To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:
- Have U.S. Citizenship.
- Attend a college or university full-time as an undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), graduate, or post-doctorate student. Students are not eligible if graduating before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the following immediate semester.
- Have and maintain a 2.95 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process, and the duration of the internship program.
- Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret security clearance
The Honors Internship Program is highly competitive. As such, FBI representatives select and interview the most qualified candidates based on academic achievements, area of study, life/work experiences, and the current needs of the FBI. Below is a more detailed timeline of the application process.
- August 26th through October 14th, 2016: Applications for the Honors Internship Program: Graduate and Undergraduate opportunities open.
- October 2016 through December 2016: Applicants are reviewed, selected and interviewed based on location choices, degrees, and current needs of the FBI.
- December 2016: Conditional Job Offers are extended and candidates begin their FBI background investigations. For more information on the FBI background investigation, please visit our Employment Eligibility page.
- Summer 2017: Internships begin (start dates may vary due to variations in the length of time of students’ background investigations).
Click here to apply to the Honors Internship Program posting for Summer 2017.