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Aviation Internships

The information provided below is designed to assist you in your search for finding internships. It is not intended to reflect current internships that are available; however, most internship programs offer the same positions each year and the current internships offered can be accessed by using the links provided. If you have any questions regarding internships and/or how to receive credit for your AVIA 3022 Internship class, please visit the Center for Business Internships(CBI) website or you can contact Penny Kugler, Director of CBI, or Kathy Schnakenberg, Coordinator of CBI, at (660)543-8432 and they will help you with the process.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)

Link: http://www.youngeagles.org/programs/scholarships/internships.asp

*Please note: EAA visits the spring career fair regularly looking for various interns including membership representatives and marketing communications.

Cliff Robertson Work Experience Program – Certificated Flight Instructor:
The third Cliff Robertson Work Experience participant must be a current and competent CFI. The primary role will be that of instructor and mentor for all EAA Air Academy summer youth programs. This position requires the ability to deal effectively, tactfully and pleasantly with volunteers, staff, program participants and Museum visitors. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work independently and in groups are required. Funded by James C. Ray and the Ray Foundation.

Doolittle Raiders Internship – Certificated Flight Instructor:
The primary role will be to serve as an instructor and mentor at all EAA Air Academy summer youth programs. The Doolittle Raiders intern must be a current and competent CFI. This position requires the ability to deal effectively, tactfully and pleasantly with volunteers, staff, program participants and Museum visitors. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work independently and in groups are required.. Funded by an endowment from the survivors of the original 80 participants in the epic WWII air raid on Tokyo, Japan.

Women Airforce Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.) Internship:
This internship provides opportunities for women’s aviation studies. The primary role of the WASP intern will be to work with the EAA Air Academy summer youth programs. Participants may receive ground and flight instruction. Ongoing goals of the program focus on women’s aviation accomplishments in the past and present, as well as encouraging future female leadership in the field. These goals are accomplished as the intern’s research and prepare presentations for EAA Air Academy participants on the roles women have played in aviation. This position requires the ability to deal effectively, tactfully and pleasantly with volunteers, staff, program participants and Museum visitors. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work independently and in groups are required. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the internship. Funded by the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WWII, Inc., its individual members and other interested parties.

Timken Aviation Studies Internships:
These internships provide for college-level interns to study the role of women in the past, present and future of aviation. The internships are attached to the EAA AirVenture Museum. Projects will vary, but in the past have included historical research and presentation, oral history projects and projects leading to exhibit content in the museum. Ideally, interns should aspire to be future professionals in the aviation industry. This position requires the ability to deal effectively, tactfully and pleasantly with volunteers, staff, program participants and Museum visitors. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work independently and in groups are required. Funded by the Louise H. Timken "Young Women in Aviation" endowment.

EAA AirVenture Museum - Wittman Aviation Studies Internship:
The primary role for the Wittman Aviation Studies Intern will be to work with the collections department of the EAA AirVenture Museum. The work will be in support of the museum’s artifact management program and is suitable for a person with curatorial work. Duties may include cataloging, moving, and researching artifacts in the museum collection. This position requires the ability to deal effectively, tactfully and pleasantly with volunteers, staff, program participants and Museum visitors. Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work independently and in groups are required. Interns must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the internship. Funded by an endowment from the estate of Steve and Paula Wittman.

Airplane Owner and Pilot’s Association (AOPA)

Link:  http://www.aopa.org/About-AOPA/Join-the-AOPA-Team/Current-Openings/Air-Safety-Institute-Intern.aspx

Air Safety Institute Internship:
The ASI internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable aviation safety work experience. Duties will include: Assisting in the development of new safety education materials, including online courses, live safety seminars, and print publications. Assisting in the revision of existing safety education materials. Writing and editorial tasks related to safety education

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Link: http://www.aaae.org/about_aaae/aaae_committees/academic_relations/airport_internship_info/

Airport Name

This Internship Covers

Baton rouge Metropolitan Airport

Operations and Airport Administration

Bismarck Airport

Administration and Operations

Cheyenne Regional Airport

Administration/Finance, Maintenance, Marketing, Operations, Security, Safety Management System (SMS), Special Projects, Snow Operations, Planning and Development (both with the airport and WYDOT), property management

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Airport Operations/Part 139 Compliance, Airport Security, Noise Abatement and Customer Service

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Airport Operations, Finance, Properties, Engineering and Marketing, Communications

Grosse LLE Municipal Airport

All aspects of the operation and maintenance of a general aviation airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

All areas of airport management.

Landrum and Brown, Inc.

Environmental Planning and Compliance

Lee County port Authority

Operations, Engineering and Construction, Planning and Development, Airport Police, Fire, Marketing, Maintenance and FBO

Tallahassee regional Airport

Landside Operations, Ground Transportation, Airside Operations and Security

Trenton-Mercer Airport

Operations, Noise, Finance, Maintenance, Emergency Operations, Special Projects

Tulsa Airport Authority

Marketing and Public Relations, Legal, Engineering, Operations

Verified Identity Pass

Business Development, Operations, Public Relations, Marketing

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Link: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/students/internships/

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

Law Student Internships:
The FAA offers full-time summer (split summers are not permitted) and part-time fall and spring semester legal internships to current law students who will be continuing law school upon completion of their internships. Internships are available in our Washington, D.C. headquarters and are often available in the FAA's regional and center legal offices as well. Although unpaid, these internships offer the opportunity to work directly with our senior staff in one or more of our practice areas on a variety of substantive assignments. And several of our interns have received academic credit for their work.

