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    Duties

    Summary

    Business students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects/assignments that cover a broad range of the Commission's work. That work depends upon the division/office where the student works. Intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to drafting standard operating procedures, putting together data reports, performing requirements or data analysis or assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.


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    Responsibilities

    For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific divisions and offices, please read the SEC's website.

    The SEC is looking to fill student positions across the entire agency. All divisions/offices are located in our Headquarters in Washington, D.C. If you are located outside of the Washington, DC area then please apply to one of the regional offices as many divisions/offices do not have positions in the regional offices.

    The SEC is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

    Accounting/Economics/Finance (DERA, OEC, EBO, EXAMS, OIG)
    Auditing (OIG)
    Business Administration (Contracting/Procurement, Management, Project Management) (OEC, EBO)
    Human Resources/Human Resources Development (Washington, DC ONLY)
    Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Systems (DERA, EBO, OIG)
    Graphic Design( DERA)
    Data Sciences (DERA, OEC, EBO)
    Mathematics/Statistics (DERA, OEC, EBO)
    Cybersecurity (EBO, OIT)
    Foreign Language (OIG)
    Bio-Technology/Forensic (OIG)
    Chemistry
    Public Safety (OIG)
    Business Law (OIG)
    Public Administration/Government (OEC, EBO)
    Criminal Justice (OIG)
    Library Sciences (Washington, DC ONLY)
    Communications/Marketing (EBO)
    Journalism/English/Literature
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (DERA)
    International Affairs
    Psychology/Sociology (OIG)

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0099 General Student Trainee

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen and 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
    • Relatives of the SEC are not eligible to participate.
    • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
    • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of invitation or selection to another opportunity.
    • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
    • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
    • Qualified applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit a complete application package are forwarded for consideration to the locations to which they have applied.
    • Representatives from the locations may contact candidates directly for interviews.
    • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently operating on a full time telework status. Once the agency has opened, employees must report to their duty stations.
    • All SEC employees (whether teleworking or working onsite) who are not approved for a reasonable accommodation must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than Nov. 22, 2021.
    • For information about where to obtain a vaccine at no cost to you, please visit Vaccines.gov.

    Qualifications

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited university or college AND enrolled least half-time (6 credits per semester or the equivalent) in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Management reserves the right to make changes as necessary. The following cutoff dates will be used for this announcement:
    08/30/21
    09/27/21
    10/29/21


    **The Spring 2022 Student Honors Business Program for graduate and undergraduate students will officially begin January 24, 2022 and conclude April 8, 2022.**

    Individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Education

    Refer to the Conditions of Employment & Qualifications sections above.

    Additional information

    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: In accordance with Executive Order 14043 (Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees) and to protect the health and safety of the federal workforce, all SEC employees (whether teleworking or working onsite) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than Nov. 22, 2021. If selected for this position, you will be asked to attest to your current vaccination status and provide a copy of the documentation to support your vaccination status. Additionally, if selected, you may request an exemption from the mandatory vaccination due to a qualifying disability or medical condition, or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. If you have additional questions pertaining to the SEC's vaccination policy, email askHR at askHR@sec.gov.

    Reasonable Accommodation: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here. Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information for SEC Job Applicants: Federal EEO laws protect all applicants from discrimination on the following bases: race, color, sex (not limited to conduct which is sexual in nature, includes pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status), age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing discrimination. Applicants who believe they have been discriminated against on any EEO basis can seek recourse through the SEC's administrative complaints process. To be timely, an individual must enter the EEO process within 45 days from when they know (or should have known) of the alleged discrimination. Click here for additional information.

    TTY/ASCII: Video Relay Service users are welcome to contact the appropriate SEC office or employee via the contact information listed above. If you do not otherwise have access to a Video Phone or Video Relay service, you may send us an email or use the Federal Video Relay Service via the internet. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service and to create a new account, please see: http://federalrelay.us/

    Under 5.U.S.C. 3111, a student volunteer is not a Federal employee for any purposes other than injury compensation and law related to the Tort Claims Act. Service is not creditable for leave or any other employee benefits however, transportation subsidy to and from your assigned duty station may be available.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Assessment Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this opportunity. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the hiring committee for each location selected for volunteer internship opportunities.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

    • Required: Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. This is electronically tied to your USAJobs application and can be completed online once you click "Apply" and upload your application materials.
    • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work, volunteer, and/or education history that is specific position to our volunteer internship opportunities. NOTE: Your resume must NOT contain pictures.
    • Required: Cover Letter, must be addressed "Dear Hiring Committee". Please include your top three office/division(s) for which you would like to be considered, if applying to the Washington, DC home office. If you are applying to the Regional Office, please address your cover letter accordingly. Please explain how your experience and education would make a positive contribution to the SEC.
    • Required: An unofficial college transcript or enrollment verification from your college or university displaying current enrollment and future enrollment (if applicable)

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    https://www.sec.gov/ohr/student-honors-page.html

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the assessment questionnaire which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the assessment questionnaire, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    Agency contact information

    ask HR

    Address

    SEC
    100 F Street NE
    Washington, DC 20602
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to volunteer alongside our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation's securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

    Do you want to perform challenging work in a professional environment? Begin by investing in your career and future at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

    The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals for its Spring 2022 Student Honors Business Program in our Washington, DC Home and Regional Offices. We offer business students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their business careers. Over the course of at least a ten week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the specific Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops; roundtable discussions, and a mentoring program that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws.

    **The Spring 2022 Student Honors Business Program for graduate and undergraduate students will officially begin January 24, 2022 and conclude April 8, 2022.**

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Securities and Exchange Commission, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.sec.gov/ohr/student-honors-page.html/

    Next steps

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be terminated after you begin work, or you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation before appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, Veterans' Preference, certification of disability, etc.).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/611119500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.