The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recruits students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and fosters the next generation of FBI professionals through a number of programs:
- Volunteer Internship Program
- Honors Internship Program
- Cyber Internship Program
- Visiting Science Program
FBI Volunteer Internship Program
The FBI Volunteer Internship Program is an unpaid internship program for undergraduates in their junior or senior year, as well as graduate and post-graduate students. This internship opportunity allows students to gain a deeper understanding of FBI operations and the careers available through the Bureau while working alongside FBI employees.
The FBI Volunteer Internship program, which takes place for ten weeks during the summer months (The 2013 program runs from June 3 to August 9.), occurs at select FBI Field Offices throughout the country, as well as the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the Criminal Justice Information Services in West Virginia.
Upon completion of this summer internship program, volunteer internship programs may then be available at other points throughout the year and at select Field Offices.
To qualify for the FBI Volunteer Internship Program, interns must be: a U.S. citizen; enrolled in an accredited college or university; and classified as a full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior, graduate, or post-doctorate student. The FBI also requires that students have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above and be in good standing with their academic institution.
Further, students must meet all FBI employment standard entry requirements to qualify for the FBI Volunteer Internship Program regarding illegal drugs and must be able to pass an FBI background check, a drug test, a polygraph test, and a personnel security interview.
The FBI recruits interns from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, including (but not limited to):