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Current Federal Aviation Administration Employment

Click the link: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/career_fields/aviation_careers/

Aviation Specific Scholarships:

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The AAAE Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 scholarships!


 The AAAE Foundation offers six scholarships aimed at supporting our Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.s) and their families, as well as scholarships to support the best and brightest future leaders in our profession.



Since 1989, the AAAE Foundation has provided over $4.5 million in scholarships to more than 2,800 students, making the organization one of the largest supporters of higher education assistance in the entire aviation industry.


 In 2017, the AAAE Foundation awarded $365,861 to 140 students. The AAAE Foundation has more than doubled its giving in the past three years!


 To download a scholarship application, students may visit aaae.org/foundation. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.


 Please share this information regarding our scholarship opportunities with students you know who are pursuing a career in the aviation industry.


 If you have any questions about the scholarships, application process, or the AAAE Foundation, please contact me.




General Scholarships:

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 New Job Opportunities: Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air--expected to hire for 2300 new jobs for 2017

For more info click here

Republic Airlines:


Effective immediately and lasting through our November and December class dates, pilots are now eligible for a $15,000 signing bonus. Please spread the word to your students and CFIs and peers if they are nearing the ATP minimums.

 We have three First Officer training classes remaining in 2017:

 Monday, October 30

Thursday, November 9

Monday, December 11

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Current Internships

United Airlines

Intern - Flight Operations, Pilot- Professional Flight

Summer 2018- May 14- August 17, 2018

Locations: Chicago, IL/ Denver, CO/ Houston, TX / Los Angeles, CA / Newark, NJ/ San Francisco, CA/ Washington, DC

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

The Internship is paid and is inclusive of travel privileges


The United Airlines Flight Operations Intern Program (FOIP) is designed to give enrolled students insight and exposure into the operation of a global airline. The FOIP combines a student’s academic and career interests with valuable work experience in the commercial air carrier environment.

During the internship the student will be assigned a mentor to work with who is responsible for monitoring their progress throughout the semester. The mentor will be responsible for assigning tasks, special projects and directing the intern on a daily basis. Throughout the course of the FOIP, the responsibility of the interns will not only encompass their respective base and office, but there may also be opportunities to travel to other cities within our network on business trips and off site visits.


  • Keeping the Flight Training Standards library up to date

  • Perform flight manual revisions and Jeppesen revisions

  • Responsible for the coordination of intern activities and the preparation of new incoming interns

  • Sort and evaluate international flight envelopes and keeps track of the previous day's pilot sick calls

  • Assist the Chief Pilot's Office with various tasks such as monitoring video surveillance systems, Flight Operation’s Delay Mitigation reports with focuses on CLP, Diversions, Radio Congestion, and ACARS

  • Other as-needed jobs include filing memoranda, retrieving information from pilot files and various projects

  • Assemble class materials for incoming new hire classes and training classes

  • Help pilots with iPad software questions

  • Manage and maintain flight planning rooms

  • Assist the FODM daily for various projects

  • Must be a current student perusing a bachelor's degree in aeronautical science or related field

  • Must be at least a Junior, Senior or Graduate Student within one year of graduation at the start of the internship

  • FAA Instrument rating required

  • FAA Commercial Certificate highly preferred

  • FAA Multi-Engine Rating preferred

  • FAA Medical (First, Second, or Third) required

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA required

  • Valid U.S. Passport required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S for any employer without sponsorship

  • Must pass a U.S. drivers/criminal background check and drug screen

  • Must be willing to find and pay for housing in respective city

The application window will close on 1/31/18 . We will be communicating applicant status the first week of February once the application window closes.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 65 Flight Operations

Function: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

How to Apply:


United Airlines

United posts internships year-round and can be viewed HERE.


JetBlue Airways

JetBlue has a number of internships offered year round among their various departments. Check their website frequently for new internships posted.

After clicking on the link below, you'll select "Intern or Other Job Types" under the "Select Position Type(s)" box. 


Review current internship postings at http://work-here.jetblue.com/interships/

Skypark Airport 

Office Lineman Intern (Fall '16)

Located in Woods Cross, Utah, this is an unpaid internship where the intern will help with office duties, move and fuel aircraft, gain customer service experience, and assist with overall general FBO operations.

More information on Skypark Airport can be viewed on their website at https://www.skyparkutah.com

To apply contact James McCoy.

Allegiant Air

Intern- Flight Operations - Las Vegas, NV;  Sanford, FL

The Allegiant Flight Operations Intern position offers a challenging experience to aviation students. Flight Operations Interns gain an opportunity to observe and learn, by a “hands-on” experience with the daily activities of a Part 121 Air Carrier.
Flight Operations Interns will be able to shadow many flight operations personnel and have the opportunity to interact with many departments at Allegiant, including: Flights Operations, Flight Training, Flight Operations Standards/Safety, Fleet Managers, Systems Operational Control, Crew Services, Stations and Maintenance.

Daily Duties
Assist the Chief Pilot’s Office in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Timely address issues that arise from the pilot group, line operations, and information reports.
• Assist Flight Crews with the coordination of required items for an on time departure.
• Assist with the preparations for the Pilot interview panel.
• Observe pilot interviews.
• Learn the use of CMS and other tools pertinent to pilots. 
• Prepare daily reports.

Assist the Director of Training in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Attend a portion of the MD-80 systems ground school.
• Attend a simulator session with new hires.
• Assist in the scheduling of ground school for new hires, recurrent ground school, and new hire simulator schedules.
• Assist in the building of IOE lines.

Assist the Line Operations Captain with the duties associated with the flight operations to include, but not limited to:
• Jumpseat privileges with approved Letter of Authorization from the Director of Operations. 
• Observe the coordination between the Flight Crew, the In-flight Crew, and the Ground Crew.
• Observe the use of CRM
• Observe the use of checklists.
• Observe weight and balance procedures.

Assist the company Safety Officer in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Observe daily flight operations.
• Report recommendations and improvements to safety.
• Prepare daily reports.

Assist the Flight Dispatchers in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Building of flight releases.
• Reading weather observations.
• Alternate requirements.
• Choosing a good alternate.
• Supplemental operations.
• International operations.
• Irregular operations.

Assist the Crew Schedulers in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Bid process.
• Duty and rest requirements.
• 30/7 flight time.
• Trip trades.

