Current Internships

2021 Exelon Summer Aviation Internship – Flight Ops & Administration

 

Job Description

Description

At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

 

Join the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through our outstanding base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

 

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

 

Exelon is currently seeking highly motivated students for summer internships. Paid internships will last approximately 10 weeks between June and August 2021. Interns will work on projects designed to help them gain real-world, hands-on experience working independently under an assigned supervisor. Work or project assignments will be aligned with the student's academic background to take advantage of their expertise and provide real life application of their classroom knowledge. At the same time, opportunities will be provided for students to expand their knowledge outside the boundaries of their classroom experiences. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders, obtain industry knowledge, and participate in community service projects.


Qualifications

Qualifications:

We are seeking students enrolled in the following majors:

  • Aviation Flight Management
  • Aviation Administration
 
 
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in Bachelor’s program
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • A track record of outstanding academic performance
  • Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Preferred Requirements:
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating (Flight Ops)
  • Junior or Senior status

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Be aware that if this position cannot be offered remotely or requires a student to travel to complete it, the university will not allow it as a valid internship opportunity.

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Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight

HOIST SAFETY ANALYSIS Student Internship Project Intermountain Life Flight August 25, 2020

GENERAL:

This is an advertisement for three (3) unpaid internships for Intermountain Life Flight, commencing as soon as possible and ending on December 28, 2020.

TIME REQUIREMENTS / CREDITS:

  • Requires 180 hours of research using a personal computer and phone (this is a “work at home” project)
  • Three (3) credit hours

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Enrollment in aviation curriculum
  • Junior level or higher
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Basic statistical background

BACKGROUND: Intermountain Life Flight (ILF) conducts 20-30 Class D hoist operations each year using a Leonardo A109K2 and AW109SPs, part 27 (non-transport category) certified helicopters. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) outlines the operating limitations for conducting hoist operations in 14 CFR 133.45. 14 CFR 133.45(e)(1) states that the “rotorcraft to be used must have been type certificated under transport Category A for the operating weight and provide hover capability with one engine inoperative at that operating weight and altitude.” The A109K2 and AW109SP are not “certified under transport Category A” and neither aircraft has the performance capability to hover “with one engine inoperative” for operational weights at altitudes in Utah. ILF currently operates under an FAA exemption from these requirements. The exemption is valid for two years, with ILF receiving its first exemption approximately 20 years ago - ILF has applied for and has been granted this same exemption ten times. ILF intends to purchase three Leonardo AW169 aircraft, which are certified as transport Category A aircraft under part 29. However, like our current aircraft, the AW169 does not have the performance capability to hover “with one engine inoperative” for operational weights and altitudes in Utah. Utilizing these aircraft for hoist operations will require ILF to petition for an exemption using different criteria and logic than it has previously done. The majority of Class D equivalent hoist operations in the United States are conducted by public service aircraft. 14 CFR 133.45 operating limitations do not apply to public service aircraft. ILF is one of a handful of civilian operators that have been granted exemption from the listed 14 CFR requirement. HOIST SAFETY ANALYSIS Student Internship Project Intermountain Life Flight August 25, 2020 Page 2 of 3 ILF believes the following: 1. Class D hoist operations can be conducted safely utilizing aircraft that do not meet the requirements of 14 CFR 133.45(e)(1). 2. There are no civilian aircraft that meet the requirements of 14 CFR 133.45(e)(1) at operational weights and altitudes in the United States, including Utah. OVERALL OBJECTIVES: Petition the FAA to revise the current requirements of 14 CFR 133.45(e)(1) to a requirement that would allow currently available civilian aircraft to safely conduct Class D hoist operations. It will be necessary to conduct extensive research and prepare supporting documentation to facilitate this petition.

JOB DESCRIPTION ONE – EXISTING HOIST MARKET SAFETY RECORD: Objective: Determine safety record of existing public and private hoist market Work Scope: Perform research of existing civilian (non-military) public and private entities that currently conduct Class D or similar hoist operations, primarily in the United States, but include world-wide if time available. Evaluate the following areas: 1. Number and type of entity (ie, sheriff, fire, public safety, etc.) 2. Types of aircraft used 3. Hoist volumes per types of aircraft and entity 4. Accident/incidents during hoist operations 5. Accident/incident rates

