for Students and Faculty:
International Monetary Fund
Monetary Fund (IMF) recruitment team will be providing
information on IMF employment opportunities in Washington, D.C.
and conducting preliminary interviews during the APEA conference
in Hong Kong on July 25-26, 2007. Students who wish to be
considered for an interview should submit their on-line
application no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007
(Washington, D.C. time).
Program (EP) is the "point of entry" for talented economists
seeking an exciting career soon after completion of their
graduate studies. Participants undertake challenging assignments
and have the opportunity for specialized training while
concurrently contributing to the IMF's work.
three-year program, participants are given two assignments, each
lasting 18 months. Participants work closely with experienced
members of the staff and are given considerable responsibility
in carrying out operations-related analysis and research. In
conjunction with their duties, participants typically take part
in at least two missions (business trips) during each assignment
period. In addition, participants take training courses on IMF
policies and operations, software applications, written and oral
communications, and may receive language instruction, of all
which enrich their assignment. Participants also have access to
in-house economics training seminars and external conferences to
enhance their professional skills and support career
Toward the end of
their third year, successful participants may be offered a
permanent ("regular") staff position, provided that performance
during the EP period has been fully satisfactory and contingent
upon the availability of staff vacancies.
information on the EP can be found on the IMF website:
To be considered
for an interview for the 2008 EP during the APEA conference,
please submit an on-line application via the IMF website no
later than June 28, 2007. (Vacancy No. R007206001A).
Interview: Format and Preparation
half-hour preliminary interview for the EP, candidates will be
asked to tell about their thesis. However, questions unrelated
to a student’s research work may also be asked during the
interview in order to determine how their work may be of
relevance to the IMF. A knowledge of macroeconomics is very
important, but we are also interested in students with
specialist skills such as financial sector and public economics.
Ideally, students should have a draft of their job-market paper
available at the preliminary interview, and they should be ready
to present their work and respond to questions. We have found
that the best-prepared candidates are those who have been put
through a practice interview with their professors or colleagues
before we come.
Students who do
well in the preliminary interview may be invited to a day-long
panel interview during the period November 2007—January 2008.
Internship Program (FIP) provides an opportunity for highly
promising graduate students pursing an advanced degree/Ph.D. in
macroeconomics or a related field to gain a better understanding
of the IMF's work and contribute to the institution's mission.
During the 10 to
13 week period, interns work under the supervision of an
experienced economist to carry out a research project and
prepare a paper. Projects assigned to interns differ from
year-to-year depending on the department's work program.
information on the FIP can be found on the IMF website:
applications for the FIP may be submitted via the IMF website
according to the
Applications being accepted through July 31, 2007 (Vacancy No.
(Note: The winter
program is primarily for students attending university in the
October 1 through December 31, 2007.
interested in the FIP are encouraged to attend the IMF’s
presentation during the upcoming mission.