GOLD Internship Program

Invest in your future with the Growing Opportunity for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD) internship program at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

As a paid GOLD intern, you’ll apply your research and analytical skills to projects supporting the Bank’s key business functions. From assisting with safety and soundness examinations to working on technology projects, exciting opportunities exist in nearly every department: Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC), National Incident Response Team (NIRT), Identity Access Management, Cash Product Office and Economic Research, to name just a few.

Work experience

The GOLD internship program gave me an exciting group of people to work alongside, learn from, and kick start my career.
– Jose, GOLD intern 2016

During your 10-12 week paid summer internship, work on IT projects dedicated to the economic development of our region and the nation.

Meaningful work

The GOLD internship allowed me to work on interesting and challenging projects while learning more about the Federal Reserve. My manager and the team I was on encouraged me to learn new things and grow as a professional and as a person. This internship jump started my career and allowed me to work with some of the smartest people thinking about some of the biggest ideas in payments and the economy.
– Emily, GOLD intern 2017

Participate in Federal Reserve Bank business seminars, skill-building workshops, and an executive speaker series designed for the personal and professional development of our employees.


Get help navigating your summer experience with our Bank Mentor program. Every GOLD intern can receive guidance from experienced employees eager to share their expertise.

Networking and fun

Your summer team plans fun social activities where you can bond with fellow interns and connect with Bank employees.

Program Details


The GOLD internship program is available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in finance, accounting, audit, business, economics, information technology, application development, cyber security, or web design
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week for the full duration of the 10-12 week internship program


GOLD internship positions are located in our San Francisco head office, as well as our Los Angeles branch location.


November 6, 2020 Application deadline

October – November 2020 Application and Resume Review Process

January 2021 Interviews

February 2021 Intern Selection and Acceptance Letters

May 2021 Gold Internship begins for Semester students

June 2021 Gold Internship begins for Quarter students