• 36 student Explorers are divided into three squads led by a returning Explorer student leader.
  • Student Explorers are mentored by FBI Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and Professional
  • Student Explorers are introduced to a different stage of the investigation process at each session
    and ultimately run their own mock federal investigation.
  • Student Explorers will receive training and presentations on case management, interviewing,
    surveillance, crisis negotiation, search warrants, undercover operations, evidence response
    team, bomb technician program, SWAT, behavioral analysis, and more.
  • Student Explorers will also receive instruction on career skills such as how to interview for job
    and how to write a resume.
  • Explorer sessions are held every other Thursday from September through April from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the FBI Chicago Office in Chicago, IL.
  • We host 4 virtual enrichment nights where we bring in speakers from other offices to talk about their programs or experiences in the FBI.
  • Sessions include case presentations, team building activities, and dynamic hands-on exercises.
  • The final session is a graduation ceremony held at the FBI range in North Chicago.