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Fellowship Opportunity: Director’s Financial Analyst at The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Employment - paid

Location: Washington, DC

Sector: Government, Economic

Start Date: After the 2018-2019 academic year

Wage or benefits: TBD

Time Commitment: 2 years

Desired Class Year: Graduating seniors

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: Rolling

Organization website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov

Brief Description of the organization:

The CFPB was created to provide a single point of accountability for enforcing federal consumer financial laws and protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. Before, that responsibility was divided among several agencies.

CFPB work includes:

  • Rooting out unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices by writing rules, supervising companies, and enforcing the law
  • Enforcing laws that outlaw discrimination in consumer finance
  • Taking consumer complaints
  • Enhancing financial education
  • Researching the consumer experience of using financial products
  • Monitoring financial markets for new risks to consumers

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the Bureau. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

  • Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
  • Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo, PayPal)
  • Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)

How to apply:

To officially apply, students will need to do so at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/careers during either of our live application windows on USAJobs. We will open one window in mid-October and another in early 2019. Official window date announcements are forthcoming.

Interested students are encouraged to reach out with any questions about the position or the application process atleah.kazar@cfpb.gov.

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