2019 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 that 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 Graduate Legal Intern for our Office of General Counsel, Appellate in Washington, DC. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 20, 2019 through August 9, 2019. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at No phone calls please.

Job Summary:
The Appellate Group defends FINRA’s decisions that are on appeal to the Securities and Exchange Commission and also serves as counsel to the National Adjudicatory Council (FINRA’s appellate body for disciplinary proceedings). The legal intern will assist the appellate attorneys by conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, and performing other tasks that will aid the attorneys in handling disputes that are currently pending.

Essential Job Functions:
Under the supervision of the Vice President and Director of the Appellate Group, the Legal Intern may engage in the following activities:
  • Perform legal research on questions presented by FINRA’s appellate attorneys and draft related memoranda.
  • Review transcripts of hearings, exhibits and other evidence, as well as motions and briefs filed by the parties on appeal. Outline and summarize the significant points involved.
  • Assist in researching and drafting decisions of the National Adjudicatory Council, as well as appellate briefs to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Two years or more of law school.
  • A working knowledge of the federal securities laws, particularly the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is a plus but not required.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with others to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information

Closing Date: 20th May, 2019
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