RBI Research Internship is aimed at individuals who have completed graduation and wish to pursue PhD in economics, banking, finance or related fields, or to move to positions in government research institutions or financial institutions that require a quantitative and analytic orientation.
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RBI Research Internship Scheme 2016
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a Research Internship Scheme to provide an opportunity to young individuals to expose themselves to cutting edge research in central banking.
Highlights of the Scheme
- The intern would assist and collaborate with the Reserve Bank researchers on projects to provide policy inputs and papers targeted for publication at quality economics and finance journals.
- The intern would assist in compiling accurate and timely data and help with the relevant analytical statistical and econometric tools necessary to execute the research projects.
- The intern may transition to writing research and policy articles of appropriate quality.
Qualifications for Internship
Applicants should have completed 3 year undergraduate degree plus one extra year of post-graduate studies or 4 year integrated courses such as B.Tech or B.E. before joining. The Reserve Bank seeks motivated candidates with quantitative oriented degrees in economics, finance, or statistical sciences or those with expertise in computer or data analytics or engineering. Programming skills or ability to acquire them are necessary.
The Reserve Bank’s work environment will give candidates many opportunities to learn and participate in research. Candidates should be keenly interested in the Reserve Bank’s core areas of research and also be able to derive benefit from our work in these areas. The opportunity will be open to domestic as well as foreign students.
Work experience is not a pre-requisite.
Mode of Application
Method of Selection & Duration
The Reserve Bank would select a maximum of 10 interns every year. Placements would be in departments such as Department of Economic and Policy Research (DEPR) / Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM) / Strategic Research Unit (SRU).