FBI Academy Internships

FBI Academy Internships

FBI Academy Nonpaid Internship

The FBI Academy is located on the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, D.C. The FBI Academy’s Nonpaid Internship Program was founded with the desire to bring together exceptional men and women along with their diverse academic disciplines and talents into a professional experience that will benefit both the student and the FBI.

The FBI Academy is responsible for training current and future members of the law enforcement community. The Academy is viewed as one of the world’s premier law enforcement institutions. As such, the FBI strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology, instruction, and operations and seeks for qualified people to help further meet the diverse needs and goals.

Current needs are for students majoring in: Accounting; Adult Education – (Adult Learner and Instructor Development); Behavioral Sciences & Sociology; Hotel Management; English; Criminal Justice, International Relations, International Business, Communications – (Interviewing and Interrogations), Media and Television Studio Productions, Physical Education – (Nutrition, Exercise, Fitness and Health Management, Personal Trainer and Sports Medicine).

All positions within the FBI Academy’s Nonpaid Internship Program are completely on a volunteer basis. All interview expenses, transportation, housing/lodging, meals and incidentals are the sole responsibility of the student. Academic credits for such internships are to be determined by the academic institution and the working hours can be negotiated with each respective unit as assigned within the FBI Academy. Spring internships start the second week of January. Summer internships start the third week of May. Fall internships start the second week of September.

Student Qualifications

The Nonpaid Internship Program is a 12-week (minimum), full-time program available to qualified students, both undergraduate and graduate, during the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. The student must be academically rated as a junior or above to be eligible for the program and must complete the internship prior to graduating. The student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and must be at least part-time enrolled at an accredited university or college. The student must be in good standing academically eligible to continue as an enrolled student in his/her respective institution. The student must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. All applicants must meet FBI employment suitability standards, to include employment policy regarding current and prior usage of illegal drugs, and be able to pass a comprehensive background check to include polygraph and drug testing.

Application Procedures
Those wishing to participate in the FBI Academy’s Nonpaid Internship Program must have their application materials submitted at least twelve months prior to the anticipated internship. The following must be submitted as part of the application process:

  • A completed SF-86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, ("," under forms)
  • A letter of faculty sponsorship from your college or university and two letters of recommendation.
  • An essay no more than two pages indicating your background, interests, goals, and reasons for wanting to participate in the FBI Academy Nonpaid Internship Program.
  • Your resume outlining your educational background, work experience, and awards/achievements.
  • Current transcripts of college credits earned (original copy; include all academic years).
  • Copy of a college term paper, thesis or other writing example written by the applicant.
  • A "2 × 2" photograph of yourself.

Application Deadlines
SPRING SESSION – application materials must be received by January 1st of the previous year.
SUMMER SESSION – application materials must be received by May 1st of the previous year.
FALL SESSION – application materials must be received by September 1st of the previous year.

Please forward your application materials to:

Mr. Gary Holmes
FBI Academy
Quantico, Virginia 22135
(703) 632-1144

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