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As an intern at the Richmond Fed, you’ll get real experience doing meaningful work — on team projects, performing community service with fellow interns, participating in structured development and social activities, and experiencing a teambuilding program you’ll never forget. Here’s everything you need to know about what to expect and how to apply.

Meet Us on Campus

We frequently participate in on-campus job fairs and career expos. If you see us on your campus, drop by to talk with one of our employees about what we do, available opportunities and what it’s like to work here.

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Summer Interns

Our summer internships are typically 10 to 12 weeks, and co-operative education opportunities can last up to one year. Both experiences involve paid, on-site work during which a student completes tasks or a project designed to give a broad understanding of a business or occupational area. Only college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students may apply, and students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Preferred candidates combine academic achievement with strong interpersonal and communication skills.


We create a positive experience for our interns through a program that includes opportunities to interact with management and to develop a range of skills needed to succeed in business. Managers supervise day-to-day work and mentors offer career insights and teach how basic skills relate to success.


Most summer internships are posted mid-November and close mid-February. Interviews and offers take place in March and April. Start dates for summer interns can be as early as May, with most interns starting early June. Depending on business needs, additional opportunities may be available at other times during the year.


To search for internships, select "Internships" in the Job Posting Category section.

Research Associates

Our Research department consists of about 20 economists splitting their time between working on policy-related questions and their own independent academic research. Research associates help economists in their research and policy memos for briefing our Bank’s president on the state of the economy, policy questions and current economic research.

If you’re a recent graduate who’s thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program, working as a research associate is an ideal way to learn more about academic economic research.

Learn more about our research associate program. To search for openings, select “Economics/Research” in the Job Posting Category section.

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