Virtual Internships Take Off at Embry-Riddle

Virtual Internships Take Off at Embry-Riddle
April 20, 2020
ERAU Virtual Internships
With stay-at-home orders and strict social distancing guidelines in place, his career quest could have been derailed, but Embry-Riddle has been working with industry partners to launch virtual internships, especially for seniors like Mahteme Desta. Photo Credit: Owen Theeck / Embry-Riddle

April 17, 2020
News.erau.edu

With stay-at-home orders and strict social distancing guidelines in place, his career quest could have been derailed, but Embry-Riddle has been working with industry partners to launch virtual internships, especially for seniors like Mahteme Desta.

Mahteme Desta, a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was sprinting toward graduation when the pandemic struck. With stay-at-home orders and strict social distancing guidelines in place, his career quest could have been derailed, but Embry-Riddle has been working with industry partners to launch virtual internships, especially for seniors like Desta.

On May 22, Desta will begin his virtual internship with a leading aircraft manufacturer. The company is shipping equipment to him so that he can take part in virtual meetings, presentations and other business activities. Through the internship, he hopes to deepen his engineering and business skills. “My long-term goal is to help advance the aerospace industry in Africa,” said Desta, a native of Ethiopia who currently lives in Daytona Beach.

The virtual internship opportunity sprang from Desta’s service as a flight engineering intern for the same company last summer.

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