Delta accepting applications for Fall 2016 flight operations interns

Applications are now being accepted for the Line Operations (Flight Operations) Internship for the Fall 2016 semester. There are four (4) intern positions available. The department is seeking qualified, motivated individuals who are looking for an exceptional opportunity within the industry. Specifically, this internship is most advantageous for students pursuing a professional pilot career.

The interns will work at Delta’s World Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a paid internship, including additional privileges such as standby travel anywhere in the Delta system while off duty. Each intern will be assigned individual duties; however, all four interns will be cross-trained and expected to work as a team. Due to the large volume of projects, each of the interns will learn about the industry and gain valuable life experience. Most duties are Flight Operations specific and Delta’s internship will be extremely valuable to anyone with a long term goal of becoming an airline pilot.

A Delta Flight Operations Intern will work on such projects as: charter flight planning, processing CASS jumpseat approval letters, processing management pilot applications, assisting with the organization of training classes for Pilot Recruitment, etc. Interns will be trained how to operate the 777 or 7ER simulator in order to conduct simulator tours for various charities and high value customers. Each intern will also be exposed to other departments, such as: Flight Safety, Operations Customer Center, Technical Operations, In-Flight Service, Communications, Labor Relations, etc.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS Intern candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with an aviation discipline, have a competitive GPA, and be in good academic standing with the university. An intern must possess excellent communication skills, be able to process complicated issues quickly, and maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information. Due to the technical nature of some projects, interns must demonstrate a competency in skills that include, but are not limited to, simulator tours, the collection and analysis of flight planning data, reading and summarizing new regulations, and the ability to quickly relate to the advanced jet environment. A viable candidate should be actively engaged in a student organization and in their community. They should also have a private pilot certificate and have approximately 200+ hours of total time. The ideal candidate should also have a CFI, or be working towards a CFI. An intern will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The application can be found at > Career Opportunities > College Programs > Search College Program Opportunities > Line Operations Intern. The bid will be open only for a limited time.