Internship Program

Internship Program

Our Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students direct exposure to our operations and the opportunity to make important contributions to our success. Through project-oriented hands on assignments and professional development activities, interns receive a solid overview of the business of the Bank while contributing to their designated Fed departments. These paid, positions entail project management and analytical work in departments ranging from Banking Supervision & Regulation, Economic Research, Marketing, Public Affairs, Human Resources, Accounting, Internal Audit, Statistics, Facilities, Information Technology and more!

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Selection Process and Timeline

Our Internship Program is a paid program that begins in June and continues for 12 consecutive weeks. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week.

Recruiting for our summer Internship Program starts in the fall of the previous year. Internship positions are posted online on a rolling basis throughout October and November, and candidates are encouraged to apply to all openings that meet their qualifications. If selected to move forward in the process, a recruiter will contact qualified candidates to schedule an interview. All interns will start in early June

Interns are assigned to one department for the summer. In addition to their day-to-day activities, our Internship Program organizes various seminars and networking events to increase our interns’ exposure to senior management, and learn more about careers at the Bank.

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The Internship Program Provides

  • • Valuable experience — interns are assigned important and challenging work projects
  • • Professional development — interns participate in seminars, skill-building workshops and executive speaker series events throughout the Internship Program
  • • Fun — interns take part in fun social activities where they can bond with fellow interns and network with other employees


The program is available to undergraduate or graduate students attending an accredited college or university. Each internship posting lists its own specific job related requirements but overall, intern candidates should have:

  • • An excellent academic record.
  • • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel. Familiarity with Access is a plus.
  • • The ability to work 40 hours per week throughout the duration of the 12 week internship.
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