Do you want to perform volunteer legal 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.
Law students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commissions’ work. 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 Fall are either full-time or part-time with a minimum hours requirement of at least 15 hours per week. This is determined and agreed upon based on the selectees academic course load schedule and division/office needs. You will have the opportunity to discuss schedule, hours, start and end dates, etc. upon selection and acceptance into the program.
The following divisions and offices within our Washington, DC Headquarter location are seeking 1L, 2L, 3L, and/or LL.M. law students to volunteer with us during the Fall 2021 program:
Division of Enforcement
Division of Corporation Finance
Division of Trading & Markets
Division of Investment Management
EDGAR Business Office
Office of the Investor Advocate
Office of Administrative Law Judges
Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation
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
Office of Financial Management
Current 1L, 2L, 3L, and LL.M law students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited law school. Students must have begun their first year of law school by Fall 2021. Students graduating in April, May, June from any accredited law program are ineligible.
- Applicants MUST be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be enrolled in an accredited US law school program as a law student
- Must be enrolled at least halftime (8 credits or the equivalent)
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Relatives of current SEC employees 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 Legal Program will officially begin August 23, 2021 and conclude November 12, 2021.**