Data Analyst 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:

Data Analyst Intern

Role Description: We are currently seeking a Data Analyst for the Regional IT Organizational Assessment. This is a nationwide assessment project that is expected to run 3 -4 months. In this role, we require a dynamic individual with experience working across various levels of management and staff. This is a unique opportunity to enhance the future state of best practices for the Securities and Exchange Commission. The candidate will be expected to participate in regional interviews; collect, manipulate and store data; perform research on best practices for staffing levels and IT functional groups; and generate Executive reports including a monthly communications summary report. This position reports to the project manager and will be located in Washington, DC.

Desired Capabilities/Core Skills:

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Data Analysis experience
  • Experience performing gaps analysis
  • Experience creating Executive reports and Communications Summaries
  • MS Office experience
  • MS Excel (expert level)
  • MS Access (intermediate level)
  • MS Word (intermediate level)
  • Working knowledge of MS SharePoint
  • Ability to grasp complex processes quickly and organize into logical steps
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines

Other Qualifications:

B.S. (required) in IT, Business, Finance, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Communications, or other related field.

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


This opportunity is no longer available.