Date Posted: February 15, 2024

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Organization: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Location: All Counties

City: Various locations

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: 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. Search "Charlotte-Concord, NC-SC" pay table in link below for most recent year:


General Requirements for the FBI:

·  Be a U.S. citizen.

·  Attend a U.S.-accredited college or university full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. You are not eligible if you will graduate before the program start date; exceptions are permitted if you are continuing your 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.

  • Public record must be in good standing with no felony convictions

  • Adherence with FBI drug policy

  • Pass urinalysis and background investigation

  • Student loan repayments must be in good standing

  • Filed all required annual federal, state, and local taxes

  • Current on court ordered child support payments

  • No engagement with organizations designed to overthrow the U.S. government

  • Register with the Selective Service System (for applicants who were assigned male at birth only, exceptions apply)

  • Have not used marijuana or cannabis in any form (natural or synthetic) and in any location (domestic or foreign) within the one (1) year preceding the date of their application for employment.

  • Have not used any illegal drug within last ten (10) years preceding the date of the application for employment. Additionally, candidates cannot have sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug or controlled substance without legal authorization.

Key Requirements to Participate in the Honors Internship Program:

You must be a student, attending an accredited college or university on a full-time basis within the United States as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student.  You are not eligible to participate in the program if you will graduate before the program start date June 2, 2025, unless you are continuing your education in the semester following your graduation.

  1. You must currently have and maintain through June 5, 2025, a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  If you are a first-semester freshman, you must have maintained a 3.0 high school GPA.

  2. You must complete this application, submit an unofficial transcript and 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2024.

  • Your School Certification Form (or Enrollment Verification Form) is optional but highly recommended.

  • You must be able to successfully complete a Top-Secret security clearance background investigation which includes a drug test, fingerprinting, polygraph, and be in the continental United States, Hawaii, or San Juan for some parts of your background investigation.   Please review automatic disqualifiers below.

  • Upon acceptance of the conditional job offer you will need to fill out an SF-86 (click here for sample SF-86), and have your initial processing completed no later than November 1, 2024.

    Background Investigation

    If selected, you must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation. Before that investigation is initiated, you must complete the SF-86: Questionnaire for National Security Positions. You must then meet with a special agent for an interview, pass a polygraph examination focused on your responses on the SF-86, and pass a urinalysis drug test. The background investigation will include a check of your credit history and criminal record, and interviews with prior employers, references, co-workers, personal associates, family members, and friends. Based on the information obtained during this background investigation, you may be disqualified from selection or removed from employment.

    You cannot begin the internship until the background investigation has been completed and you are cleared for hire.  A full-scope background investigation can take six months or longer to process, in which some parts of the process will require you to be physically present and located in the United States.  Not being physically present and/or available, could delay your processing and start date of the internship.  Your investigation timeline may vary depending on the complexity of your background, the number of places you have lived, overseas travel, and more.  

    To best manage the process, the FBI has deadlines for key milestones in the background investigation:

    Those selected candidates that have not successfully completed their SF-86, interview, polygraph, and drug test by November 1, 2024, may be discontinued from the process.

    Those selected candidates whose investigative phase of their background is not completed by May 16, 2025, may be discontinued.


    Job Description:

    Honors Internship Program (HIP) is the perfect opportunity to set your career in motion. Ideal for undergraduate students between their junior and senior years, as well as graduate students pursuing a master’s degree, JD, or PhD, this paid internship can be a direct pipeline to full-time employment after college. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn and work alongside our professionals.

    The FBI Honors Internship Program is a full-time, 10-week paid summer internship will occur from June 2, 2025 to August 8, 2025.  This program is for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral college students and offers exposure to the world’s premiere law enforcement and intelligence agency while also serving as 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 one of our FBI offices nationwide. This internship offers students an unmatched opportunity to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.  At the end of their summer, Honors Interns who receive a positive evaluation may continue in the program throughout the school year.

    FBI interns come from a variety of backgrounds, and those hired as interns will be placed in assignments based on their location preferences, educational background, skill sets, and unique life experiences.  The application cycle for the 2025 class will begin 18-months before the start of the internship in an effort to provide more time for applicant intake processing and our background investigation.  Official conditional job offers are scheduled to be extended between September 3-13, 2024; recipients of a conditional job offer will have (3) business days from receipt to accept or decline it.

    The FBI has 56 field offices centrally located in major metropolitan areas across the U.S.  Our main headquarters offices are in Washington D.C., but we also have headquarters satellite offices located outside of the Washington D.C. area:

    In the application you must identify your preferred location or office where you wish to intern.  You can select up to three (3) preferred locations/offices.  If you are only interested or available to work in one location/office, then select only one option and leave the remaining two selections blank. 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.

    Full-time, 10-week paid summer internship will occur from June 2, 2025 to August 8, 2025
    Contact Name:
    Carl Cuneo
    Application Process:
    Completing the Application

    You must complete this application and submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2024. If applying online is a hardship, please request assistance by sending an email before the application closing date to 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 list the address where you will be for the majority of time from September 16, 2024 to November 1, 2024. 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.

    If you are selected for this internship and your student status changes (e.g., you graduate early with no follow-on plans for education), then you must notify us before the start of the internship as you will no longer be eligible to participate as an intern.

    Required Documents

    Along with a completed application, you must submit the following additional documentation: Resume (Federal format preferred), Unofficial Transcript and the 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form. To confirm your current student status and graduation date a Enrollment Verification Certificate is optional but highly recommended. You must provide all required documents before the application closes on March 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET to be considered for the Honors Internship 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.

    In some circumstances, you may be required to submit additional documents. If any of the following situations apply to you, submit the documents noted below:

    1st Semester Undergraduate Freshmen/No GPA: Unofficial College Transcripts, High School Transcripts, and 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form. Your unofficial transcripts must show that you have enrolled in classes and are a full-time student at an accredited institution.
    1st Semester Undergraduate Transfer/Graduate Students: Unofficial Transcripts from previous school, Unofficial Transcripts from current school and 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form.
    If you are graduating before the program starts, you must provide proof of continuing your education to be eligible for the Honors Internship Program. You must submit these forms at the time of application: Unofficial Transcripts and 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form. Participation in the Honors Internship Program will be contingent upon receipt of the Acceptance Letter.
    Veterans: Unofficial Transcripts, 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form, and DD-214
    Disabled Veterans: Unofficial Transcripts, 2025 Program Terms Acknowledgement Form, DD-214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.
    Veterans’ Preference

    If you are entitled to Veterans’ Preference, you must indicate on your resume and application the type of Veterans’ Preference you are claiming. To enable the FBI to verify your Veterans’ Preference entitlement, please provide a copy of your DD-214 with your application, and if you are a disabled veteran, please also include a copy of your SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later.
    Employer Address:

    Various, SC 29646
    United States

    Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.