Job Title: 2014 Summer Student Honors Program (1st Year Law Students)Job Announcement Number: 14-1L-SHP-OHR
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission
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Monday, December 02, 2013 to
Monday, February 03, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
WHO MAY APPLY:
Eligibility for Current Students Only
About the Agency
The SECs Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for first year law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market and the activities of the Commission.
The SEC's 2014 Summer Student Honors Program will begin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- Security and suitability background investigation- REQUIRED
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited Law Program
DUTIES:Back to top
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have U.S. citizenship. Selection is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher), writing skills and experience (e.g, journals), ability to reason independently and creatively (e.g., moot court), clinical/volunteer and work experience relating to the SECs work, commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal judgment, and well-rounded background. Prior to appointment, security and suitability background investigation is required.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
All students must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student. Please note, selection is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher), writing skills and experience (e.g, journals), ability to reason independently and creatively (e.g., moot court), clinical/volunteer and work experience relating to the SECs work, commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal judgment, and well-rounded background.
What are the eligibility requirements?
- Applicants MUST be U.S. Citizens.
- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible.
- Students must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. School verification will be required.
- Student must have the equivalent of a 3.0 or B average.
Eligibility for each program varies by students' status:
1L Program: Students must have completed the first year of law school by the beginning of the 2014 summer. Student must be continuing in legal studies throughout the summer and/or into the fall to be eligible. Students graduating in May are not eligible.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
BENEFITS:Back to top
Transit benefits are available for summer 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 DisabilityProgramOfficer@sec.gov. To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to SECInterpreter@sec.gov 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: http://fts.gsa.gov/frs/tollfree.htm.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications will NOT be accepted through the USAJOBS System.
Students must submit a resume with current contact information, a one page cover letter, a law school transcript, a list of current courses, a 5 to 10 page legal writing sample all in a single PDF. Please label your PDF with your LASTNAME FIRSTNAME (ex: SMITH JOHN).
The following locations will be acecpting first year law student applications for the 2014 Summer Students Honor Program:
For Washington, DC consideration submit your submit your application to 2014SHPLegalHQ@SEC.GOV
For Atlanta Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalARO@sec.gov
For Denver Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalDRO@sec.gov
For Boston Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalBRO@sec.gov
For Miami Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalMIRO@sec.gov
For Los Angeles Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalLARO@sec.gov
For New York Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalNYRO@sec.gov
For Salt Lake Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalSLRO@sec.gov
For San Francisco Regional Office consideration submit your application to 2014SHPLegalSFRO@sec.gov
Your one-page cover letter should be addressed Dear Hiring Committee with the location to which you are applying (DC or a Region) in the mailing address block. 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.
Security and Suitability (Background Investigation)
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.
Important Notes: 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.
All documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, February 03, 2014
- One page cover letter
- Law school transcript
- List of current courses
- Legal writing sample (5 to 10 page)
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
The Office of Human Resources begins notifying students on a rolling basis and continues admitting students until the class is filled. The SEC's 2014 Summer Student Honors Program will begin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014.
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