U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Boston Office Externship


Students work with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorneys on cases covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, and assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, including trial preparation and legal research and writing. Students are primarily placed within the Enforcement Division in the Boston Office, which is located in downtown Boston.

Students may work with the SEC during fall or spring terms for between 15-20 hours per week and will earn 3 or 4 clinical credits through the Independent Clinical Program. To be considered, students must have taken or be concurrently taking a Security Regulations course. The SEC takes 1-2 students per term.    

Interested students are invited to submit an application via the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcript, and brief writing sample. For more detailed information, students may contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

Students who participate in the SEC internship must also complete a security clearance coordinated by the SEC office.  

Liz Solar
Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
6 Everett Street, Suite 3085 (WCC)
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138

Last modified: July 25, 2014

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