Monday, December 5, 2016

Security Exchange Commission Student Honors Business Program

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals for its Summer 2017 Honors Program for undergraduate students in the Washington, DC Office and our Regional Offices.  We offer undergraduate students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their potential careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the specific Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops, and roundtable discussions that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws.

The Summer 2017 Student Honors Program for undergraduate business students will begin Monday, May 22, 2017 and conclude Friday, July 28, 2017.
Who May Apply: Current sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students as of June 30, 2017.

Undergraduate students 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. Intern assignments range from supporting securities regulations to assisting in professional administrative duties such as human resources, contracting, auditing, etc. Students are required to work full-time (40 hours per week) within the Washington, DC or Regional Offices. For information about the opportunities and the work that interns do in specific divisions and offices, please read the SEC's website.

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college or university to participate in the Student Honors Business Program.  
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior student as of June 30, 2017
  • Relatives of current SEC employees are ineligible
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • Must be taking at least half-time academic course load
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred

The SEC is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate level: 
  • Accounting/Economics/Finance 
  • Business Administration (Contracting/Procurement, Management, Project Management) 
  • Human Resources/Human Resources Development (Washington, DC ONLY) 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Mathematics/Statistics 
  • Public Administration/Government 
  • Criminal Justice (Washington, DC ONLY) 
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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