Assist the Tech Publications Office in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Jepp updates.
• Aircraft required manual updates.
• Evaluation and recommendations of company manuals.

Assist the Station Manager in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Gate check-in.
• Passenger needs.
• Aircraft handling and servicing.
• Baggage handling.
• Commissary.

Assist the Flight Attendant Base Coordinator in the daily activities to include, but not limited to:
• Attend a portion Flight Attendant Training.
• Observe the Flight Attendant’s aircraft safety checks.
• Coordinate with the Flight Attendants on the timely departure of aircraft.
• Observe the use of CRM.

Minimum Requirements:
• Must be enrolled in a four (4) year college or university
• Junior or Senior accreditation towards a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science with Airline Area of Concentration 
• Must have at least a 2.75 GPA or higher 
• Experience: Multiengine Commercial Instrument Airplane FAA License
• Be computer literate and proficient in utilizing Word and Excel programs
• Must pass a complete background check and pre-employment drug screen
• Must have authorization to work in the U.S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986
What other skills, knowledge, and qualifications are needed to be a role?
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to clearly and concisely articulate ideas and recommendations
- Highly organized with proven multi-tasking ability required
- Positive attitude and desire to learn new skills
- Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug test
- Must have authorization to work in the U.S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986
Term of Internship:
- Exact dates to be determined; 3-6 months long depending on availability
- Interns may work between 20 and 40 hours per week
- Internship will be paid at an hourly rate
- Interns, their spouse, parents, domestic partner, or travel companion & any eligible unmarried dependent children under the age of 21, of the intern will receive unlimited, space available, individual flight privileges on Allegiant Air (all fees waived) for the term of the internship
- No medical or similar benefits are provided


Apply online at click here for internships.

Delta Airlines

Corporate Safety Intern - Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities include duties to support Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA), Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) and Investigations. The data collected supports Delta's Safety Management System (SMS) which is a cornerstone of Delta's pro-active accident and incident prevention system. This position will gain exposure to the entire flight safety process at a major air carrier including exposure to the entire investigative process. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting factual data, such as damage data, injury information, meteorological conditions, crew background, human performance data, flight recorder data, and other relevant investigative data. This position will also work with FOQA and ASAP reports to track, trend and resolve aviation hazards.

Applicants must be in a degree seeking program, highly motivated, have strong communication skills, the desire to learn, and possess a current passport. The following are preferred qualifications: 1) the degree should include a specialization in aviation, 2) flight experience, and 3) a passion for safety.


Click HERE to view internships with Delta.

Delta Airlines


For Aspiring Delta Air Lines Pilots

The interns will work Delta’s World Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a paid internship, including additional privileges such as standby travel anywhere in the Delta system. Each intern will be assigned individual duties; however, all interns will be cross-trained and expected to work as a team to complete all tasks. Due to the large volume of hands-on projects, the interns will learn about the industry and gain valuable life experience in addition to the occasional job shadow opportunity. Most duties are Flight Operations (pilot) based and are 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.


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 150+ 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.


Apply online at deltajobs.net Career Opportunities > College Programs > Search College Program Opportunities > Line Operations Intern

American Airlines

The posting for Flight and Administration oriented Interns for 2017 is now open. 

click the link for more information.  AA.COM

Federal Aviation Administration

Volunteer Service Program

The FAA Volunteer Service Program provides an opportunity for college, high school, technical or vocational students to experience the world of aviation in educationally relevant work assignments through a positive working, learning, and developmental experience. This is an unpaid internship, but the rewards it offers can have a great impact on your future.

To be eligible you must be enrolled in at least a half-time course load (as defined by the academic institution) and maintain a 2.0 GPA (4.0 scale). You must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 16 years old.

How to Apply:

Click Here

Compass Airlines


 This is a Summer/Winter Internship Option for 2017
Compass Airlines is seeking candidates to participate in our Safety/ Flight Ops paid Internship Program, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The internship provides aspiring aviation undergraduates the opportunity to bring the skills and knowledge received in the classroom to real life experiences. 

As a Safety/Flight Ops intern, you would be an active participant in assisting both the Safety and Flight Ops departments in short and long term projects. Throughout the internship you will gain knowledge and hands on experience in Operations, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and safety programs. In addition you will have the opportunity to work with other departments within the Company, outside vendors, the FAA, and codeshare airlines.

  • Paid internship
  • The internship will provide extensive networking opportunities both inside and outside the Company.  
  • Jump seat privileges permitted for licensed pilots.
  • Interns who successfully complete the internship program may receive a preferential interview for open positions at Compass Airlines once the candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student.
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor degree in Aviation or an aviation related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office publications to include, outlook, excel, and word.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must be able to pass extensive background check as well as a drug and alcohol test.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentially when dealing with sensitive information.
Program Details
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
  • Openings: 2/semester 

How to Apply:
If interested, please click “Apply” to be directed to our online application for this position.  All submissions must include salary requirements.

Compass Airlines is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, religion, color, disabled or veteran status, national origin, gender, age, citizenship status or other protected class status covered by federal, state or local law.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Mesa Airlines

Job Title:
Intern - Dispatch
Phoenix, Arizona-PHX
Job Description:

Mesa Airlines, Inc.'s System Operation Control is seeking an intern who desires a career in aviation management and is interested in gaining experience with a regional airline. This internship will last from late August to early December. During this time you will gain operational experience in flight routes, dispatch and air traffic control.

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintaining SOC manual library
  • Maintaining Jeppesen chart manuals
  • Developing flight routes for normal flights, as well as weather events.
  • Updating flight route database.
  • Monitoring Air Traffic Control Traffic Management Programs to increase system efficiency.
  • Assisting dispatchers in making notifications to stations and air traffic control.

Full-Time or Part-Time Position


  • Must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft computer systems.
  • Reliability is extremely important.
  • Must be able to manage own schedule and report on findings on a regular basis.


*Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

How to Apply:

Follow the link: Mesa Airlines


Life Flight Salt Lake City

Life Flight Student Internship

About Us

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve theextraordinary together .

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.


This unpaid internship provides a learning opportunity for up to ten students to obtain ground training experience with an emergency medical service flight organization. Intermountain Life Flight is Utah’s leading air ambulance service offering highly specialized medical transport using helicopters, airplanes and ambulances.

