I'm a microbiology major and I need to find some lab research jobs. Most of these jobs/internships, however, are provided by the government. When I was 16 yrs. old I shoplifted from a military base. I was a very stupid kid and I'm especially regretting what I did now. I did everything I was told to do (paid civil demand and went to magistrate court on base). My case was dismissed.
Will this prevent me from getting a job from the government? I'm sure they can see the record because I did paperwork admitting my guilt.
In WA, by the way