Summer 2021 Student Honors Business Program (Office of Inspector General – Office of Audits) job with USAJobs



The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented undergraduate and graduate accounting, finance, and business students in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for its Summer 2021 Student Honors Business Program in Washington, DC.

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We offer students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their potential careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with OIG staff on projects particular to the Office of Inspector General’s Office of Audits. In addition to assisting in auditing activities (such as audits, evaluations, and audit planning), students will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws and other SEC mission-related topics.

This position is in the Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that conducts audits of programs and operations of the Commission and investigations into allegations of misconduct by staff or contractors. The mission of the OIG is to detect fraud, waste and abuse, and to promote integrity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the Commission’s programs and operations. This internship will be located within the OIG’s Office of Audits. The Office of Audits conducts, coordinates, and supervises independent audits and evaluations of the SEC’s internal programs and operations at its headquarters and 11 regional offices.

Undergraduate and graduate students will be assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects and assignments that cover a broad range of the Commission’s work. That work may vary depending upon the project (audit, evaluation or special project) to which the student is assigned. We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired auditor. Students are assigned as a member of an audit team, performing such tasks as interviewing agency officials, sampling populations, measuring agency programs against established criteria and documenting work performed. In addition, students may also be assigned special projects by senior staff.

For additional information on the Office of Inspector General, please read the Inspector General’s website .

The SEC Office of Inspector General’s Office of Audits is looking for the following majors at the undergraduate and graduate level:

Business Administration

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
  • Relatives of the SEC are not eligible to participate.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of invitation or selection to another opportunity.
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • Qualified applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit a complete application package are forwarded for consideration to the locations to which they have applied.
  • Representatives from the locations may contact candidates directly for interviews.
  • ….


Graduate and Undergraduate students must be enrolled and/or accepted at an accredited university or college as of June 30, 2021 AND must be taking at least half-time academic course load .

– A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Management reserves the right to make changes as necessary. The following cutoff dates will be used for this announcement:

December 15, 2020
January 18, 2021
February 15, 2021

**The Summer 2021 Student Honors Business Program for graduate and undergraduate students will officially begin May 24, 2021 and conclude July 30, 2021.**

Individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Refer to the Conditions of Employment & Qualifications sections above.

Additional information

Reasonable Accommodation: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here . Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information for SEC Job Applicants: Federal EEO laws protect all applicants from discrimination on the following bases: race, color, sex (not limited to conduct which is sexual in nature, includes pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status), age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing discrimination. Applicants who believe they have been discriminated against on any EEO basis can seek recourse through the SEC’s administrative complaints process. To be timely, an individual must enter the EEO process within 45 days from when they know (or should have known) of the alleged discrimination. Click here for additional information.

TTY/ASCII: Video Relay Service users are welcome to contact the appropriate SEC office or employee via the contact information listed above. If you do not otherwise have access to a Video Phone or Video Relay service, you may send us an email or use the Federal Video Relay Service via the internet. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service and to create a new account, please see:

Under 5.U.S.C. 3111, a student volunteer is not a Federal employee for any purposes other than injury compensation and law related to the Tort Claims Act. Service is not creditable for leave or any other employee benefits however, transportation subsidy to and from your assigned duty station may be available.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Assessment Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this opportunity. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the hiring committee for each location selected for volunteer internship opportunities.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

    • Required: Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. This is electronically tied to your USAJobs application and can be completed online once you click “Apply” and upload your application materials.
  • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work, volunteer, and/or education history that is specific position to our volunteer internship opportunities. NOTE : Your resume must NOT contain pictures. Required: An unofficial college transcript or enrollment verification from your college or university displaying current enrollment and future enrollment (if applicable)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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