  • This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Applicant must be a student in an accredited school for a program that will allow them to obtain university/college credit for an internship class, and meet school program requirements.
  • The selected interns will begin fallsemester 2017. Students will participate during approximately September through October 2017.
  • This internship is part-time with hours that will require flexibility due to aircraft and staffing availability. Students must be flexible to participate in classroom training and complete self-study assignments day and evening hours, including weekends.
  • The internship ground training experience will be based at the Intermountain Life Flight hangar at the Salt Lake airport.

Experiences Available:

The internwill:

  • Attend formal class training and/or complete computer-based training on topics such as 14 CFR 135 regulations, blood borne pathogen awareness, flight management systems, aircraft systems, crew coordination procedures, standard operating procedures and emergency procedures in the CJ-4 aircraft.
  • Develop competence in basic FMS programming and knowledge of the CJ-4’s systems, crew coordination procedures, standard procedures and emergency procedures.

  • Participate and be involved in a variety of learning projects: work with the members of the staff to better understand fixed-wing air ambulance flight operations.

  • Attend department meetings and actively participate in knowledge sharing as it relates to the duties of air ambulance flight crew members.
  • Gain knowledge and participate in the daily functions of Life Flight. By the end of the internship, the student will have been exposed to most aspects of fixed-wing air ambulance operations.

Criteria for selection

  • Students in professional aviation fields, who are enrolled in an undergrad or master’s program at an accredited institution
  • Minimum of an FAA commercial pilot certificate with airplane multi-engine and instrument ratings
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Able to work cohesively within a flight department
  • Referral from school program
Additional Details:

Working Hours 20

Primary Work Location Life Flight Operations Center

Expertise Training Opportunities / Internships / Events: Unpaid

Job Type Part Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City



Flight Crew

Specializing in small group helicopter skiing adventure, Powderbird strives to provide a personal and dependable skiing experience. As a member of our Flight Crew, you will be responsible for greeting incoming guests, handling daily helicopter logistics, and managing guest, employee, and aircraft safety. For those that are looking to learn or broaden their understanding of the aviation and safety components of the Heli-skiing industry, this is a great opportunity for you. There are actually two positions open, one for the business side of the flight crew and one for the flight crew itself.

This is a paid Internship--$11 an hour.


While providing superior service to our clients at all times, crew members responsibilities include and are not limited to:

Managing guest safety from their time of arrival to their departure

Manage daily helicopter tasks such as Refueling, Aircraft Prep, Guest/Gear Loading & Unloading

Radio dispatch & communication for all day-to-day operations

Building maintenance and services

Snow removal

Guest Transportation

Ski & Snowboard Rental Setup

Equipment Maintenance

Product Inventory

Valued Skills

Powderbird is looking for intelligent, energetic, and hard-working individuals to join our team who have experience around helicopters or want to gain experience working around these fantastic machines. Individuals interested in the position, should possess clear communication skill and be knowledgeable of the ski and snowboard industry.

Position Details: Seasonal Full-Time

Season Dates: Dec 1st-April 1st Annually

Salary Position w/Revolving Schedule 4-5 Days Per Week

Typical Hours: 6am-4:30pm


For More Information or How to Apply:

For more information, please contact us at 801-742-2800.

To Apply--send a Cover Letter and Resume directly to Jared Grant the Recruitment Coordinator at jared@powderbird.com.


Denver International Airport


General Information:

Denver International Airport offers paid internships for college students during the school year and for the summer only. The hourly rate is $15.88 per hour and parking or a bus pass is provided.

We seek to provide an excellent learning opportunity and a way to gain professional experience in the nation’s 5th busiest airport. The internships are in a variety of areas within the city’s airport management structure, including the executive office, engineering, airfield operations, security, art, environmental services, finance, safety, technologies, marketing and other areas that may arise.


Currently, DEN has 14 summer-only internships available .  Deadline to apply is the First Friday in April.

a link to the internship application page can be found by clicking here


Jacksonville Aviation Authority's Internship Program

What We Offer

The Program offers the opportunity for students attending a technical trade school, college or university to expand their knowledge-base.

JAA offers internship opportunities for students in various disciplines.Time spent by an intern will be to support and assist the Authority in the accomplishments of its core objectives and operational duties.

Interns will participate in a program structured to provide challenging assignments and “real-world” projects with responsibilities while building knowledge and fostering professional growth. 

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s Internship Program is a fast-paced, high-level program that introduces students to the aviation industry.

Participation in the JAA’s Internship Program does not guarantee an offer of employment. 

For more information Contact:

Human Resources at (904) 741-2358

Lee County Port Authority Internship Program


Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY)


For more than seventeen years, the Lee County Port Authority has provided outstanding internship opportunities for college students and prides itself in helping students learn about every aspect of airport management.


  • LCPA offers three internship programs: Ops to Cops, Emergency Management and Page Field
  • Internships generally last ten to twelve weeks with a rate of pay of $11.00 per hour and begin mid to late May.
  • Those selected for LCPA internships must be prepared to meet high performance standards and write a comprehensive paper about their experience.
  • Requirements for the internship program are as follows:
    • Students must be in an aviation program attending an accredited college/university.
    • Intern must be a full time student at a credit level of sophomore or above actively pursuing a career field in airport/aviation management, operations, planning or a closely related field.
    • Students must submit a college-graded paper, which was written within the previous six months of the application date.
    • Resume must include student’s goals and objectives.

To apply and see the opportunities:

For a description of each of the programs or to apply go to http://www.flylcpa.com/internship/


Republic Airways 

Summer Internship in IndianapolisIndiana



At Republic Airways Holdings Inc. our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice”.

We operate the world’s largest fleet of Embraer EJET aircraft, the preferred product by our passengers and our airline partners Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and United Airlines. We operate over 160 aircraft to 103 cities in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America.



Republic Airways Holdings is offering a paid internship within various departments at our Corporate Headquarters in Indianapolis. Our goal is to create a mutually beneficial partnership that enriches your professional experience and promotes the unique culture of Republic Airways.

We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become extremely knowledgeable in the department you are placed in as well as develop a well-rounded picture of other departments. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have the opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in your field.

