DESIGN. BUILD. FLY.

Opportunities for K-12 Students and Educators

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At Textron Aviation we're a passionate community. We will set you up for success right from the start by supporting you throughout your career. We will put you on the right path forward, empowering you to make a meaningful contribution and become fully involved.

You will enjoy working with teammates you genuinely like and care for - and who feel the same way about you. They will look out for each other; they are generous with their time and knowledge; and they want you to succeed.

"Textron Aviation not only believes in me, they also believe in all their interns. You could work at a lot of places, but you will never get the level of respect that you receive right here at Textron Aviation." Chris, Former K12 and University Intern
  • HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS

    We offer Kansas-based internships for local high school students to give them hands-on experience in the aviation industry, including roles in Manufacturing, Marketing, Human Resources, Flight Operations, Engineering, Finance, IT, Maintenance, and more.

    Explore our High School Internship possibilities
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATORS

    Educators can participate in a paid industry-based learning opportunity at Textron Aviation's Wichita campus. This summer-term experience is designed to align educational instruction and curriculum with evolving industry and workforce needs.

    Explore our Externship possibilities
  • TOURS

    We offer tours to classes and educational groups at all our manufacturing and service facilities. Touring experiences are tailored to the group's needs and can be virtual or in-person.

    Group Tour Request Individual Tour Request
  • SHADOWING

    Students and educators can shadow our employees based on their area of interest. Virtual and in-person offered.

    Shadow Request
  • AVIATION PATHWAY

    We are proud to support the youth of our Kansas communities through exposure to the skills for future career exploration and training. The Aviation Pathway program offers multiple ways to explore aviation, including manufacturing and maintenance opportunities. To find more information on this program, please visit the Wichita Public School website.

    Learn more about Aviation Pathway
  • In-School Visits

    We offer virtual and in-person presentations to classes and educational groups that are tailored to the group’s specific needs. We can also attend career fairs upon request.

    Visit Request
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Externships, an Opportunity for Educators

Our Externship program is an immersive, experiential learning experience for educators, counselors, administrators, and other individuals who have a direct impact on K-12 students. We will take you through the “Design, Build, Fly” process to show you the path from concept to production and delivery of our aircraft. This will provide you with the knowledge to help counsel your students in career pathing and beyond.

Upcoming Externship Session Information

  • Main Session: June 12 - 16, 2023

    8:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch Provided)
  • Secondary Session: July 17 - 21, 2023 Only available if first session fills up

    8:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch Provided)
  • Stipend: $1,000 per session, only one session available per educator

  • Professional Development: 35 PD hour certificate awarded upon completion of program

  • Application: Externship applications will be open January 23, 2023. Priority deadline to register will be March 17, 2023.


Apply Here

If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, please reach out to K-12 Engagement, at K12Engagement@txtav.com.

Students, send your letters to:
Textron Aviation K-12 Engagement
5800 E. Pawnee Attn: B88 Glass House
Wichita, KS 67218