Opportunities for K-12 Students and Educators

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Every day, we get to inspire the journey of flight. It’s a cool job but one that takes a lot of work. More importantly, it takes a passionate community made up of individuals willing to push themselves and the idea of what’s possible to new heights. We’re always looking for talented, driven and creative people to propel us even further.

At Textron Aviation, we set you up for success right from the start by supporting you throughout your career and empowering you to make a meaningful contribution. Many of our most senior leaders came up through the business. They know it’s important to be recognized and given a chance. And they’re committed to bringing up the next generation of leaders who’ll take Textron Aviation into the future.

Our culture is one of collaboration and trust. Enjoy working with teammates you genuinely like and care for - and who feel the same way about you. When you succeed, we all do. So don’t be shocked to find teammates and leaders that are generous with their time and invested in your success.

"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

    We offer 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

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

    Explore our Externship possibilities

    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

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

    Shadow Request

    We’re 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 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.

Externship Session Information

  • Sessions are typically one week, hosted in June and July.

  • A stipend and 35 PD hour certificate will be awarded upon completion of program.

  • Only one session will be available per educator.

2024 Externship applications are now closed.

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

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