The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Regional & Community Outreach - Higher Quality Jobs Research and Policy Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

Public service that makes a difference to the region, the nation, and the world.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Regional and Community Outreach department is seeking a graduate student intern with a background in law, public policy, economics, sociology or a related field to work on a research and writing project relating to policies affecting the quality of jobs of low-income workers.

The Regional & Community Outreach department serves the Boston Fed’s community affairs function, promoting the economic growth of low- and moderate-income communities in the New England region. We provide policymakers and practitioners with objective, high-quality research and analysis of the economic challenges facing low- and moderate-income workers and potential solutions to address these problems.

This internship will focus specifically on issues affecting the quality of jobs of low-income workers, including minimum wage, sick leave, family and medical leave, scheduling, outsourcing, income instability and worker voice. The intern will be expected to conduct a thorough literature review of the academic research and the laws and bills in the New England region pertaining to one or more of these topics. The intern will then summarize and present the information in the form of objective, well-cited issue briefs. The position requires outstanding research, writing and analytical skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Familiarity with the subject matter is a plus. Please submit a writing sample with your application.


All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.


Principals only. No agencies please.

Primary Location: MA-Boston

Full-time / Part-time: Full-time

Employee Status: Temporary

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Internship

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: 251099

Job Sensitivity: Tier II CC@Hire/No CC@Rescreen