U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Credit:  6 credits

Number of Positions: n/a

Students assist SEC lawyers with research and writing projects related to regulation of the financial markets. Students also attend seminars, workshops, and commission meetings. Opportunities exist in Washington, D.C. and 11 regional offices. In Washington DC, 11 divisions and offices participate. In the regional offices, students typically are assigned to the Division of Enforcement or the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

Application Process: In order to enroll in this externship, students must apply directly to the SEC and be accepted as an intern by the SEC. Applicants should apply approximately seven months before their intended start date. Selection generally is based on academic achievement, writing skills and experience, ability to reason independently and creatively, experience relating to the SEC’s work, commitment to its mission, extracurricular activities indicating legal judgment, and well-rounded background. In addition to applying to the SEC, students must separately apply to the Florida State Law externship program by the announced deadline. Visit the SEC Overview of Law Student Honors Program for more information and applications.

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