Current Internships

Salt Lake City

Airport Intern Hourly (Paid)

Requisition ID
Minimum Salary
USD $11.00/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $15.00/Hr.
Post End Date
US-UT-Salt Lake City


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 the type of work they are expected to perform. 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.


  • 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.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, though summer internships may not require concurrent enrollment if student is in good standing with the educational institution. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must have good organizational and analytical skills.
  • Must have good computer skills.

To Apply Visit SLC Careers

Salt Lake City

Airport Intern (academic credit)-Part-Time

Requisition ID
Post End Date
US-UT-Salt Lake City


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 the type of work they are expected to perform. 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.


  • 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.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, though summer internships may not require concurrent enrollment if student is in good standing with the educational institution. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must have good organizational and analytical skills.
  • Must have good computer skills.

To Apply Visit SLC Careers

FAA Aviation Developmental Program

Learn about opportunities for People with Disabilities offered through the FAA’s Aviation Development Program.

 FAA's Aviation Development Program (ADP) hires underrepresented individuals into mission-critical aviation occupations. ADP uses Schedule A hiring authorities to sponsor Persons with Targeted Disabilities (PWTD) as paid Air Traffic Controller Specialist (ATCS) trainees.

ADP participants must meet the same qualifications as any other ATCS students. Those who demonstrate the aptitude and ability may receive an appointment to the Air Traffic Control Academy and, upon graduation, an Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) (2152) position.

FAA Opportunities through the Developmental Program.


2021 Exelon Summer Aviation Internship – Flight Ops & Administration


Job 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.



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.


Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight

Life Flight Operations Center

Job Description:

Intern Students gain work experience that can be applied to future career goals. The work experience and projects are related the student's field of study and support Intermountain's mission, vision and values.



Job Essentials

1. Participates and is involved in a variety of projects that support the needs of the department/facility: Works with the members of the team to identify solutions and performs tasks that accomplish individual and team goals. Attends team/department meetings and actively participates/takes on opportunities to share knowledge and skills that are pertinent to the meeting.
2. Gains knowledge of the department's/facilities functions: May job shadow various roles within the department in order to understand their role in the organization. Works with other members of the department / facility to accomplish assigned tasks.
3. May be assigned one or more specific projects during the internship. Demonstrates an understanding of the process and accountability for the results/outcomes. Works independently or as a member of a team to accomplish the tasks necessary to successfully complete the project. Involves others when needed in a timely manner and works to meet project timelines.
4. Provides staff operational/clerical support to the department/facility as needed.


Wage: $15.00/hour

Benefits: No

Shift Details: Part Time - 15 hours/week

Other Details: Accepting students that are in an aviation or similar degree.

Minimum Qualifications

Concurrently enrolled in and progressing through their education program in a related field of study. Must provide documentation of enrollment in an accredited program, any earned degree or certification that may be required.

Demonstrated proficiency in the knowledge and skills in the field directly related to the intern opportunity.
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Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
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Demonstrated organization skills, detail oriented and the ability to prioritize tasks.
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Demonstrated ability to consistently maintain a good rapport and a positive demeanor with employees and customers.
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Demonstrated initiative and willingness to take on additional assignments when needed.
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Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in related field.



Physical Requirements:

Standing, Walking, Lifting




Life Flight Operations Center



Work City:

Salt Lake City



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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 If you have any questions or need assistance, call 702-261-5110.



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.

Endeavor Air

Endeavor Air has many internship opportunities:

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


Students can apply at 


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) | |

Salt Lake City International Airport

Internship – Salt Lake City International Airport - Airport Operations


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.


  • 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.


  • 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 For further questions you can reach him at 801-575-2803.




Southwest has many new internship opportunities.

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

To see current opportunities go to Southwest Careers.


For Aspiring Delta Air Lines Pilots

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.


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



  • 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

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.


Mesa Airlines

Job Title:
Phoenix, Arizona-PHX
Job Description:

Depends on the internship.


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:



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

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.


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.


Republic Airline

Summer Internship in Indianapolis, Indiana



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.


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

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. 
  • 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 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 or e-mail


Salt Lake City Departments 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, he can also be reached by phone at 801-999-8748

Piedmont Airlines

Piedmont Airlines Internship Opportunities.


For other questions email Natalie Corrao

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 The company has informed me that they will be considering students for Fall 2021 Internships due to covid-19

Email a resume and cover letter to James McCoy at

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Internship Program: 

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 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, or phone at 703-797-2571.

How to Apply: 

contact Ryan Leick at


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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)


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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



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 Health and Public Service, at

  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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