FBI accepting applications for 2019 Honors Internship Program

A paid, 10-week summer internship program open to undergraduate, graduate or higher level students who are interested in careers with the FBI – including non-sworn support positions.
The FBI is offering the 2019 Honors Internship Program this calendar year. The application open Aug 24, 2018 and closes October 14, 2018. 

Additionally, the FBI is always looking to hire recent college graduates. Visit​ and click on "Collegiate Hiring Initiative" to see the career paths for which they are seeking applicants.

The FBI Honors Internship Program

The FBI often participates in career fairs and other recruiting events where interested candidates have an opportunity to meet an FBI employee and learn more about internship opportunities and specific volunteer internships such as the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, through our Visiting Scientist Program.

FBI Internships offer undergraduate and graduate school students throughout the United States an exciting insider's view of FBI operations, and provide an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within. Interns will be assigned to FBI field office locations or FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) in Clarksburg, West Virginia or other off-sites.
FBI Internship Program Overview
Honors Internship Program
  • A paid internship program (contingent upon available funding)
  • Open to undergraduate, graduate or higher level students
  • A 10 week summer program
  • Begins in June and ends in August
  • Interns will work side-by-side with FBI employees
  • Candidates must be enrolled and attending, a college or university full-time
  • All expenses incurred regarding the internship will be the sole responsibility of the student
Pay and Work Schedule
  • Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level
  • Students will receive annual leave, sick leave, and paid federal holidays while working full-time
  • Students must be willing to participate for a term of at least 10 weeks, 40hrs per week (during the summer only)
  • Continuance during the school year for a minimum of 16hrs per month requires a satisfactory rating from supervisor at the end of the 10-week summer program and availability within the HQ Division, Field Office or Resident Agency.
Intern Qualifications
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be enrolled and attending a college or university full-time that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
  • Must be classified as an Undergraduate, Graduate or Post Doctorate Student.
  • Must be currently enrolled and attending full-time (a participant cannot be graduating before the program begins in June)
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA for a college student) of 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 GPA scale, and be in good academic standing at the time of application
  • Must pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and receive a Top Secret security clearance
Educational Disciplines
Internship applicants are drawn from a wide range of academic areas that include, but are not limited to:
Archaeology, Archives/Library Science, Art History, Business Administration & Management, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Education, Engineering, English, Finance/Accounting, Foreign Language, History, Human Resources, Information System Development, Information Technology, International Studies, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Museum Studies, Physical Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Television Production, Visual Arts, and many more. 
How to Apply
Students who are interested in applying should visit, create a profile, and submit their interest to the Honors Internship Program - Summer 2019 posting.
Selection Process
The FBI Internship Programs are highly competitive. FBI representatives will schedule interviews with the most competitive candidates based on academic achievements, area of study, life/work experiences, and the current needs of the FBI. The FBI is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity and inclusion. The FBI actively seeks women, minorities and persons with disabilities for participation in all FBI Internship Programs.

To obtain more information regarding the program, please be sure to check​ for updates.


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