"More than ever, the success of government relies on financial and business expertise. To meet the challenges of the future, Oregon will need motivated, talented and diverse visionaries who will become our next public finance leaders."
--Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read
Oregon is looking for its next generation of public finance leaders. Government is a multi-billion-dollar business. To succeed and protect the public good, government needs bold, diverse and innovative leaders with business acumen and a commitment to service. Quality of life, after all, is directly tied to financial security.
The business of government includes investment management, debt management, financial services, and managing financial empowerment programs. The Robert W. Straub Fellowships at the Oregon State Treasury offer experience and opportunity in a leading institutional investment fund and government financial hub. There are two programs, both paid, a 10-week summer program (college juniors and seniors) and an 8-month residency (Post graduate or newly awarded college graduates).
2023 Straub Fellowship Opportunities
Oregon State Treasury is seeking diverse candidates for our Robert W. Straub Fellowships.
The Robert W. Straub Fellowships seek to attract diverse, energetic, business-savvy, and public-minded new leaders to the important intersection of finance and public service.
There are two fellowships, both designed to offer early career professionals with opportunities to learn about and help guide the "business of government." The program is open to diverse students who have an interest in public finance, investments, and other fiscal functions. These opportunities will be full time (40 hours per week). Incumbents will work a hybrid work schedule, meaning there will be an in-office presence (between 1-3 days per week) as well as remote work. The in-office presence will be our Salem office.
The Straub Summer Fellowship is a paid 10-week program for current junior and senior college students ($10,500 stipend).
Straub Residency is an 8-month paid post-graduate assignment for newly awarded college graduates ($25,000 stipend).
About Oregon State Treasury
Oregon State Treasury is focused on improving the financial well-being of all Oregonians. We provide low-cost programs for governments and empower Oregonians to invest in themselves and their loved ones for a more secure future.
We are committed to cultivating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We value and support the collective differences in who we are and celebrate the fact that everyone comes to the table as their own unique individual. We believe this commitment empowers our success and makes Oregon State Treasury an excellent place to work. As Treasury employees, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion makes this a safe environment for us to ask questions, learn, and grow, and helps us to better serve Oregonians.
Oregon State Treasury is led by State Treasurer Tobias Read. As Treasurer, he is the state’s financial leader, the custodian of public funds and chief investment officer. We prioritize investing for the long term, doing business the right way, and empowering Oregonians to invest in themselves. We're proud of the work we do to help families, governments, and businesses succeed.
Our Values and Principles
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The projects offered will be centered around Treasurer Read’s commitment to decarbonize our investment portfolio by working toward a net-zero carbon emission target by 2050. Earlier this year the Treasurer announced his intention to better prepare for the long-term risks and opportunities that climate change presents to our pension fund investments: a commitment to decarbonize our investment portfolio by working toward a net-zero carbon emission target by 2050. Specifically, he will be focusing his efforts over the next year on working with our team and partners to present a responsible, thoughtful, and practical decarbonization plan to the Oregon Investment Council by February of 2024.
Oregon is looking for its next generation of public finance leaders. Government is a multi-billion-dollar business. To succeed and protect the public good, government needs bold, diverse, and innovative leaders with business acumen and a commitment to service. Quality of life, after all, is directly tied to financial security.
The business of government at Oregon State Treasury includes investment management, debt management, financial services, and management of financial empowerment programs. The Robert W. Straub Fellowships at the Oregon State Treasury offer experience and opportunity in a leading institutional investment fund and government financial hub.
If you are interested in making a difference in government and getting in on the ground level of net-zero carbon emission, please submit a cover letter (no more than two pages explaining your interest/experience and what you hope the program offers you), resume, and letters of reference. Please be sure to include which program you are interested in. Application materials are due no later than May 1, 2023. Please send to: Ania Henton, Human Resources Business Partner at
Prospective employees are subject to an extensive background check that may include, but not be limited to, validation of all application materials, prior employment and personal references, credit history, driving records and fingerprint-based state and federal criminal and civil records. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
OST does not offer visa sponsorships, and within three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States
OST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Oregon State Treasury will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please call Oregon State Treasury at 503-378-4000 and request to be connected to Human Resources.