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PhD Internships

Length: Typically 12 weeks

Applications for 2024 will open on 13th November 2023 until 5th February 2024, please register your interest to be notified.

Job Description

Entry requirements

Currently studying for a PhD in any subject relevant to central bank policymaking.

Where you'll work

You will be working with Bank of England researchers, either within one of our Policy areas or within the Research Hub.

What you'll learn

This internship offers an invaluable opportunity to experience and contribute to economic analysis, policymaking and research, at a leading central bank. By working on a research project of live interest to the Bank, with Bank of England researchers, you will see first-hand how research is conducted and utilised within a policymaking institution. You will also be given an opportunity to present your research, and engage with researchers and policymakers from around the Bank.

Are you who we're looking for?

PhD students with a desire to carry out innovative, policy-relevant research, and to find out more about what it is like to work in a policy institution and apply your technical expertise to live policy questions.

We are committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive workforce, so we welcome applications from candidates with all backgrounds.


Application advice

We know that application processes can be a little daunting at first, and we want to make sure you are ready to perform to your best. Therefore, we have put together some useful information about the process from the initial application form all the way through to our assessment centres. You’ll find it all on our ‘how to apply’ page.

Each of our programmes are designed for students who are at different stages in their studies. So please don’t apply for more than one programme as we’ll only consider your first application.

If you would like to be considered for more than one programme in any given year, please email the Bank of England Team at Penna before you apply.