Internship in the field of systemic interlinkages and sentiment analysis

Our Directorate General Financial Stability is currently looking for a motivated and suitably qualified student to take up a paid internship in the field of systemic interlinkages and sentiment analysis.

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Commencing: immediately, subject to agreement
Duration: three to six months

What the internship entails

Topic area 1: Developing a cross-sectoral, integrated stress test model. You will help us to merge granular microdata from the German banking, investment fund and insurance sectors and assist in modelling and programming different risk channels for the model.

Topic area 2: Developing topic modelling approaches and sentiment indicators. You will support us in consolidating, analysing and evaluating various textual sources such as speeches and newspaper articles with regard to possible risks to financial stability, partly using various NLP procedures.

What we are looking for

  • Graduate student (Master‘s or PhD) in economics, computer science, (business) mathematics, or similar.
  • Strong interest in quantitative and empirical methods as well as financial stability issues.
  • Good knowledge of R or Python, including the relevant data transformation and analysis libraries (e.g. Tidyverse and Pandas), and experience in analysing microdata.
  • Experience with databases and knowledge of SQL would be an advantage.
  • Experience in automated web scraping and knowledge of common NLP procedures would be useful.

The Bundesbank promotes the equality of women and men in the workplace. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Part-time work is generally possible. Where candidates are equally qualified for the position, preference will be given to applicants with a disability. If you have any questions relating to the work itself, please contact Dr Puriya Abbassi on +49 69 9566-33708.