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 (Program Support) position in the Fort Worth Regional Office (FWRO). 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.  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.


Job duties will vary depending on the area of study and position/series. Representative duties for this position include:

  • Performs a variety of assignments designed to provide training, experience and technical competence in the methods, procedures, principles, theories, and techniques for the collection and analysis of program specific reports, as well as studies pertaining to an assigned area of SEC program emphasis.
  • Handles routine matters and refers inquiries to appropriate personnel based on knowledge of programs and functions, assignments, internal procedures and relationships.
  • Participates with professional staff in the development and analysis of research, documents and data required by managers.
  • Compiles and verifies a variety of statistical, financial and technical data needed for analysis and required reports.
  • May design and produce organizational and workflow charts using graphic design software, based on information provided by higher level employees.
  • Assists in planning and organizing actions necessary to accomplish short-and-long range program goals.
  • Assists in the initiation of appropriate required action.
  • Works closely with supervisor and other staff members to develop resolutions of problems/issues and makes basic recommendations.
  • Assists supervisor or staff members in the formulation of milestones, goals, target dates and requirements to analyze/evaluate various aspects of programs.
  • Assists in monitoring the status of work accomplished in comparison to established schedules.
  • Performs a broad range of duties using various computer software programs to perform such operations as updating, revising, sorting, calculating, and manipulating data in spreadsheets.
  • Resolves minor user problems associated with end user computing, use of SEC approved word processing, database and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No