The FBI’s San Diego office in Mira Mesa. Photo courtesy FBI

The FBI’s San Diego office is inviting applications to its 2016 Teen Academy, offering an insider’s look into criminal and cyber investigations — and tactical operations.

The event takes place June 29 and Aug. 17 at the San Diego Field Office headquarters in Sorrento Valley.

The Teen Academy is open to high school sophomores or juniors enrolled in a public, private, charter, or home school program. The applicant must currently attend school within San Diego County or Imperial County to be eligible.

Students chosen for the FBI Teen Academy spend an interactive day with special agents and professional staff, taking part in classroom and hands-on activities.

An essay is required of all applicants — the first element of a package providing insights into the student’s motivations for attending.

All applications should highlight the student’s school activities and community involvement, which will be an important part of the criteria used to evaluate the applicants.

Applications, supporting essay, and release form must be received at the FBI San Diego field office by 4 p.m. April 18 2016.

Applications may also be scanned and emailed to

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