The internship at the Central Bank of Armenia Research Center (CBA) will allow you to develop and hone your research, analysis, modeling, and presentation skills while living and working in a world-class facility among researchers whose mission it is to promote the development and stability of the Armenian economy. The internship takes place in Dilijan, Armenia, a scenic mountain resort town located 60 miles from the capital city of Yerevan. Sophomore and junior concentrators in economics, math, statistics, computer science, and applied math will gain the most from the research opportunities on offer, but first-year students with some economics background and/or quantitative skills are also invited to apply.
- Develop your research question in collaboration with CBA staff
- Conduct independent research with supervision and mentoring by CBA staff
- Build skills in data analysis, statistical analysis, macroeconomic modeling
- Present your research findings to members of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Armenia
- The working language at CBA is English, but Russian and/or Armenian language are helpful
- The internship lasts eight weeks, roughly June 1-July 31
- Apply using the CARAT application by February 8, 2019.
The CBA provides substantial in-kind support to enrich your experience of Armenia:
- Airport transfers to and from Yerevan
- Housing and weekday meals
- Cultural program and excursions
- Weekend shuttle transport to and from Yerevan
- Basic Armenian language lessons (if desired)
The internship is unpaid; when applying for grant support, budget for round-trip airfare to Yerevan plus $125 / week for personal travel and other expenses not covered by the CBA.
What students say:
The internship gave me a lot of autonomy over my project to develop a reinforcement learning-based model and apply it to the behavioral side of bank bailout considerations. My CBA research advisor was helpful as I shaped my project, and I had access to established researchers in disciplines like math, economics, computer science, and political science when other questions arose. A highlight was a formal presentation of my results to the Board of Directors of the Central Bank at the end of the summer.
-Anirudh S., AB ’20, Mathematics, CBA intern 2017
My internship took me through the entire research process, from developing and clarifying an initial research question to writing a paper about my work and presenting my findings to the Board of Directors of the Central Bank. Through this project, I learned highly applicable data treatment, regression analysis, and statistical software skills. The cultural program was also eye-opening: Armenia has a richness of history and culture that is difficult to match. Wherever I went, I met people who were eager to tell me about their culture and demonstrate the renowned Armenian hospitality. All in all, it was a tremendous learning and growth experience.
-Anton U., AB ’19, Economics, CBA intern 2016
Check out this blog by Isabelle D., AB '20, Government, CBA intern 2017, for travel inspiration and gorgeous photos.
Or watch this presentation by Cris P., AB '20, Economics, CBA intern 2018, for his take on the experience.
Or to read the details as presented by the CBA itself, download this brochure.
Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019.