Internship candidates will be sought for the following departments;Human Resources, Flight Operations, Inflight, Maintenance, Safety, Supply Chain, IT, Maintenance Operations, and Marketing/Communications

Join us at our headquarters office in Indianapolis, and report to some of the industry leading Aviation Leaders. We look forward to providing you an enriched experience! **Some roles may report out of the our state-of-the-art new training center at the Ameriplex parkway. Additionally, some roles may travel during the summer.


  1. You will perform project and professional work, gradually increasing in level of difficulty and responsibility as you receive on-the-job training.

  2. Participate in long-term projects as assigned by your individual managers. These projects will help further the company’s mission and your personal goals.

  3. You may utilize and experience the capabilities and functions of office software applications such as data management software - Tableau, MsOffice, UltiPro, RAMCO, and and other programs in completing assigned projects.

  4. You may also prepare reports, presentations, operational documents and correspondence containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content related to business.

  5. You will have exposure to higher-level staff members and will also be assigned a mentor from our Leadership team.

  6. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate student, ideally at least 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of 4.0).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Self-motivated and reliable

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Readily adaptable to change

  • Background in the field of the internship program you choose is ideal

  • Interns must have the ability to relocate to Indianapolis without relocation assistance or housing requirements

Paid Internship: $18 an hour

Special note: Professional Pilot students are encouraged to apply for the flight operations internship, however it is administrative only, so you will not get flight time, but you will work with pilots and chief pilots.


for other questions regarding the position please contact, Lauren McNamara at 618-789-4200 or you can email her at lauren.mcnamara@rjet.com.

To Apply: go to http://rjetcareers.jobs/college/

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


The Summer Intern Program provides short-term assistance to Airports Authority Offices and allows Summer Interns opportunity to gain on-the-job experience. In addition to the work they produce, Summer Interns are a potential recruitment source for full-time positions. This is a highly competitive internship, last year they had 400 applicants for 36 openings and for 2017 there is expected to be 30 openings.

Airports Authority Summer Interns are hired from local and non-local universities.

Employment Period

The 2016 program ran from May 16th through August 5th. Information for 2017 will be posted here when details become available. But it is expected to run through the same time period.


The positions are divided among most Office functions. Accordingly, your major (pre-major) must align with one of the following fields/functions:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business Administration/Economics/Mathematics/Property Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Communications/Public Relations/Journalism/Marketing
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Construction, GIS, Electrical or Environmental)
  • Architecture (facilities/infrastructure)
  • Computer Science/IT (Computer Security, Web-browsing/Facebook/Twitter, Architecture Modeling, Software Engineering, Radio Frequency)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Human Resources (HRIS and Risk Management)

Positions are located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA) based on the functional area.


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university at the time of application.
  • Have a major (pre-major) that aligns with one of the functional areas indicated in the “Positions” section above.
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.

Pay and Work Hours

Summer Interns are paid at a rate of $12.37 per hour and are eligible for the Commuter Transit Subsidy benefit, which allows for a predetermined monthly subsidy when using public transit.  Summer Interns may not work more than 40 hours per week.

Background Check

Selected Summer Interns are required to undergo a background check. Those who pass successfully are made Final Offers.

How to Apply

The online application will be available in January 2017 for the 2017 Internships--the page for the application can be found here

Evaluation Process

Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. You must complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Your resume and application are then compared to your assessment questionnaire responses. If a determination is made that your application does not support your assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be screened for further consideration.

For questions regarding the Summer Intern Program, please contact the Program Manager:

Deborah (Debbie) Williams

Southwest Airlines

Ground Operations


 We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



 The Ground Operations Team supports our Customer’s journey from the time they arrive at the airport, all the way until the Customers deplane and their bags are unloaded.

The Employee Care Specialist provides support for our Ground Operations Employees by serving as a liaison between department Employees and Leaders, and by working with the Company's Internal Customer Care Team to ensure appropriate care of our Employees.


The Employee Specialist Intern will assist this department with a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Maintain/Monitor regular contact with Employees who are out on a leave of absence (medical, maternity, OJI, military, etc).
  • Maintain databases to record, monitor, and contact Employees who recently have had significant events occur in their lives
  • Serve as liaison for these Employees and assist them in finding answers and/or resolution to questions/issues
  • Event planning and organizing for outreach events and other special events
  • Gather and organize necessary information, documentation, or relevant facts needed by Leaders who are investigating or providing followup on various issues and inquiries
  • Perform research, reporting, special projects, and tasks as directed

 Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

 Must be at least 18 years of age.

 To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student at time of application (minimum of 12 credit hours)

 Minimum of Junior level by hours (60+) at the start of the internship

 Minimum of a 2.75 or above cumulative GPA

 Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986




Progress towards degree in Aviation management, Communications, Event Planning, Journalism,  or other Business related degree.


  • Problem solving ability with strong written/verbal communications skills
  • Strong business writing skills preferred
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Suite package preferred
  • Knowledge of Quickbase preferred
  • Customer Service & event planning experience preferred
  • Self-starter, critical thinker and innovator of ideas that could lower cost and increase value for SWA
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to function as part of a Team




 Unofficial transcript.

  “Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)

 Letters of Recommendation.



 Full-time - 40 hours per week


$13.00 per hour + flight privileges


This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

 All students must apply online at www.southwest.com/careers. There are two openings, the main page can be found Here

 Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) 

 Technology Services Intern--Unmanned Aerial Systems


Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.


 The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and “green” rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel!


 The program begins with an extensive corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During the training period, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group. The summer will be spent in Fort Worth or in a field location that can be anywhere on BNSF's system. The objective of our Summer Internship Program is to find students that will join us after graduation as part of our Management Trainee Program.


 Relocation assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their current residence.


 Work Location: Fort Worth, TX


Anticipated Start Date: 05/31/2017 
Salary Range: $4,125 per month 


 Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.




  • Field operations testing which may include test flights, systems testing, and sensor operation
  • Assistance with airframe development
  • Ensure Federal Air Regulation and Section 333 Exemption compliance
  • Customer need assessments
  • FAA Test Site preparations 




  • Field and office locations.  50% travel away from Fort Worth.
  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required.




