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Summer Intern Public Information Outreach



The Federal Reserve Board (Board) provides students opportunities for career success. The Board’s Internship program is designed to provide valuable work experience for undergraduate and graduate students considering careers including, but not limited to, economics, finance and accounting, information systems, and data analysis. The Board believes that by combining academic endeavors with project-related work experience, qualified and capable college students can gain the practical knowledge need in a competitive global job market. Internships are paid positions with salaries commensurate with credit hours; internships may be in-person, remote or hybrid, depending on the needs of the team. Employment in the Board’s internship program is granted to U.S. citizens. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited university and returning to continue studies after the internship. Interns receive a syllabus or research project plan outlining their projects and goals for the internship. Interns are assigned a supervisor or mentor to guide them through their internship, and regular check-in meetings with their manager to manage performance expectations and assist with learning goals. Interns have access to a wide range of training programs and events for professional development purposes.


Position Requirements


The Public Information Outreach (PIO) Program is responsible for leading the division’s efforts to execute public communication initiatives to expand the Board’s outreach and to build and sustain various communication platforms to educate and inform the public including management of the Board’s public website and social media platforms. The intern would be responsible for assisting section staff with daily web publication responsibilities as well as assisting with larger web design projects and with coordinating online public communications. Staff would work on reviewing and approving web content for publication, which includes coordinating posting details with content providers, IT support, and Board Public Affairs. The intern may work on section 508 compliance for content posted on the Board's public website. The intern would also participate in the work of the section on the Board's official social media accounts, including writing posts for social media and researching new platforms and trends. The intern would also contribute to Economic Education programs and event planning, outreach, and engagement.

Competencies and Learning Objectives: Communications, writing, multi-tasking, organization, teamwork, new technologies.


Suggested Major/Minor: Communications, Economics, Public Relations, Finance

Required Skills and Knowledge: Proofreading, writing, social media, Microsoft products

Preferred Skills: Experience with content management systems or HTML

Required Documents for application: Resume and cover letter; an unofficial transcript may be requested. 

This internship can be completed virtually. 

US Citizenship is required for all Board internships and applicants must be current students, graduating from their program fall 2024 or later. 

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