European Central Bank - ECB Student Research Traineeship Programme

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Location (s):

  • Germany
Frankfurt am Main

Overview

The ECB runs the Student Research Traineeship Programme. Participants in the programme will have the opportunity to cooperate closely with the economists in DG Research and will be involved in all stages of research projects, the findings of which are then typically published in international academic journals. Participants will also have the chance to support economists in preparing policy-related notes and reports intended for the ECB's Executive Board. Participants will also have the chance to support economists in preparing policy-related notes and reports intended for the ECB's Executive Board.

Details

This programme is aimed at highly promising students who have completed a first degree and are aiming to enrol in a Masters/PhD programme in economics or a related field at a leading international university. Applications for the programme open in the first quarter each year.

About the programme

Participants in the programme will have the opportunity to cooperate closely with the economists in Directorate General Research (DG/R) and will be involved in all stages of research projects, the findings of which are then typically published in international academic journals. Participants will also have the chance to support economists in preparing policy-related notes and reports intended for the ECB's Executive Board.

The opportunity to work closely with the economists in DG/R will allow students to develop analytical skills and gain insight into the research activities and policy-making processes of the ECB, thereby enabling them to acquire new ideas and stimuli for their future graduate studies.

Tasks

Participants will generally be expected to contribute, together with DG/R staff, to one or more of the following:

  • the construction and maintenance of databases of monetary, financial and economic data;
  • the presentation of data in conjunction with basic economic and econometric analysis;
  • the programming of mathematical and statistical procedures for research projects; and
  • the support and maintenance of software tools and hardware installations in DG/R.

About

The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro. Our main task is to maintain price stability in the euro area and so preserve the purchasing power of the single currency.

What kind of organisation is the ECB?

The ECB is an official EU institution at the heart of the Eurosystem as well as the Single Supervisory Mechanism for banking supervision. Find out how we are organised and learn who is who in the Governing Council, the main decision-making body.

The mission of the ECB

Our mission is to serve the people of Europe by safeguarding the value of the euro and maintaining price stability. Find out more about the mission of the ECB, the Eurosystem and the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

This programme aimed at highly promising students who have completed a first degree and are aiming to enrol in a Masters/PhD programme in economics or a related field at a leading international university.


Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


Cost/funding for participants:

The trainee grant is the exact amount of €1,050 per month. The trainee grant is increased to €1,900 per month for trainees who have completed at least two years of PhD study and who apply for a traineeship vacancy that requires such a level of qualification.

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