Guide to Your Future

Hundreds of organizations in the aerospace industry are ready to give you money—to train to fly, to learn their trades, to work for them as apprentices, or to study their subjects in school. Here is your Air & Space/NEXT guide to these sources. Know a resource we could add? Contact us at editors@si.edu.

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Federal Aviation Administration

November 15th, 2016, 5:25PM

The FAA runs a volunteer service program for high school, vocational, and college students who are U.S. citizens at least 16 years old.

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The National Air and Space Museum

November 15th, 2016, 5:23PM

The National Air and Space Museum offers volunteer programs for Discovery Stations and Story Times for Children. All positions are unpaid but participants receive in-depth training. The Museum also hires high school and college students for its Explainers Program, paid positions that help visitors better understand the artifacts and exhibits.

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Aviation Career Exploring

November 10th, 2016, 12:53PM

Members of local Aviation Explorer posts meet at nearby airports and visit flightlines, manufacturing plants, aviation museums, and air traffic control towers.

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Hawaiian Airlines

November 10th, 2016, 11:46AM

At its Honolulu headquarters, Hawaiian Airlines provides summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have good communication and organization skills and be creative problem-solvers.