FBI San Juan
Public Affairs Officer Limary Cruz-Rubio
(787) 685-2066
May 30, 2022

FBI San Juan 2022 Teen Academy is Accepting Applications

SAN JUAN, PR—The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI San Juan Field Office, Joseph González, announced today, May 30, 2022, that the FBI Teen Academy is currently accepting applications for 2022.

“This program is one of my favorites because it gives high school students who may not even consider the FBI as an option for a career in the future, the opportunity to look behind the curtain and meet the people that make the FBI, the premier law enforcement agency in the world.” – said Gonzalez. “I became a Special Agent after participating in a job fair and meeting FBI personnel. The Teen Academy is much more than that. Students get to process evidence, wear a bomb tech suit, hop on the SWAT BearCat, and talk to FBI personnel about what it’s really like to be part of this great organization.”

Students don’t need to be interested in pursuing a Criminal Justice degree to apply or even to work for the FBI in the future. We are welcoming students who were in the 9th through 11th grade during this 2021-2022 school year, to apply for our 2022 Teen Academy. This is a one week, summer program, which consist of 4 days of instruction and demonstration, and a graduation. This year’s academy will be the first since the start of the pandemic and will run from July 5th through July 8th, 2022. Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. each day.

During each session, students are provided with several presentations and practical scenarios on topics such as terrorism, cyber-crime, public corruption, polygraph examinations, our Evidence Response Team, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.

Students interested in participating must following these steps:

What are the requirements to participate?

  • Students must be active high school students—that is, still in high school for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Students who just graduated high school and who will begin university studies by August 2022, are not eligible to apply.
  • An essay drafted by the student indicating why they want to participate.
  • Parental consent and school endorsement.

If you have questions regarding the FBI Teen Academy or the application process do not hesitate to contact our Community Outreach Specialist, Janet Rosa via email at cjrosa@fbi.gov.

We look forward to meeting the future leaders of the FBI this summer!

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