The FBI in Phoenix is looking for students for the youth academy program
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PHOENIX – The FBI department in Phoenix is looking for students interested in the agency to attend a virtual youth academy starting June.
Classes take place every Thursday from June 17th to July 8th from 2pm to 4pm. All interested juniors and seniors of Arizona High School are invited to apply.
Any student interested in the FBI can apply as the program is not limited to those interested in criminal justice, according to a press release.
The academy gives students a behind-the-scenes look at the FBI. Issues such as collecting evidence and dangerous material at crime scenes and negotiating hostage-taking.
Attendees will also hear from members of the FBI SWAT team and meet other agents and staff who protect the people of the United States and defend the Constitution.
A request, release form, and supporting essay about why the student wants to be part of the program and how the experience will serve their school must be emailed by April 14th in order to enter the competition program, according to a press release .
Students are assessed based on the GPA, school activity, community engagement, and essay.
Those making the cut for the program will be notified by May 18th.
While the academy is virtual, the FBI offices in Phoenix and Tucson are considering hosting an on-site day where students can see SWAT vehicles and witness a demonstration by the Evidence Response Team.
The personal day is subject to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Ministry of Justice, according to the press release.
Career paths offered by the FBI include specialty agents, accounting, nursing, intelligence and administration, the press release reads.
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