The FBI Honors Intern Program is a 10-week, paid internship for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral college students. This year’s application will focus on those set to graduate in 2023 who are pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: Accounting, Law and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The primary goal of the internship is to be a pipeline for entry-level positions after graduation. While exploring the FBI’s exciting career options, students will work side-by-side with FBI employees at an FBI Headquarters location or in one of our 56 field offices located across the country. This internship offers students an unmatched opportunity to help the FBI achieve its mission to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. FBI hiring managers seek applicants from a wide range of majors. Selected interns will be placed in assignments based on their location preferences, educational background, skill sets, and unique life experiences.
In the application, you must identify your preferred work location(s). For more information about the different FBI Headquarters Divisions located in the Washington, D.C., area, click here; for a list of Headquarters Divisions outside of the Washington, D.C. area, click here. To locate the field office closest to you, visit the Locations page. In the application, you can select up to six (6) preferred work locations. If you are only interested or available to work in one location, then select only one location and leave the remaining five selections blank.
Relocation and housing costs are not provided. If you receive an offer for your selected preferred work location, but are no longer available to work at that location, the offer may be rescinded before the start of the program.
- You must attend an accredited college or university within the United States as an undergraduate (junior or senior), graduate, or post-doctoral student on a full-time basis. This includes two-year technical programs. You are not eligible if you will graduate before the program start date (June 2022); however, for those graduating before the program starts, an exception will be made if you will continue your education in the semester following your graduation. For example, if you are on track to graduate in June 2022 and will attend graduate school in Fall 2022, you are eligible to apply for this internship.
- You must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
- You must be able to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance and be located in the continental United States, Hawaii or San Juan for the duration of your background investigation.
Completing the Application
You must complete this application and submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Click here for instructions on how to complete the application. If applying online is a hardship, please request assistance by sending an email before the application closing date to InternApplication@fbi.gov with “Intern Application Hardship” in the subject line.
If you are selected for the program, you will have to go to the FBI Field Office closest to your address for the interview, polygraph, and drug test. To determine which field office you will visit, you must provide the address in your applicant profile where you will be for the majority of time from October 1 to December 31. Most likely, that will be your school address. Be sure that you enter the correct address so you can be assigned to the appropriate field office.
Along with a completed application, you must submit the following additional documentation: Unofficial Transcript, the Official School Certification Form, and the Program Terms Acknowledgement Form. You must provide all required documents before the application closes on 10/17/2021 at 11:59 PM ET to be considered for the Honors Intern Program. If you are missing any of the required documents, your application will be discontinued.
Required documents must be uploaded as .pdf files. Do not submit any of these file types: HTML, TIF, JPEG, DOC, DOCX, Password Protected, or Web Link.
*Some schools have their own certification form, which is acceptable if it includes all of the information requested in the FBI Official School Certification Form.
You must meet ALL eligibility requirements posted on our Employment Eligibility page. During the polygraph, you will be asked questions related to these requirements. You will be automatically eliminated from the application process if you meet any of the following disqualifiers:
• 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
Please note: If you do not meet all of the key requirements or you have any of the automatic disqualifiers, you are NOT eligible for the Honors Intern Program and/or employment with the FBI.
If you fail the polygraph because you withheld information about illegal drug use, criminal activity, or any other violation, you will be automatically disqualified from this and ALL future employment with the FBI. Also, failing the polygraph or background investigation will likely negatively affect future employment opportunities with the U.S. Intelligence Community and with any other agency of the federal government.