Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force

College students who are in degree-bearing programs for aviation, history, library science, museum studies or similar are invited to apply for unpaid, working internships at Airbase Arizona. Students in their junior or senior year are preferred, however exceptions will be considered for sophomores who advance to interview. The requirements are as follows:

  • We recommend the internship be credit-bearing at the student’s college or university, which can only be approved in advance by that faculty. Faculty or students initiating inquiries should contact
  • Regardless of whether the internship is approved for college credit, the student must also provide written approval from their academic advisor.
  • The internship will correspond to the required semester or quarter hours of the student’s school.
  • Application must be made in writing six weeks prior to the semester of the intended internship start date. Send to
  • Students with approved internships will go through an application and interview process with museum personnel.
  • Approved interns will work according to a specific schedule and projects outlined in advance.

Airbase Arizona welcomes proposals from qualified graduate students or historical institutions (such as museums or heritage centers) to collaborate on research projects supporting public education using topical aspects of military aviation. Submit in writing to

Youth groups such as Explorers, CAP cadets, Scouts and clubs are invited to work with Airbase Arizona on mutually beneficial educational projects as groups or individuals (including Eagle Scout projects). Projects that contribute to educating the public about military aviation history or technology are the focus of this youth program.

A written application process is required at least 30 days in advance. Project ideas usually come from the museum’s existing priority plans.

An interview with the group adult leader and student is required, as applicable.

Teachers, youth group adult leaders, or parents must accompany all youth 15 and under at all times they are on Airbase Arizona property – even if their internship or project is approved. This supervision rule also applies to CAF cadets.

Applications are not automatically approved as it occasionally takes time to recruit an Airbase member who is qualified and willing to provide supervision and support.