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Federal Reserve Board

IT Audit Intern

June 2021 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved how welcoming everyone was and how I was able to participate in something I was not familiar with. Also, I had a goal to take the Sec+ exam and everyone was so encouraging during that time.

What I wish was different

I wish I was in person to get the true feel of being a government employee and having to metro to work everyday. Also, my job would have been more hands-on if we were in person.

Advice

Always be willing to learn even if it’s something you aren’t passionate about. You will be able to apply that knowledge in other places in your life.
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Technology Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The culture was very welcoming and supportive. I was given meaningful work and many opportunities to learn. Pay was also really good. I liked the fact that we had these little intern groups.

What I wish was different

Nothing really, besides the fact that it had to be virtual due to the pandemic. The internship was great even considering the virtual nature. They adapted really well.

Advice

Get to know your intern team and mentors
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Summer Intern

May - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The atmosphere The work The impact

What I wish was different

More challenging work

Advice

Prove yourself to do more than you thought was possible.
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Economic Research Intern

June - September 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Technical and challenging work towards a meaningful impact. Working on the federal level is a different vibe.

What I wish was different

More collaboration with other interns, more diverse projects More realistic management of expectations.

Advice

Great to help determine whether a graduate degree (PhD) in Economics is worth it.
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Digital Media Services Intern

June 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Supervisors, daily responsibilities

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed by the learning curve, take your time learning the staff is there to teach you.
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Audit Intern

May - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Great place to work

What I wish was different

Faster, more assignments

Advice

Be open to everything
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Research project intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The opportunity to work on a professional environment as well as learn new skills and technology.

What I wish was different

I wish it was permanent.

Advice

Work-hard and take initiative
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Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Ownership and independence on big projects that have serious impact on the work done by the teams at the Fed - in that sense, you contribute to something very meaningful. Also, ability to see the policy / finance realm from the perspective of a regulator; seeing how the Fed interacts with the public and market participants is a very unique perspective.

What I wish was different

A little bit more structure - however the tradeoff is that my project gave me tons of responsibility and independence.

Advice

The Fed is a great place to be intellectually. Especially if you want to take a critical lens to public policy or finance, having an insiders perspective is very thought provoking and interesting.
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Digital Media Services Intern

June 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Everyone at the Fed is so friendly and they really care about your performance and gaining skills throughout your internship!

What I wish was different

I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Advice

Make the best of your time where you are and be open to learn! Don't be afraid to try new things because you have to start somewhere.
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

There was excellent hands on experience in every aspect of my field and all of my work was very comprehensive. I was well integrated into my team and I wasn't just treated like an intern. The intern events hosted by the staff there were very helpful and a great opportunity to expand your horizons.

What I wish was different

The pace of the internship was a little uneven; I started out waiting for work to come in but then I had many things to finish by the end of my time.

Advice

Be patient with the system and enjoy your time at the Board because it's a fantastic environment to learn and grow in.
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Front-end Developer Intern

May - July 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the team I worked with and the work I was doing. It really felt like I was making a meaningful impact on the application.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer!

Advice

Make the most of it! I teamed up with some other interns to organize intern social events and, in doing this, I was able to make more lasting friendships and build professional networks!
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