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Job Title:  Summer Honors Legal Intern- 1L
Agency:  Securities and Exchange Commission
Job Announcement Number:  13-799253-1SLP-FS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Monday, December 03, 2012 to Friday, February 08, 2013
Full Time - Internships
Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
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The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

1L Summer Honors Program

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Summer Honors Program

Note: This is a volunteer or for-credit internship.

Internship start date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alternative Start date: Monday, June 03, 2013

Internship end date: Friday, August 09, 2013


The Securities and Exchange Commission is now hiring first-year law students for its 2013 Summer Honors Program in Washington and 11 other cities. Though these are volunteer positions, they offer students responsibilities and experiences that promote their careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students participate in seminars/workshops on various aspects of the federal securities laws. We ask that our interns commit 40-hours per week for 10 weeks.


  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney who had completed law school. Students assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony. They spend hours every day with line attorneys, and they support senior executives.

The Summer Honors Program is highly-competitive.  We hire as few as 10% of the students who apply, and we limit the size of the program so that students receive substantive work.  Most first year law interns from past programs have gone on to work their second summer at law firms.  Many pursue jobs that relate to securities, finance or related industries, but others have pursued other specialties while still using the skills that they learned at the SEC.  

For more information about the SEC’s summer program, see the SEC’s Web site, including “frequently asked questions” at (click here). The Web site offers more information about the program, intern experiences, and the SEC, including a page that describes the intern responsibilities for many offices and divisions (click here).

For summer 2013, the SEC anticipates having Summer Honors Program interns in the following offices at the SEC’s Washington DC headquarters:


Division of Corporation Finance

Division of Enforcement

Division of Investment Management

Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation

Division of Trading & Markets

Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

Office of Credit Ratings

Office of International Affairs

Office of the General Counsel

Office of the Inspector General

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

Office of Minority and Women Inclusion


In addition, the SEC anticipates hiring Summer Honors Program interns in its regional offices:

Atlanta Regional Office

Boston Regional Office

Los Angeles Regional Office

Miami Regional Office

New York Regional Office

Philadelphia Regional Office

Salt Lake Regional Office

San Francisco Regional Office


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

Important Notes:

1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.


2. Required Documents: You are required to provide a single PDF with the following documents in the following order:


One-page Cover Letter**

(Unofficial) Law School Transcript

Writing Sample


The PDF should be named in capitals with your name “LASTNAME FIRSTNAME.” For example – HOPP JENNIFER. Failure to follow these instructions about creating and naming your PDF may result in you not being considered.


**Your one-page cover letter should be addressed to “SEC Summer 2013 Intern Program” with the headquarters address. As noted above, the cover letter is the best way to explain why you think your interests or experience would make a contribution, either to the SEC in general or to particular divisions/offices.


3. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.




Please follow all instructions carefully.


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Transit benefits are available for Summer Honors Program appointments.



The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.


To contact the Disability Program Office by phone, call 202-551-4158. TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see:


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To begin the process, you must apply by email to the appropriate regional office (you may submit your application to up to a total of 3 offices).   Applications will NOT be accepted through the USA Jobs System.

Applications will be considered and offers will be made on a rolling basis.  Apply as early as possible.  Do not wait until the deadline. Once slots are filled, later applications will not be considered, and slots may fill before the deadline.

Email your application (no more than three offices will be accepted) to your desired location below:

Washington, DC (Headquaters Location):

Atlanta Regional Office:                     

Boston Regional Office:

Los Angeles Regional Office: 

Miami Regional Office:                         

New York Regional Office:  

Philadelphia Regional Office:                    

Salt Lake Regional Office:

San Francisco Regional Office:              


Please be sure to answer the following questions in the body of your email.  


1.  Are you a U.S. Citizen?

2.  Are any of your relatives SEC employees?


It is important that your application is submitted in a PDF and that your documents are in the following order:


1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

3. Transcripts

4. Writing Sample


We cannot accept hardcopies of any documents. All documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 08, 2013.


Please be sure to submit a completed application packet at the time of submission. 


Tamika Cambridge
Phone: (713)285-2541
Fax: (713)583-1533
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC
20549 Fax: (713)583-1533


After a review of your application packet we will forwarad all qualified candidates to the hiring committee for review. Please note applications are reviewed, and offers are made, on a rolling basis. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

Additional Duty Location Info

Many vacancies in the following locations:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Salt Lake City, UT United StatesView Map
San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map
Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map
Los Angeles, CA United StatesView Map
Philadelphia, PA United StatesView Map
Boston, MA United StatesView Map
Miami, FL United StatesView Map
New York, NY United StatesView Map
Boston Metro Area, MA United States

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