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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Student workforce trainee

June 2018 - May 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The immersion of interns working alongside full time employees

What I wish was different

Network more

Advice

Be weary about social choices
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FBI Honors Intern

June 2016 • Quantico, VA

What I liked

Everything about this internship is a learning experience. You will gain a lot of respect for what the FBI does.

What I wish was different

More work, less idle time.

Advice

Successfully getting this internship is very difficult and highly sought after. Be prepared for a LENGTHY interview process and don't bother applying if you have a previous history with drugs or any serious criminal history.
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Honors Intern

June 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Really great internship program. Lots of great opportunities to learn real-world experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Apply early. Be prepared to wait.
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Intern

June - August 2016 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I liked that it was a very unique opportunity to see the inner workings of an organization that has a huge impact on our country.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to work on multiple assignments instead of just one long term one that was a little bit dry. However, experiences in terms of assignments varied a lot by what unit you were in. In addition, it takes some time to get computer access and so the internship is slow at the start.

Advice

Ask people outside of your supervisor if you can go to meetings with them - meetings are usually quite interesting.
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Honors Intern

June 2017 • Mobile, AL

What I liked

I loved everything about it. Everyone was extremely helpful, and willing to share information or experiences so that we could learn more. I loved how the work environment felt like a very close-knit community. Everyone was very welcoming which made it easier to ease into the work and ask questions.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything about my experience.

Advice

Always go above and beyond. Don't just wait for someone to tell you to start a task, but go around asking everyone what you can help out with. People notice the initiative, and it will benefit you when a review board is determining whether they want to recommend you to stay with the program or a recommend you for a job offer.
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Intern

June 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Get to work as an actual part of the team doing meaningful work

What I wish was different

Background process was difficult and final offer wasn't received until may.

Advice

Ask lots of questions and try to explore what other people do outside of your department!
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