The application period for the 2020 FBI Honors Internship Program and Collegiate Hiring Initiative is now open! The 10-week paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students offers a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside FBI employees while getting a head start on an exceptional career. They are accepting applications until Sept. 15, 2019.
To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior), graduate or post-doctoral student. Students are not eligible if they will graduate 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 for 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 1500 out of 2400 on the SAT (1000 out of 1600 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.
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 Headquarters 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.
Headquarters selections include the FBI’s main Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as Quantico, VA; Clarksburg, WV; and Winchester, VA. Quantico opportunities include the Training, Operational Technology or Laboratory divisions. Clarksburg offers opportunities in Criminal Justice Information Services and Winchester offers Records Management division opportunities. To learn more about the different FBI Headquarters divisions please click here.
Candidates who select Quantico, Clarksburg, or Winchester must have their own transportation to and from work; public transportation is unavailable in these areas.
There are some forms that require signatures, so be sure to get those taken care of FIRST.
For more details and to apply, click here.
Please note: The FBI will soon be hiring for hundreds of new jobs in the high-tech city of Huntsville, AL, where a new FBI Headquarters facility is under construction at the Redstone Arsenal, a 38,000-acre federal research, development, testing and engineering center that’s expected to be ready for occupancy in early 2021. Future permanent assignments are based on the current needs of the FBI — and filling positions in Huntsville will be among our most important needs! So please log in on August 29, 2019 for the launch of our Huntsville page to view upcoming news regarding the FBI’s expansion in Huntsville, Alabama.