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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

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

Border Patrol Agents.
Apply today to join CBP as a 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


Customs and Border Protection Officer Student Trainee

CBP Officers.
Apply today to join CBP as a CBPO Student Trainee.

Interested in safeguarding America's borders? If you are a student, join CBP as a Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) Student Trainee through the CBP Pathways Internship Program. Learn more about the CBPO position here.

When you join the CBP team as a student, you will work with seasoned CBPOs who are responsible for preventing terrorism and drug smuggling while enforcing immigration laws, protecting agriculture, and ensuring international trade compliance.

Students who successfully complete the program requirements may be eligible for conversion to be a permanent CBPO 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!

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.

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

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: 
August 30, 2018