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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Intern

June - August 2021 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with and the projects I contributed to in the organization.

What I wish was different

I completed this internship virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic and wish it had been an in-person experience.

Advice

I recommend to network as much as possible!
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Economics Writing Intern

May - August 2020 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I loved the work environment. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and willing to help you learn and grow. This internship involved a lot of individual projects with long-term deadlines and I enjoyed being able to delve into those while also checking in frequently with my team.

What I wish was different

I would've loved to be able to be in-person and have the same experience but at the Bank!

Advice

Remote work takes adaptability and flexibility. You have to learn how to manage your time while also ensuring that you're communicating effectively with the rest of your team. It may seem hard to make the same connections that you would in the workplace, but it really just takes a little bit more initiative to schedule phone calls/ video chats and meet new people!
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Technical Intern

May 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

i enjoyed how hands on it was and how i was able to learn so much about the IT analytical world.

What I wish was different

I wish I wasn’t so hard on myself and would take credit for all that I was able to learn and achieve.

Advice

I would encourage anyone to apply to this internship and to network as much as possible.
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Bank Examiner Intern

May - August 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is an amazing organization that truly values their employees and serving the economy. I learned about the banking industry and the regulatory side of financial institution's safety and soundness. Under the Supervision and Regulation department, the bank examiner interns were assigned a case study on a community bank, traveled on-site to shadow 2 bank exams, conducted a mock vetting of our case study and a final presentation to several Assistant Vice President's from different business lines within the Supervision and Regulation department.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Technical Intern

May - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

It was great to see how a big business operated and functioned. Everyone I met was super nice and the work was very interesting.

What I wish was different

I little more hands on. I worked with databases but wasn't able to get on them too often due to other issues.

Advice

Take advantage of any opportunity you get. Ask questions whenever you can.
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IT Project Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Friendly welcoming culture. Good work life balance.

What I wish was different

Better insight into full time work.

Advice

The federal reserve is great place to intern because just about everyone is willing to network with you and help you succeed.
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Intern

May - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

Had a good internship program between all of the different departments in the Fed

What I wish was different

Advice

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Information Security Intern

May - August 2018 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I was treated like any other employee. My contributions were welcomed and I was able to lead projects on my own. I gained connections and hands-on experience in my field which which will significantly help me when searching for a full-time career when I graduate.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer! While I did participate in a broad range of activities and projects, I do wish that I could have branched out even further. Still, this was an almost perfect internship experience.

Advice

When in doubt, apply anyways, even if you think you aren't fully qualified. I was doubtful that anyone would accept a freshman / rising sophomore as an intern, but I applied and was eagerly accepted for the position.
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