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The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston seeks an intern to assist with analyzing the legal basis for including a policy goal of “financial inclusion” for the payments system as well as the potential for financial inclusion to be a policy goal of the distribution and creation of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). This internship would begin with an opportunity to hear from the team at the Boston Fed responsible for exploring the viability of a CBDC, known as Project Hamilton, to better understand the scope of the project and how they would envision embedding a policy of financial inclusion. This project would likely entail a review of relevant statutes and laws related to the Federal Reserve’s role in the payments system.

Once students are selected by the Federal Reserve Bank, students will be required to submit an independent clinical application.  Please consult: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/clinical/clinics/independent-clinical-work-program/

(This opportunity is not eligible to students on F-1 visas)

Prof. Desan will serve as the faculty sponsor. desan@law.harvard.edu

Students should submit a resume and cover letter to Liz Solar at esolar@law.harvard.edu

Application Deadline: 9am Thursday January 13, 2022.

The independent clinical application deadline is January 21 (extensions may be granted upon request.)  Questions may be directed to Liz Solar.