Office of NextGen HBCU Initiative

HBCU students, prospective students, faculty, administrators, and alumni — we want to hear from you!

Take Flight with the FAA

The Office of NextGen is deep into STEM, conducting research, transforming research into reality, and designing the airspace of the future featuring drones, air taxis, and spacecraft. We are focusing on aviation programs in HBCUs. And the Office of NextGen designed three goals with you in mind:





We want to help you learn about the FAA’s mission critical service to our nation and our global leadership.



We want to connect directly with HBCUs by establishing relationships and facilitating partnerships.



We want to grow the aviation workforce of the future. We have a wide range of jobs in the Office of NextGen and we want you to consider working for the FAA!

HBCU Students and Graduates

Student internships and career opportunities, available throughout the FAA, are managed by FAA Office of Human Resources. Click on the links to learn more.

Build your brand with formal and informal networking opportunities. Watch interns and former interns talk about their experience working at the FAA.

If you work in HBCU Faculty or Administration

The Office of NextGen manages grants. Learn how to apply for grants with step-by-step instructions.

Guest speakers from the FAA showcase the agency’s critical mission for the national airspace system, 24/7/365 operations, Research2Reality, and an exciting future students and graduates may be part of, including advanced air mobility. We explain what students can do in the FAA with a degree in:

  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Communications

Office of NextGen HBCU Initiative Team

Our Office of NextGen HBCU Initiative leadership team has decades of experience working for the FAA. We are eager to share our knowledge on student-focused opportunities, internships, career avenues, resources, and more.

Keisha BraxtonKeisha Braxton, HBCU Team Lead

Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for NextGen
FAA Office of NextGen

Morgan State University

Annie AugustinAnnie Augustin

NAS Systems Engineering and Integration Office
FAA Office of NextGen

North Carolina A&T State University

The George Washington University

Tony DianaTony Diana

Outreach Division
FAA Office of NextGen

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Miranda HaywoodMiranda Haywood

Management Services
FAA Office of NextGen

Bowie State University

Howard University

Jerome JohnsonJerome Johnson

Architecture and Electrical Engineering
FAA Office of NextGen

Hampton University

Alicia JoynesAlicia Joynes

Aviation Research Grants Program
FAA Office of NextGen

University of Baltimore

Morgan State University

Everett WilliamsEverett Williams

Operational Modeling Analysis and Data
FAA Office of NextGen

North Carolina A&T State University

Vaughn YatesVaughn Yates

NAS Lifecycle Planning
FAA Office of NextGen

Tufts University

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The FAA's Office of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a proud partner in the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Executive Order 14041, Sept. 3, 2021)

Last updated: Tuesday, May 16, 2023