PhD Internship

  • Ottawa, ON, CANADA
  • Internship
Bank of Canada 2013

PhD Internship

The internship offers a compensation of $5,562 per month.

Take a central role
As Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada's vision is to be "A leading central bank-dynamic, engaged and trusted-committed to a better Canada." No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

About the position
The timing of the internship is flexible. You will spend two to four months pursuing your dissertation as well as presenting and promoting your research. As part of this environment, you will find a wealth of opportunities to grow and build your professional expertise and network with fellow researchers who work at the Bank as well as external leading academics who regularly visit. During your internship, you may also have an opportunity to access the Bank's data sets. Your knowledge and skills
  • writing skills: the ability to produce effective written documents
  • research skills: ability to analyze complex economic and financial information, using empirical and/or modelling skills
  • Research interest in one or more of the following areas:

    o Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    o Banking and Payment Systems
    o International Economics
    o Global Commodity Markets
    o Financial Economics
    o Financial Markets and Institutions
    o Labour and Demographic Economics
    o Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
    o Industrial Organization
    o Law and Economics

  • Other research papers
  • Experience in presenting research at conferences, events and meetings

    Your education and experience
    Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and should have recently passed their core and field examination and expect to complete their PhD thesis by 2020.

    Your application will be evaluated against the key requirements listed below. You must submit a cover letter which demonstrates how your research interests are relevant to the Bank, your curriculum vitae, an extended abstract or an early draft of at least one paper or chapter from your thesis and a letter of recommendation from your advisor supporting your application. Your thesis advisor must submit their letter of recommendation by email to

    Additional information
    English or French essential
    There will be no relocation assistance provided.

    What you can expect from us
    This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. As one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, the Bank offers you a superior work environment that allows you to reach your full potential both professionally and personally. We make career growth and professional development a priority and offer a total compensation package that is designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits, please visit

    Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    The Bank of Canada is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we are also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environments that support a diverse workforce. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please indicate if you require accommodation measures during any aspect of the recruitment process, and we will work with you to address your needs. Information relating to accommodation measures will be treated as confidential.

    We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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    Imagine yourself part of a team of bright, dedicated professionals whose vision and talent are brought to bear on the challenges of our day. Imagine yourself playing a central role in the economic well-being of all Canadians. Imagine yourself at the Bank of Canada. There are a variety of positions available within the Bank in various disciplines. And no matter your area of expertise, you'll enjoy a superior work environment that will challenge, energize and motivate you to be the very best. 234 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9 CANADA

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    PhD Internship, BANK OF CANADA, Ottawa, ON, CANADA