Black University Partners in Work-Study Program With Continental Airlines

Delaware State University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, has entered into a work-study partnership agreement with Continental Airlines. Under the program, students in Delaware State’s airway sciences will be eligible for the 10 internships the airline offers each summer. Continental recruiters will come to campus each year to interview students for the internship positions. Students accepted into the internship will work either at the airline’s corporate headquarters in Houston or at Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.

Continental hopes that the internship program will result in more black pilots at the airline. Currently 10 graduates of the Delaware State airways science program are Continental pilots.

Delaware State is one of three black colleges with a pilot training program and the only HBCU with its own aircraft fleet.