The SEC is now taking applications for Fall 2013 legal interns in Washington DC. See the link for how to apply and for contact information if you have questions -- http://www.sec.gov/jobs/lsop.pdf
Though these are volunteer positions, they offer students responsibilities and experiences that promote their careers. Over the course of the program, students work with SEC staff on projects that range – depending on the intern’s assignment – from investigating fraud to drafting regulations to reviewing filings and products.
We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney. Students assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony. They spend hours every day with line attorneys, and they support senior executives. Interns must work at least 15 hours a week
Students should apply asap because applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information about the Fall 2013 intern program, see the SEC’s Web site here: http://www.sec.gov/jobs/lsop.pdf. For information about role played by the SEC’s offices and by the SEC’s interns, see the SEC’s Web site here: http://www.sec.gov/jobs/interns-divisionssnapshot.pdf.