FBI Announces One-of-a-Kind Summer Opportunity for College and Graduate Students
|FBI Jackson January 27, 2014|
The Jackson Division of the FBI, which covers the state of Mississippi, is now preparing to accept applications for the 2014 Honors Internship Program. Qualified college and graduate students who want to experience, first-hand, an exciting “insider’s” view of FBI operations are encouraged to apply, and the time to act is now.
Interested candidates must apply on line at www.fbijobs.gov between January 29 and February 4, 2014. A limited number of positions are available in the Jackson Division, so the application process is expected to be extremely competitive. Although FBI internships do provide students with a unique summer experience, the primary purpose of this program is to identify and recruit the best students for full-time positions with the FBI.
These paid internships will begin on June 1 and end on August 9, 2014, and will offer students a rewarding, 10-week opportunity to work with Jackson FBI staff members on a variety of organizational issues or investigative matters which are vital to the FBI’s mission. Working side-by-side with special agents, analysts, and other professional staff, interns can develop a realistic vision of what a career with the FBI might offer, while exploring possible FBI employment options after graduation. The Honors Internship program has served as a “stepping stone” to permanent positions within the FBI for many prior participants. Two former interns now work as special agents in the Jackson Division.
Students interested in participating in the Honors Internship Program must be:
- An undergraduate or graduate student in pursuit of a degree who possesses excellent academic credentials, outstanding character, and a high level of motivation.
- Attending a college or university that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.
- An undergraduate (sophomore, junior, or senior) attending a college or university full-time or a graduate student enrolled in a college or university and attending full-time. Seniors cannot be graduating before the program begins in June.
- Willing to participate for a term of at least 10 weeks or longer, 40 hours per week (summer only).
- Available from June 1, 2014 to August 9, 2014, if selected to participate in the 2014 FBI Honors Internship program.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with his or her academic institution.
- A U.S. citizen.
- Meet FBI employment suitability standards, including policies regarding current and prior use of illegal drugs, and must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph test, drug test, and personnel security interview (PSI).
How to Apply and Required Documents:
Interested students are encouraged to review the Honors Internship page on www.fbijobs.gov and begin to gather all required forms needed to be submitted with an application when it opens on January 29. Having all the required forms will assist with speeding up the process. At the time of submitting an application, the following documents are required by the deadline of February 4, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST.:
- Letter of recommendation from the school dean or an academic professor (if not available at the close of the application, please provide this document no later than one week after the application closes to FBIrecruiting@ic.fbi.gov)
- Program Term Acknowledgment Sheet (available at fbijobs.gov)
- School Certification Form (available at fbijobs.gov)
- Transcripts (transcripts or unofficial transcripts should be submitted from the student’s last completed semester of school that indicates the cumulative GPA prior to the application date)
- For students transferring from a two-year institution to a four-year institution, or pursuing a post-graduate degree, a copy of your acceptance letter that states that you are enrolled and will be attending full-time is required when you apply
As an added bonus, interns may be able to continue in a year-round program, working 16 hours a month at the Jackson Field Office or an FBI office closer to their school.
To obtain more information regarding the program, go to www.fbijobs.gov or call the FBI’s Jackson Office (601-948-5000) to speak with a recruiter.