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Internships/Co-ops

Internships

LETU's Inspections Lab requires 60 hours of internship time (all concentrations excluding Professional Flight and Military Aviation). Students must spend at least 60 hours performing and observing maintenance on U. S. registered aircraft.

However, any aeronautical science student can benefit from completing an internship. You may choose to work for a company at your home airport or for one of the following:

Here are some great internship options:

  • Kingdom Air Corps
    LETU alum Dwayne King offers an internship at his ranch in Alaska. This program is for students who want to learn about mountain flying and missionary maintenance. Interns also organize a Bible camp north of the Arctic Circle for Alaskan native children in local villages. This internship lasts approximately two months during the summer.
  • Dynamic Aviation
    Located in Bridgewater, Va., interns work as aircraft technicians to gain experience with aircraft maintenance.
  • Duncan Aviation
    Located in both Lincoln, Neb., and Kalamazoo, Mich., interns work as aircraft technicians. (Serious on the job training!)
  • East Texas Regional Airport
    If you are looking for something closer to school, LETU students are hired part time to help at the LETU hangar. Students wash the planes and help inspect and maintain the university aircraft.
  • JAARS
    Every year, students from the School of Aeronautical Science take a trip to the JAARS center in Waxhaw, N.C. There, they help repair and perform maintenance on missionary aircraft. Students raise funds to cover travel costs and are able to spend spring break serving others while gaining mission aviation experience. Have fun and share God’s word with others!
  • LeTourneau University
    Each semester, four licensed pilot interns serve as dispatchers at the LETU flight hangar. They dispatch flights, review pilots’ preparedness and monitor the weather. They act as a safety person for outgoing flights and refuel the university aircraft.

Co-op

An aviation co-op experience is a great way to earn college credit and gain aviation industry experience. Students typically work a semester and summer. For more information, visit Career Services .

  • Cessna Aircraft
    Spend a summer in Wichita, Kan., at Cessna assisting other engineers and aviators. Work on projects side-by-side with Cessna employees- no sweeping floors here.
  • Rockwell Collins
    Interns gain experience as aircraft systems engineers while at Rockwell Collins’ headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They work alongside the systems engineers to set up the specification for the aviation installations and avionics design packages.
    “I can’t think of one person who interned with Rockwell Collins who didn’t have a job offer- a very good job offer.”
    - Mr. Fortier, Aeronautical Science, Associate Professor
  • Vision Trip
    Students in the mission aviation concentration are required to take 2-3 week "vision trip" as well as a summer long internship with a mission aviation organization

Questions? Contact:

Jon Weber

Assoc. Director of Admissions &
Enrollment Officer, School of Aeronautical Science

JonWeber@letu.edu
(903) 233-4335

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