JOB DESCRIPTION TWO – EXISTING CIVILIAN HELICOPTER MARKET: Objective: Evaluate existing civilian helicopter fleet to determine compliance options with 14 CFR 133.45(e)(1). Work Scope: Conduct research of potential single and multi-engine helicopters, both part 27 and 29 certified, to determine which types would meet the stated requirement at various density altitudes and weights. This will require analysis of Category A performance and hover capability with one engine inoperative at various weights using the rotorcraft flight manuals for each aircraft as a reference. HOIST SAFETY ANALYSIS Student Internship Project Intermountain Life Flight August 25, 2020 Page 3 of 3

JOB DESCRIPTION THREE – HOIST VS. LANDING SAFETY RECORD: Objective: Determine if there is a safety advantage of hoist vs. landing at an unimproved landing zone (or vice-versa) for search and rescue operations. Evaluate safety records of hoist vs. landing options for helicopter search and rescue operations. Work Scope: Evaluate safety records of hoist vs. landing at an unimproved landing zone and determine if either method has a clear advantage from a safety standpoint. Considerations include: 1. Rega in Switzerland conducts thousands of hoists annually 2. Utilize the data obtained from Job Description One above. 3. Reference NTSB reports 4. Accident causation (hoist and landing at LZ)

 CONTACT INFORMATION: If interested, email jerry.bastian@imail.org with resume and state preference (if any) for one of the three projects listed.

McCarran Airport

Clark County Department of Aviation

Clark County Department of Aviation in Las Vegas, Nevada is seeking energetic and dedicated students to fill summer Airport Management Internship positions. McCarran International Airport is a global leader in Airport Operations, Facilities and Security. Clark County, Nevada owns McCarran International Airport and four general aviation facilities. McCarran International Airport has a unique opportunity to provide our travelers with that all-important first and last impression of Las Vegas and last year we welcomed more than 50 million arriving and departing passengers. McCarran is a dynamic and exciting place to work, with a mission to provide excellence in customer service with great employees.
 
Our Interns will work primarily in our Airside Operations Division, which includes Administration, Ramp Control, Airfield Maintenance and Operations. Interns will have the opportunity to work on complex aviation projects. Interns will also get exposure at our General Aviation Airports and with all of our operating divisions to gain unparalleled industry knowledge. Additionally, Clark County Department of Aviation prioritizes professional development and ensures that our interns get the training they need to excel in their future careers. 
 
  • Position Benefits:
  • $11 Hourly – Freshman
  • $13 Hourly – Sophomore
  • $15 Hourly – Junior
  • $16 Hourly – Senior
  • Fully paid boarding provided on the campus of UNLV
  • Includes housing & parking
  • Airport is close to UNLV campus
  • 40 hours per week
  •  
  • Student Requirements
  • Full Time student in an Aviation program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • How to Apply
 
Email your current resume and transcript to interns@mccarran.com by March 1, 2020. If you have any questions or need assistance, call 702-261-5110.

UPS

UPS FLIGHTPATH INTERNSHIP - UPS & AMERIFLIGHT

The UPS FlightPath internship position is a year-long, full-time opportunity. This position is offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters, but start times are flexible. In our program, you will be engaged in challenging work in a supportive environment that assists in career development as a potential full-time professional.

Read more information and about how to apply.

Governor's Summer Intern - Aviation

Governor's Summer Intern - Aviation
State of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN 46204
$11.30 an hour - Temporary, Internship
 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

 


About Governor's Summer Internship Program:

The Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship (GPSSI) is designed to give college students real world, hands on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels, and much more.

 


Hiring Salary:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is a paid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months. Listed salary is approximate. The hourly wage is $11.30.

About the Job:

2020 Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Position in the Aviation Office will assist all airports in the state of Indiana through an aircraft traffic counting program. Additionally, the intern will learn how to conduct airport safety and compliance inspections in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 105-3. These services bolster the aviation system in the State of Indiana and maintain the highest level of safety. Airports are a vital economic engine statewide and also contrubute significantly to the economies of each community they serve. The Aviation intern will also be exposed to other modes of transportation including transit, rail and freight in the multi-modal division.

A Day in the Life:

The Office of Aviation intern would assist in the aircraft counting program, airport inspections, and system planning efforts. The aircraft counting program is very intensive through the summer months as the weather is conducive to these activities. Assistance in this area (15hrs/wk)ensures that the greatest number of airports can be counted. Assistance (15hrs/wk) with the airport master record program (federal and state inspections) ensures that airport records are updated in the time frame specified by the FAA. The summer months are also the busiest for inspection activities, state and federal. System planning efforts vary(7.5hrs/wk) and are continuous.

