When you work here, your work matters.


As an intern at the Philadelphia Fed, you’ll play a role in our mission of public service while gaining real-life work experience. Our paid internships offer a chance to hone your skills and build lasting relationships.

Start Your Career Journey with Us

Apply your skills to real-life projects and gain hands-on work experience though an internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. We offer a variety of paid internships across different business areas, including economic research, bank supervision, community development, and technology, to name a few.

As an intern you’ll get an inside view of what we do while contributing to our mission and developing career skills. You’ll also:

  • Get help navigating your experience from an employee mentor.
  • Participate in special events for interns and other employee activities.
  • Have opportunities to socialize with fellow interns and connect with other employees.

Program Details

Most interns join from late May to mid-June and work 40 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks in the summer. There may be opportunities to continue to work part-time after the internship ends or to start your internship at a different time, depending on departmental needs. Recruiting typically takes place from December to March.


To apply for an internship, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. You should also have:

  • A strong academic record.
  • A demonstrated interest in economics, business, finance, math, marketing, writing and editing, information technology, web and graphic design, or other field relevant to our business functions.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.