  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above for engineering majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for non-engineering majors
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience.  When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future
  • Ability to relocate to Fort Worth, TX for the summer 
  • Pursuing degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aviation, Aviation Sciences or related field of study
  • Private Pilots Grounds School Certification 
  • Valid State ID or Driver’s License


 Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:


  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner
  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations
  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles




  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Graduation date prior to September 1, 2018
  • Active Private Pilot's License


BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:


  • Relocation Stipend
  • Summer Lodging Stipend
  • Potential for offer of fulltime position
  • Paid Internship


 BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.




  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education




  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed




BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.


 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires un-escorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

How to Apply:

Instructions to Apply can be found Here


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Airfield Operations


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a world-class, award-winning airport serving more than 51.4 million guests each year.  SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international airports on 39 international carriers.  The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 78 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines.  In fiscal year 15/16, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $7.8 billion in business activity and supported nearly 39,400 direct jobs.

SFO's mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel.  SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest project in the Airport’s 10-year, $6.1 billion Capital Improvement Plan. 

For more information about SFO, visit www.flysfo.com.

This is a paid Internship:

$19.24 hr.



San Francisco International Airport has a robust internship program and hosts more than 100 interns annually. Our College Summer Interns will work full-time, 40 hours per week, in an assigned Airport Commission section. Each intern will work directly with an SFO Mentor who will task them with both daily tasks and larger scale projects. Past interns projects have included preparing complex reports, conducting surveys, producing website or social media content, assisting in event planning, and other duties as assigned by their host office.  Interns will also be given the opportunity to attend tours of SFO, Meet and Greets with Airport leadership, and other events aimed at professional development. Participating departments include:

  •  Accounting
  • Aircraft Noise Abatement
  • Airfield Operations
  • Bureau of Planning and Environmental Affairs, Wildlife
  • Business and Finance, Revenue Development & Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Operations
  • Environmental Policy & Sustainability
  • International Marketing
  • Museums
  • Reprographics
  • Social Media & Community Relations



  • College Summer Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college undergraduate or graduate degree program for Fall 2017. 
  • Only those who have completed two (2) years of college; equivalent to 60 credit units or 90 quarter units, will be considered. College transcripts (unofficial accepted) must be uploaded with the application.  
  • A valid social security card at time of hire.

College Summer Interns Alumni may re-apply for the internship but cannot be considered for the same section(s) the intern has previously interned with.  SFO High School Intern Alumni may apply for offices they have previously interned with.



As-Needed - full-time, summer only internship.  The program requires interns to commit to a ten-week session.  Internships begin in early June, mid-June, or July 2017 depending on school calendar.  Typical schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. but may include weekend or shift hours depending on assignment.  Relocation costs are not reimbursed.  Upon completing the internship, there is no implied offer of extension.

How To Apply:

To apply click here

For Other Information regarding San Francisco International Airports Internships To view more information click here


IHC Life Flight



This unpaid internship provides a learning opportunity for a student to participate in an internship with a leading healthcare organization.


  • This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Students must be in a program that will allow them to obtain university/college credit for an internship class.
  • The selected intern would begin spring semester (January through approximately April or May). This internship is part-time with hours that fall within the standard work day (8 am to 5 pm). Hours can be flexible within that time frame throughout the week.
  • The internship experience will be based at the primary Intermountain Life Flight facility at the Salt Lake City International airport but may also rotate to other Intermountain Life Flight bases along the Wasatch Front.

Experiences available:

1. Participates and is involved in the next generation helicopter acquisition project, specifically with regards to weather analysis: Works with the members of the team to identify solutions and perform tasks that accomplish individual and team goals.

2. Attends Life Flight pilot meetings and actively participate / take on opportunities to share knowledge and skills that are pertinent to the project.

3. Gains knowledge of Life Flight’s functions: May job shadow rotor wing pilots within Life Flight in order to understand their role in the organization. By the end of the internship experience, the student will obtain knowledge in the functions of the rotor wing pilot within Life Flight, specifically with respect to operations in marginal weather conditions.

4. Project engagement: produces an outcome that meets school requirements and demonstrates operational abilities. May be assigned one or more specific projects during the internship. Works independently or as a member of a team to accomplish the tasks necessary to successfully complete the project.

Criteria for selection:

1. Students in an aviation related program), who are in an undergrad or Master’s program at an accredited institution.

2. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

3. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

4. Strong analytical and quantitative skills

5. Strong project management and multi-tasking skills

How To Apply:

Provide a resume, cover letter and a letter of recommendation to Jim McCoy at james.mccoy@uvu.edu

Salt Lake City Department of Airports


Jump-start an aviation career with an
internship at the Salt Lake City
International Airport.

Our Airport Operations staff will prepare
individuals for an excellent opportunity
to combine the interest of aviation, while
developing management and business
skills unique to the field of aviation.

Interns spend time in:
+ Airport Operations
+ Access Control Operations
+ Airport Control Center
+ Landside Operations
+ Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF)
+ Airport Police
+ Airport Shuttle Operations
+ Emergency Program Management
+ General Aviation Management
+ Human Resources

Our curriculum is designed to provide the
individual ski lls needed in communication, critical
thinking, and teamwork, which are required to be
successful in the dynamic world of Airport

Successful candidates will commit to:
+ High work ethic
+ Self-motivation
+ Establishing personal goals
+ Accountability
+ Strong energy level

The program will allow the individual to become a
member of the Airport Operations Team and to
work "behind the scenes" at Sa lt Lake City
International Airport. The commitment is not to
be an observer, but to study, and understand the
principles and objectives that could lead into the
world of airport management.

Candidates will undergo a screening process that will
insure that the goals of the program can be met for the
Airport and the intern. There will be a competitive
interview process for selection.

The internship is paid--the amount will be determined at time of hire.

+ 14 weeks commitment
+ Rotating Shifts
+ Competitive Interview
+ Background Check

How to Apply:

Interested students should email a resume to Ryan Leick at rleik@uvu.edu, he can also be reached by phone at 801-999-8748

Bismarck Airport


General Statement of Duties:

  • Aids the airport manager in administrative and supervisory duties in operations
  • maintenance
  • safety
  • administrative functions of the airport to assure Airport services are provided in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and policies.

Supervision Received:

  • Works under the general supervision of the Airport Manager.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor Degree in Airport Administration or closely related field from an accredited four year college or university and completed at least three years of course work or will have completed the degree prior to starting employment.

