UH Manoa Sudents Selected for FBI Summer Internship Program

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jun 19, 2003

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students are among the 250 students nationwide selected to participate in this summer‘s FBI Honors Internship Program in Washington, D.C. from June to August.

In its 16th year, the highly selective program offers undergraduate and graduate students an insider‘s view of the daily operations of the FBI and an opportunity to explore some of the many career opportunities that are available.

Students will work side-by-side with Special Agents and professional support personnel on important cases and procedures. Each intern is assigned to an FBI Headquarters division based on their academic discipline, potential contribution to the division, and the needs of the FBI. All interns will be under the supervision of the Assistant Director of their assigned Division. By the end of the internship experience, students will have a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the FBI.

Each summer, only individuals with strong academic credentials, outstanding character, a high degree of motivation, and the willingness to represent the FBI upon returning to their respective campus are selected.

Naomi Hamlin, a graduate student studying Cell and Molecular Biology, will be assigned to work at the laboratory division at the FBI academy in Quantico, VA. Hamlin, originally from Lakewood, WA and a graduate of Clover Park High School, has spent

years of academic course work preparing for her internship experience this summer."Being a scientist in the Laboratory Division of the FBI is the ultimate consequence of my achievements and educational background. Serving my country in theFederal Bureau of Investigation is a decision I have made out of patriotism and a desire to play an active role in the US Justice Department. An internship with the FBI Honors Program would afford me the invaluable opportunity to further explore my chosen career while making a contribution to my country."

Randy Yamada, a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering, will be assigned to Investigative Technology Division at Quantico, VA. This will be the first internship experience for Yamada, a Honolulu native who graduated from Kaiser High School in 1999, and will be an opportunity for him to apply what he has learned in class. "I hope to see what it's like to work in a professional environment, especially on the mainland. I'm also interested in becoming a special agent and would like to see exactly what they do first hand."