Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers FLETC College Intern Program in FEW vacancies District of Columbia, District Of Columbia

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
  • FEW vacancies - District of Columbia, DC
  • FEW vacancies - Glynco, GA
  • FEW vacancies - Cheltenham, MD
  • FEW vacancies - Artesia, NM
  • FEW vacancies - Charleston, SC
Work Schedule is Full-time - 12 Weeks

Opened Saturday 10/1/2016 (26 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.” The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation's most pressing security challenges. To learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.

If you are a motivated college senior, graduate, or post-graduate student looking to contribute your unique insights, skills, and talents in securing our homeland, then the FLETC is looking for you! The FLETC's College Intern Program (CIP) is designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to gain on-the-job experience within a world-class law enforcement training environment. Participants are encouraged to avail themselves of everything the FLETC has to offer in exchange for providing high-caliber services to our organization.

Applications are being accepted for the following locations: Glynco, GA; Charleston, SC; Artesia, NM; Cheltenham, MD; and Washington, D.C.

The CIP winter session will begin on Sunday, January 8, 2017, and end on Friday, March 31, 2017.

All FLETC CIP internships are unpaid. College credit may be received upon the successful completion of the session (at the discretion of the intern's educational institution).


Students elect at the time of application to participate in either a law enforcement or non-law enforcement internship.

Law Enforcement Internship:Designed for interns who are interested in a career in law enforcement, the intern will be assigned a mentor from one of the FLETC training divisions. Interns will spend half of their time auditing basic or advanced training programs. The remaining half of their time will be spent working on meaningful training-related research and writing projects under the guidance of their mentor.

Non-Law Enforcement Internship:Designed for interns who have a desire to work in the public sector. Under the guidance of a mentor, interns receive on-the-job experience in a professional work environment focused on the FLETC's numerous business fields. In addition, interns will receive opportunities to audit the FLETC's numerous basic or advanced training programs.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Remain enrolled during the internship period
  • Relevant course of study (see Qualifications below)
  • Possess 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours), if an undergraduate student

Students must meet the eligibility requirements listed below by their time of application.

Specific Requirements: Undergraduate Students

  1. Earned at least 90 semester hours (135 quarter hours).
  2. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Specific Requirements: Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

  3. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale. General Requirements:

  4. U.S. Citizenship;

  5. Remain enrolled with your academic institution during the course of the internship period; and
  6. Have a declared major in at least one of the following: criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, forensic science, law, accounting, information technology, business, mathematics, public affairs, or engineering.


Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

We expect to make final selections within 15 business days following the closing date of this announcement. Your application status will be updated on USAJOBS® throughout the process. To check your status, log into your USAJOBS® account. We will conduct a background investigation if you are selected. As part of the background investigation process, you will be required to provide requested information and materials (e.g., fingerprint cards). You will receive an official offer letter outlining the particulars of your internship once a successful adjudication of your background is received.


Review our benefits

CIP participants are student volunteers and are not considered Federal employees other than for on-the-job injuries and tort claims. Student volunteers are not entitled to remuneration or benefits; however, college credit may be received upon the successful completion of their session. The assignment of course credit is at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution.

Interns selected to attend at the Glynco, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; or Artesia, New Mexico, locations are provided complementary room and board at the on-center facilities. Interns selected to attend at the Cheltenham, Maryland, or Washington, D.C., locations are responsible for their own room and board.

All incurred travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the intern, regardless of location.

Other Information

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every student volunteer to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into the program. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Applicants from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are highly encouraged to apply.

Interns must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the internship.

This internship does not offer conversion to permanent employment.

Selected interns will be required to complete the FLETC Student Volunteer Service Agreement.

The FLETC reserves the right to discontinue the CIP at any time.

Salary Range: $0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation

Series & Grade: GS-0099-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Control Number: 452141500

Job Announcement Number: FLETC-CIP-2016-0004