is October 4th, 2023 (11:59 PM EST)* .
This is a paid internship. Please note, summer housing is not provided.
Your regular wages for the eight weeks will be paid on a semi-monthly basis and will be calculated based on an annual salary of $64,300.00, less applicable taxes.
Our Touchstone Behaviors —Communicate Authentically, Collaborate Inclusively, Drive Progress, Develop Others, and Take Ownership—help shape the culture of the Bank. They also provide a shared language for how we work together and achieve success, and they set clear expectations for leading with impact at every stage of your career with us. Learn more. (https://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/touchstone-behaviors)
Please note that the position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship and meet other eligibility requirements.
In addition, all candidates must undergo an enhanced background check, comply with all applicable information handling rules, and will be tested for all controlled substances prohibited by federal law, to include marijuana.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York summer internships are limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so. Interns must remain in the United States for certain aspects of the pre-employment & background check process, which will start approximately 6 weeks (around mid-March) prior to the first day of the internship.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.
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OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States—one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government.
OUR PEOPLE are diverse in background and ideas, which allows for ongoing creativity and innovation. Ultimately, they are the ones who push our high-performance, exchange-driven culture forward.
Why Our People Choose Us:
Our reputation precedes us
There will always be room for personal growth
Our people are first
You’ll find the right balance
Your responsibilities will be meaningful
We hope that you will be our future colleague.