Job Overview


The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Within the SEC, the Division of Economic and Risk Assessment (DERA) integrates financial economics and data analytics to the core mission of the SEC. In doing so, DERA is involved in the entire range of SEC activities, including policy-making, rule-making, enforcement and examination.The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a semester program for college students, graduate students and law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Honors students work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules, to name a few responsibilities.


DERA is offering unpaid training opportunities to undergraduate/graduate students in the Washington, DC area. We ask students to work at least 10 weeks at a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. We also encourage applications from students who are able to work 40 hours per week. Students will establish their work schedule with their supervisors.

Travel Required

  • Not Required