Summer Research Analyst position at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

seal3rd Year students – this is a great opportunity!

The Undergraduate Summer Analyst program provides outstanding undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in public service at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, summer analysts gain an extensive understanding of the Fed’s work.  Analysts also have the opportunity to enhance their business skills through critical financial analysis, formal presentations, research and writing.

Analysts are assigned to a particular area or function for the summer, but they will also have opportunities for collaboration with other analysts and with employees from around the Bank. In addition to their daily responsibilities, analysts attend weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide an extensive overview of the Bank’s responsibilities and operations, and offer a unique opportunity to learn about full-time career opportunities upon graduation. The summer program is the largest recruitment source for the New York Fed’s full time campus hiring.

The Fed seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research or other related fields. Ideal candidates will also have expertise with statistical programming software, such as Stata, SAS or MATLAB.

Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at (with requisition number 233969).

Economic Research Internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Apply now for Summer 2014

Federal_Reserve_Bank_of_ChicagoThe Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has an Economic Research Internship opportunity available for Summer 2014.

Interested students can learn more about this opportunity, and others, through the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Internship Program page:

Click on Internship Opportunities at the bottom of the Internship Program page to apply for the Economic Research Internship.

The job number is: 234184

Job Summary

Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic, microeconomic, financial and regional data, and provides research support for the economists.  May evaluate possible competitive effects of complex Bank Holding Company (BHC) acquisitions and bank merger applications, and respond to requests for data related to the banking markets.  The level of work required is considered entry- level and would work under direct supervision.  This job has no direct reports.

For more information about Careers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, visit:

ER Associate Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal_Reserve_Bank_of_ChicagoFederal Reserve Bank of Chicago currently has an opening for an ER Associate Economist- Job #233184

Job Summary:

Conducts statistical and economic analyses of current macroeconomic, microeconomic, financial and regional data, and provides research support for the   economists. May evaluate possible competitive effects of complex Bank Holding Company (BHC) acquisitions and bank merger applications, and respond to requests for data related to the banking markets. The level of work required is considered entry- level and staff work under direct supervision. This job has no direct reports.

The full job descriptions can be found at Please apply online.

UCSB Washington (UCDC) or the UC Center in Sacramento (UCCS) programs

Are you looking for valuable and challenging academic and work experience?

Then you should seriously consider the UCSB Washington (UCDC) or the UC Center in Sacramento (UCCS) programs. These residential programs, which combine internships and research in our state and national capitals, are open to juniors and seniors of all majors. Students who are financial aid recipients are eligible for supplementary financial aid awards.

Students who attend UCDC and UCCS rate the programs as their most valuable experiences as undergraduates. The programs place students right in the middle of dynamic cities, surrounded by history and alive with culture, providing all majors with a multi-dimensional educational experience. The programs also allow students to undertake cultural and social activities while participating in an academic program.

Application materials and further information are available on the undergraduate education website: Internship information is available online and from the UCDC staff in 2110 North Hall, 893-3090, or by email at

Upcoming Information Sessions

Monday, September 30, 5-6pm in 2212 North Hall
Wednesday, October 9, 5-6pm in 2212 North Hall

Application Deadlines


UCDC Spring 2014 – November 15

UCCS Winter 2014 – October 25

UCCS Spring 2013 – January 17

For more information contact:

Angelica Arce (Program Coordinator) and Grace Butler (Program Assistant)
UCDC and UCCS Program
2110 North Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
(805) 893-3090

Excellent Career Opportunities

fdic-logo (1)Two career opportunities have recently been promoted to our department.   Both are for recent graduates, but may also be for those students graduating within the Fall quarter.

The FDIC is looking for Research Assistants and the NY Federal Reserve Bank if interested in hiring a Research Analystdownload

Both of these positions would be excellent opportunities for students who are interested in Economics and possibly pursuing an advanced degree.

Summer Interns needed at a Local Firm

A great local company just received a Department of Defense Contract and is looking to hire some summer interns.  Contact Katherine A. Opoka (information below) for more information.

Research Assistants (Temporary Full-Time)

Company Description

Robert D. Niehaus, Inc., is an economic and public policy consulting firm established in 1983 in Santa Barbara, California. The firm specializes in analysis of real estate markets, military housing, water resources, environmental resources, industry economics, and community socioeconomic issues. Our clients are the United States Armed Services, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and investor-owned utilities. We are seeking part-time/full-time Research Assistants.

Our staff consists of a dozen professionals with training and experience in economics, public policy, applied research, and government. We develop in our professional staff valuable expertise and skills in applied economic analysis, real estate market research, technical and proposal writing, contract administration, verbal presentation, and interaction with clients. Because we are a small business, our personnel are responsible for a variety of tasks, and we encourage development of broad research and business skills.

Duties and Responsibilities – Research Assistant

Duties will include market research via telephone interviews (no telephone sales) and internet searches; data entry, data quality assurance review, and database management.

Research Assistants will work predominately on a newly acquired U.S. Department of Defense contract, assisting one of four regional data managers to collect, verify and record real estate market data.  The position requires a commitment of between 30 to 40 hours a week from April to August (company is flexible with start time due to our quarter system).


A successful candidate possesses the following characteristics:

·         Degree in fields relevant to the focus of our work, particularly economics, business, government, mathematics, statistics, and accounting (juniors or seniors studying Economics or Political Science may apply as well)

·         Demonstrated excellent academic record

·         Good communication skills

·         Substantial experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and other software.


Salaries will be competitive and will depend on experience. Work hours are flexible between 6 am and 6 pm. For more information on the firm see Robert D. Niehaus, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

When applying for this position, please submit the following materials.

·         One-page cover letter expressing interest and stating recent earning history

·         Resume

·         References


Katherine A. Opoka

Market Analyst

Robert D. Niehaus, Inc.


Job Opportunities for Research Assistants at the Federal Reserve Board

        The Federal Reserve Board is hiring Research Assistants during the Fall recruitment season, October – November, and the Spring recruitment season, February – March.  We appreciate your referral of interested and qualified students.

Each year, the Federal Reserve Board hires about 40 recent undergraduates in economics, math, or related fields as RAs.  These positions are highly competitive and very quantitative in nature.  While at the Board, RAs work closely with economists and analysts on a broad range of topics covering real-world policy issues and academic-type research.  After their time at the Board, many of our RAs move on to top graduate school programs.

To be considered for these positions, candidates must submit application materials by September 30 for Fall recruitment and by January 31 for Spring recruitment.  Complete application instructions are available at

A limited number of summer internships are also available each year.  Application procedures and deadline information for this program can be found at


If you are interested in learning about opportunities at the CIA please contact Sharon C at