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Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Intern Program

Program Overview

Interns.The MSI Internship Program provides students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), students attending a college or university with a high percentage of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), tribal colleges and universities, and Students with Disabilities (SWD) the opportunity to participate in internship opportunities throughout the United States.

The MSI Internship Program includes students from a variety of educational backgrounds in several academic fields such as air traffic control, aviation management, business administration, computer science, economics, engineering information technology, etc.

Intern Sessions

Internships are available throughout the year:

Availability Schedule
Season Length
Spring (January to May) 15 weeks
Summer (June to August) 10 weeks
Fall (August to December) 15 weeks

Benefits

Students are provided an opportunity to capitalize on their academic studies and gain meaningful work experience and developmental activities. Additionally, students gain professional knowledge, expertise, and practical experience to chart their own career paths and make informed career choices. Students may earn academic credit for their internship. A weekly stipend is paid as is the cost of travel. The MSI Internship Program also offers orientations, workshops, fieldtrips, mentoring and coaching.

Target Student Audiences:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
  • Students with Disabilities (SWD)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI)
  • Women

Requirements:

  • United States citizenship
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree

To Apply: The FAA MSI uses two vendors for the application process. Please use the link below that applies to your current status.

To Apply
To Apply Details
Open To: All college students attending a HBCU, HSI, AAPI, SWD and who are U.S. citizens
Duration: Full-Time
Requirements: Must be of sophomore status or above; Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Contact Person: Request more information
To Apply:

Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia residents: TSC Enterprise, LLC: Apply for HBCUs, HSIs, Native American, women, and students with disabilities

National/Regional applicants: The Washington Center: Apply for HBCUs, HSIs, Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Native American and Alaska Natives attending tribal colleges, and students with disabilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive academic credit for my internship?
Yes, academic credit is offered for the internship.

Do I have the option to telework?
Generally, all internship assignments are in person only. However, due to COVID-19, all internship assignments are virtual.

How many hours am I required to work a week?
The FAA MSI Internship Program offers both part time and full time availability. Please note that this varies per office.

Do I have the option to work part time?
A part time option is only offered for specific offices.

What kind of work are interns expected to do?
Work assignments and day to day responsibilities vary.

Can I still take part in the internship while in undergrad/grad school?
Yes. To participate in the program, students are required to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

Do I have to have a background in aviation to qualify?
No, students are not required to have a background in aviation to qualify.

How will I be notified if I am selected for a position?
Representatives from TSC Enterprise and/or The Washington Center will reach out to you directly to notify you.

If I'm selected, what is the next step in on-boarding?
If you're selected, the next step in the application process is a background check.

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