Announcing the FBI’s 2012 Volunteer Internship Program (VIP)
Applications accepted October 17 – 24, 2011 only
Apply online only at WWW.FBIJOBS.GOV
Volunteer Internship Program
The FBI Volunteer Internship Program is an unpaid internship
opportunity that offers undergraduates, graduates or post-doctorate students
throughout the country an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and an
opportunity to explore career opportunities within the Bureau. The Volunteer
Internship Program brings students to work at select
Field Office locations and FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC
which begins on June 4, 2012 and ends on August 10, 2012. FBI Volunteer Interns
will spend ten rewarding weeks in the summer working side-by-side with FBI
employees on a whole array of organizational matters and in some instances
important cases that are vital to the FBI mission. After completing a summer
internship, volunteer internships opportunities are also available throughout
the year at selected offices.
With few exceptions, interns will be assigned to the 56 field offices. It is
crucial that candidates are aware that the travel and commuting costs are the
sole responsibility of the student.
Students seeking academic credits from their school through the internship
program must submit their request prior to the beginning of the internship.
No matter what career path you eventually choose, serving as an FBI Volunteer
Intern will be an experience you will never forget, and one that will benefit
you in all of your future endeavors.
§ Be a U.S. citizen
§ Attending a, college, or university that is accredited by one of
the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United
States Secretary Education.
§ Undergraduate, Graduate or Post Doctorate Student currently
enrolled. (A participant cannot be graduating before the program begins)
§ 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
§ Be able to pass all the FBI employment background investigation
requirements and receive a Top Secret Clearance.
The FBI does not limit the applicant pool to any specific area
of study. Internship applicants are drawn from a wide range of academic areas
to include, but not limited to: Business Management, Accounting, Finance,
Global Studies, English, International Relations Management, Computer Science,
Information System Development, Integration Communications, Audio Development,
Visual Arts, Education, Criminal Justice, International Studies, History,
Journalism, Human Resources, Liberal Arts, Public Administration, Political
Science, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Archaeology, Art
History, Anthropology, History, Law, and Law (Cultural Property). Master of
Business Administration, Process Management, Organization Change Management,
Organizational Psychology, Informational Technology, Criminology, Museum
Studies, Archives, Library Science, Marketing, Advertising, Television and
How to Apply
Headquarters and Field Office locations may consider students
for their identified positions all across the United States. This year we are
students apply to only one field office closest to their
permanent address or to the school where they will be residing for the summer.
(Multiple field office submissions will not be accepted.)
The 2012 Volunteer Internship
Program application acceptance period is October 17 - 28, 2011.
must apply and submit all documents online by October 28, 2011 (resume,
unofficial transcripts, etc).
The FBI Internship Program is highly competitive. As part of the
selection process, FBI representatives from each field office will arrange
interviews with the most competitive candidates. Each field office will
nominate a designated number of candidates and a Headquarters selection
committee will make the final determination. Selections are based on academic
achievement, area of study, life/work experiences, and the needs of the FBI.
The FBI actively seeks women, minorities and persons with disabilities for
participation in the Volunteer Internship Program
Thank you for encouraging qualified undergraduate and
graduate students to apply!