What You’ll Need For Success:

The intern should be an upper classman with an aviation background and in pursuit of an aviation degree. Knowledge of aviation terminology would be helpful, and competence in the use of spreadsheets and personal computers is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
Difficulty of Work:

Working knowledge of airports and airport operations; Ability to perform basic algebra functions (i.e. slopes); Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

Responsibility:

Does not supervise anyone, but will assume the lead on the traffic counting program.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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FlightSafety International

Graduate Leadership Development Program

Date: Jun 17, 2019

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76155

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 14877

FlightSafety International is seeking interested candidates for our Graduate Leadership Development Program (GLDP) based near DFW Airport. In this program you will spend six months working at the FlightSafety Operations Center under the guidance of our Regulatory Affairs Department. Candidates will be directly responsible for managing a portfolio of projects that align with FlightSafety International's Business requirements, and enhance your skills, needs, and developmental interest.

 

FlightSafety will provide the learning, growth, and opportunity for you to be a successful future leader within the company. The program is designed to help you develop an operational understanding throughout multiple disciplines within FlightSafety. Candidates will work one-on-one within the following departments: Regulatory Affairs (FAA, Maintenance, and World Authorities), Instructor Training, Customer Support, Business Strategy, Human Resources, and Safety Compliance. At the conclusion of this program, positions may be available for full time employment. FlightSafety hopes to retain your skills, talent and insight at one of our domestic learning centers.

 

The Graduate Leadership Development Program will consist of individuals who:

 

Display attributes and skills consistent with:

 

  • Critical thinking and analysis in which you should be able to identify problems and form actionable solutions while being firm in your plan of action even when others may have a difference in opinion.
  • Be adaptable as you will rotate among several groups with varying tasks and projects. Able to adjust your plan of action, projects, and deadlines quickly.
  • Emotionally intelligent and able to interact with all levels of management raging from senior management, teammates, and other external personnel and vendors.
  • Have the cognitive ability to be a decision maker especially while under pressure and sometimes with short timelines.
  • Driven to leadership, FlightSafety wants you to want to grow to be a leader within our organization both short and long term.
  • A project management mindset and ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing end goals while maximizing resources and maintaining deadlines.

 
Possess the following in their background:
 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Aviation Management preferred, MBA ideal
  • Community involvement, volunteerism, social outreach
  • A passion for Aviation
  • Proven experience related to technical writing, data analytics, and reporting
  • Six months of related work experience or prior internship preferred

 
FlightSafety is proud to be named one of Forbes 2019 Best Midsize Employers for a consecutive year. Join a worldwide team of nearly 5,000 dedicated aviation professionals – pilot and maintenance instructors, technicians and customer service and management personnel. Work with the acknowledged industry leader in professional aviation training and advanced-technology simulation training systems.
 
We look forward to connecting and speaking with you more about this opportunity.     

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Endeavor Air

Endeavor Air has the following summer 2020 internships available:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Engineering
  • Flights Ops
  • Ground Ops
  • Operational Analytics
  • Operations Control Center

 

Students can apply at www.EndeavorAir.com the postings are available until January 31, 2020. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

For Questions Contact:

 Stephanie Kolb

Talent Acquisition Representative

Endeavor Air, Inc. | 7500 Airline Drive M.S.07P, Minneapolis, MN 55450-1101

612-266-1488 (w) | stephanie.kolb@endeavorair.com | www.EndeavorAir.com

Salt Lake City International Airport

Internship – Salt Lake City International Airport - Airport Operations

Overview

This job is designed to provide students with paid professional experience to further their education and training and is academically oriented for the student’s benefit.   To qualify students must be enrolled in an accredited school program related to aviation or airport management. Positions will terminate upon completion of the internship period. Incumbents may deal with confidential information, which is expected to be maintained as confidential and shared only on a need-to-know basis with city employees and elsewhere when authorized by the intern’s city supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Collects data and reviews research materials, determines accuracy and validity of sources and appropriateness for use.
  • Designs, develops, and conducts a variety of research projects; determines appropriate methodologies, information sources, sampling strategies, and data-collection tools, etc.
  • Performs research activities by utilizing computer software to obtain and manipulate data.
  • Writes or drafts technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Complies with city and department policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university (preferably in their junior or senior year).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must have good organizational and analytical skills.

