Aviation Academy Content Areas

Combining Field Excursions In Aviation And Workforce Training

The Aviation Academy provides a yearlong paid internship for students entering grades 10-12 in Museum education, industry connections and workforce development, drone instruction and licensing.

Museum Education

  • Programs developed and conducted in Museum exhibits
  • Curating Tours
  • Exhibit Content
  • Develop real-world workforce skills by teaching Museums guests and developing educational programs

Industry Connections and Workforce Development

  • Excursions
  • Opportunity to meet industry leaders
  • Attend Symposiums with
    • Avionics
    • Pilot/Flight
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Computer Science/Programming

Drone Instruction and Licensing

  • Part 107 education- 24 hours of education toward drone license
  • Emil Buehler Aviation Institute at Broward College testing site
  • Time to practice flying drones
  • Self-paced online education


Interns will…

  • Be paid internship up to 20 hours a month
    • June- September ($12/hour)
    • October to May ($13/hour)
  • Work weekends and school days off/breaks
  • Commitment to program
    • Keeping an open mind
    • Positive attitude
    • Working with new colleagues
    • Showing up to the internship
    • Being on time
  • Proactive parental involvement/commitment

MODS will provide…

  • High-quality educational training to interns
  • Industry excursions to explore career pathways
  • Symposiums themed on Aviation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Safe, professional and inclusive environment for interns
  • Lunch
  • Bus passes
  • Uniforms
  • Access to MODS Aviation Committee members (onsite and offsite)
  • Safe, supportive, interactive and engaging environment

Important Dates*:

  • May 17, 2023 – Application closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • June 7, 2023 – Acceptance into MODS Aviation Academy. Notices will be distributed.
  • June 17, 2023 – Orientation to Aviation Academy
  • July 8, 2023, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Museum Education: Tinkering Session 1
  • July 15, 2023 – Museum Education: Emil Buehler Aviation Institute flight simulator professor will train Aviation Academy interns on MODS simulators and in the Museum’s Makerspace
  • July 19, 2023 – Industry Connection/ Workforce at the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute at Broward College. Interns will be conducting a demo in their hangar and training on flight/air traffic simulators
  • The complete syllabus will be distributed at the orientation

Application submissions are due by May 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

*Dates subject to change