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Wounded Warriors Internship Opportunities with the FBI

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The FBI’s Wounded Warriors Internship Program enables the FBI to support veterans during their medical recovery, and provide career development opportunities for active duty service members recovering from a medical procedure.

The FBI’s Wounded Warrior Internship Program

The Wounded Warrior Internship Program offers wounded warriors a path for transitioning back to the military or civilian workforce through rewarding assignments and career-driven experiences.

The program gives wounded warriors the opportunity to:

  • Build or update their resume
  • Explore career paths and employment interests
  • Develop valuable job skills
  • Gain federal government work experience prior to their transition back into the civilian workforce

The WWIP is like a working interview and a chance to evaluate candidates for possible permanent positions with the FBI. Internship opportunities are available at both FBI headquarters and field offices.

The Wounded Warriors Internship Program is available throughout the FBI. To qualify you must:

  • Be an active-duty service member recovering from a medical procedure and be authorized by the Department of Defense (DoD) to participate in the Wounded Warrior Internship Program.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, have been favorably adjudicated in a single-scope Top Secret background investigation, or have the ability to secure such adjudication.

All Wounded Warriors are expected to meet the FBI’s basic requirements. If any of theses factors apply to you, you are not eligible:

  • Conviction of a felony (Special Agent candidates only: conviction of a domestic violence misdemeanor or more serious offense)
  • Violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy (please see below for additional details).
  • Default on a student loan insured by the U.S. Government
  • Failure of an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test.
  • Failure to register with the Selective Service System (for males only, exceptions apply – please click here to find out more).
  • Knowingly or willfully engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.
  • Failure to pay court ordered child support.
  • Failure to file federal, state, or local income tax returns.

Please note that if you are disqualified by any of the above tests, you are not eligible for employment with the FBI. Please make sure you can meet FBI employment requirements and pass all disqualifiers before you apply for an FBI position.

Participants in the Wounded Warriors Internship program may also be eligible for full-time employment after the internship. Applicants are considered based on their skills, abilities, and needs of the FBI.

To apply, please contact your regional Operation War Fighter Coordinator.


About the author

Terry Howell is a retired Coast Guard veteran, where he served for 20 years.

He is currently the Executive Director for Veterans' Legacies, a non-profit that works to preserve veterans personal stories to help educate our youth.

Terry is also the author of The Military Advantage, an annually updated guide to military and veteran benefits.