SBI Internships
The SBI Internship 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.

Application Deadlines - (applications should be received on/before the deadline)

  • Fall semester applications are due May 1
  • Spring semester applications are due October 1
  • Summer semester applications are due February 1

All internships are unpaid. We offer two types of internships: full-time and part-time. 
Full-time is 30-40 hours per week.  Part-time is 16 hours (2 full days) per week.

Field Districts
Northeastern District – Greenville
Coastal District – Jacksonville
Southeastern District – Fayetteville
Northern Piedmont District – Greensboro
Northwestern District – Hickory
Western District – Asheville
Southern Piedmont District – Harrisburg
Capital District - Raleigh
Financial Crime Unit - Raleigh  (applicant must be an accounting major/minor OR on track to have 18 hours of accounting.)
ISAAC - Raleigh

Eligibility
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 2.0 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.

Application Process
Our application process is now online.  You will complete the application and upload the following documents.  Documents are only allowed in these formats:  PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPG, PNG, TXT.

  • SBI Internship Waiver Form
    • The waiver MUST be printed, completed and notarized.
  • Résumé
  • List of three references with updated/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.
  • Letter of recommendation from academic or school personnel.  In addition, you may include any other letter of recommendation as well.
  • Copy of current driver’s license (both front and back).
  • College transcript must be in a sealed envelope affixed with the seal or stamp of the school's registrar OR it can be emailed directly to clanham@ncsbi.gov from the registrar.  The transcript can not be uploaded during the application process.

Click here for the Internship Online Application


Any questions:  call or email Christy Lanham, SBI Internship Coordinator.
919 582-8506      clanham@ncsbi.gov

Christy Lanham
SBI Internship Coordinator
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
3320 Garner Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610