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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to volunteer alongside 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.

    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 Summer 2018 Student Honors Legal Program in our Washington, DC Home and 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.

    The Summer 2018 Student Honors Legal Program for law students will officially begin May 21, 2018 and conclude July 27, 2018.

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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. Work assignments may vary based on the Division or Office the student is assigned. Intern assignments range from supporting litigation to assisting with drafting new regulations to helping with reviews, exams or public outreach. For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific division/offices within headquarters, please read the SEC's website.

    Internship opportunities in the Summer are full-time only with a requirement of 40 hours per week.

    The following divisions and offices within our Washington, DC Headquarter location are seeking 2L law students to volunteer with us during the Summer 2018 program:

    Division of Enforcement
    Division of Corporation Finance
    Division of Trading & Markets
    Division of Investment Management
    Division of Economic & Risk Analysis
    Executive Services
    Office of Investor Advocate
    Office of Administrative Law Judges
    Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    Office of Municipal Securities
    Office of International Affairs
    Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations
    Office of Credit Ratings
    Office of General Counsel
    Office of Inspector General

    Our regional offices are comprised of mainly Division of Enforcement and Office of Compliance Inspection and Examinations. The following regional locations are seeking 2L law students to volunteer with us during the Summer 2018 program:

    Atlanta Regional Office
    Boston Regional Office
    Chicago Regional Office
    Denver Regional Office
    Fort Worth Regional Office
    Los Angeles Regional Office
    Miami Regional Office
    New York Regional Office
    Philadelphia Regional Office
    San Francisco Regional Office
    Salt Lake Regional Office

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476525200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.