FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
February 3, 2016

Wanted By the FBI: High School Students, 16 to 18 Years of Age

The Cleveland Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking applications from high school students, between the ages of 16 and 18, that have ever wondered if the TV shows featuring the FBI are realistic; individuals that are curious about what it takes to be an FBI agent or member of the FBI’s professional staff; and high school students that wonder what investigating a federal case is actually like.

The Cleveland Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking applications from high school students, between the ages of 16 and 18, that have ever wondered if the TV shows featuring the FBI are realistic; individuals that are curious about what it takes to be an FBI agent or member of the FBI and high school students that wonder what investigating a federal case is actually like.

If you are a high school student between 16 and 18 years of age and living in the area served by the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office, and these questions, along with many more, you would like answered, the Cleveland FBI Office would like to hear from you.

The 2016 Cleveland FBI Future Agents In Training (FAIT) will be held Tuesday, June 14 through Friday, June 17, 2016 at FBI Cleveland Field Office headquarters. Any high school student 16 to 18 years of age attending a public, private, charter, or home school and currently residing within the Northern District of Ohio served by the FBI Cleveland Field Office may apply. Applicant qualifications are specified in the FAIT application.

Students selected for the FBI FAIT Academy spend four fun, interactive days at the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office headquarters and other locations participating in both classroom and hands-on activities. Classes offer insight into a number of topics and specialties including the importance of making good choices when using online communication platforms, what violations of federal law the FBI investigates, what is required of all FBI applicants, and the FBI’s domestic and international roles. Students will also enjoy numerous hands-on experiences involving specialized areas of the FBI, such as the Evidence Response Team and forensic photography. After completing the class, students are more aware of challenges their communities face, better understand how the FBI serves their region, and are prepared to mentor their peers.

Application packages are currently available at www.fbi.gov/cleveland/. Students interested should complete and submit all required application materials via U.S. mail to the Cleveland Field Office headquarters at Cleveland FBI, Attention: FAIT Academy, 1501 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, postmarked by March 31, 2016.

The Cleveland FBI FAIT Academy is offered at no cost to students and their families. The FBI Citizens Academy Foundation of Cleveland and its members generously sponsor lunch and snacks for all students in attendance, and all classroom materials are provided. If a student is selected, his or her family is responsible for transportation to and from class.

Individuals with questions regarding the FAIT program can contact the FBI’s Community Outreach program at cos.cv@ic.fbi.gov or Community Outreach Specialist Tamara Larkin at 216-522-1400.

Questions regarding this press release should be directed to SA Vicki Anderson at 216-522-1400 or vicki.anderson@ic.fbi.gov.