Boeing builds the future with a record 100 summer interns
December 4, 2019
Boeing Australia has welcomed a record 100 summer interns to gain invaluable, hands-on work experience at the world’s largest aerospace company.
Fifty-eight new and 42 returning interns – full of passion, vigour and new ideas – joined Boeing on Monday, 25 November as part of the company’s 2019-2020 Summer Internship Program.
University students taking part in the 12-week, paid program will work across different areas of the business including engineering, finance and supply chain management.
Investing in the future aerospace and defence workforce is vital to inspiring the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, said Melynda Knight, director Human Resources.
“Our 2019-2020 Summer Internship Program is building the pipeline of future Boeing leaders and is growing Australia’s sovereign skills base,” Melynda said.
“Many of our interns are subsequently offered graduate positions once they finish their degrees and go on to work on some of Australia’s most cutting-edge defence and commercial airplane programs.
“We’re proud to offer so many young people an entry into what is an exciting and challenging industry.”
University of Queensland second-year law and commerce student Chanel Jobe, 19, secured her spot in Boeing’s Summer Internship Program after a friend, a returning intern, urged her to apply online.
She’s excited about the prospect of learning vital new skills to assist her chosen vocation as a finance lawyer.
“My friend managed to secure some part-time work at Boeing after completing his internship last year,” Chanel said. “He really loved it and told me I’d get a lot out of it.
“I’m really looking forward to gaining practical knowledge – more than what I gain from the classroom.
“I really like how Boeing has so many different sectors and they all integrate. So, even if you are a lawyer, you’re still involved with the engineering parts of the business.”