FINRA is seeking a well qualified individual for our Legal Extern opening in Boston, Massachusetts.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our careers site. No phone
Term of Position:
Fall Semester: Late August/September – November/December
Spring Semester: January – Late April
Summer: May – August
(This program will continue each year until further notice.)
We consider applications on a rolling basis and do not have a strict deadline for
applications. Applications will only be considered for the upcoming term.
Legal externs assist attorneys and investigative staff in investigating and bringing
enforcement actions against member brokerage firms and associated individuals
(typically, stockbrokers). Externs perform a variety of tasks including legal research
and writing, document review, as well as providing assistance in preparing for
investigative testimony and hearings. Opportunities to observe on-the-records
interviews, Wells calls and settlement negotiations are made available to externs.
Knowledge of securities law and brokerage regulations preferred, not required.
Securities industry experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to work at least 15
hrs per week for Fall or Spring term. Summer applicants should be able to work a 35
This is an unpaid position available for students working towards a JD or LLM
degree. The applicants must be earning course credits for the externship and cannot
work purely as a volunteer. The number of credit hours earned is determined by your
law school. FINRA requires at least one credit.
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should explain
why the applicant is interested in the externship and the qualifications that make
him/her an appropriate candidate.
All successful applicants will be required to pass a drug screening test and a
minimal background check prior to starting work.
Read more about the description here.