Record 112 Boeing summer interns flying high
February 2, 2021
Boeing is building the future with a record 112 interns – 42 new and 70 returning – now halfway through the company’s 2020-2021 Summer Internship Program.
Among them are two University of Queensland (UQ) scholarship recipients, a UQ Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Innovation Showcase winner and seven Queensland University of Technology science and engineering students from the Dean's Scholars Program - a leadership program for high-achievers.
University students taking part in the company's 12-week paid program will gain invaluable, hands-on work experience across the engineering, finance and supply chain management sectors – and many more.
Boeing's internships are in high demand – more than 2500 students from universities across the country applied for the program.
Investing in the future aerospace leaders and innovators is vital, said Scott Carpendale, BDA vice president and managing director.
“Our 2020-2021 Summer Internship Program is building the pipeline of future Boeing leaders,” Carpendale said.
“Our interns are full of passion and bright ideas. At Boeing, they'll learn first-hand what it’s like working for the world’s largest aerospace company.”
For Ellie Tunstall, 20, joining Boeing as an intern has been a dream come true.
Tunstall, who’s in her second year of a mechanical and aerospace engineering degree at University of Queensland has had her sights set on a career at Boeing since she was 14.
“I’d love to work as an aerospace engineer at Boeing because of the company’s innovative approach to aviation and its ability to push boundaries,” she said.“I love everything about the aviation industry and seeing all the work Boeing does has been really interesting and inspiring. I’d love to be a part of it and help shape the future of aviation.”