Job Overview


The closing date of this announcement has been extended to June 20, 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 an graduate level program

(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 graduate 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.


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.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Denver, CO
    • Washington DC, DC
    • Miami, FL
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Chicago, IL
    • Boston, MA
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Fort Worth, TX
    • Salt Lake City, UT