FBI to hold two academies in Denver this summer for students across Colorado and Wyoming
Deadline to apply is May 7
Learn how agents discover evidence at crime scenes, conduct investigations, and make our communities safe. Do those things and more during two Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Teen Academies in Denver on June 13, 2018 and August 3, 2018.
If you’re between the ages of 15-18 and will be a sophomore, junior or senior when school starts in the fall of 2018, then you can apply for one of the two academies. Each academy is free (excluding lunch), and runs 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the FBI Denver Division, located at 8000 East 36th Avenue, Denver.
The FBI Teen Academy provides an opportunity for high school students to visit our field office and go behind the scenes of the FBI. Upon completion of Teen Academy, high school students will foster a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and how we serve our citizens, community, and nation.
Students will receive classroom training and be exposed to programs such as hazmat, evidence recovery, fingerprinting, white collar crimes, terrorism, undercover operations, cyber-security, intelligence gathering, SWAT and more. You’ll learn from top experts in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Denver Division.
To Apply Applicants must:
• Must be between 15-18 years old and headed into their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school. If you are going to be a freshman, or are a senior about to graduate this May/June, you are not eligible to apply
• Must be a resident of Colorado or Wyoming
• Submit an application, one photo of yourself, and an essay which is no longer than one page long, single-spaced
• Must be available to attend one of the academies (either on June 13 or August 3) for the entire day, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Students may NOT apply if they have attended any other FBI Teen Academy in the past.
The application process opens today and closes at midnight Monday, May 7, 2018. Students who are selected will be notified in mid-May by email.
Applications can be downloaded at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/denver/community-outreach and saved to your desktop. Please email the completed application to DN_FBITeenAcademy@FBI.gov or snail-mail it to: Deborah Sherman, FBI Public Affairs, 8000 E. 36th Avenue, Denver, CO 80238. Email is preferred.
For More E-mail DN_FBITeenAcademy@FBI.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is the program only for high school students?
A. Yes, the program has been designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to ensure they have at least one year remaining in their academic career at their high school. This enables students to share the information they have learned and serve as peer mentors, when appropriate.
Q. Is the essay important?
A. Yes, the essay is important as it is the first element of the application package that is reviewed. The essay offers the selection panel insight into the student’s expectations, reasons for attending, and how the student intends to use the information to benefit his or her school and community.
Q. Is a particular GPA required?
A. GPA is just one factor considered in the application process. The selection panel will also look closely at your essay and community involvement.
Q. Do I need to be interested in law enforcement to attend the academy?
A. No, but you should have an interest in learning about the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Q. What can I expect?
A. The FBI Teen Academy is not an internship, but rather a full-day experience inside the FBI. You’ll be exposed to case studies from adjudicated cases, and to a number of FBI assets and resources. The day covers a wide variety of topics to enhance student awareness of issues such as the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence, Cybercrime programs and much more