Hands-On Experience While You Study
Why wait until after graduation to start getting hands-on experience in an aviation career? EKU Aviation is proud to have partnerships with area airports and other organizations that regularly host students for internships and cooperative education (co-op) experiences.
Blue Grass Airport Operations Internship Program
The Airport Operations Internship Program at Blue Grass Airport was created in partnership with the Eastern Kentucky University Aviation Program and the EKU Career and Co-Op Office in the fall of 2013 to give students real-world aviation experience while reinforcing classroom knowledge, enhancing basic career skills, and earning academic credit towards their degree. Available exclusively to EKU students and one of only a few of its kind in the United States, the program is available to students twice per academic year by applying through the Career and Co-Op Office.
Louisville Regional Airport Authority Internship
Established in 2019, students have the opportunity alongisde members of the airport’s Operations Department in the daily management of of the world’s busiest cargo airports. Internships are awarded once annually and begin in the summer following the conclusion of the spring semester.
Aviation Museum of Kentucky Internship Program
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is located at Blue Grass Airport, Lexington. The facility has 20,000 square feet of display area, a fully equipped shop for aviation restoration projects, an office, a library/archive and a gift shop. The Museum is a dynamic entity which includes not only older restored aircraft and memorabilia, but also air-worthy, flyable aircraft for the public to enjoy.
Interns will assist museum staff in a variety of activates and programs including but not limited to greeting visitors and acting as docents for guided tours and special events, working directly with staff and volunteers on special projects, exhibitions, and daily operations. Student interns should be passionate about history, aviation, education, marketing, and event planning and ready to take on the challenge of promoting the museum.