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Students and Interns

Start your Career with Impact

As the nation’s top law enforcement organization, we offer valuable work experience for students at various education levels. With a variety of programs, internships, and entry-level career options, we seek post-secondary students and recent graduates who will bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce.

Highlights

  • 10-week paid internship
  • Assignments in most U.S. locations
  • Entry-level employment opportunities
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Student Programs Overview

Our programs are designed to give post-secondary students and recent graduates a professional experience like no other. You will be given challenging and rewarding assignments that expose you to investigative and business operations while growing your professional network.

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Honors Internship Program

Our 10-week Honors Internship Program (HIP) is the perfect opportunity to set your career in motion. Ideal for undergraduate students between their junior and senior years, as well as graduate students pursuing a master’s degree, JD, or PhD, this paid internship can be a direct pipeline to full-time employment after college. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn and work alongside our professionals.

The Application Cycle is Closed

The 2022 Honors Internship Program application cycle is now closed. Check back soon for the next application dates.

Student Programs FAQ

Internship Key Features
 

JUNE - AUGUST

10-week summer internship

PAID INTERNSHIP*

Receive compensation for your contribution

PREFERRED LOCATION CHOICES

Assignments available at field office and headquarters locations

BEGIN YOUR FBI CAREER

Full-time employment opportunities after graduation

* Interns with a bachelor’s degree who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program will receive GS-5 pay. All other full-time students, including dual-enrollment students, will receive GS-4 pay, including undergraduate students enrolled in a graduate course.

Find your pay scale

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the Honors Internship Program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Attend a U.S.-accredited college or university full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. You are not eligible if you will graduate before the program start date; exceptions are permitted if you are continuing your 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 for the duration of the internship program.
  • Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.

    FBI Eligibility
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Honors Internship Application Process

Assignments are based on the needs of the FBI. You will be asked to rank your top six preferred locations, which will be taken into account if you are selected. To view our locations, visit the page below.

FBI Locations

The Program Term Acknowledgement Form and School Certification Form are required attachments for your application. Fill out these forms and obtain signatures from your dean or registrar.

Program Term Form

Certification Form

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Beacon Project

The Beacon Project seeks to foster a genuine, long-lasting relationship between Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and the FBI.​​

Diversity at the FBI

Intern Voices

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Collegiate Hiring Initiative

Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI) recruits graduating seniors or individuals who have undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degrees to begin their careers in our hands-on, team environment.

This full-time, entry-level hiring program supports our mission and offers a chance to explore and transition into many exceptional careers.

The Application Cycle is Closed

The Collegiate Hiring Initiative application cycle is now closed. Check back soon for the next application dates.

Student Programs FAQ

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Attend/have attended a U.S.-accredited college or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student.
  • Recent graduates must have graduated within 24 months of the program date (within 72 months for veterans).
  • Upcoming graduates must graduate by June of the program start year (for example, for the 2023 Collegiate Hiring Initiative, students must graduate by June 2023).
  • Have and maintain a 2.95 cumulative GPA or better on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and through graduation.
  • Not be a current, permanent FBI employee.
  • Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.

    FBI Eligibility 
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Collegiate Hiring Initiative Application Process

To apply, you must meet our Employment Eligibility requirements. Additionally, you will be required to provide your most recent official college transcripts demonstrating GPA, anticipated graduation date, veteran status and required documentation if claiming veterans preference, and any other information related to work experience in your application.

Required documents if claiming veterans preference:

Request DD-214

SF-15 Form (PDF)

SF-50 Form (PDF)

VA Letter (1991 or later)

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Visiting Scientist Program

The FBI Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for early career scientists and recent graduates to participate in forensic science research at the FBI Laboratory, one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world. Since 1982, the Lab’s research program has welcomed postgraduates and faculty on sabbatical and provided them a unique work experience.

Program participants perform research in areas of interest to law enforcement and national security under the guidance of leading Forensic Scientists at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. Participants receive monthly stipends commensurate with their educational level and a training and travel allowance.

VSP Overview

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for the Visiting Scientist program, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be in compliance with the FBI Employment Drug Policy.
  • Have a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S.-accredited college or university in an appropriate science (chemistry, geology, and other physical sciences; biology and related disciplines; statistics; or forensic science) [or] be a faculty member at a U.S. accredited college or university.
  • Have health insurance coverage (can be obtained through ORISE).
  • Successfully complete an extensive FBI background investigation.

    FBI Eligibility

Visiting Scientist Program Application Process

The FBI VSP is an FBI-sponsored educational program in partnership with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Qualified applicants must apply directly to ORISE using the key word FBI.

ORISE Application