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    The Summer Honors Program is highly-competitive. We hire very few of the students who apply, and we limit the size of the program so that students receive substantive work. 1L students from past programs have gone on to work their second summer at law firms. Many pursue jobs that relate to securities, finance or related industries, but others have pursued other specialties while still using the skills that they learned at the SEC.

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    We have high expectations for our students, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney. Students assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony. They spend hours every day with line attorneys and they support senior executives.The Securities and Exchange Commission have begun interviewing and extending offers to first-year (1L) law students for its 2019 Summer Honors Program in Washington, DC and participating regional offices. Though these are volunteer positions, they offer students responsibilities and experiences that promote their careers. Students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students participate in seminars/workshops on various aspects of the federal securities laws. We ask that our students commit 40-hours per week for at least 10 weeks.

    Washington, DC 1L law students work for a range of offices and divisions while regional 1L law students are primarily located in either the Division of Enforcement or Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations.

    The following division/offices/regions are looking for current 1L law students to intern with us during Summer 2019:

    Division of Enforcement
    Division of Investment Management
    Division of Trading & Markets
    Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations
    Office of Administrative Law Judges
    Office of Credit Ratings
    Office of the Investor Advocate
    Office of General Counsel
    Office of International Affairs
    Executive Services
    Atlanta Regional Office
    Boston Regional Office
    Denver Regional Office
    Fort Worth Regional Office
    Los Angeles Regional Office
    Miami Regional Office
    New York Regional Office
    Philadelphia Regional Office
    Salt Lake Regional Office
    San Francisco Regional Office

    If you wish to be considered for Summer 2019 1L opportunities within the Chicago Regional Office, click here.

    Our Summer 2019 Student Honors Program will official begin Monday, May 20, 2019 and conclude Friday, August 2, 2019.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518340500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.