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    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest mathematicians, data scientists, and computer scientists 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.

    The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented data science graduate/professional degree students for our Student Honors Data Science Program in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), Washington, DC. We offer graduate/professional students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their potential careers. Over the course of the year long program, graduate/professional students work along DERA staff on projects particular to the division. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops, and roundtable discussions that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities regulations and laws.

    The Student Honors Data Science Program is a year long program that will tentative start in May 2018. Those selected to participate in this program should be willing and able to commit at least one year to the program. The SEC will work with and accommodate those selected should academic or college credit be required to participate.

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    Graduate students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on analytical projects that cover a broad range of the Commissions' work. Graduate intern assignments could include any of the following: data visualization, finding trends and outliers in datasets, computational analysis of networks/graphs, or implementing natural language processing algorithms. Students whom are available to volunteer on a full-time or part-time basis within the Washington, DC location are encouraged to apply.

    For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific divisions and offices, please read the SEC's website.

    DERA is looking for the following majors at the graduate/professional level:

    Computer Science
    Web Development and Design
    Data Science
    Natural Language Processing / Computational Linguistics

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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