Angelo State University has signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow Air Force Base that will create paid internship opportunities for students from all of ASU’s academic colleges with various units and squadrons at Goodfellow AFB.
The internships will provide ASU students the opportunity to actively apply their academic knowledge through practical experience under the mentorship of seasoned military and civilian professionals. They will also expose the students to a variety of government service positions as they learn how civilians can help support the mission of military bases.
Additionally, upon completion of their internships and graduating from ASU, the students may be eligible to apply for open vacancies within the Goodfellow AFB squadron or unit where they interned. If no local vacancies are available, the students may be assisted with applying for vacant positions at other Air Force installations.
“Goodfellow Air Force Base continues to be a strong partner with Angelo State University, providing unique opportunities for our students that also benefit the greater San Angelo community,” said Dr. Ben Lion, ASU vice president for student affairs. “Our students will greatly benefit from these internships as they gain experience through practical application of their academic majors in real-world settings.”
ASU and Goodfellow AFB will collaborate to recruit qualified students for the internships. The selected students will each be assigned an internship supervisor at the base who will provide mentorship, supervision and evaluation.
The internships will be offered through various squadrons and units at Goodfellow AFB, including:
- 17th Training Wing
- 17th Mission Support Group
- 17th Training Group
- 17th Civil Engineering Squadron
Goodfellow AFB officials say that base personnel are excited for the opportunity to provide Angelo State students the ability to gain meaningful, practical experiences related to their degrees, and they hope those students will consider continuing their professional careers at Goodfellow AFB after graduation.
Recruiting for the first round of internships will begin immediately, and the MOU agreement will run through the 2029-30 academic year, subject to annual review.