Federal Reserve Summer 2021 Economics Writing Intern
Location: Richmond, VA
Grow Your Career at the Richmond Fed!
At the Richmond Fed, we’re driven by our mission to strengthen the economy and our communities. We take great pride in what we do and it impacts everyday people every day.
When you join our team, you’ll become part of a culture that welcomes differences, cares about our communities, and empowers each other to lead from where we are to make things better.
Bring your passion and we’ll provide challenging and purposeful careers in a variety of fields, opportunities to grow and a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health and wealth. It’s all part of what makes #MyRichmondFed a great place to work!
About the Opportunity
Do you like writing about economics issues? Would you like to finish the summer with one or more published articles? As the Research Department’s Economics Writing Intern, you’ll write for the Richmond Fed’s economics magazine, Econ Focus, and you’ll help edit and produce other Research Department publications, including the Economic Brief series and working papers. Past Economics Writing Interns have gone on after graduation to long-term positions at Google and Microsoft, as well as research assistantships at the Richmond Fed and Washington, D.C. think tanks. Some have had a longer-term interest in an economics Ph.D.
The Summer Internship Program provides outstanding students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at a unique institution. Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, interns are provided with an extensive understanding of the work of the Federal Reserve. The Economics Writing intern will have the opportunity to enhance business skills through research and writing and will receive targeted leadership training, mentorship and exclusive networking opportunities.
What You Will Do:
- Research and write articles on economics-related subjects for Econ Focus magazine.
- Assist with other varied publication staff responsibilities, including editing, proofreading, and fact-checking
- Competitive applicants for the Economics Writing Internship normally have at least a 3.5 GPA in their economics coursework and overall.
- Some writing/editing experience (for example, in an extracurricular activity such as a student newspaper or journal) is preferred.
- For this internship, please submit 2 – 3 writing samples—ideally on economics, but samples can be on other topics if they show your ability to write interestingly on complex subject matter for a nontechnical audience.
With an application, submit a cover letter, college transcript, and resume. Documents should be uploaded as attachments to your electronic submission. Formatted attachments can include Microsoft Office products, PDFs, JPGs or HTML documents; size for each is limited to 1.5Mb.
Other Requirements and Considerations:
- Candidates should review the Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions. The Code is available on the About Us, Careers webpage at www.richmondfed.org.
- Sponsorship is not available for this role.
- Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures.
- The hourly rate for summer interns is $19/hour.