Risk and Policy Analysis Employment Opportunities

Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

The Risk and Policy Analysis Unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is seeking one exceptional college graduate who is prepared to take an active role in economic research and regulatory policymaking. 

Our research assistants (RAs) have undergraduate degrees or a master degree with a concentration or extensive coursework in economics or in related fields such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, or finance.  Applicants must possess an excellent academic record, proficiency with at least one statistical software package such as MATLAB, Stata, or "R", and strong written and oral communication skills.  Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work independently and within strict time constraints.  Previous experience in economic research is desirable.  Typically, our RAs work at the Boston Fed for about two years before going on to graduate programs in economics, public policy, or other disciplines; take a job in business, finance or law; or stay with the Bank in a variety of other positions.

To apply, please be prepared to submit the following documents in an electronic format (Microsoft® Word® format or PDF) to Jose.Fillat@bos.frb.org.

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Transcript (unofficial copy is sufficient for initial submission)
  • One 3 – 5 page writing sample, preferably on an economic topic
  • Two letters of recommendation should be emailed to Jose.Fillat@bos.frb.org. Please be sure to include the student's name in the subject line.