The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid internship for undergraduate and graduate students. While exploring our exciting career options, you'll work side-by-side with FBI employees at one of our FBI headquarters locations or in one of our 56 field offices located across the country. While you're here, you'll be exposed to the unique environment and operations of the FBI, and will have experiences you can't find anywhere else. The FBI is seeking applicants from a wide range of academic areas, and you'll be placed in assignments based on your educational background, skill sets and unique life experiences.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to identify your preferred work location(s). The application will allow you to select up to three (3) preferred work locations. If you are only interested or available to work in one (1) location, you should only select one location and leave the other two selections blank.
Relocation and housing costs will not be provided. If you receive an offer to intern at your selected preferred work location, but are no longer available to work at that location, the offer may be rescinded before the start of the internship program.
1. You must attend an accredited college or university within the United States full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctorate student. Students are not eligible if graduating before the program start date (June 2018); exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the following semester.
2. You must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. If you are a first-semester freshman, or your school does not provide a GPA, you must have maintained a 3.0 high school GPA, and meet one of the following alternate criteria:
- SAT: 1500 out of 2400, or 1000 out of 1600 (most recent SATs)
- ACT: 21 or higher
3. Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and be available for processing within the continental United States.
Selectees must undergo and successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. Prior to the initiation of a background investigation, applicants will be required to pass a polygraph examination and a urinalysis drug test. The background investigation will include a check of your credit history and criminal record, as well as interviews with prior employers, references, co-workers, personal associates, family members, and friends. An applicant may be disqualified from selection or removed from employment based on information obtained during this background investigation.
Please note that if you meet any of the automatic disqualifiers or don't meet the key requirements you are not eligible for the Honors Internship Program and/or employment with the FBI.
Applicants must meet all Eligibility requirements located on our Employment Eligibility page. Applicants will be automatically disqualified if they meet any of the following criteria:
• Are not a U.S. Citizen (born or naturalized)
• Have been convicted of a felony
• Have used illegal drugs in violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy
• Have defaulted on a student loan insured by the U.S. Government
• Have failed an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test
• Have failed to register with the Selective Service System (males only – exception apply.
How to Apply
How To Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
Establish an account on FBIJobs.gov by using the Register Now link or login using your existing account.
Utilize the Search Jobs field to search for the job posting by entering the keywords 'Honors Internship'.
Carefully review the entire job posting to ensure you fully understand the requirements of the position. Once you have read the posting, select the Apply button at the top of the page to start the application process.
Read the terms and conditions then select the checkbox to continue the application.
Note: Once you have completed a page select the Next button to move onto the next step in the application.
Answer all questions in the prequalify section.
Note: Select the hamburger menu (â‰¡) at the top of the page to display the 'Save as Draft' and 'Contact Us' options.
Select the Attach Resume button to upload your resume. You also have the option to Attach Cover Letter but it is not required for this application.
Select My Device and follow your computer prompts to upload your file(s).
Answer all questions within the Online Questionnaire section.
Enter your education information within the Education and Work Experience section. Completion of this selection is mandatory.
Select an option from the Highest Education Level dropdown menu
Select the Add Education button and provide additional information about your education
Select the Done button to save your education details
Attach the required documents to your application as identified in the job posting. Please refer to the guide above.
Select the Add Attachment button then enter the Attachment Type and Attachment Title.
Select the My Device icon and follow your computer prompts to upload your attachment(s)
Complete the Additional Information section. This section is comprised of Federal Preferences, Personal Information, and How Did You Learn About Us?.
You can complete the Diversity section or check the 'I decline to answer' box. This information is only used for statistical purposes.
Review your application. You can select a section title to review your responses. To edit a response select Modify.
Once you have reviewed your application, select the Submit button to submit your completed application.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the email provided earlier listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.