SEC woos students seeking capital market career edge
A career in capital markets or securities regulation will be more accessible to students as the Securities and Exchange Commission unveils a new internship program.
Open to both undergraduate and law students, the program aims to provide practical experience in a variety of roles, including enforcement and investor protection.
“We are proud to continue this tradition of educating students on the pivotal role of the SEC in the development of the country, so that they may be encouraged to jumpstart their own careers in the public service,” SEC Chair Emilio Aquino said in a statement.
“This internship program aims to equip students with the necessary skills that will prepare them for the rigorous demands of the real world, and give them the opportunity to apply their learnings from their undergraduate or law degrees,” he added.
Interested applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or law degree program in a higher education institution that is registered with the Commission on Higher Education. Their program of study must also require them to undergo an internship during the semester they are enrolled therein, the SEC said.
“The commission will not accept voluntary internships for the purpose of getting work experience,” it added.
Interns will have to physically report to the office where they are assigned. They will also be provided an office space, laptop/computer, and other necessary equipment.
They are further required to render at least 250 hours of work credits for the duration of the program.
Interns will also be given the chance to attend learning and development sessions hosted by the SEC and its partners.
“At the end of the program, the SEC may recognize and reward interns who have performed outstandingly throughout their tenure,” the corporate regulator said.
Interns will be accepted at the SEC headquarters in Makati City, as well as in its nine extension offices across the country in Baguio, Legazpi, Tarlac, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and Bacolod.
While interns, the students cannot represent the commission in any capacity.
“The internship is not a guaranteed employment though high performing students may be invited to return and apply for any vacancies that the commission may have in the future,” the SEC said.
Interested applicants may proceed to https://www.sec.gov.ph/internship/ for more details on the qualifications, requirements, and other information on the internship program. Online applications are already being accepted through [email protected]
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