This is a part-time paid opportunity at $13 an hr.

How To Apply:

Interested students should email their resume to Treber Andersen at treber.andersen@slcgov.com. For further questions you can reach him at 801-575-2803.

Deadline:

 

Southwest

Southwest has many new internship opportunities for the summer of 2019.

These opportunities are highly competitive, so apply early and often.

To see current opportunities go to Southwest Careers.

Delta

DELTA AIR LINES: FLIGHT OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP
For Aspiring Delta Air Lines Pilots

JOB SUMMARY:
Delta Air Lines will be hiring interns for the Fall semester in the Flight Operations department at the 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, Flight Ops 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

A Delta Flight Operations Intern will each be assigned roles such as:

  • Simulator tours for various charities and high-value customers
  • Processing CASS jumpseat approval letters
  • Assisting Atlanta Chief Pilot’s Office
  • Auditing Charter Flight Operations
  • Processing Management Pilot applications
  • Assisting with the organization of training classes for Pilot Recruitment


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Enrolled in undergraduate degree with Aviation discipline
  • Competitive GPA; be in good academic standing
  • Ideal candidate has CFI, or working to obtain
  • 150+ hours of total time  Possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to process complicated issues quickly
  • Trustworthy with confidential information
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



Apply online at deltajobs

 

United Airlines

Intern - Flight Operations, Pilot- Professional Flight

Summer 2020 - May 11 - August 28

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

Overview:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 4/30/18 . 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

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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

American Airlines

Visit the American Airlines Jobs Website and search "Intern"

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.

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Mesa Airlines

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

Depends on the internship.

 

Full-Time or Part-Time Position

Requirements:

  • 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:

Apply

PowderBird

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

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.

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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.

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Republic Airline

Summer Internship in Indianapolis, Indiana

 

OVERVIEW:

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

POSITION PURPOSE

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  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.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.

  • 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.


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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Introduction

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.

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

Employment Period

The 2019 program ran from May 16th through August 9th. Information for 2020 will be posted here when details become available. But it is expected to run through the same time period.

Positions

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.

Eligibility

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 --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
deborah.williams@mwaa.com

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Airfield Operations

Summary:

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.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

 

Requirements:

  • College Summer Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college undergraduate or graduate degree program for Fall. 
  • 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 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.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Linda Rosa at 650.821.5235 or linda.rosa@flysfo.com or e-mail SFOInternships@flysfo.com.

Apply

Salt Lake City Departments of Airports

SALT LAKE CITY DEPARTMENT OF

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
Operations.


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 rleick@uvu.edu, he can also be reached by phone at 801-999-8748

Piedmont Airlines

Safety Internship Job Description

Job Title:

Airline 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. The Middletown intern position is responsible for assisting the Regulatory Compliance team with ensuring safety and compliance throughout the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Investigate current hot button topics for inclusion into company policies and processes

 Assist auditors with conducting audits of the company

 Contribute to the Corporate Emergency Response Plan (help with review of event summaries and preparation for drills).

 Research into known or suspected safety concerns, assisting in creating presentations, reviewing manuals and conducting safety audits.

 Assist Safety team with supporting the software used for audits and other department tasks

 Daily responsibilities include a large amount of data analysis, data entry and project development.

 Additional duties may involve interaction with other departments outside of Safety as well as some travel.

Benefits:

 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.

Qualifications:

 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.

 Knowledge of Tableau is desired but not 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.

APPLY

For other questions email Natalie Corrao natalie.corrao@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

Benefits:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Apply

For other questions email Natalie Corrao natalie.corrao@aa.com

TAC Air Salt Lake City

Airport Operations Internship This internship is currently suspended

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: Position Currently on Hold until next summer due to covid-19

Email a resume and cover letter to James McCoy at james.mccoy@uvu.edu.

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Internship Program: Summer 2020

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 (40 hours per week).
  • Interns will be responsible for all personal expenses, including housing, meals and transportation costs to and from the office.

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: 

contact Ryan Leick at RLeick@uvu.edu.

 

Previous and Potential Internship Sites

 
Flight Safety Careers  
   

 

 

 

UVU HandShake

Internship and job opportunities can also be found at HandShake

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

James McCoy

Internship Coordinator

College of Health and Public Service (CAPS)

james.mccoy@uvu.edu

801-863-5702

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.

 

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.

Benefits

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

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 Health and Public Service, 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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