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.
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.
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 .