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Wanted by FBI Phoenix: High School Students for Virtual Teen Academy


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  • Lynsey R. Wright   |   FBI Phoenix

Photo Courtesy Of Phoenix's FBI Community Outreach Website.

Updated April 19, 2021 because of change in deadline: The FBI Phoenix division and Phoenix Chapter FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association invite all interested Arizona high school juniors and seniors to apply to the FBI Phoenix Teen Academy. Virtual classes will be every Thursday starting June 17, 2021, to July 8, 2021, from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The FBI Teen Academy provides an opportunity for high school students to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the FBI. Upon completion of the course, students will foster a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and how they serve citizens, the community, and the nation.

During the academy, students have the opportunity to learn about how evidence and hazardous material are collected at crime scenes; hear from members of the FBI SWAT team; learn about hostage crisis negotiation; and meet FBI agents and other FBI personnel who support the overall mission – to protect the people of the United States and defend the constitution.

The FBI offers many career paths including Special Agent, Accounting, Nursing, Intelligence, and Administration. Therefore, the academy encourages any student interested in the FBI to apply. This program is not exclusive to students interested in criminal justice.

This is a competitive program, and not all applicants will be selected. As a result, student selection for the Teen Academy will be based on a quality application and essay. The application, release form, and a supporting essay must be received by the FBI Phoenix office by May 14, 2021. 

The FBI Phoenix and Tucson offices are considering hosting an on-site day where students, in accordance with CDC guidelines, will have an opportunity to see SWAT vehicles and experience a demonstration by the Evidence Response Team. This in-person day is subject to CDC/DOJ guidelines.

For more information on the FBI Teen Academy and to apply, visit:https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/phoenix/community-outreach