The OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies School of Aviation Studies partners with airlines across the U.S. to offer pathway programs that give students the opportunity to work toward careers with some of the nation’s largest airlines. These partnerships help qualifying students launch their aviation careers and get into the right seat of a commercial airline sooner.

The programs are open to students in Professional Pilot or Aviation Management – Flying concentrations with a private pilot certificate and provide recruitment, screening, selection, training and placement strategies to cadets—as well as mentorships with current pilots and tuition assistance—as they earn their ratings and ultimately become certified flight instructors for their airline at OU. 

The School of Aviation Studies has a rich history of aviation education and training, and these partnerships help the university to continue providing excellent aviation training and flight education for future pilots. 

OU currently has cadet partnership agreements with the following airlines:

Envoy Airlines Cadet Program

PSA Airlines Cadet Program

Southwest Airlines Destination 225° Program

For more information about one of our partner programs, visit the links above or contact the OU School of Aviation Studies at (405) 325-7231.


*All Internship Applications MUST be initially submitted to the Aviation Advising Office (Terminal Bldg., Rm. 209) prior to being turned in, with the exception of Boeing and Raytheon who accept applications via their website and Max Westheimer as noted below.

Application dates and criteria are subject to change. You will be alerted to the latest information through your e-mail account as the call for new interns goes out.

Congratulations to these Aviation Internship Recipients

Summer 2015:

  • Ashlynn Tyrell ~ Max Westheimer Airport
  • Coit Garrison ~ Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport
  • Alanna Moore ~ Enid Airport
  • Kendall Loy-Rhoades ~ DFW Airport
  • Scott Shankland, Jr. ~ DFW Airport
  • Stefan Derewetzky ~ Alaska Airlines
  • Lance Lamkin ~ AAAE in Washington, D.C.
  • Nicolas Vachon ~ FAA OKC ATCT Internship
  • Phoenix Scrimshaw ~ Tinker Air Force Base Airfield Operations

Spring 2016:

  • Kort Rippentrop ~ Southwest Airlines

Summer 2016:

  • Danelle Beecham ~ Max Westheimer Airport
  • Joye Luu ~ Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport
  • Susan Amstutz ~ Wal-Mart Corporate Flight Dept.
  • John Hanna ~ AAAE in Washington, D.C.
  • Andrea Lopez-Jiminez ~ AAAE in Washington, D.C.
  • Ashlynn Tyrell ~ AAAE in Washington, D.C.