Our Summer Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group. Analysts work closely with our economists, whose specialties include macroeconomics, microeconomics, banking and payment systems, capital markets, and international economics. Summer Analysts oftentimes return to the Fed as Research Analysts; others successfully pursue graduate school, private-sector and public-sector positions. Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public- and private-sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in economics or finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among other institutions. RAs have also gone on to law and public policy programs at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and other universities.
We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Analysts usually have a strong background in economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science, 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, public policy, or related fields.
In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly those that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of Analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply. As a representative of your institution and student body, we ask that you please help us in passing this message along to any candidates you may know who may be otherwise hesitant to apply.
Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at https://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/summer-programs#undergrad. It is recommended that candidates apply by November 1.