College Internship

​Spirit offers valuable opportunities to gain early career experience through internships.

College Internship

Where Careers Begin

Spirit AeroSystems is building the future of flight by attracting and hiring talented, hard-working new employees. We’re proud to offer several internship programs all aimed at educating tomorrow’s leaders about modern manufacturing and providing real-world aerospace experience. Spirit internships are all paid, delivering value in more ways than one to college students.

Spirit’s college internship programs provide the opportunity to:

  • Gain technical and leadership skills through hands-on experience
  • Explore careers associated with fields of study and gain insight into career options
  • Build relationships with mentors, managers and Spirit employees
  • Network with other students and employees through community, recreational, volunteer and social activities

College Internship

​Sometimes the best person for the job is someone who understands more about the position than anyone else could — a former employee. Spirit is welcoming back former exemplary employees to teach, train and mentor. Help fill current employment gaps and share your workplace wisdom in either full- or part-time positions.

Recruitment and Career Fairs

Recruitment and Career Fairs

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Our Events

College Internships Available

Spirit AeroSystems’ college internships are designed to develop real-world skills beyond aerospace assembly and manufacturing. In addition to technical skills, students are assigned a mentor who helps participants learn soft skills, such as navigating the corporate environment. Each student also works with a manager who oversees daily activities.​

One of the hallmarks of the Spirit college internship experience is the access interns receive to Spirit’s executive leadership team and the opportunity to not only take part in but also to lead key Spirit projects. The program also includes tours of factory sites, a leadership series, professional development workshops, community volunteering opportunities, museum visits and social activities.

Participants receive training within the Spirit departments that most closely match the intended career tracks, including:

  • Quality
  • Fabrication
  • Operations
  • Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Engineering
  • Research and Development
  • Human Resources
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Supply Chain Management

  • Ideal candidates should meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a US Person
  • Be enrolled in a full-time academic program at an accredited college or university
  • Be classified as a junior (minimum)
  • Be in good academic standing

College Internship Program Highlights

The Spirit AeroSystems Summer College Internship Program is full of opportunities to grow and succeed as a young professional. Recently we were selected as a US Top 100 Internship Program by a panel of industry experts.

View College Internship Program Highlights