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Applications for FBI Volunteer Internships Now Being Accepted

Attention, students: If you’re interested in an exciting and challenging internship next summer with an intelligence-driven, threat-focused national security and law enforcement organization, the FBI volunteer internship program might just be for you.

 

Applications for FBI Volunteer Internships Now Being Accepted

Intern TrioAttention, students: If you’re interested in an exciting and challenging internship next summer with an intelligence-driven, threat-focused national security and law enforcement organization, the FBI volunteer internship program might just be for you. While working alongside agents, intelligence analysts, and professional support staff, our program allows undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate students the chance to explore career opportunities with the FBI.

The volunteer internship program runs for 10 weeks, is open to students of all majors, and its participants come from all educational backgrounds and walks of life. Applications for next year’s program are currently being accepted (the deadline has just been extended to October 29). The application process is extremely competitive—students must pass a background investigation, maintain a GPA of 3.0, and submit a transcript and a resume that demonstrates their experiences and success both in and out of the classroom.

Here’s what some interns had to say about their experiences in the summer of 2012:

“One of the great things about the Bureau is that every day I come to work, there has been something new, whether that be escorting a Chinese or Peruvian delegation and educating them on our investigative techniques, or visiting the Hostage Rescue Team and learning more about their operations. All of the interns came here because they wanted to make a difference, and I can say that upon leaving here, I feel that I have a higher responsibility to my community and that I will be trying to continue my career with the FBI.”
-Travis T., International Operations Division

“While I had many great days on the job during my internship, my favorite two experiences were sitting in on the assistant director’s morning briefing and giving presentations on terrorist financing to various Citizens’ Academies. Of course, I was only given these opportunities because of the support of my colleagues, supervisor, and unit chief, and their willingness to trust me with challenging tasks.”
-Andrew F., Counterterrorism Division

“During my internship, everyone treated me like part of the team, and I was able to see everything that the FBI employees saw and perform many of the tasks that an employee routinely performed. My experience left me this summer feeling well prepared to continue to contribute to the various missions of the U.S. government.”
-Ben T., Counterterrorism Division

“Working with the Benefits Unit of the Human Resources Division has been a great learning experience because I have become familiar with all of the special programs that the FBI has to offer for its 35,000 employees. I have been able to meet a large assortment of people who have allowed me to see the wider perspective of the Bureau as well as develop lifelong friendships with other interns and full time employees alike.”
–Nicole W., Human Resources Division

Go to our FBI internship webpage for more information and to apply for next year’s internships.

Oct 11, 2012 01:00 PM