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Job Title:  Summer 2015 Students Honors Program (Legal)
Agency:  Securities and Exchange Commission
Job Announcement Number:  15-SHP-LMN

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to Monday, October 20, 2014
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About the Agency

Do you want to perform challenging work in a professional environment? Begin by investing in your career and future at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!


The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals for its 2015 Summer Honors Program in the Washington, DC Home Office and our 11 Regional Offices.  We offer law students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their legal careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the specific Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops, roundtable discussions, a mentoring program, and tours that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws.



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    Law students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions’ work.  That work depends on the division or office where the student works.  Intern assignments range from supporting litigation to assisting with drafting new regulations to helping with reviews, exams or public outreach.


    In most regional offices, interns work either for litigators or investigative attorneys in the Enforcement Division or the exam staff that is part of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.  In Washington, interns work for a range of offices and divisions.  For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific offices and divisions, please read the SEC’s Web site.

    The following offices are looking for legal interns for the Summer 2015 session:

    • Division of Corporation Finance (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Division of Economic & Risk Analysis (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Division of Enforcement (Headquarters & Regional Offices)
    • Division of Investment Management (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Division of Trading and Markets (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations (Headquarters & Regional Offices)
    • Office of the Investor Advocate (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of Municipal Securities (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of International Affairs (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of Credit Ratings (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of Inspector General (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of General Counsel (Headquarters ONLY)
    • Office of Human Resources (Headquarters ONLY)




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    Law students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited law school to participate in the Student Honors Program. Law school graduates who are enrolled in a graduate legal program (i.e. LL.M.) or joint degree programs (i.e. JD/MBA, JD/MPP, etc.) at least half time may also participate in the Student Honors Legal Program.


    ·         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, accredited program

    ·         A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred

    ·         3L student graduating in May 2015 are NOT eligible to participate

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    First year (1L) law students are NOT eligible for this announcement; a separate annoucement will be posted December 1, 2014 for 1L students. 

    We will review applications and extend offers on a rolling basis until this announcement closes. We recommend that students apply early in the process. 




    To qualify for these volunteer opportunities, law students must meet the following criteria:

    • Enrolled in the second year of law school (2L) with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2016
    • Enrolled in the third year of law school (3L) with an anticipated graduation date of Fall 2015 or beyond
    • Enrolled in a dual degree program (JD/MPP; JD/MBA; JD/MS, etc.) with an anticipated graduation date of Fall 2015 or beyond 

    All qualification requirements MUST be met by the closing date of this announcement. 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 application not being considered for these volunteer opportunities. 

    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.


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    Student Honors Program volunteers are NOT eligible for benefits. Transportation subsidy to and from your assigned duty station will be available for participants.


    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


    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:


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    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.


    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 - must list your educational and work and/or internship experience and include your current contact information
    • Cover Letter - must be addressed, "Dear Hiring Committee". If you are applying to the regional offices, please address your cover letter as such. If you are applying to the Washington, DC office, please include your top three office/division(s) to which you would like to be considered. Please explain how your experience and education would make a positive contribution to the SEC.
    • Transcript(s) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable
    • Writing sample - No more than 5-10 pages

    Your single PDF must be labeled with your LASTNAMEFIRSTNAME (i.e SmithJohn)

    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.



    Lindsey M. Nedd
    Phone: (202)551-4167
    Email: NEDDL@SEC.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    100 F Street NE
    Washington, DC


    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at three 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 three points of notification are:


    1.     Application Received or Application Incomplete;

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

    3.     Selected or Not Selected.


    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be selected; you may be terminated after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative invitation, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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