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Students and Recent Grads: We are Hiring!

CBP is hiring students and recent graduates for a number of mission support and frontline positions through the CBP Pathways Programs. Keep reading for a list of exciting career opportunities with CBP!

Border Patrol Agent Student Trainee

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, join CBP as a Border Patrol Agent (BPA)! Learn more about the BPA position here.

If you are a student, join CBP as a BPA Student Trainee through the CBP Pathways Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide-variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid internship opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school. Students who successfully complete the program requirements may be eligible for conversion to be a permanent BPA with CBP! Apply today by visiting

Chemists and Textile Analysts

Are you a STEM major or call yourself a Textilian? Are you a recent science graduate looking to solve complex problems? CBP is hiring Chemists and Textile Analysts!

CBP Chemist working in the lab.
CBP Chemist working in the lab.

Chemists work in labs located across the country to ensure imported and exported goods are properly identified or declared under the right tariff. The information chemists provide can have an impact on duty rates, import quota restrictions, or whether certain goods are allowed into the country. Chemists even use their training with explosive chemicals to play a role in stopping terrorist activity.

Chemists typically have educational backgrounds in chemistry, life or physical sciences, biology or engineering, but other applicants with science, technology, engineering and math-related backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Textile Analysts use forensic science to analyze fabrics, apparel and footwear, leather, and other fibers for compliance with U.S. government trade laws and regulations or for traces of illegal substances. A Textile Analyst's duties include determining proper approaches to analysis, performing analysis using appropriate techniques and instruments, and contributing to reports with technical findings.

Textile Analysts typically have backgrounds in textiles, chemistry, and forensic science.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about becoming a Chemist or Textile Analyst for CBP, visit

"To me, the most fascinating part is seeing the unusual designer drugs that come into the United States. This job provides a unique perspective because the drugs we analyze often come directly from foreign distributors before they reach local dealers."

Trevor Curtis, CBP Chemist

Last modified: 
July 17, 2018