PhD Dissertation Internship-Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Research Division
Advertiser: All departments, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, Mo, 63102, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-08-07
Job duration: 4 weeks
Letters of reference required: 1
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 13 Mar 2023
Ad text:

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. The purpose of the internship program is to increase the students’ experience and exposure to scholarly research. The students will interact with the research economists at the Bank as well as visiting Washington University faculty, various other visiting scholars, and other dissertation interns. Learn more about the internship here.


· Applications are open to Ph.D. students from all Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities (in the U.S. or abroad).

· Applicants must have passed their qualifying examinations and must be at the dissertation stage of their program.

· Students that expect to finish their Ph.D. in 2024 are preferred.

· Internships will be in-person, lasting 3-4 weeks, beginning on August 7, 2023.

· Students will be expected to make one formal presentation at the Dissertation Interns’ Workshop on August 15-16, 2023.

To apply

We are currently accepting applications for 8 open positions during the summer of 2023. The application deadline is Monday, March 13, 2023.

To apply,

  1. Submit the online application for the position at To this application, the following documents must be uploaded:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Paper or writing sample
  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 uploaded to your EconJobMarket submission.

Past Participants

Below are examples of where past Dissertation Interns have gone on to accept positions:

University of Minnesota

University of Michigan

London School of Economics

University of Southern California – Marshall Business School

University of Rochester

Western University - Canada

For More Information

Juan M. Sanchez, Vice President

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