Daher Offers Internship Opportunity in France for U.S. or Canadian Students

The turboprop OEM provides a scholarship for a five-week program in Tarbes plus trip to Oshkosh.

The 2019 Young Eagles, Benjamin Van Handel and Jordan Paulson from Wisconsin, in front of a TBM 900-series prior to delivery at the Daher facility in Tarbes, France. [Courtesy: Daher]

Are you—or do you know—a bright young student in the U.S. or Canada looking to expand their understanding of general aviation aircraft development, production, and promotion?

After a hiatus since 2019, Daher is offering an internship fund for two college juniors or seniors, aged 18 to 24, who intend to pursue a career in aviation. The students must be U.S. or Canadian citizens with the ability to obtain a passport.

The experience will provide an opportunity for each young person to visit France for an internship of five weeks duration from June 13 to July 15, where they will work at the Daher facility in Tarbes in southwestern France, within the Aircraft Division, home of TBM turboprop aircraft manufacturing. The students will be exposed to a variety of aviation disciplines within the division.

French language skills are not required prior to the internship, but having them would add a lot to the experience. Roundtrip transportation will be provided from the U.S. to France, as well as local transportation in France and accommodations in a student-focused residence setting.

H2: From LFBT to KOSH

The Daher facility in Tarbes complements the company’s expanding reach in the U.S., with the Kodiak utility turboprop division in Sandpoint, Idaho, and recently acquired footprint in Stuart, Florida. The Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport (LFBT) is a towered field in view of the mountain ranges, and it serves a community of roughly 43,000 people. Toulouse and Bordeaux can be reached in less than two hours and three hours, respectively, by car or train.

This internship will include an opportunity to visit and experience EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the end of July, completing the journey in the U.S. Roundtrip transportation to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, is included in the scholarship, along with local transportation and accommodations there. 

The deadline to register interest and supply all materials is April 18, 2022, by visiting the Daher careers site.

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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