Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0066
Post Date 1/29/2020
Title Legal Intern - Fall
Division Division of Enforcement and Investigations
PT/FT Part Time
City Washington
State DC

Our Mission

The PCAOB oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.

Job Description

The PCAOB has a legal intern position available, assisting the Division of Enforcement and Investigations in its Washington, DC headquarters office.

This role will provide support to the Division by assisting the Division’s attorneys and accountants with legal research and writing, developing investigative strategies, the collection and analysis of financial and non-financial information, the organization of documents, and other areas related to investigating and bringing cases against registered accounting firms and their associated persons.  In addition, the intern will assist the Division on various projects as needed.  The intern will be supervised by seasoned team members who are attorneys.


  • Conduct legal and other research using subscription database services and public sources;
  • Draft memoranda on various legal issues impacting the Division’s execution of its statutory mandate;
  • Prepare reports for the Division’s attorneys and accountants based on review of investigative materials;
  • Collect and analyze financial and non-financial information; and
  • Perform other duties and special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  • Law student currently in their first or second year of an accredited law school;
  • Proficient with Microsoft software applications, legal research databases such as LexisNexis® or Westlaw®, as well as the Internet;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management, co-workers, and external parties;
  • Solid time management, organization, and prioritization skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and make effective decisions;
  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible; and
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Proficiency in another language is a plus.

Our Values

As we seek to accomplish our mission and implement our vision, we expect integrity, pursue excellence, operate with effectiveness, embrace collaboration, and demand accountability.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All PCAOB employees are entitled to equal opportunity and a professional work environment, free of discrimination and harassment. A workplace free of discrimination is fundamental to professional success and to the PCAOB's mission. The PCAOB will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.