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Start a Business Aviation Internship Program Today

Business aviation has always been driven by those with the spirit of innovation and a passion for aviation. The future success of our industry depends on the ability of companies to engage those most driven and most passionate as part of a larger ongoing succession plan. The NBAA Internship and Career Guide is a tool that can help lead the way for these future aviation professionals.

Developed by the NBAA Business Aviation Management Committee, this guide provides instruction on how companies, collegiate aviation degree programs, regional business aviation associations and government entities can work together to build a business aviation career program to support the next generation of industry leaders.

Using this guide, companies and universities can collaborate to provide mentoring, resources, and hands-on learning opportunities for aviation students. Such programs can include internships, mentorships, apprenticeships, guest speaking opportunities, general outreach and more.

Successful career programs can provide a foundation to create a clear pathway for students to transition into real-life opportunities, safeguarding our industry’s future. These relationships can lead to well-paying, skilled jobs for students and graduates, as well as economic development for a city, state or region.

The future success of the business aviation industry relies on the ability to engage individuals – especially college students – who are driven to succeed and passionate about the industry. To start setting up an internship and career program, review the NBAA Internship and Career Guide today.

Direct questions about starting an internship program to the NBAA Business Aviation Management Committee at

Download the NBAA Internship and Career Guide (PDF)

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Start a Business Aviation Internship Program Today
Oct. 5, 2016
Business aviation internships allow companies to make a valuable investment in the professionals of tomorrow while reaping the benefits. NBAA encourages member companies to consider internship programs as an outstanding way to find new talent, gain fresh ideas and more. Add passion to your team and talent to your industry by starting a business aviation internship program today. Watch the video.

Arizona Business Aviation Association Focuses on Student Internships
Oct. 5, 2016
The Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) introduces students to business aviation by holding at least one meeting a year at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, AZ campus, and encouraging local companies to work with students in aviation programs. Internships expose students to business aviation as a potential career path, said AZBAA President Dylan Miller. "An internship is a great way to start that path to find new talent, then foster the student's career in their own organization," said Miller. Learn more.

Build Internship Program With Assistance From Experts
June 29, 2016
NBAA is launching a new professional development initiative to assist companies interested in expanding internship opportunities. Whether your organization is starting from scratch or looking to improve an existing internship program, let NBAA experts help guide your efforts. For guidance from NBAA's Business Aviation Management Committee, members can send queries to NBAA's new dedicated internship email at

Summer Internships at NBAA Offer New Perspectives on Industry
June 23, 2016
This summer, four interns are assisting NBAA staff at the Washington, DC headquarters, while gaining first-hand experience working in business aviation. "Interning with NBAA has opened my eyes to an abundance of industry knowledge [and] provided me with a deeper appreciation for business aviation," said Josh Hernandez, 24, a flight training student at Quincy University in Illinois who's working with NBAA's Operations team. Learn more about NBAA's internship program.

Quick Turns: Maintenance Internship Program Tips
April 25, 2016
One of the best ways to introduce airframe and powerplant students to business aviation is through company internship programs, which can teach those students not only the maintenance side of operations but also other aspects of operations, like working on the ramp, and customer service skills, too. "Internships are vital for opening students' eyes to business aviation and really giving them an experience and opportunity like no other," said Steve King, senior director of aviation maintenance at Cox Enterprises, Inc. Learn more about internships for maintenance operations in the March/April 2016 Quick Turns section of Business Aviation Insider.

Internships: The Talent Magnet
Feb. 8, 2016
Finding ways to attract young, talented workers to business aviation has bedeviled industry stakeholders for years. As hundreds of experienced baby boomers with institutional knowledge retire – and with most collegiate aviation programs focused on airline job opportunities – business aviation must consider new methods to effectively draw suitable candidates to the industry. "Internships might be one of the fastest fixes available right now for attracting new talent," said Dr. Tara Harl, executive advisor for aviation workforce at GBJets, Inc. Learn more about business aviation internship programs in the January/February 2016 issue of Business Aviation Insider.