FBI Field Office Special Agent in Charge Joseph Gonzalez announced Wednesday that the Teen Academy is currently accepting applications for 2023.
“This program is one of my favorites because it gives high school students, who may not even consider the FBI as a future career option, the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and meet the people who make the FBI the most important law enforcement agency in the world,” González said in written statements.
He claimed that he became a Special Agent after participating in a job fair and meeting FBI staff.
“The Teen Academy is so much more than that, as students get the chance to process evidence, wear a bomb tech outfit, ride BearCat SWAT, and talk to FBI personnel about what it means to be a part of this. great organization,” he added.
He mentioned that students do not need to be interested in pursuing a Criminal Justice degree to apply to or work for the FBI in the future. The FBI invites students who will be in their tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades at the start of the August 2023 school semester to apply for the Teen Academy 2023. This is a one-week summer program consisting of 4 days of instruction , demonstration and graduation.
This year’s academy will take place from July 17-21, 2022. Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. each day.
During each session, students are given various presentations and hands-on scenarios on topics such as terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, polygraph exams, our Evidence Response Team, SWAT, and the daily operations of an FBI office. In addition, they learn investigative tactics from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff.
To apply, students must fill out a form available online, send the application and supporting documents to a provided email address. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2022.
Eligibility requirements include being enrolled in and attending high school during the 2023-2024 school year, and having parental and school approval. In addition, students must write an essay stating why they want to participate.
For more details about the FBI Teen Academy or the application process, applicants can contact Janet Rosa, FBI Community Specialist, via email. “We look forward to meeting the future leaders of the FBI this summer!” González concluded.