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Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:40 am

I accepted a job offer from Textron Aviation for a summer internship a few months ago. Since then Covid-19 has taken over and Textron furloughed 7,000 of its 8,000 American employees. Obviously things don’t look great for summer interns at this point, but I haven’t been able to get ahold of my recruiter (she was likely furloughed). If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate it. I have other pending offers that I need to accept soon if this internship program doesn’t work out.
 
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Re: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:31 pm

If Textron has furloughed 7/8 of it's American employees, you have no future at Textron.

It's time for you to move on to any viable offer.
 
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Re: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:47 pm

The Textron furloughs are being staggered between March 23 through May 29. I know my aerospace industry employer is trying to work out how we can have 'virtual' summer interns since we are all working remote, but they haven't announced a final plan yet.

Textron is a good company, but if you've got other offers that are actively communicating, you'd probably be better off going with them for now. This industry is fluid when it comes to employment; I doubt this will be your last opportunity with them in the long-haul.
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Re: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:30 pm

If you have an offer from them, that means you were able to get through the hoops to get on board. I'm sure you could work something out with them to defer it to next summer if the industry improves. Take another offer as mentioned above, but keep Textron in the loop and be polite. I'm sure they will understand in the long run.

My company is offering leaves of absence, possibly furloughs, and cutting workforce hours. We had co-ops (kinda like interns) working for us from Jan-May, but we sent them home. We had another round of co-oops ready to start in May, but have paused the program. I'm sure we'll start it back up again when we are more certain of our future on the backside of this.

Go with what is guaranteed right now and see if you can have them defer you to a future opportunity. Good luck!
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Re: Does anyone here happen to work for Textron Aviation who know the status of the upcoming summer internship program?

Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:25 pm

Textron Aviation just announced this afternoon an extension of the furlough.

https://www.ksn.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-kansas/textron-aviation-announces-more-furloughs/
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