Summer Honors Program- Business (Graduate)
Securities and Exchange Commission - Los Angeles, CA

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The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Summer Honors Business Program

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Summer Honors Program

Note: This is a volunteer or for-credit internship.

Internship start date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alternative Start date: Monday, June 03, 2013

Internship end date: Friday, August 09, 2013

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

The Summer Honors Business Program gives graduate students (Joint Degree law student (e.g., LLM. and Masters Degree or Ph.D or other non-law degree program). the opportunity to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and the activities of the Commission. Students from graduate schools across the country work at the Commission's Washington, DC, Headquarters and in a number of our Regional Offices nationwide.


Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Though these are volunteer positions, they offer students responsibilities and experiences that promote their careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on several projects particular to the specific 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 interns commit 40-hours per week for 10 weeks.

Listed below are the Divisions and Offices that typically hire Summer Business Program interns. This list is subject to change on an annual basis.

Washington, DC — Headquarters

Division of Investment Management

Division of Trading and Markets

Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation

Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

Office of Financial Management

Office of Human Resources

Office of Information Technology

Office of Inspector General

In addition, the SEC anticipates hiring Summer Honors Program interns in its regional offices:

Atlanta Regional Office

Fort Worth Regional Office

Los Angeles Regional Office

Miami Regional Office

New York Regional Office

Philadelphia Regional Office

For more information about the SEC’s summer program, see the SEC’s Web site, including “frequently asked questions” at .

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Important Notes:
1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Required Documents: You are required to provide a single PDF with the following documents in the following order:


One-page Cover Letter**

(Unofficial) School Transcript

Writing Sample

The PDF should be named in capitals with your name “LASTNAME FIRSTNAME.” For example - HOPP JENNIFER. Failure to follow these instructions about creating and naming your PDF may result in you not being considered.

**Your one-page cover letter should be addressed to “SEC Summer 2013 Intern Program” with the headquarters address. As noted above, the cover letter is the best way to explain why you think your interests or experience would make a contribution, either to the SEC in general or to particular divisions/offices.

3. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

Transit benefits are available for Summer Honors Program appointments.

The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to . To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.

To contact the Disability Program Office by phone, call 202-551-4158. TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see: .

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