Federal Aviation Administration

Bring your passion for aviation and aerospace to the FAA Minority Serving Institutions Intern Program

Offered as a 10-week summer or a 15-week fall or spring program, this exciting internship program is your opportunity to gain professional experience in a variety of career fields within the FAA. You could work in aviation research, flight standards and operations, computer science, engineering (aerospace, computer, civil, electronics, electrical and mechanical), finance, business, legal and more. Your assignment at the FAA would be matched with your skills, knowledge and abilities, and you’ll get hands-on practical experience, mentorship and guidance.

The FAA MSI Intern Program is open to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students. An important focus of the program is to provide opportunities to eligible students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the fields of aviation, aeronautics and STEM, including African-Americans, Asian American and other Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, persons with disabilities, military veterans and women.

You’ll intern up to five days per week during the summer, fall or spring internship program with the FAA in Washington, D.C. or in regional offices across the country. The FAA transitioned to virtual internships in 2020 and continues to offer these remotely. When the FAA returns to offering in-person internships, round-trip airfare to your assignment location will be provided.

Eligibility

Student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in any of the following areas:

  • aviation
  • research
  • business
  • computer science
  • cybersecurity
  • engineering (including aerospace, civil, computer, electrical, electronics or mechanical)
  • finance
  • legal
  • human resource management
  • international studies
  • management information systems
  • organizational leadership
  • space studies
  • web design
  • and more.

Compensation

  • $16/hour stipend as an undergraduate student
  • $20/hour stipend as a graduate student
  • Round-trip airfare when in-person internships resume.

Benefits

Get hands-on, practical experience, mentorship and guidance at the organization dedicated to providing the American public with the safest, most efficient and environmentally responsible aviation systems and airspace possible.