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    Summer Honors Program (legal internship) in the Enforcement Division

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at SEC as an intern (less than an year)


    Attorneys love what they do. Many of the attorneys have worked in private practice prior to heading to the SEC. They are happier here because the SEC gives them work-life balance. It's always great to work with happy people.

    I loved all the exciting cases I had a chance to work on.


    It is very rare that you will be hired after your internship. I would not recommend interning here your 2L summer. Try 1L summer and then use the experience to go to a firm your 2L year.


SEC Interviews

Updated 3 Nov 2014
Updated 3 Nov 2014

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Interview Details

    Asked basic questions - most important was why public service/SEC and do you want public service long term. Other than that it was all standard stuff and nothing even noteworthy.

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    • N/A - it was all pretty straightforward and there was nothing technical or "hard" - they gave me the option of a phone interview, so I guess that shows they're really just interested in 1 or 2 main questions.   Answer Question
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Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is one part law enforcer, protecting investors from securities fraud and enforcing securities laws; one part doctor, promoting healthy capital markets and contributing to America's economic well-being; and one part rule maker, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets. The agency regulates the sale of securities as well as the people and organizations involved in selling them. It also ensures the disclosure of financial information of public companies via its online EDGAR database and is involved in personal investor... More

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