FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Research Practicum

FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Research Practicum

The FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Research Practicum is an unpaid internship that allows undergraduate and graduate students to explore career opportunities within the FBI. Selected interns will work directly with employees of the FBI on day-to-day tasks and possibly some important cases that are of current interest to the Bureau. Interns also have an opportunity to attend classes at the Academy and presentations by Special Agents. Prospective interns should also note that the material they will be exposed to may be graphic in nature.

For more information about applying for this internship please read the following document: FBI-NCAVC Volunteer Practicum Application 2019-2020 (2)

Students interested in this internship should start the application process at least 6 months prior to the semester they intend to intern. Employees will conduct in-person interviews with potential interns prior to the final selection process.

Please note that this internship is open for application by students from all universities, not just the University of Mary Washington.


Specific duties cannot be listed for this internship. Please contact the agency contact for more information.


  1. U.S. citizenship
  2. Good academic standing (minimum G.P.A. = 3.0)
  3. Juniors and seniors only
  4. Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  5. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  6. PSYC 201 – Social Psychology
  7. PSYC 360 – Advanced Statistics for Psychology
  8. PSYC 362 – Research Methods for Psychology
  9. Recommended courses:
    • PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality
    • PSYC 211 – Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 346 – Forensic Psychology
    • SOCG 351 – Juvenile Delinquency
    • SOCG 352 – Criminology


  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

NOTE: Ms. Wolfington is solely the internship contact, not a general Bureau contact

Dawn Wolfington

1 Range Road
Quantico, VA 22135

For questions not answered in the application email BAU5@fbi.gov