Special Requirements:

  • Must meet and maintain qualifications pursuant to 49 CFR 1542 (Unescorted Access Authority).
  • Must have a valid ND driver’s license. Will be required to obtain a ND Class B CDL within 6 months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Pilot License
  • Membership in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of airport operations and management including flightline operations and airport marketing and promotions.
  • Knowledge of the federal laws and regulations pertinent to airport operations and management.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and methods of finance and administration.
  • Considerable knowledge in computer applications used in airport operations
  • Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of others.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in the coordination of projects and the resolution of conflict.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Skill in communication, interpersonal skill as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to provide and/or receive work direction.

The physical activities of this position are:

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, trees and the
  • like, using feet and legs, and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is
  • important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary
  • locomotion.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or
  • crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the
  • amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance
  • or body equilibrium.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor
  • is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arms(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound with no more than a 40 db loss @ 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making the fine adjustments on machined parts.

The physical requirements of this position are:

  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
  • The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision for this position are: MACHINE OPERATORS (including inspection), INSPECTION, CLOSE ASSEMBLY, CLERICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE: This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

The worker is subject to noise:

There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

The worker is subject to hazards:

Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high
places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, human waste or other body fluids.

The worker is subject to oils:

There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other fluids.

TO APPLY CLICK HERE--scroll down the page to see the application icon.


Piedmont Airlines

Safety Internship Job Description

Paid Internship: $9.10 an hour

Job Title: Operational Safety Intern (Based in Middletown, PA)

Organization: Piedmont Airlines, Inc. (d.b.a. American Eagle)

Dates of Position: Available Every Semester

Time Commitment: Monday – Friday, Regular Business Hours

Summary of Position:
Assist in achieving the corporate mission of providing a safe environment for employees and customers. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and be exposed to each function of an airline safety department. After successfully completing the internship, the intern will have an overall knowledge needed to understand all elements of safety.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary area of focus is data management and providing assistance for employee injury investigations.
  • Research into known or suspected safety concerns, assisting in creating presentations, reviewing manuals and conducting safety audits.
  • Provide support for ground safety programs and company accident / incident and injury reduction efforts by developing proactive safety solutions.
  • Additional duties may involve interaction with other departments outside of Safety as well as some travel.
  • Daily responsibilities include a large amount of data analysis, data entry and project development.


  • Networking opportunities with different departments within the company as well as American Airlines and American Eagle Carriers.
  • Experience gained by utilizing current safety tools used throughout the industry.
  • Travel benefits throughout the American Airlines system for the duration of the internship.
  • Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship.


  • Minimum of one year of progress towards a degree with a major or minor in safety or aviation/ aeronautical science.
  • Excellent communication and Microsoft Office Suite skills required.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, handles multiple tasks, problem solving skills, and the ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • General knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, OSHA Regulations, and procedures regarding airline safety.

How to Apply:

Sent resume's to this link,http://piedmont-airlines.com/Careers

For other questions email Arlene Thomas at arlene.thomas@aa.com

Piedmont Airlines

Safety Internship Job Description

Paid Internship: $9.10 an hour

Job Title: Aviation Safety Intern (Based in Salisbury, MD)

Organization: Piedmont Airlines, Inc. (d.b.a. American Eagle)

Dates of Position: Available Every Semester

Time Commitment: Monday – Friday, Regular Business Hours

Summary of Position:

Assist in achieving the corporate mission of providing a safe environment for employees and customers. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and be exposed to each function of an airline safety department. After successfully completing the internship, the intern will have an overall knowledge needed to understand all elements of safety.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary area of focus is processing Aviation Safety Reports submitted through the online employee Safety Reporting System
  • Review and assist with investigating reports received through the company’s Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAP) and Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP)
  • Research into known or suspected safety concerns, assisting in creating presentations, and reviewing manuals
  • Provide support for developing proactive safety solutions including publication of Safety Bulletins and Safety Awareness newsletters
  • Additional duties may involve interaction with the Piedmont Flight and Maintenance Departments, as well as some travel
  • Daily responsibilities include data entry, data analysis and project development


  • Networking opportunities with different departments within the company as well as American Airlines and American Eagle Carriers
  • Experience gained by utilizing current safety tools used throughout the industry
  • Travel benefits throughout the American Airlines system for the duration of the internship
  • Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship


  • Minimum of one year of progress towards a degree with a major or minor in safety or aviation/ aeronautical science
  • Excellent communication and Microsoft Office Suite skills required
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, handles multiple tasks, problem solving skills, and the ability to set and meet deadlines
  • General knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, OSHA Regulations, and procedures regarding airline safety

How To Apply:

Send resume's here: http://piedmont-airlines.com/Careers

For other questions email Arlene Thomas at arlene.thomas@aa.com

TAC Air Salt Lake City

Airport Operations Internship

Paid: $11.25 an hour

Dates of Position:

The position is available now, to continue through summer term or as negotiated by the student .

Summary of the Position:

This is a general aviation operations internship. Duties and experiences will include all phases of operations duties from fueling to airport management. More information can be given if selected for the position.

How to Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to James McCoy at james.mccoy@uvu.edu. Application deadline is 4/14/2017

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Internship Program: Summer 2017

AAAE is offering internships at our Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, headquarters to interested students at two local high schools (T.C. Williams in Alexandria and TransTech STEM Academy at Cardoza Senior High School in Washington, D.C.), to interested students at colleges or universities without a AAAE Student Chapter, and to AAAE Student Chapter members from across the country who are also academic members. These programs will offer valuable, handson work experience with the premier professional association in the airport/aviation industry. Successful candidates will work under the guidance of AAAE team members in one of the following departments or programs – Airport Training/ Development, Federal Affairs, Membership, Accreditation, Marketing, or Innovation Accelerator.

  • Ideal candidates will have a strong academic record, some related work experience and an interest in the aviation industry and/or associations.
  • A stipend of $3500 will be offered for work beginning early June and ending in late July 2017 (40 hours per week).
  • Interns will be responsible for all personal expenses, including housing, meals and transportation costs to and from the office.
  • Applications must be received by February 24, 2017, and those selected will be notified by March 31, 2017.

The six programs are described below.

