Job Overview


The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber students who share the values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

This vacancy is for a Pathways Resident Intern: Student Trainee (Library Science) position in the Office of the Secretary located at the SEC's headquarters in Washington, D.C. This announcement may be used to fill more than one vacancy.

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Resident Internship Program.  The Pathways Resident Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis.  (Applicants who do not meet the definition of "student" will not be considered.) 

This internship is for students who can commit to working year-round and who have at least 6 months left before completing their studies.  Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.  At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a federal career or career-conditional position. 

Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be maintained throughout the entire internship appointment.

This position is in the excepted service.

Probationary or trial period required.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.


The student will provide assistance with a wide-range of library and content management services for SEC staff nationwide. Representative duties for this position include:

  • Acquisition of business and legal information resources.
  • Coordination of user testing and training for new information services.
  • Web content development and maintenance.
  • Responding to research requests.
  • Assisting senior staff in the performance of their work by conducting analysis and research. For example, may gather and compile data and records; prepare charts, graphs, and narrative information relative to Library usage; and assist in the performance of special projects.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.