Discover an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship and Visiting Scientist Programs, or begin a career directly after graduation with our Collegiate Hiring Initiative. To learn more about these opportunities, explore the sections below.
The application period is now open for the 2019 Honors Internship Program and Collegiate Hiring Initiative! Our 10-week paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students offers an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside FBI employees and get a head start on an exceptional career. Applications are open through October 14 — so apply today!
The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, students work side-by-side with FBI employees at our Washington, D.C.-area Headquarters or in Field Offices around the country. Open to a wide range of academic areas, this internship offers experiences students can’t find elsewhere.
The application period for the 2019 Honors Internship Program is now open! Read more about the qualifications below and apply today for an internship like no other!
To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:
- Have U.S. Citizenship.
- Attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior), graduate or post-doctorate student. Students are not eligible if graduating before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the semester immediately following.
- Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process, and the duration of the internship program.
- A first-semester freshman or student attending a school that does not provide a GPA will need to meet alternate criteria. Instead of a 3.0 GPA or higher, the applicant must have maintained at least a 3.0 high school GPA and have scored a 1,500 out of 2,400 on the SAT (1,000 out of 1,600 on new SATs) or scored a 21 or higher on the ACT.
- Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top-Secret security clearance.
The FBI is interested in applicants with a wide range of educational backgrounds. These include but are not limited to the following:
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
- Foreign Languages
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Public Relations
- Visual Arts
While applicants come from a range of academic backgrounds, the most competitive applicants also possess the following skills:
- Strong analytical thinking abilities.
- Flexibility and adaptability.
- Take initiative and be self-motivated.
- Work well with others and have strong interpersonal abilities.
- Good judgment and decision-making skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
Intern assignments are based on the current skills needed in the FBI. As part of the application, candidates are asked to pick their top six desired Field Office and Headquarter locations; these are then taken into account during the selection process. To find the closest Field Office or view all of our locations, visit the Locations page.
Headquarter selections include the FBI’s main Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as Quantico, VA; Clarksburg, WV; Huntsville, AL; and Winchester, VA. Quantico opportunities include the Training, Operational Technology or Laboratory divisions. Clarksburg offers opportunities in Criminal Justice Information Services; Winchester offers Records Management division opportunities; and Huntsville offers Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) opportunities. To learn more about the different FBI Headquarters divisions please click here.
Candidates who select Quantico, Clarksburg, Huntsville or Winchester must have their own transportation to and from work; public transportation is unavailable in these areas.
Honors Internship Program Forms
All applicants must download each form, fill them out carefully and accurately, and attach them to their application.
More info: https://fbijobs.gov/students/undergrad
Careers in Intelligence info: https://www.insaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Careers-in-Intelligence-INSA-June-2018.pdf