Internship For The Fbi

The FBI is seeking an intern for the 2020 summer semester. We are looking for a motivated, hard-working student who can work independently and as a team member. The internship will be paid, but there is no housing available.

This is an unpaid internship that offers valuable experience in investigative work, computer science and cyber security, law enforcement, technology, intelligence analysis and counterterrorism. The FBI has a large number of active cases that need to be analyzed at all times. You will be given the opportunity to work with these cases from start to finish and take part in their resolution.

You will gain insight into how investigations are conducted by working with experienced agents who have worked for the FBI for many years. You will also be able to explore career opportunities with other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security or other law enforcement agencies within your state or community. This internship is open only to current undergraduate students who will be graduating before fall 2020 (students graduating after fall 2020 may apply).

Internship For The Fbi

FBI – Honors internship program 2023


October 16, 2022


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  • United States of America

Washington, D.C., as well as Quantico, VA, Clarksburg, WV, and Winchester, VA.


Are You FBI-ready? The FBI offers internships and entry-level positions in a wide range of disciplines to students of all backgrounds. Our unique opportunities offer students from all walks of life, a head start on a career they may have never expected.


Discover an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship Program (HIP). Our 10-week paid internship is ideal for undergraduate students to fulfill the summer before their senior year, as well as for graduate students and post-doctoral students, to gain hands-on experience with the FBI. This is a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside FBI employees while gaining knowledge and setting yourself up for an exceptional career.

The Honors Internship Program is geared toward students and graduates in the accounting, cyber, law and STEM fields. As a direct pipeline to entry-level FBI jobs, HIP offers a paid internship experience unlike most. That’s why it’s highly competitive and considered one of the most prestigious internship programs in the country.

Interns with a bachelor’s degree who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program will receive GS-5 pay. All other full-time students, including dual-enrollment students, will receive GS-4 pay, including undergraduate students enrolled in a graduate course.

Please note: The FBI will soon be hiring for hundreds of new jobs in the high-tech city of Huntsville, AL, where a new FBI campus is under construction at the Redstone Arsenal, a 38,000-acre federal research, development, testing and engineering center. Future permanent assignments are based on the current needs of the FBI — and filling positions in Huntsville will be among our most important needs! Please visit our Huntsville page to view upcoming news regarding the FBI’s expansion in Huntsville.

Location Choices

Intern assignments are based on the current skills needed in the FBI. As part of the application, candidates are asked to pick their top six desired Field Office and Headquarters locations; the Bureau will take the preferred locations into account during the selection process. To find the closest Field Office or view all of our locations, visit the Locations page.

Headquarters selections include the FBI’s main Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as Quantico, VA, Clarksburg, WV, and Winchester, VA. Quantico opportunities include the Training, Operational Technology or Laboratory divisions. Clarksburg offers opportunities in Criminal Justice Information Services; Winchester offers Information Management Division opportunities. To learn more about the different FBI Headquarters divisions please click here.

Candidates who select Quantico, Clarksburg, or Winchester must have their own transportation to and from work; public transportation is unavailable in these areas.

About us

You’re on a quest for more. Something deeper than a cookie-cutter, private-sector job can give you. A born achiever, you thrive on solving complex challenges because that’s how your hidden strengths are revealed: by pushing through boundaries, never backing down and exceeding your own expectations. We, too, are on a quest: to find exceptional people like you. Individuals who are wired to pursue the truth with unrelenting persistence. Our mission is constantly expanding as we respond to the nation’s biggest challenges imposed by advancing technology, terrorism and intelligence threats, as well as criminal actions that grow more sophisticated each day. We’re experts from all specialty areas working collectively to stay ahead of threats. Yet we’re also dedicated mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, colleagues, friends and peers. Diversity and inclusion are fostered in every area of our organization, including leadership and career development, recruitment, staffing, workforce planning and sustainability. Honoring the unique perspectives of all individuals is our daily goal. Although our Headquarters is in Washington, D.C., we’re located throughout the country with 56 Field Offices in major U.S. cities, plus more than 350 satellite offices in cities and towns across the nation. In addition, we have more than 60 international offices (legats) in U.S. embassies worldwide. And so we ask you this: Does a career dedicated to protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution of the United States spark your curiosity and speak to your courage? Some 36,000 men and women are working to fulfill the FBI mission to keep our nation safe. We have an array of mission-critical roles — and the need for unique backgrounds and skill sets to fill them. Take a closer look. You may just uncover an exciting and meaningful career at the FBI.

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Candidates should be from:

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 Description of Ideal Candidate

General Requirements

To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral student. Students are not eligible if they will graduate before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to students continuing their education in the semester immediately following.
  • Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process and for the duration of the internship program.
  • Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.

Educational disciplines

The FBI is interested in applicants with the following backgrounds:

  • Accounting
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Law
  • Cyber

Candidate skills

The most-competitive applicants possess the following skills:

  • Strong analytical thinking abilities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Initiative and self-motivation.
  • Collaboration — works well with others.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Deadline: October 16, 2022

 Cost/funding for participants

Fully Funded

The Honors Internship Program (HIP) is a 10-week, paid internship:

  • Interns with a bachelor’s degree who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program will receive GS-5 pay.
  • All other full-time students, including dual-enrollment students, will receive GS-4 pay, including undergraduate students enrolled in a graduate course.

Will I be offered a full-time position with the FBI at the conclusion of my Honors Internship?

Interns are not guaranteed a job offer for a full-time position. However, interns who have graduated and receive recommendations for hire may be extended a job offer. If the job offer is accepted, they are converted to a permanent position pending their completion of 16 hours per month of work at the field office during the rest of their academic tenure. This 16 hours ensures the student is able to maintain his or her security clearance according to OPM’s guidelines.

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