1L Summer Honors Program- New York Regional OfficeNew York, NY  United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Posted: Jan 06, 2011

This opportunity is no longer available.

Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in being disqualified for this position.

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

The SEC's Summer Honors Program gives law students the opportunity to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and the activities of the Commission.

Each Division/Office has its own hiring committee that reviews candidates. We recognize that students may have an interest in multiple Divisions/Offices.  If you do not apply directly to a Division or Office you will not be considered by its hiring committee. 

Summer Honors Law Program (Headquarters)Students from law schools across the country have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the Commission's Washington, DC headquarters or in one of its 11 regional offices nationwide including: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.

Eligibility for Summer Honors Law Program

Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment.

Applicants must attend/have attended an accredited law school. See http://www.abanet.org/legaled/approvedlawschools/alpha.html

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school by May 2011 to be eligible for this position.

Students are selected based on merit. Selection criteria include: a demonstrated interest in public service and the SEC's mission; strong academic performance; excellent writing skills; previous employment and internships; law review and other publication work; and extracurricular activities such as moot court competition, legal aid, and clinical experience. Undergraduate securities course work is not a prerequisite.

How to Apply

Before you begin the application process, you should assemble the following: (if applicable)

  • create a unique password for accessing your application (no more than 10 characters) and make a note of it; you will be prompted by the system for this password. You will use this password to access your application in the future.
  • a permanent e-mail address that will not change during the course of the application and hiring process (January 2011 – May 2011)
  • information about your undergraduate degree (e.g, type of degree, major, year received, name of school)
  • information about your non-legal graduate degree(s) (e.g, type of degree, major, year received or will receive, name of school)
  • information about any unique qualifications, training, special skills or competencies relevant to your application for employment

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • Transcript (Unofficial). We understand that you may not have all your grades at the time you initially apply. You may supplement your materials at a later time prior to the vacancy closing date once your full transcript becomes available.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample. Strong writing skills are essential to our work here at the SEC. It should demonstrate your ability to analyze complex legal issues and communicate such information clearly and effectively. You may submit a brief, legal memorandum or other document that you wrote for a legal writing class assignment, research project, job, or internship. It should not exceed 10 pages in length. Please submit excerpts from your writing sample if the original document exceeds 10 pages.

If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted directly by the hiring Division or Office. Final notifications will be sent when all selections have been made.

All offices will consider applications received by 11:59PM (EST) on February 4, 2011, on a rolling basis.

Review eligibility criteria and instructions.

For additional information, please email inquiries to recruit@sec.gov.


This opportunity is no longer available.