Textron Owned Companies

Link: http://www.textron.com/careers/undergrads-graduates/index.php

Over 100 Internship Opportunities Including: Sales, Engineers, Customer Service, Finance, Law, etc. The following examples are a few related to UCM Aviation’s current degree programs.

Cessna: Customer Support Services:
Support Vendor Recovery with ongoing or new projects. Projects may include but not be limited to: database creation, database management, customer service, and other projects as needed.

Cessna: Regional Sales Associate:
The Regional Sales Associate (RSA) is an entry-level role created to participate in the sales rotational program at Cessna. The sales rotational program consists ofsix functional rotations, each lasting approximately 8 weeks. The RSA will gain operational and business experience in the followingareas such as marketing, sales, customer service, contracts, jet business team, and propeller business team. The RSA will be responsible for tactical day-to-day responsibilities and significant projects to functional leaders. The RSA will be assigned to a regional vice president, who will serve as their mentor throughout the program.

Boeing

Link: http://jobs-boeing.com/internships

Over 20 available internships ranging from engineers to program management. The following examples are a few related to UCM Aviation’s current degree programs.

Supplier Program Management Intern:
The chosen candidate will provide production process support for Alenia Aermacchi and Boeing operations, sub-tier suppliers as well as downstream customers. By providing this support, the candidates will learn to exercise their knowledge to solve technical issues and apply techniques, standards, principles and processes. Candidates will have the opportunity to lead continuous improvement initiatives required to meet program objectives. They will also provide technical support to internal Alenia and Boeing functions like Supplier Quality, Supply Chain logistics and engineering.
The exact details of the project will be determined nearer the time and with consultation with the successful candidate.

Information Technology Intern:
We are planning to hire talented and motivated students to assist in delivering best in class technological solutions to our business, our partners, and our customers. During our twelve-week program you will be assigned tasks that expand on the skills you have developed at school. We are offering opportunities in many different areas including: Software Development, Information Protection, Cyber Security, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture, and Systems Integration. It may surprise you to know these positions exist in Information Technology (IT). At Boeing IT is much more than just the help desk. Join us as we build the future.

Southwest Airlines

Link: http://www.southwest.com/html/about-southwest/careers/nolimits.html

Southwest Airlines has a very active internship program hiring more than 100 interns annually. They offer internships year round. The link above will direct you to where you can find application dates.

Operations Agent:
An Operations Agent provides legendary Customer Service by assuring weight and balance of aircraft, efficient boarding of aircraft and coordinating Ramp, Operations, Provisioning and aircraft servicing to accomplish on-time performance.

Project Manager:
Partners with Technology Managers and Directors to lead Technology programs in support of the Department's strategic plan. Viewed as a project/program leadership resource responsible for driving analysis, recommendations, decisions, and delivery.

American Airlines

Link: http://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/flightoperationsinternships.jsp

Flight Operations Internships are available at American Airlines; however, when this internship reference page was made, no internships were available to retrieve a description. The airline is believed to provide summer internships and the postings for these positions are most likely early spring or late fall.

United Airlines

Link: https://ual-pro.taleo.net/careersection/10340/joblist.ftl?lang=en

Intern/Co-op/Flight Operations:
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. The valuable flight training, facility tours, coworkers, and other benefits are what make United Airlines the premier company to intern for.Internships are offered in the various Flight Operations departments and various cities.

Delta Airlines

Link: http://www.deltajobs.net/college.htm

Line Operations Intern:
Practices safety conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures. Assists the supervisor - operations reliability and line operations administration with the office tasks including, but not limited to, Crew Operating Reports data trending analysis, chief pilot office call notes, jump-seat approval letters, jump-seat use and abuse reports, crew hotel report discrepancies, chief pilot office monthly data transfers, pilot customer engagement processes and feedback, staffing meeting notes, miscellaneous offices duties and special projects assigned.

SkyWest Airlines

Link: https://re2o.ultipro.com/sky1000/jobboard/listjobs.aspx?

Cross-Utilized Agent:
Cross Utilized Agents are responsible for both Ramp and Customer Service Agent Duties.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Load and unload customer luggage, airfreight and company mail on and off aircraft. Greet passengers, issue tickets, provide seat assignments, check baggage, board flights, rebook passengers, all in a prompt and friendly manner. Escort passengers and special needs customers safely and courteously. Marshall aircraft in and out of the ramp area. Service aircraft as needed.

National Business Aviation Association  (NBAA)

Link: https://data.nbaa.org/source/security/site-logon.cfm?section=unknown&activesection=home&a=1

Undergraduate student internships are perhaps the best way to introduce aviation students to careers in business aviation. Through internships, your company's flight department will provide exciting work in business aviation and a rewarding learning experience for young professionals, who are the industry's future. Interns also will gain insight into the demands and tasks of the many roles in the flight department, as well as the important internal and external interactions that make up the team.

NOTE: To further research other opportunities, you can do a simple internet search for aviation internships which will direct you to different business’ websites. There will be step-by-step directions from there. You can also use sites like indeed.com to help with your search because they provide several choices to choose from. Please see the department Graduate Assistant, located in TRG 210M or by phone at (660)543-4262. if you would like further help during your search.