March 10, 2015

Wanted By FBI San Diego: High School Sophomores and Juniors for Teen Academy

Applications are now being accepted for FBI San Diego’s 2015 Teen Academy, which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the San Diego Field Office headquarters in Sorrento Valley. Any student interested in the FBI, what we do, and how a relationship with the FBI can help their school and community is encouraged to apply. The Teen Academy is open to high school sophomores or juniors enrolled in a public, private, charter, or home school program. The applicant must currently attend school within San Diego County or Imperial County to be eligible to apply.

Students selected for the FBI Teen Academy spend an interactive day with special agents and professional staff participating in both classroom and hands-on activities. Classes will offer an insider’s look into gang and drug investigations, hands-on experience involving evidence collection, and tactical operations, all while learning about the FBI’s core values. After completing the class, students will be more aware of the challenges their communities face and better understand how the FBI serves their community. Teen Academy graduates are encouraged to mentor their peers by sharing the knowledge they have gained through the program.

The FBI’s Teen Academy application process allows for the identification of a diverse pool of students who are capable of leadership and have an interest in the FBI. Applicants do not need a law enforcement background. However, an essay is required of all applicants. The essay will be the first element of the application package that will be reviewed and provides a first look, and insight, into the student’s motivations for attending. The essay will also provide insight into the student’s expectations of the Teen Academy. All applications should highlight the student’s school activities and community involvement, which will be an important part of the criteria used to evaluate the applicants.

Applications, supporting essay, and release form must be received at the FBI San Diego field office by 4 p.m. on April 15, 2015. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

- 2015 FBI San Diego Teen Academy Application

Send completed applications to:

FBI San Diego Attn: Community Outreach Specialist
10385 Vista Sorrento Parkway
San Diego, CA 92121

Applications may also be scanned and e-mailed to