Management Analyst (Metrics & Analytics) InternWashington, DC  United States

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Posted: Feb 04, 2011

This opportunity is no longer available.

U.S. Securities and Exchange

Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Volunteer Student Intern Opportunities

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

It is the responsibility of the Commission to:

  • interpret federal securities laws;
  • issue new rules and amend existing rules;
  • oversee the inspection of securities firms, brokers, investment advisers, and ratings agencies;
  • oversee private regulatory organizations in the securities, accounting, and auditing fields; and
  • coordinate U.S. securities regulation with federal, state, and foreign authorities.

The agency's functional responsibilities are organized into the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and five Divisions and 16 Offices, each of which is headquartered in Washington, DC. The Commission's approximately 3,500 staff is located in Washington and in 11 Regional Offices throughout the country.

The Chief Operating Officer oversees the operations of the SEC’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), the finance and accounting functions of the SEC’s Office of Financial Management (OFM), including financial reporting internal controls, and the SEC’s Office of FOIA, Privacy and Records Management.

The COO’s Office is excited to offer three unpaid training opportunities to graduate students in the Washington, D.C. area. These opportunities provide work experience related to students’ academic programs and allows them to explore career options as well as develop personal and professional skills. As a student volunteer in the COO’s Office, you will be exposed to the Federal, SEC and COO’s work environment.

Key Requirements:

  • These positions are open to U.S. citizens.
  • The individuals selected may be subject to a background security investigation.
  • Candidates should submit resumes and will be interviewed either on-site or by phone.
  • Volunteer Intern Descriptions:

Management Analyst (Metrics and Analytics) Intern

Role Description

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer is seeking a Management Analyst Intern to develop, quantify and present internal and external information into business measurements which support strategic objectives. The major responsibilities include data and technology management analysis and metrics management and reporting.

To be successful, the candidate must have the ability to translate business strategies and results, synthesize information and create high impact presentations and executive reporting dashboards from multiple sources of data. The intern selected must have a working knowledge of concepts and principles of business metrics and analytical techniques/tools.

The candidate should have advanced computer skills in order to execute data/trend analyses and develop and prepare information products to be used by the COO. He/she should be a self-starter and posses strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate should be creative and solutions-oriented, able to effectively multi-task and effectively partner and interact with people of all levels to obtain data required to support analyses or projects and effectively communicate and present results.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Work with COO/staff to develop business metrics that demonstrates efficiency and effectiveness of business processes;
  • Analyze data to create, edit and manage executive dashboards used by the COO for business analysis;
  • Develop monthly and/or quarterly presentation packages


  • BS/BA in business, finance, information system or related field; MBA student preferred;
  • Proficient in using analytical tools and instruments, including Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Strong oral and written communications – able to interact with various levels of employees is a must;
  • Strong team player – driven to do well, but put the interests of the team/business ahead of his/her personal interests;
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong emphasis on time management and prioritization.

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


This opportunity is no longer available.