This year, the FBI National Academy Associates is searching for one (1) Counselor from Section 1 and two (2) Counselors from Section 3 for the 2019 session of the Youth Leadership Program (YLP).   

YLP Session #21 is scheduled from June 20, 2019 thru June 28, 2019 and will require full time participation from the newly selected Counselor during that time-frame.  Staff will be required to be on site June 18, 2019 through June 29, 2019.  Some additional off-site time commitment will also be required for preparation prior to the start of the session.  Also, any interested candidate should recognize that a four year commitment to the YLP Program is expected.

While YLP is in session, Counselors are required to be on duty at 0500 hours with lights out for the students typically occurring at 2130 hours after which the Staff remains on duty, holds nightly debriefing meetings and secures the dormitory floor.

Duties for the selected candidate include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach a two/four hour course on a related program topic (to be determined)

  • Serve as a student counselor for seven to eight students

  • Participate in and facilitate in an early morning physical fitness program

  • Take photos to historically capture the session 

The Counselor position requires that candidates must:

  • Possess, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree in a related field

  • Be a National Academy Graduate or former FBI NA Counselor

  • Be an active member in good standing with the FBI National Academy Associates

Nominations must be made through the applicant's Chapter. Individuals interested in being considered for this Counselor position must file a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae or Resume and letters of support to their Chapter President no later than November 30, 2018. Chapter Presidents upon review of applications from their chapter, shall nominate two (2) candidate to the Section 1 Representatives and four (4) candidates to the Section 3 Representative by December 7, 2018.

Section 1 Representative - Tim Braniff - 

Section 3 Representative - Grady Sanford -

By December 14, 2018, Section 1 and 3 Representatives will forward the nominations to:

Randy Henderson, 2018/19 YLP Committee Chair -

Joe Hellebrand, 2018/19 YLP Co-Chair -

The successful applicant will be notified on or before February 1, 2019. YLP Counselors are limited to a four year term to permit rotation of counselors while ensuring that succession planning is carried out.

Anyone with questions about the selection process may contact me or their Section Representative. 


Randy Henderson

FBI National Academy Associates

2018/19 YLP Committee Chair