Internship Program

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We Have a Place for You

The St. Louis Fed provides a variety of paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Most assignments are project-based. In addition to work experience, Bank internships also provide mentoring, networking and training opportunities to benefit students’ personal and professional development. Interns will gain exposure to a variety of business areas in the Bank.

We have opportunities for students studying in a variety of areas:

Major

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • CyberSecurity
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology
  • Math
  • Finance
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Other related majors
Department/Business Area

  • Audit
  • Supervision, Credit & Learning Division
  • Branch Offices (Memphis, Little Rock, Louisville)
  • Community Development
  • People & Culture
  • Information Technology Division
  • External Engagement & Corporate Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Research Division
  • Risk Management
  • Facilities
  • Guest Services
  • Treasury Operations Division
  • Treasury Relations & Support Office
 

BIE Capstone Project

The Bank Interdisciplinary Experience (BIE) capstone project gives students an opportunity to use their learned skills on real Bank issues with a team of other interns. Interns will get to use knowledge gained during the summer from both workshops and on-the-job experiences. Intern teams present the project solution at the end of the summer to a panel of judges composed of Bank leaders. Judges evaluate each presentation based upon a consistent rubric. The winning team is announced at the BIE reception and awards ceremony.

Benefits and Culture

  • Perks: fitness center, mentor program and business casual attire
  • Work Culture Groups:
    • Wellness Committee
    • FEVR (Fed Employee Volunteer Resources) Group
    • Green Team
    • St. Louis Fed Employee Resource Groups (ERGs):
      • African-American Council of Talented, Innovative and Visionary Employees: AACTIVE supports the African-American community at the Bank.
      • Asian Employee Resource Group: AERG supports the Asian community at the Bank.
      • Central Pride supports LGBTQ+ employees and their allies at the Bank.
      • The Mi Gente ERG aims to develop an inclusive network of employees and promote Latino/Hispanic heritage by creating awarenss of those cultures and languages while cultivating diversity and the personal and professional development of ERG members.
      • Valuing, Inspiring, Empowering Women: VIEW creates awareness around gender-related issues and experiences at the Bank.
      • Serving, Educating, Reaching Veteran Employees: SERVE supports the issues and goals of military veteran employees at the Bank.
      • The Disability ERG promotes awareness and understanding of people with disabilities through advocacy and allyship.

What can you expect in the Eighth District summer intern program?

  • Developmental workshops
  • Q&A sessions with senior leadership
  • Formal mentors
  • Diversity programming
  • Popcorn sessions – an opportunity for exposure to and interaction with other business areas
  • Formal evaluations - performed at the middle and end of the summer

The St. Louis Fed has internship opportunities for students who possess strong interpersonal, analytical, communication and organizational skills with a solid work ethic and strong motivation to learn. Recruiting begins each September for the following summer. Internships will be posted here, when available. If you have any questions, please contact us at STLS.TalentAcquisitionTeam@stls.frb.org.

The employees of the St. Louis Fed give back to the communities in which they live through generous donations, hands-on volunteerism and civic leadership. It’s part of the fabric of the Bank, with enthusiastic participation from employees in every department.

St. Louis Fed employees create a pride flag in bank plaza

Diversity isn’t just talked about at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; it’s practiced in every area of our organization. We believe that our differences are what make us stronger.

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Whether it’s a product like the Bank’s popular FRED® database, which provides economic data from around the globe, or finding a way to introduce sustainable practices—like recycling cash shreds into mulch—innovative ideas are encouraged and implemented every day at the St. Louis Fed.