Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Research is hiring Research Assistants & Summer Interns

19 Oct

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office of Research (OR) is currently recruiting for two positions:

  1. Research Assistants
  2. Summer Interns
  1. The OR Research Assistant Program is a fellowship program that was developed for graduating undergraduates (recent , December 2015, and May 2016 graduates may apply)  who are interested in spending 2-3 years in the Office of Research  working alongside Ph.D. researchers (which include economists, research psychologists, and research scientists) on substantial and rigorous data oriented policy projects.  Ideally, the candidates’ time with our office would prepare them for future graduate programs such as Ph.D. programs in economics and finance, Masters of Public Policy, and other graduate fields. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of academic excellence in one of the following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science. Experience in R, SAS, or Stata programming, as well as Excel, is also key. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, as is the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.

How to apply to the OR Research Assistant Program:

Visit our website: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/location/

  • October 19, 2015 – November 20, 2015 (apply early, since we may have an application cap)

Components of the application include (check job posting for official requirements):

  • Resume (required)
  • School transcripts showing progress toward degree (required – we can take recent graduates as well as those expecting graduation in December 2015 or May/June 2016)
  • Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
  • Cover letter (strongly recommended)
  1. The Pathways Internship Program is a Summer 2016 internship for current (students have to be enrolled at the time they apply, they have to be enrolled in the term just before the start of the internship, and they have to be enrolled in the term following the internship) undergraduate and graduate students.  Interns work directly with a seasoned member of our team to assist in a variety of policy and research projects. We provide the on-the-job training needed to be successful and assign interns to one project to be completed in the twelve week program.  Interns build strong relationships with our staff, and can segue into Research Assistant positions in the future.

How to apply to the Pathways Internship:

Visit our website: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/location/

  • October 19, 2015: general posting for all CFPB divisions, specify the Office of Research (Research Markets and Regulations, Office of Research) in the application

Components of the application include:

  • Resume (required)
  • School transcripts program showing current enrollment (required)
  • Proof of enrollment  (required for graduate students who may not actively be taking classes)
  • Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
  • Cover letter (strongly recommended)

Internships are open only to current students.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

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