Do you want to perform volunteer business/operations work in a challenging yet professional environment? Begin by investing in your career and future at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!
For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific divisions and offices, please read the SEC’s website.
Business 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 upon the division or office where the student works. Business intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc.
Volunteer internship opportunities in the Fall are full-time or part-time, with a minimum of 15 hours per week to ensure we are providing an enriching and rewarding experience while meeting the needs of the Commission. Academic and/or work-study credit is available to all summer volunteers. We will work with your academic institution to ensure all applicable forms are completed, when and where applicable.
The SEC is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels:
Business Administration (Contracting/Procurement, Management, Project Management)
Human Resources/Human Resources Development (Washington, DC ONLY)
Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Systems
Library Sciences (Washington, DC ONLY)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen and 18 years or older at the time of appointment.Relatives of the SEC are not eligible to participate.You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).SECURITY CLEARANCE: Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of invitation or selection to another opportunity.Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.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.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently operating on a full time telework status. Once the agency has opened, employees must report to their duty stations.
Graduate and Undergraduate students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited university or college as of the Fall 2021 AND Must be taking at least half-time academic course load. Students graduating in April, May, June from any accredited university or college are ineligible.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Management reserves the right to make changes as necessary. The following cutoff dates will be used for this announcement:
April 5, 2021
May 3, 2021
May 28, 2021
**The Fall 2021 Student Honors Business Program for graduate and undergraduate students will officially begin August 23, 2021 and conclude November 12, 2021.**