The OR Research Assistant Program is a fellowship program that was developed for graduating undergraduates (May/June 2022 graduates may apply) and recent graduates (including December 2021 graduates) who are interested in spending 2-4 years in the Office of Research working alongside Ph.D. researchers (which include economists, research psychologists, and behavioral science researchers) 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, Master of Public Policy, and other graduate fields. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of academic excellence in one or more of the following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, or decisionmaking and cognitive research. Experience in R, SAS, or Stata programming 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. To learn more about the Office of Research please visit the CFPB’s Data and Research page.
How to apply to the OR Research Assistant Program:
- Posting is open February 4, 2022 – February 18, 2022 (please apply early, since we may have an application cap)
Components of the application include (check job posting for official requirements):
School transcripts showing progress toward degree (required – unofficial okay – we can take recent graduates as well as those expecting to graduate in December 2021 or May/June 2022)
Short questionnaire (required – administered on the application website)
Cover letter (strongly recommended)