Four Truman students completed the Boeing Future Leaders in Thought and Experience (FLITE) internship during the 2013 summer.
The Boeing FLITE Internship Program is a unique, fast-paced 10-week internship program designed to create world-class inclusive thought leaders. The program structure teaches participants to drive innovative and creative business-focused solutions. Four days during the week are spent working at Boeing in a specific business function. Every Friday throughout the internship, the students participate in FLITE School, which is separated into five sections: Beyond Business Basics; Captain and First Officer Session; Ready for Takeoff; Thought Leaders Take FLITE; and 20/20 Vision. This structure was designed to maximize the FLITE participants’ learning experiences and increase their business acumen, as well as create more immediate synergies between professional development and impactful results.
FLITE is a true partnership between Boeing and three select Midwest universities: Truman, Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For the 10-week internship, interns live together in the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Oak Hall Dormitory. The summer culminates with the interns presenting to Boeing executives about their experience. This internship allows Boeing to identify top talent earlier in their academic careers while providing students with an unparalleled learning experience that they can apply to their business classes.