Student Honors Business Program (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021)

Securities and Exchange Commission | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 3/16/2020
Description Business student volunteers 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.



The deadline for the Fall 2020 Session has closed. If you are applying after July 31, 2020, your application will be considered for the Spring 2021 session, which begins on January 25, 2021. PLEASE apply no later than November 16, 2020 to be considered for the Spring 2021 program session.

This is an open continuous announcement open for the Fall 2020 (which has passed) and Spring 2021 year, with periodic cutoff dates. Once the cutoff date has passed, all the applications received up to that date will be reviewed for eligibility determinations. All eligible applicants will be referred to the hiring managers periodically between now and November 16, 2020 for the Spring 2021 Session according to the cutoff schedule below. Selections could be made during any of the cutoffs.

Cutoff dates:
  1. September 25, 2020
  2. October 23, 2020
  3. November 16, 2020
We reserve the right to have unscheduled cutoffs based on the needs of the agency. Therefore, we encourage applicants to apply early.

Business student volunteers 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.

Internship opportunities in the Fall and/or Spring are full time and/or part time with a minimum 15 hours requirement per week. This is determined and agreed upon based on the volunteer student's 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.

For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific divisions and offices, please read the SEC's website.
  • The SEC is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels:
  • Accounting/Economics/Finance
  • Business Administration (Contracting/Procurement, Management, Project Management)
  • Human Resources Management/Development (Washington, DC ONLY)
  • Information Technology/Computer Science/Information Systems/Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Data Sciences
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Public Administration/Government
  • Criminal Justice
  • Library Sciences (Washington, DC ONLY)
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Journalism/English/Literature
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Behavorial Economics
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior/Organizational Development
  • International Affairs/Public Affairs
  • Psychology/Sociology
Student Honors Program Dates for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are tentatively as follows:
  • Fall 2020 - August 31, 2020 through November 20, 2020
  • Spring 2021 - January 25, 2020 through April 16, 2021
Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited university or college AND enrolled least half-time (6 credits per semester or the equivalent) in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.
- Must be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student as of September 30, 2020.
OR
- Must be accepted into a graduate degree program for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 (acceptance letter required as proof).
AND
- Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student no later than September 30, 2020.
- Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred
- Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible

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