FY 2021 FLETC Virtual Student Volunteer Program
Thank you for your interest in participating in internship opportunities with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). Due to COVID-19 restraints and unforeseen circumstances, FLETC will not be offering the formal College Intern Program (CIP) in 2021. FLETC is complying with face coverings, social distancing and dormitory requirements for formal law enforcement training while honoring the desire for student volunteers, like you, to gain an awareness and understanding of the FLETC mission and awareness of law enforcement careers. Although it is not possible to offer you the on-campus CIP experience, we are offering the following modified student volunteer opportunity:
- Participate as a student volunteer in a virtual environment, utilizing your own internet connection and personal electronic devices and email.
- Perform assignments as requested and return to the supervisor to potentially receive credit for the completed product.
- Engage in discussions with the supervisor and team, as appropriate.
- Interact with the supervisor to obtain tasks and assignments.
- Establish networking relationships with professionals in this field of study and obtain invaluable experience for your resume.
Some examples of assignments you may receive include:
- Drafting a proposal for establishing a Knowledge Management Program for an organization.
- Analyzing data and putting it into a Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint presentation.
- Proofreading policies for grammatical and punctuation mistakes.
- Reviewing data to perform trend analysis and to make recommendations for improvements or areas of concern.
Requirements for this Virtual Student Volunteer opportunity:
- Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis with their respective educational institution.
- Students must be enrolled in either high school, trade school, a technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university, or other accredited educational institution.
- Selected students will be required to sign a Student Volunteer Agreement prior to the first day of service.
- Student volunteers are not considered Federal employees for any purposes other than compensation for on-the-job injuries and tort claims. Additionally, student volunteers are not entitled to remuneration or benefits, nor is their volunteer service creditable for leave or any other employee benefit.
If you are interested in exploring FLETC’s law enforcement training mission, and are willing to participate in a virtual format as outlined above, please submit your resume, verification of enrollment form, and transcript to FLETC-JobInfo@fletc.dhs.gov by Friday, April 23, 2021. Because the parameters of the FLETC experience have changed, you should also contact your academic institution to confirm that they would continue to support your participation and the extent to which academic credit for participation is available. FLETC anticipates these virtual volunteer assignments to occur between May and August, 2021.
 You may receive academic credit upon finishing your volunteer service. The assignment of academic credit is at the sole discretion of your educational institution and will be indicated on your Student Volunteer Agreement.