Early Federal Government Summer Internship Opportunities: The SEC’s Summer 2014 Student Honors Program and Internships With The U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

The SEC’s Summer 2014 Student Honors Program

The SEC’s Summer Student Honors Program is a ten-week opportunity for first-year law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market.

Participants work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission, such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules, to name a few responsibilities.

For more information on the program, please visit the Student Honors Program Homepage.

The application period is from Monday, December 2, 2013  through Monday, February 3, 2014 (midnight Eastern Standard Time).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

How To Apply

Students should prepare the following items and submit them during the application period in a single PDF here:

•             Résumé with current contact information

•             One page cover letter; indicating three preferred offices and divisions

•             Law school transcript

•             List of current courses; and a

•             5 to 10 page legal writing sample

•             To receive consideration the PDF must be labeled-LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME (ex: OBAMA, MICHELLE).

Internships With The U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Explore an internship with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). With nearly 400 attorneys, ENRD is the largest environmental law firm in the country. The Division seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive.

The Division is dedicated to the enforcement and defense of the Nation’s civil and criminal environmental and natural resources laws. The ENRD represents the United   States in a range of litigation, including matters involving pollution control, the stewardship of our public lands and natural resources, as well as disputes involving Native American rights and resources, and coordinate the Department’s efforts on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters related to such issues.

Many of the ENRD’s current attorneys previously served as semester or summer interns. ENRD’s nine litigating sections hire approximately forty summer legal interns and twenty-five legal interns each semester. Semester internships can be part time or full time, and may qualify for credit.

Responsibilities may differ depending upon a student’s time commitment and ability, but often include a variety of litigation-oriented tasks, such as the drafting of legal memoranda, motions, and briefs or projects involving review of environmental policy or regulatory matters. Interns are also invited to attend and/or participate in moot courts, client meetings, status conferences, preparing witnesses, depositions, and hearings. In short, ENRD interns hone their skills by serving side-by-side with experienced ENRD lawyers.

ENRD is now accepting applications for Summer 2014 internships through the Symplicity database. The application period closes January 12, 2014.

Further information on the work of ENRD and internship opportunities may be found in their recruiting brochure.

Additional information is also available online on the website.