Tuesday, March 2, 2010

FLETC College Intern Program

The FLETC College Intern program provides a unique opportunity for college students majoring in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field of study from across the country, to participate in a Federal Law Enforcement training environment. Each year, three intern sessions lasting twelve (12) weeks, are conducted at the FLETC, exposing selected interns to world-class training, broadening their horizons and helping to develop a foundation for a career in federal law enforcement.

Interns, after being selected to participate in the highly selective program, are assigned to a mentor from one of the FLETC’s training divisions or partner organizations. During their stay at FLETC, college interns spend approximately fifty-percent of their time completing worthwhile work to advance the mission of FLETC and the remaining fifty-percent, attending basic and advanced training courses. The FLETC College Intern Program stresses flexibility and creativity by encouraging interns to experience everything FLETC has to offer to further their education and career goals, while making professional contacts.

Featured Item: College Intern Program Applicant Handbook
Confused as to the application process or have questions regarding the details of the FLETC College Intern Program?The summer 2008 Interns compiled a College Intern Program Applicant Handbook to assist students interested in the program, in the process of completing the application and becoming a FLETC College Intern. Students interested in learning more about the FLETC College Intern Program, should download a copy of the handbook in pdf format to learn more about the program and application process.

•College Intern Program Applicant Handbook (PDF)

Who is Eligible to Apply?

To apply to become a FLETC College Intern, you must meet the following criteria:

1.Applicants must be enrolled in either a baccalaureate or a graduate program both at the time of application and at the time that the internship will be served;
2.Be majoring in one of the following majors: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal Justice Administration, Forensic Sciences, Psychology, Computer Forensics or be pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree. Although these degrees are the norm, students majoring in other fields such as Accounting, Information Technology, and other majors have been accepted in the past;
3.Applicants must be a college senior (senior status is denoted by completion of at least 135 quarter hours or 90 semester hours of a baccalaureate program) or be a graduate student, but not yet be granted a degree by the date the intern session will end;

4.Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university degree program in which the successful completion of an internship is either required or in which credits are granted for the successful completion of an internship;

5.Have a strong personal desire to work in Federal Law Enforcement following attainment of degree; and
6.Be a lawful citizen of the United States of America.

Selection Criteria
Admittance into the FLETC College Intern Program is highly selective, competitive and is based upon the following criteria: grade point averages in the applicant’s major and overall course of study, leadership and community involvements, work experiences, professional experience related to field of study, contents and communication skills presented in narrative essay, contents of nomination form and if necessary, the responses given during a telephonic interview.

Internship Sessions
Internship Period:

Winter/Spring 2010
Summer 2010
Fall 2010

Application Dates*
September 14 – October 2, 2009
January 18 – February 5
April 19, 2010 – May 7, 2010

Internship Dates
January 4, 2010 – March 26, 2010
May 17 – August 6, 2010
August 23, 2010 – November 12, 2010

* Applicants may only submit completed applications within the application date range specified for the internship which they are applying.

How to Apply
The first step in becoming a FLETC College Intern is to thoroughly, professionally and competently complete all application materials and submit during the specified application period for the internship session desired. The FLETC College Intern application consists of:

1.Completed OF-612 Application for Government Employment (PDF), or a current resume;
2.Completed OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment (PDF);
3.FLETC College Intern Program Application (PDF) and accompanying narrative essay that sets forth at a minimum, the following: Why you are interested in the FLETC College Intern Program, your career motivations and goals; the source or inspiration for your career motivation and goals; your knowledge of the function of the FLETC College Intern Program; the skills that you would bring to FLETC if you were selected as an intern; and the FLETC Division or partner organization where you would like to be placed during the Internship Session.
4.FLETC Intern Nomination Form (PDF), completed by an appropriate college official, along with his/her letter supporting the nomination;
5.Proof that the internship is required or credit will be received, for successful completion of undergraduate or graduate degree;
6.Official college transcript(s) – from all colleges attended, pursuing baccalaureate and graduate degrees.
All application materials must be postmarked by the ending date of the application period and mailed to the Human Capital Operations Division, Attn: FLETC Intern Program Coordinator, 1131 Chapel Crossing Road, Townhouse 393, Glynco, GA 31524. Selections usually occur within one month after the closing date of the application period.

Additional Assistance
Additional Intern Program information may be received by emailing the Intern Program Coordinator at FLETC-Interns@dhs.gov or contact 912-261-4162.

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