With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
Explore the CBP components below and discover which is the right fit for you.
CBP makes a difference for America. For every person and every mile of it. We're not united only by uniform, but a shared mission to protect our country - guarding borders at the frontlines and ensuring legitimate trade and travel.
CBP is made up of individuals across a variety of backgrounds, experience and talent. Before you can become a CBP employee, you must successfully pass a background investigation. If you are interested in a CBP Officer, Border Patrol Agent, or other law enforcement position, you must also pass a polygraph exam, physical fitness test, medical exam and more to ensure that you are mission-ready to join our team.
CBP Pathways Programs
The CBP Pathways Programs are paid internship opportunities for veterans, high school and college students, and recent graduates to gain valuable experience while working under the guidance of CBP professionals. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, participants may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position within CBP.
Every career at the CBP is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, CBP offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees.