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Job Title:  2014 Fall Student Honors Program - Legal
Agency:  Securities and Exchange Commission
Job Announcement Number:  14-SHPL-KT

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 / Per Year
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to Friday, June 06, 2014
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The closing date of this announcement has been extended to June 6, 2014.


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


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


The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Student Honors Program.  The Student Honors Program targets students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (JD/MBA or LL.M.). 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).



The Student Honors Program is a ten-week (minimum) volunteer opportunity for law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market and the activities of the Commission.


The 2014 Student Honors Fall Program will begin on September 8, 2014.


Honor Students may work full-time or part-time schedules. Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per week.




  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have at least a grade-point average of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student


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Honor Students are assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission's work.  Projects can include the investigation of industry and issuer practices, litigation of civil enforcement actions and the drafting of proposed statutes and rules.  Specific duties and responsibilities will vary according to the office or division of assignment.



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

Second and third year law students must be enrolled at least half-time in law school to participate in the Student Honors Program.  Law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs and joint degree programs (e.g., JD/MBA; LL.M.) at least half time may also participate in the Student Honors Program.  


First year law students are ineligible to participate in the 2014 Fall Student Honors Program.

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

  • Applicants MUST be a U.S.Citizen.
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible (parents, step-parents, siblings and grandparents).
  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (JD/MBA or LL.M).
  • Students must have the equivalent of a 3.0 or B average.
  • Final offers are contingent upon a favorable background check.


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.



Qualified applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit a complete application package are forwarded for consideration to the locations to which they have applied.  Representatives from the locations may contact candidates directly for interviews.  Others may make selections based solely on the quality of a candidate's written application.






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Student Honors Program volunteers are ineligible for benefits.



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The following weekly cut-off dates have been established to review and refer qualified applicants.

  • March 7, 2014                 
  • March 14, 2014
  • March 21, 2014
  • March 28, 2014
  • April 4, 2014
  • April 11, 2014
  • April 18, 2014
  • April 25, 2014
  • May 2, 2014
  • May 9, 2014
  • May 16, 2014
  • May 23, 2014
  • May 30, 2014
  • June 6, 2014


Complete applications must be received by the cut-off dates indicated above. Applications for this program will be accepted until the closing date, June 6, 2014.



Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


To apply on-line you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at 


To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.  Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.


When uploading the "required documents" click on OTHER.  You must upload a single pdf with your resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample.  Your single pdf must be labeled with your LASTNAME  FIRSTNAME (ex: SMITH JOHN).


To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:



A complete application consists of a single pdf which must include the following:


  • Resume - Your resume must list your educational and work experience and include your current contact information. 
  • Cover Letter - Your cover letter should be addressed, “Dear Hiring Committee” with the location to which you are applying.  The cover letter is the best way to explain why you think your experience would make a contribution to the SEC.
  • Transcript and class schedule - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Writing Sample - 5 – 10 pages


 Your single pdf must be labeled with your LAST NAME  FIRST NAME (ex: SMITH JOHN)




All required documents MUST be included in your online application for it to be considered complete. Incomplete applications (applications submitted before the deadline, but without required documents attached) will not be considered.


Documents Required:

  • Resume with current contact information
  • Five to ten page writing sample
  • One page cover letter***
  • Unofficial school transcript(s) (law school)


*** Your one-page cover letter should be addressed to “Dear Hiring Committee” with the appropiate mailing address listed

SEC Addresses: Headquarters and Regional Offices. 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 a specific office/division.  For more information about the offices and divisions, please click here


Tamika Cambridge
Phone: (202)551-4169
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



You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on "Application Status." The four points of notification are:


1.     Application Received or Application Incomplete;

2.     Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;

3.     Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Not Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

4.     Selected or Not Selected.


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