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    Virginia high school students who are juniors or seniors during the 2018-19 academic year may apply to the second annual Youth Academy, hosted by the Richmond Division of the FBI.

    The two-day youth engagement program is limited to 30 students.

    It will provide a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through instruction and demonstrations at the field office.

    The Youth Academy will be held on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Field Office located at 1970 East Parham Road, Richmond.

    Students interested in participating in the Youth Academy must have parental approval and meet the following eligibility requirements: be a United States citizen; live in Virginia; be enrolled in an accredited high school or if home-schooled, recognized by your school district; be a junior or senior; maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

    In addition to the eligibility requirements, students must also complete an application process.  The deadline to apply is Monday, May 7.

    The Youth Academy is not an internship program and while students may be offered case studies drawn from adjudicated cases during the session, they will not be exposed to active cases or day-to-day investigations.

    Students or parents having additional questions about the program should contact the Division’s Community Outreach Specialist via email at RH_Outreach@FBI.gov.  Information about this initiative, including the application, and additional outreach programs also is online.