How to reach my goal of working in the BSU of the FBI?
I’m currently a psychology and forensic science (interdisciplinary studies) major at a university. I’m a sophomore right now but I really would love to work with the FBI in their Behavioral Science Unit. I’d love to interview criminals and such. How do I get to that point? #interviewing #interviews #fbi #behavior #criminology #psychology
Selected applicants will attend a 20-week training program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Agents receive classroom and Web-based instruction in subjects including law, investigative practices, forensics, behavioral science, and ethics. To prepare new agents for common scenarios Special Agents experience, trainees will conduct mock-investigations where they will interview suspects, find evidence, and provide testimony in court. New agents will also receive training in firearms, defensive techniques, tactical driving, working undercover, and surveillance. U.S. citizens ranging from 23-36 years old can apply to be FBI agents. Applicants must pass a hearing and vision test and a fitness test that consists of a 1.5 mile run, push-ups, sprinting, and sit ups. The application process also includes a medical evaluation, polygraph test, credit check, drug test, and employment check. Any applicants with felony convictions, student loans in default, and those not registered with the Selective Service System are immediately disqualified.
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John did a great job highlighting all of the steps to get into the FBI Behavioral Science Unit. Since the opportunities within that specific unit are limited, I would also try to get experience in related fields. Other career fields to look at, shadow or intern with may include a Corrections Counselor, Victim Advocate, Police Consultant, or Investigative Journalist. The best way to land a dream career is through experience and making connections. I wish you the best of luck!