Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is among the top places to work in the federal government. The OCC ensures a safe and sound banking system for all Americans and ensures fair treatment and equal access for all national bank customers. Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.  
You’will get a head start on a meaningful and rewarding career as an Economics Department Intern at the OCC.  You will make a difference supporting the OCC's mission to ensure a safe, sound, and competitive banking system that support the citizens, communities and economy of the United States. 
Key Information:

  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • You must submit a transcript or proof of enrollment with your application.
  • You must meet full or half-time student enrollment requirements for the duration of the appointment.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.9 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Selectee must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
  • This position is a Temporary Part-Time Internship position not to exceed one year.
  • Citizenship: Consistent with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and other applicable law; applicants who are United States citizens will be preferred over equally qualified applicants who are not U.S. citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, if selected for a Federal Appointment, only "US Citizens and non-US Citizens who are permanent US residents actively seeking US citizenship as outlined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)(B)" are eligible for employment. If offered employment, you will be asked to provide evidence of your status. For continued employment, all non-citizens are required to apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible or to be naturalized within two years after the date of application unless the non-citizen can establish that he/she has continued to actively pursue naturalization.


This position serves as a Student Trainee (research) in the Economics Department.  As an Student Trainee (research), participants receive formal periodic assessments and progress of mentorship.
Duties include:

  • Provide analytical, research and technical support including data retrieval, analysis and statistical programming. Produce financial tables, graphs and reports, often with interdivisional and interdepartmental projects. Maintain familiarity with many different databases. Perform background research on a variety of financial and economic topics.
  • Assist the Economic staff in regards to their SAS usage.
  • Work on the Economics Department materials for the intranet.

Relocation Authorized

  • No