Airport Training and Development: Background:

The Training and Development group at AAAE is responsible for offering on-site training and certifications to airports across the country. The main objective of the internship would be to familiarize the individual with professional certification programs and training services in the airport industry. 

Sample Assignments:

  1. Ensure all Airport Certified Employee (ACE) and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) certification files are entered into AAAE’s online database (AMIS).
  2. Create folders and electronic files for all new applicants. 3. Coordinate exams with applicants and accredited airport executives.
  3. Update and maintain the website for ACE programs.
  4. Manage the development of ACE promotional video(s) to help grow the ACE market.
  5. Co-moderate AAAE HQ Training Workshops (ACE Security, Operations, etc.).
  6. Optional: Study and test for the ACE program of their choice at the end of the internship.

Federal Affairs: Background:

The Federal Affairs Department is dedicated to representing the views of airport executives before Congress and the key agencies of the federal government that deal with aviation security and homeland security, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The team is also dedicated to providing AAAE members with up-to-the-minute, accurate information and communications on security-related policy issues.

Sample Assignments:

  1. Support the AAAE Federal Affairs Department in policy communication efforts, such as Alerts (Airport, Regulatory, Transportation Security Policy), Hearing Reports, Committee Call Summaries, etc.
  2. Participate in planning of and attending the AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In, to be held in July 2017 in Washington, DC.
  3. Represent AAAE at congressional hearings, industry meetings and on conference calls (with AAAE staff support).
  4. Support www.aaae.org web page maintenance and monitor policy committee communities and forums.
  5. Assist in Federal Affairs Department Meeting moderation functions, including participating in planning calls, updating agendas, and understanding budgets.
  6. Addition duties as assigned pertaining to airport policy and meeting coordination.

Membership Background:

The Membership Department of AAAE is on the front line of communications with members. Interns will learn about the core of AAAE and how membership ties into all of the other services provided by the association. They will have extensive involvement with the member database. The projects assigned will primarily involve member recruitment, retention, industry research, data mining, and member analysis.


Sample Assignments:

  1. Update/add/delete member information in the AAAE database
  2. Research airport participation and associated membership for the top 200 airports based on title
  3. Create, distribute and analyze member surveys
  4. Assist with member recruitment and retention activities
  5. Assist with defining relationships for those airport employees listed under authorities in iMIS
  6. Outreach to corporate contacts on updating corporate staff lists for company
  7. Work with marketing on bounce back email lists and research for updated contact information
  8. Special projects as assigned

Accreditation Background:

The Accreditation department of AAAE is another front line of communications with members/candidates. Interns will gain in-depth knowledge about our highly esteemed professional development (C.M. and A.A.E.) programs and the projects assigned will vary.

Sample Assignments:

  1. Outreach to program candidates and certified/accredited individuals
  2. Data capture and analysis of candidates and certified/accredited individuals
  3. Assistance in implementing technology and upgrades to program materials
  4. Research certification programs in other industries for comparison
  5. Explore new benefits for accredited members
  6. Promote programs through email marketing and enhanced web presence
  7. Coordination of recognition efforts for certified/accredited individuals
  8. Assist with data entry of certification candidates and completions
  9. Exam coordination
  10. Special projects as assigned

Marketing: Background:

The AAAE marketing department handles marketing for all of the association, including meetings and many products and services. The intern will participate in the planning and execution of a variety of marketing projects. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will gain broad experience in marketing analysis and practical application by the end of the term.

Sample Assignments:

  1. Perform a competitive analysis for specific AAAE products and services and their competitors.
  2. Analyze and develop a plan for reducing and recapturing email unsubscribers and bouncers.
  3. Analyze the content and results of a recently completed email campaign and suggest improvements.
  4. Research potential exhibit opportunities for AAAE to gain more exposure

Innovation Accelerator: Background:

The Airport Innovation Accelerator program in AAAE is responsible for bringing new solutions to our airports more efficiently through events, information sharing, and services. Interns for the Accelerator program will assist in connecting airports with innovative ideas. The goals for the internship are to advance the airport innovation community, and allow the individual to learn about the needs and opportunities in the airport community and ways to fill those gaps.

Sample Assignments:

  1. Identify innovative solutions that apply to airports through the web and other sources.
  2. Assist in the organization of the Second Airport Innovation Forum.
  3. Update the Accelerator website with news and innovation content.
  4. Participate in Airport Market Match services by facilitating direct engagement between airports and innovative companies.
  5. Create marketing content that can be shared with the airport innovation community.

Membership in the AAAE can be obtained for a $40 annual fee? For questions you can contact Jessica Whitley at jessica.whitley@aaae.org, or phone at 703-797-2571.

How to Apply:

For the application see either your Jim McCoy your Internship Coordinator in LC409 on the main campus or contact Ryan Leick at RLeick@uvu.edu.




Feel free to reach out to your College of Health and Public Services (CHPS) Internship Coordinator:  

UVU HandShake

  Internship and job opportunities can also be found at HandShake        


James McCoy

Internship Coordinator

College of Health and Public Services (CAPS)



HA 208

Internships are a great opportunity for students to gain real world knowledge that can't be learned in a classroom setting. They provide opportunities to work with and develop relationships with professionals in the field while building your resume through relevant experience. An internship can help put your career goals into perspective and help you make an informed plan on how to accomplish those goals.

Internships play such an important role in college because they help bridge the gap between an academic setting and a professional work setting by taking concepts learned in the classroom and applying them to real life situations.

For more information on internships visit UVU's Internship Services website at uvu.edu/internships.



So what is an internship and why are they important?

An internship is a temporary work experience that allows the individual to get some hands-on, real world, entry-level experience under their belt with the supervision and training of an experienced professional. Some internships are paid while others are unpaid, but the focus of an internship is on experience rather than money. An internship should include learning goals that connect the intern’s education to real world scenarios in an effort to gain practical experience and get them one step closer to achieving their career goals.

Internships are extremely important because they offer a number of benefits to help you jumpstart your career. Here are a few ways that internships are beneficial.


Is this what I really want to do? 

Devoting years of your life and education to a career is a big commitment. How can you be sure that it’s something that you want to do for the rest of your life if you’ve never done it before? An internship can help answer this question by letting you sample the industry without a long-term commitment. A profession may not always be what we think it is and getting your hands dirty with some good ol’ fashioned real world experience is the best way to find out if you’ve found the job of your dreams or just another 9-to-5 that pays the bills. The sooner you are able to figure this out, the sooner you can be on your way to having a fulfilling career in what you’re passionate about.

