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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.” The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation's most pressing security challenges. To learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.
FLETC is seeking motivated high school and college students who are looking to explore potential career paths. The FLETC's Student Volunteer Program offers you the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in a professional work environment that focuses on FLETC career-related fields such as law enforcement, accounting, finance, procurement, engineering, human resources management, and information technology.
Student volunteers will serve beginning Monday, June 12, 2017, through Friday, September 1, 2017.
All student volunteers are unpaid; however, academic credit may be conferred by your school--at their sole discretion--once you have completed your volunteer service.
Any offers made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and OMB plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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The eligibility requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
All applicants must be:
- Enrolled as a diploma, certificate, or degree-seeking student in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges), or vocational/trade school; and
- At least 16 years of age.
- A narrative essay describing: 1) why you are interested in participating as a FLETC student volunteer; 2) your career motivations and goals, including any related work experience; and 3) the skills that you would bring to the FLETC if you were selected. Narratives are limited to two pages, double- or single-spaced.