Summer Internship - Regional Analyst (historical census tables and maps)

266823 Requisition #

NOTE:  This postion will start in June 2021.     


The 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 bank 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. 


The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is seeking an undergraduate student in their junior, or senior year for a summer internship in the bank's Research Department majoring in History, Geography, Demography, Sociology, and Economics.  


The intern will explore projects that will involve digitizing block-level historical Census tables and maps.  The original statistics were published in print volumes.  The intern will support the research project on the evolution of neighborhoods from 1940 to today.


Required Skills:   

Experience with GIS (geographic information systems).      

Experience with OCR (optical character recognition).

Familiarity with Python, QGIS, AWS.

Excellent written and oral communications skills.     

Excellent attention to details.     

Excellent organizational skills.              


Other Requirement:        

Background investigations including drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made.  Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.            


Sitting at a computer for long periods of time.


Certain eligibility rules apply.  Applicants must also be able to provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.


The Federal Reserve Bank of people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace Philadelphia believes 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.


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