Summer Internship - Research Department Machine Learning (Hybrid or Remote)
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
CompanyFederal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is seeking an undergraduate level (Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Recent college graduate and/or Graduate level student) with preferred majors in Economics, or Computer Science. This opening may be hybrid and will consider remote candidates as well. The work schedule is Monday – Friday (40 hour per week). This is a 10-week paid internship. The hourly rate for this position is $21.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $25.00 for graduate students.
- You will be part of a project studying how to measure and quantify fairness/inequality/discrimination in the U.S. mortgage market with respect protected attributes of an applicant. Measurement of these concepts is not only a topic of interest in economics, but also in the machine learning literature which often centers on the question of how to evaluate and enforce fairness in AI/ML models. It also aligns with our bank’s high-priority initiatives.
- As part of this project, we have constructed an interactive web application (dashboard) that presents various measures of inequality in the U.S. mortgage market. The user of this web application will be able to visualize various degree of inequality across space and time. In addition, the user can compare them for different groups. While we have an initial version available (that only includes the race/ethnicity of an applicant as the protected class), the intern would work on improving our dashboard.
- We aim to collect feedback on our initial version during the next few months, and the feedback and suggestions we receive during this time will partially inform the exact task we have in mind. One goal will be to extend our dashboard to additional variables such as gender.
- You may assist with other projects as needed.
Microsoft office suite fluency required
Strong programming skills in R (Shiny) preferred
Experience in Python, Latex, and Git is preferred
Good problem-solving skills
Good data visualization skills
Attention to details
Good organizational skills
Ability to work individually and with teams
Flexibility to manage multiple priorities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees is essential to our success as an organization, and we want to recruit, develop and retain the most accomplished people from a diverse candidate pool. To support a workplace culture of belonging, we offer eight employee resource groups (ERGs) and a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We have eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support a diverse workforce. Abilities (supporting disabilities and allies), African Heritage, Asian-Pacific, Freedom (supporting LQBTQ+ and allies), Talent Forward (supporting career growth), Women United, Working Families and Veterans. ERGs are open to all employees.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
All Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the Recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics officer if necessary. You should review the Bank's Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
Background investigations and drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Candidates for positions deemed as "safety sensitive" will also be screened for the presence of marijuana. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.
Certain eligibility rules apply. You will provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
All employees will be subject to FBI fingerprint / criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. Certain eligibility rules apply. You will provide work authorization to prove your eligibility to work in the United States.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, level of work and the requirements of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.
This is a hybrid or remote opportunity. Learn more about the Philly Fed and its culture. Learn more about working for the Philly Fed.
Full Time / Part TimePart time
Regular / TemporaryTemporary
Job Exempt (Yes / No)No
Work ShiftFirst (United States of America)
The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.