Report reaching our news desk indicates that Boeing has selected two South African students to join an elite group of international students for a six month paid internship at the company’s facilities in the United States, starting in January 2017.

Keegan Moore (23), a BSc. Honours student in Design Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and Mbalenhle Sekautu, (25) a Masters student in Strategic Marketing also at Wits, will be travelling to Boeing in Seattle, Washington in early January.

The International Business Internship Program (IBIP), which was launched in 2012, provides students valuable exposure to the latest technological and business advances and thinking in a variety of disciplines relating to business operations, finance, marketing, strategy and the aviation industry.

The students will be exposed to a range of business activities and work alongside Boeing employees in various fields. They will also have an opportunity to spend time with Boeing leaders, visit several Boeing factories and share their experience with other IBIP interns from around the world.

J. Miguel Santos, Boeing managing director – sub-Sahara Africa and director of commercial airplane sales for Africa, congratulated the students on their selection and wished them well. “The students will be provided with US-based work experience that will prove extremely valuable when they return and invest their new skills to the benefit of South Africa.”