Dissertation Intern
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

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Dissertation Intern - 230614 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Primary Location MO-St. Louis

Full-time / Part-time Full-time
Employee Status Temporary
Overtime Status Exempt
Job Type Experienced

Travel No
Shift Day Job

Job Sensitivity Tier II - No Credit Check

Dissertation Intern Program

The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers dissertation internships to Ph.D. students in economics. The internship targets students with strong research interest and scholarly work comparable to those in top research institutions.

The purpose of the internship program is to increase the students’ experience and exposure to scholarly research. Students are expected to make significant progress on their dissertation while at the Bank and are expected to make one formal presentation during their stay. The students will be expected to interact with the research economists at the Bank as well as visiting Washington University faculty and various other visiting scholars.

The period of the internship is flexible; however, students will be expected to be in residence for 4 to 6 weeks. The internships carry a stipend that should cover most of the student's living expenses for their time in St. Louis, but the interns will directly pay their own living expenses. The Bank will also furnish work space, a PC and technical support, and some analyst and secretarial support.

Applications are open to Ph.D. students from all Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities. Applicants must have passed their qualifying examinations and must be at the dissertation stage of their program.

To apply, applicants must complete both of the following steps:

1. Complete the online application for the dissertation intern position at http://careers.stlouisfed.org/ . To this application, the following documents must be uploaded in PDF or Word format:
cover letter
curriculum vitae
dissertation proposal
2. A letter from the principal academic advisor commenting on the applicant's potential for producing a high-quality dissertation, the importance of the topic to the profession, and the progress that has been made to date must be emailed to Dissertation.Intern.Recruiting@stls.frb.org .
We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 positions. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.

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With branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis serves the Eighth Federal Reserve District,...