Invest in your future with the SF Fed internship program at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

As a paid SF Fed 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: Banking Supervision, Identity Access Management, Financial Services and Economic Research, to name just a few.

Submit your application by November 3, 2023. For additional important dates, check out the timeline below.

Meaningful Work Experience

During your 10–12-week paid summer internship, work on projects dedicated to the economic development of our region and the nation. Interns also 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 SF Fed 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 SF Fed internship program is available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited community college, four-year college, or university who meet the following criteria:

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


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

Internship Recruitment Timeline

November 3, 2023Application deadline
September – November 2023Application and resume review proces
January 2024Intern interviews
February – March 2024Intern selection and acceptance letters
May 2024SF Fed internship begins for semester students
June 2024SF Fed internship begins for quarter students

At first, my managers wanted me to familiarize myself with the technologies they use. So, I worked with various scripting languages. Then I tried to understand how our organization creates pathways for our applications to communicate with each other. Learning those concepts took a long time and was challenging, but it taught me that I can be thrown into something unknown.

Faith Blue

summer ’22

My experience at the Federal Reserve has been so, so positive. I think the internship program as a whole does a really good job of making sure that people are engaged, that they do have opportunities to network with not only other interns but also with people who work at the Fed.

Areeba Yasin

summer ’21

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