Make connections with professionals in the field

The old saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know” has some truth to it. A little bit of networking can go a long way, especially in competitive fields, and an internship is an excellent way to build relationships and network with professionals in the industry. An internship can also act as a 3-month-long job interview which is why some employers use internships as a recruitment tool. Do a great job, build relationships, contribute to the company, and when the internship is finished they may not want to let you go. At the very least, they can connect you to others in the field and provide a positive referral which can be extremely valuable. This also gives you an opportunity to get the inside scoop on the industry from people that have years of real world experience and their advice is invaluable when considering your future career plans.


Experience is golden, and the more experience you have the more valuable you are. Employers are always looking for candidates with experience. More experience means more skill, and more skill means you have more to offer a future employer. But how do you get experience if no one will hire you because you have no experience? An internship is a good place to start. Employers don’t expect interns to have a lot of experience or even any experience. It’s a good place to get your foot in the door. Additionally, the focus of an internship is to get experience. Interns are expected to be responsible, reliable, and professional just like an employee, but the objective of an internship is to get some basic hands-on experience. Additionally, an internship lets you develop or learn some skills that may be much harder to develop in a classroom setting. Think of it this way… reading how to ride a bike and actually riding a bike are two different things. Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to jump in and try it out.

Enhance your resume

An internship on a resume shows a prospective employer that you have some familiarity with the industry including some real-world training. This is especially true if the skills that were developed during the internship are listed on the resume. It can also be an indicator of your committed to your career because it shows you’ve taken the initiative to get some hands-on experience. Additionally, a solid reference from an internship host shows that you’re trustworthy which is so important in today’s fleeting applicant pool. An internship with a respected employer could set you above the competition.

Potentially receive credit for your experience

So if you had to choose between getting credit for sitting in a traditional classroom setting or getting credit for being out in the field and getting the above benefits, which would you choose? Well, the good news is that you might be able to get credit for your internship. 75 internship hours a semester (roughly 5 hours a week) equals 1 credit of elective credit towards your major. Reach out to your internship coordinator to see if you're able to get credit for your internship. 

Benefits for employers

Employers also benefit from internships a number of ways:

  • Increased productivity by having additional help
  • Experienced staff can focus on more advanced tasks while interns handle entry-level work
  • Interns bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and an enthusiastic willingness to learn
  • Temporary help with no long-term commitment
  • If a business is looking to expand, internships can act as a longer and more in-depth interview process
  • A way to give back to your community

Okay, so internships are great. Where do I start? How do I find an internship?

There are lots of different ways to find an internship and lots of different resources. But they usually all involve one thing: networking. The right internship is out there somewhere and sometimes finding it is just a matter of asking around. Here are some different ways to find an internship:

  • Reach out to your dream company: Think of a company you’d like to work for and reach out. Big businesses sometimes have a structured internship program already established and have a tendency to be more competitive for interns than smaller, local businesses. Research information on their website regarding internships or simply give them a call. Explain your career goals, your interest in their company, and inquire about internship opportunities. Be personable, polite, and professional. Be sure to get names and contact information to follow-up.
  • Utilize UVU’s Internship Services:Talk to your internship coordinator, or browse internship postings on Careerlink.
  • Ask faculty & advisors: These people more often than not have spent some time in the industry and may have some connections. It never hurts to ask, and if you get a good referral, that’s a huge bonus as well!
  • Friends of friends: Do you have a friend of a friend with your dream job? An acquaintance of an acquaintance? Reach out to see if they could point you in the right direction for an internship, or if possible, would be interested in hosting an internship. People that have walked the path often have some of the best information you can get.

Process for getting credit for an internship.

To receive credit for your internship you will need to take an online course in conjunction with your internship experience. Like any other course this includes coursework, due dates, and paying tuition. Be aware that 75 internship hours a semester (about 5 hours a week) equals 1 academic credit. This is important when determining how many credits you’ll be taking based on how many hours a week you can comfortably fit into your schedule and what your internship host is able to accommodate – something you should also establish with your internship host beforehand. This credit is placed as elective credit.

Below is the process for receiving credit for an internship. Please note that you can’t receive credit for past internships that you have already completed.

  1. Meet with your internship coordinator

    Together the student and the internship coordinator will discuss the details of the internship for approval. This includes items such as work responsibilities during the internship, number of credits to be assigned, checking to see where or if the credit can be applied, compliance with UVU policy, and to answer any questions the student may have. You can reach James McCoy, the Internship Coordinator for the College of Aviation and Public Services, at james.mccoy@uvu.edu.

  2. The Application for Credit

    The main online application for internship credit page will give you all the information you need to fill out the application, (click application). All parties (internship supervisor, student, instructor, internship coordinator) will sign the Application for Credit which outlines the specifics of the internship derived from the Proposal Form. This is to ensure that all parties understand the specifics of the internship and agree upon the terms. The Application for Credit will typically be sent out and digitally signed by all parties via Docusign. This allows for a faster and simpler approval process. After you complete the application for credit you will need to complete the online Orientation!

  3. Have the internship host complete the Master Internship Agreement

    The Master Internship Agreement outlines the responsibilities of the host, the university, and verifies the appropriate insurance depending on the type of internship (paid or unpaid.) Before a student can intern somewhere we have to have an active Master Internship Agreement on file for the host. If we don’t have an agreement for the internship host the internship coordinator will send a copy of the agreement to be filled out and signed by the host. This agreement is good for 5 years from the date it is submitted and can be viewed here. You can view what employers have completed a Master Internship Agreement here.

  4. Register for the course

    Once the Application for Credit has been signed by all parties the coordinator will grant the student access in the system to register for the internship course and provide the Course Registration Number (CRN) & section to allow the student to register. Once the semester begins, the student will be able to go into the course via Canvas to access the course content.

  5. Finish all assigned coursework by the deadlines

    The student will complete the amount of internship hours based on the number of credits taken (75 hours/semester = 1 credit), finish all course material (papers, evaluations, orientation, hours log, etc.) by the established deadlines with a satisfactory level of quality as deemed by the instructor to receive a grade.


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