Students in a previous Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI
An instructor speaks with students in a previous Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI
Students have an opportunity to try the FBI Special Agent Physical Fitness Test during the agency’s Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI
High school juniors and seniors interested in spending a week with the FBI in Albuquerque are encouraged to apply for the agency’s Teen Academy, which is June 8-12.
The FBI Teen Academy allows rising 11th and 12th graders for the 2020-21 school year an opportunity to get a peek into the inner workings of today’s FBI.
FBI Special Agents and support personnel will provide lively presentations on a range of timely topics, including terrorism, cyber security, public corruption, evidence handling, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations in a typical FBI office.
Students also will have an opportunity to try the FBI Special Agent Physical Fitness Test (https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents/physical-requirements).
“The Teen Academy is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see if you could be the special agent of your dreams,” said Gaby, who went through the class last year. “It has not only introduced me to peers that share the same passion and drive to make a difference, but it has also introduced me into a world that is much more than a government agency; it is a family that works for the betterment of the community.”
Students accepted into the program will be expected to attend all activities during the program, which runs 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Punctuality, professional behavior and appropriate dress are required.
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020.
“The FBI Teen Academy is a riveting experience that shouldn’t be passed by. It opens your mind to new opportunities, and it shows you what the FBI has to offer. I personally think it was one of my best decisions to apply for this program,” said Jake, who also attended last summer.