Internships with the SBI
The SBI Intern Program allows students to learn how a state investigative agency functions. The program supplements classroom learning with practical experience.
Depending on their major, background and interest, students can apply to one of several internship opportunities. Applications from a variety of undergraduate disciplines are considered.
- Fall semester internships are due May 1
- Spring semester internships are due October 1
- Summer internships are due February 1
All internships are unpaid, full-time positions. However, an intern's immediate supervisor may be able to take into account a student’s class schedule.
A maximum of two interns may be selected each semester for assignment to any Administrative Section, SBI Laboratory Section, Field District Office or Specialty Unit.
Bureau Management Areas
Intelligence & Technical Services Section
Research/Planning/Crime Statistics/ Grants/Accreditation
Audit & Criminal Information Training Unit and Identification Section
Crime Lab: To intern in these areas, students must have a major or minor concentration in the biology, chemistry, forensic sciences or natural sciences.
Molecular Genetics (DNA)
Firearms and Tool Mark
Northeastern District - Greenville
Coastal District - Jacksonville
Southeastern District - Fayetteville
Northern Piedmont District - Greensboro
Northwestern District - Hickory
Western District - Asheville
Southern Piedmont District - Huntersville
Capital District - Raleigh
Financial Crimes Unit
Diversion & Environmental Crimes Unit
Interested applicants should work through their department chairperson or student advisor and must present a written recommendation from academic or school personnel.
Candidates applying for an internship with the SBI must:
- Be a responsible law-abiding citizen with high moral character and personal integrity.
- Be enrolled in a four-year degree program at a college or university and have completed their sophomore year with a Grade Point Average of no less than 2.5 in a 4.0 scale.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or any other serious crime; undergo a criminal history record check with favorable results.
- Maintain a favorable credit history demonstrating responsible fiscal management and ability to live within means; undergo a credit check with favorable results.
- Have a basic working knowledge and understanding of word processing computer programs.
- Get a Hepatitis B Shot (series of 3 shots) prior to the internship commitment. (Molecular Genetics Section only).
Please include the following information:
- Resumé and List of References with updated and reliable contact information
- Letter of Interest. Include your reasons for wanting to participate in the program, ways you can contribute to the section, your career plans, college and community activities, honors and awards.
- College Intern Application Form: SBI Intern Application Form completed in full and signed. Applications may be disregarded if they are incomplete or missing information.
- College Transcript in a sealed envelope. The transcript or envelope should be affixed with the seal or stamp of the school's registrar.
Mail all materials to:
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Marion Vandergrift
SBI Internship Coordinator
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
P.O. Box 29500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0500