Summer Honors College Program
The Summer Honors College Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and the activities of the Commission. Students from undergraduate schools across the country work at the Commission's Washington, DC, Headquarters and in a number of our Regional Offices nationwide.
The Summer Honors College Program is a 10-week long internship that introduces undergraduate students pursuing degrees in such areas as accounting, economics, finance, human resource management and information technology/information security, among others, to the regulation of the securities markets and the work of the Commission.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I apply?
The 2013 Summer Honors College Program application will be open from December 3, 2012 until February 8, 2013. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so early submission is encouraged.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Is there a GPA requirement for the program?
We highly recommend that students have a 3.0 GPA or higher. However, the minimum requirement is a 2.5.
Which Divisions/Offices hire Summer Honors College Program interns?
Listed below are the Divisions and Offices that typically hire Summer Honors College Program interns. This list is subject to change on an annual basis.
Washington, DC — Headquarters
What do you look for in candidates?
The SEC seeks applicants with high academic qualifications and preferably some knowledge of or a significant interest in the securities industry. Students are selected based on merit. Selection criteria include: a demonstrated interest in the SEC's mission; coursework, work experience, and/or research projects/publications relevant to the office(s) to which you are applying; dedication to public service; and participation in extracurricular activities. Securities course work is not a prerequisite.
How many students do you typically hire?
The SEC hires about 55-60 college students nationwide.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Please e-mail any additional questions to the Student Mailbox at email@example.com. Please note that the SEC receives a high volume of emails, inquiries submitted to this mailbox will be responded to as they are received.
Is this a paid internship?
Currently, all internships at the SEC are volunteer, unpaid or for-credit.