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Requisition Number:  923
Position Type:  Internship
Position Length:  Two to four month

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  August 31, 2019 - 11:59 EST

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PhD Internship


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.


Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and should have passed their comprehensive examinations and are expected to be in good standing in the PhD programme.


Job Summary
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. 


Key Requirements
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. 


  • 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 


Language requirement
English or French essential


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team.


  • The internship offers a compensation of $5,374 per month.


Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability 
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided 


Application Process 

Your application must include the following: 

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • an extended abstract or an early draft of at least one paper or chapter from your thesis 
  • one letter of recommendation


Requests for additional information and the letter of recommendation should be sent by email to The letter of recommendation should be sent by your referee. 


To apply, click on the link above or visit 

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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