There is a mentorship program here at the Bureau! You can apply to the program, and interview a number of people who are already mentors. Once you find one that you think is best suited for you, you can start setting up meetings with them on a weekly basis. Having a mentor was really helpful, especially in my first year because it helped me to get a better understanding of the organization and it allows you to create connections you otherwise might not have.
There is not an official mentorship program, but your supervisor will help you make a plan of goals you want to accomplish based on where your interests lie, and people are also very willing to grab coffee if you just have some questions or need advice on something.
Investigative Operations Analyst at Federal Bureau of Investigation
over 2 years ago
To answer your first question, I started at the FBI in April of 1991. There was no mentorship program at the time. I enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1989, one month after I was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. There was a job fair I attended at UIC where the FBI was in attendance. That's when I inquired about employment and eventually submitted an application.
Presently, there are paid internships at the FBI during the summer.