Summer 2021 (2L) Student Honors Legal Program

Securities and Exchange Commission | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 8/07/2020
Description 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.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the following cut-off dates:

November 16, 2020
December 16, 2020
January 15, 2021

PLEASE apply as early as possible for consideration. We reserve the right to have unscheduled cutoffs based on the needs of the agency.

Internship opportunities in the Summer 2021 Student Honors Legal Program are full-time with a minimum hours requirement of 40 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, etc. upon selection and acceptance into the program.

The following divisions and offices within our Washington, DC Headquarter location are seeking 2L, 3L, and/or LL.M. law students to volunteer with us during the Summer 2021 program:
  • Division of Enforcement
  • Division of Corporation Finance
  • Division of Trading & Markets
  • Division of Investment Management
  • EDGAR Business Office
  • Executive Services
  • 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

Our regional offices are comprised of mainly Division of Enforcement and Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. The following regional locations are seeking 2L, 3L, and/or LL.M. law students to volunteer with us during the Summer 2021 program:
  • Atlanta Regional Office
  • Boston Regional Office
  • Chicago 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

The Summer 2021 Student Honors Legal Program for law students will officially begin May 24, 2021 and conclude July 30, 2021.Current 2L, 3L, and LLM law students must be enrolled at least half-time in an ABA accredited law school to participate in the Student Honors Legal Program.

- 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 half-time (8 credits or the equivalent)
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

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