Job Overview


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team.  Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation’s securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding.  You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public.  The SEC provides:

·         Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities;

·         An environment that allows you to work and learn with the nation’s experts;

·         Compensation and career expansion opportunities; and

·         A balance between your professional and family life.

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This vacancy is for a Pathways Resident Intern: Student Trainee (Program & Research) position located at the SEC's New York Regional Office.

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 at this office location in New York, NY.  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.

This position is in the excepted service.

You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the entire internship appointment.


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

  • Provides assistance and support to teams conducting examinations of self-regulatory organizations, broker-dealers and transfer agents.
  • Assists in the analysis and evaluation of current and/or required accounting procedures with respect to regulatory requirements.
  • 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