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The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) seeks a well-qualified Fall Extern to support its Office of General Counsel (“OGC”). SIFMA is a 501(c)(6) not-for profit and the leading trade association representing the U.S. capital markets. It advocates on behalf of Wall Street broker-dealers, investment banks, and asset managers before policymakers on Capitol Hill and regulators, and provides forums for legal and compliance professionals to discuss and benchmark rules, regulations, and regulatory guidance.

The selected extern will broaden their professional network and be exposed to the world of securities regulation by assisting OGC attorneys who each work on a portfolio of issues in variety of practice areas, including capital markets regulation, litigation, and banking, corporate, and tax law. Interns collaborate with OGC attorneys on comment letters to proposed rules and meetings with lawmakers and regulators. In this process, they interact with and learn from top-notch experts from SIFMA’s member firms and law firms in their respective practice areas. By undertaking legal research and writing projects, OGC interns apply their substantive legal knowledge to real world situations and develop heightened analytical reasoning skills. This is an unpaid externship for the Fall 2023 semester.


  • Currently pursuing a JD and/or LLM degree with strong academic record;
  • Interest in the financial industry and related laws/regulations;
  • Excellent clerical, organizational, time management, and written and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-starter with a professional demeanor; and
  • Shows work effectiveness, persistency, and commitment.

About us:

SIFMA is the leading trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers operating in the U.S. and global capital markets. On behalf of our industry’s 1 million employees, we advocate on legislation, regulation and business policy, affecting retail and institutional investors, equity and fixed income markets and related products and services. We serve as an industry coordinating body to promote fair and orderly markets, informed regulatory compliance, and efficient market operations and resiliency. We also provide a forum for industry policy and professional development. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript to and indicate “Fall OGC Externship” in the subject line of your email.

SIFMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages interested individuals to apply.

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