The mission of the FAA is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. Safety is our passion. Quality is our trademark. Integrity is our character. People are our strength. The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center serves as the National Scientific Test Base for the FAA. We have an opportunity for students to become a part of this dynamic industry.

The NextGen Pathways Internship Program serves as one of the agency's succession planning programs intended to assist in the need for leadership continuity by employing outstanding students that are enrolled in a major that leads to a bachelor’s degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (S.T.E.M.). The program provides students in accredited colleges and universities with paid opportunities to explore Federal careers while completing their education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled in a program that leads to an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.).
  • Must meet the minimum age allowed for Federal employment, which is 16, as described in OPM’s regulations on child labor at 5 CFR 551.601; and
  • Must Sign a Pathways Internship Program agreement.
  • How to Apply:

    We currently have no open positions for the NextGen Pathways Internship Program but please continue to check the following site for updates:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

    Further Information:

    For more information about the NextGen Pathways Internship Program, offered at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, please contact:

    Tiffany Smith
    Career Development and Student Programs Manager
    Employee Services Division, ANG-A2
    Office of Management Services
    NextGen Office
    9-ACT-INTERNSHIPS@faa.gov
    609-485-8891 (phone)

    For information about the Pathways Internship Program in general, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways webpage.