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Are you a college student interested in a career that combines the fields of high-technology and law enforcement? OTD officers a variety of internship opportunities for students who qualify through the FBI’s Honors Internship Program, working at either the OTD facility in Quantico, Virginia or at a field office. This is a unique opportunity to serve your country while gaining valuable experience in a cutting-edge work environment.

How do I apply?
Go to the Honors Internship Program website and apply online.

Are these paid internships?
Yes. Undergraduate honors interns are paid at the GS-6 grade level on the government pay scale, while graduate honors interns are paid at the GS-7 level.

Is a security clearance required?
Yes. Selected candidates must go through a full background investigation in order to obtain a clearance. In addition, you will go through a security interview, pre-employment polygraph, urinalysis testing, and fingerprinting. 

How long does the background investigation take?
That will depend on a number of variables, such as the accuracy and thoroughness of the completed background document; the extent of your foreign travel or time living abroad; and the verification of any inconsistencies in the application or investigative process.

For more information on FBI internships, visit the FBI Jobs website.

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