Now Recruiting for 2022-2024
The Junior Fellowship program is a highly selective, fixed two-year program for new college graduates to work shaping international economic policy for the United States in Treasury’s Office of International Affairs. Fellows have left the program to pursue a range of opportunities, including employment at Treasury and elsewhere in the U.S. government, work in the private sector, and graduate study (e.g., law, public policy, international relations, and finance and business).
Junior Fellows have exposure to multiple policy issues and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. They typically perform a variety of tasks that include developing policy proposals, analyzing international economic and financial developments, and conducting analytical studies. Fellows also support bilateral and multilateral meetings for senior Treasury officials engaging counterparts at the IMF, World Bank, G7, and G20 – to name a few. Junior Fellows often participate in such meetings and may have opportunities to travel abroad.
Junior Fellows are usually hired at the GS-9 level and receive standard Treasury benefits.
Strong candidates will have recently received – or will soon receive – a bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework in economics, public policy, finance, international relations, or related fields. IA is committed to attracting and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that different perspectives and experiences among our employees are workforce strengths and contribute to better policy-making.
How to Apply:
Treasury will start recruiting for the 2023-2025 IA Junior Fellows in the fall of 2022. Applications and questions may be sent to IAFellows@treasury.gov at that time. Stay tuned for more information.
Applications include a cover letter, resume, and transcript(s) attesting to academic qualifications and career potential. You may optionally submit up to two recommendation letters in the same email to add additional insight on your application. In the email, candidates must also (A) indicate a desired start date; (B) confirm they hold U.S. citizenship (must be able to provide documentation); (C) note veterans’ preference, if applicable; and (D) include a resume that demonstrates 52 weeks (2,080 hours) of paid or unpaid work, volunteer, or extracurricular experience relevant to the duties described above.
Please submit your resume following the guidelines for a federal resume – see here. Note that there is no need to limit the resume to one page. Please expand on duties performed for each professional or extracurricular job or activity listed (volunteer work, work study, etc.) to demonstrate requisite experience. Please also include the time period when the job or activity took place with the average number of hours per week, (e.g., June 2020 to August 2020, avg. 30 hours per week).
Candidates passing a first round of screening will be asked to respond to two short essay questions. Applications will be evaluated in December 2022 for Fellows to start in summer 2023 (or at a mutually agreed alternative time).
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.
Please contact IAFellows@treasury.gov with questions or requests for assistance.