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2018 Summer Internship Program
FINRA is dedicated to providing you with an internship opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the securities industry with an employer that places a high value on the professional and personal growth of our employees. We set the bar high – we are looking for interns who are strong academically, can bring results, and are committed to exceeding expectations. We need you to represent the highest standards of personal integrity and organizational values. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, then consider an Internship with FINRA.
We are seeking a well-qualified individual for a Graduate Internship
in our Legal and Policy Department
in Rockville, MD
. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 21, 2018 through August 10, 2018
. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at
. No phone calls please.
Assist attorneys in the department with legal and policy issues regarding the licensing, registration and regulation of broker-dealer firms and their associated persons.
Essential Job Functions:
Perform legal research and draft legal and policy memoranda regarding the licensing, registration, and regulation of broker-dealer firms and their associated persons using state and federal securities laws (with an emphasis on the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and state law counterparts) and FINRA By-Laws and rules.
Draft policy memoranda on matters relating to registration and disclosure through the Central Registration Depository (CRD®), as well as correspondence in response to inquiries about policy and operational issues involving the CRD system and FINRA BrokerCheck®.
Conduct research and analysis in the following areas: statutory disqualification, reporting requirements under the uniform registration forms, broker-dealer names, record retention requirements, expungement of criminal and other records, and comparative research on issues concerning other financial regulators and enforcement authorities.
Work on special projects that arise during the internship.
Law student with completion of at least one year of law school.
Work experience in a financial, brokerage or investment environment, or law school course work in securities is a plus but not required.
Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently, accurately, and within given deadlines.
Strong work ethic, positive attitude, ability to work with others, and professional demeanor.
Experience with Lexis-Nexis preferred.
Work is normally performed in an office environment.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
To be considered for our Summer Internship Program, please submit the following to the Internship opportunity that is the best match to your ambitions:
A cover letter (i.e. outlining your area of interest, what you hope to achieve through this program, what you can contribute to the organization and your current GPA) and
Your current resume.
Note - A transcript is not required with your initial resume submission, but those students selected for an interview may be required to submit a transcript at that time.
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