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An Unexpected Arrival At The Airport Essay Scholarships

When I was 16, I lived with the Watkins family in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Watkins was the coordinator of the foreign exchange student program I was enrolled in. She had a nine year old son named Cody. I would babysit Cody every day after school for at least two to three hours. We would play Scrabble or he would read to me from Charlotte’s Web or The Ugly Duckling. He would talk a lot about his friends and school life, and I would listen to him and ask him the meanings of certain words. He was my first friend in the New World.

My second family was the Martinez family, who were friends of the Watkins’s. The host dad Michael was a high school English teacher and the host mom Jennifer (who had me call her “Jen”) taught elementary school. She had recently delivered a baby, so she was still in the hospital when I moved into their house. The Martinez family did almost everything together. We made pizza together, watched Shrek on their cozy couch together, and went fishing on Sunday together. On rainy days, Michael, Jen and I would sit on the porch and listen to the rain, talking about our dreams and thoughts. Within two months I was calling them mom and dad.

After I finished the exchange student program, I had the option of returning to Korea but I decided to stay in America. I wanted to see new places and meet different people. Since I wasn’t an exchange student anymore, I had the freedom--and burden--of finding a new school and host family on my own. After a few days of thorough investigation, I found the Struiksma family in California. They were a unique group.

The host mom Shellie was a single mom who had two of her own sons and two Russian daughters that she had adopted. The kids always had something warm to eat, and were always on their best behavior at home and in school. It would be fair to say that this was all due to Shellie’s upbringing. My room was on the first floor, right in front of Shellie’s hair salon, a small business that she ran out of her home. In the living room were six or seven huge amplifiers and a gigantic chandelier hung from the high ceiling. The kitchen had a bar. At first, the non-stop visits from strangers made me nervous, but soon I got used to them. I remember one night, a couple barged into my room while I was sleeping. It was awkward.

After a few months I realized we weren’t the best fit. In the nicest way possible, I told them I had to leave. They understood.

The Ortiz family was my fourth family. Kimberly, the host mom, treated me the same way she treated her own son. She made me do chores: I fixed dinner, fed their two dogs Sassy and Lady, and once a week I cleaned the bathroom. I also had to follow some rules: No food in my room, no using the family computer, no lights on after midnight, and no ride unless it was an emergency. The first couple of months were really hard to get used to, but eventually I adjusted.

I lived with the Ortiz family for seven months like a monk in the deep forest. However, the host dad Greg’s asthma got worse after winter, so he wanted to move to the countryside. It was unexpected and I only had a week to find a new host family. I asked my friend Danielle if I could live with her until I found a new home. That’s how I met the Dirksen family, my fifth family.

The Dirksen family had three kids. They were all different. Danielle liked bitter black coffee, Christian liked energy drinks, and Becca liked sweet lemon tea. Dawn, the host mom didn’t like winter, and Mark, the host dad, didn’t like summer. After dinner, we would all play Wii Sports together. I was the king of bowling, and Dawn was the queen of tennis. I don’t remember a single time that they argued about the games. Afterward, we would gather in the living room and Danielle would play the piano while the rest of us sang hymns.

Of course, those 28 months were too short to fully understand all five families, but I learned from and was shaped by each of them. By teaching me English, nine year-old Cody taught me the importance of being able to learn from anyone; the Martinez family showed me the value of spending time together as a family; the Struiksma family taught me to reserve judgment about divorced women and adopted children; Mrs. Ortiz taught me the value of discipline and the Dirksen family taught me the importance of appreciating one another’s different qualities.

Getting along with other people is necessary for anyone and living with five families has made me more sensitive to others’ needs: I have learned how to recognize when someone needs to talk, when I should give advice and when to simply listen, and when someone needs to be left alone; in the process, I have become much more adaptable. I’m ready to change, learn, and be shaped by my future families.

ANALYSIS OF THE "FIVE FAMILIES" ESSAY

Remember that movie “The Sixth Sense”?

I won't ruin it for you, but I will tell you that there’s a moment toward the end when a crucial piece of information is revealed that triggers in the mind of the audience a series of realizations that have been leading up to this Big Revelation.

That’s kind of what this writer does: he buries a series of hints (one in each paragraph) that he “explodes” in the final paragraph. In short:

  1. He buries a series of essence images in his first paragraphs (one per family).
  2. He doesn’t tell us what they mean until the end of the essay, when he writes “I learned and was shaped by each of them.” Note that each essence image is actually a lesson--something he learned from each family.
  3. When he reveals each lesson at the end, one after the other, we sense how all these seemingly random events are connected. We realize this writer has been carefully constructing this piece all along; we see the underlying structure. And it’s a pretty neat one.

Also note:

  • Each of the first five paragraphs works to SHOW. (He waits to TELL us what they mean ‘til that second to last paragraph.)
  • See how distinct each family is? He does this through specific images and objects.
  • The second to last paragraph answers the “So what?” question. (Q: Why did he just show us all these details? A: To demonstrate what each family has taught him.)
  • He also goes one step further. He answers the “So what?” question once more in the final paragraph. (Q: So what am I going to do with all these lessons? A: I’m going to use them to adapt to my next family--in college.)
  • The beauty of this is that he’s demonstrating (showing not telling) that he has an extremely valuable quality that will be useful for doing well at any college: adaptability.

TIP: And that’s one more way to write your essay. Identify your single greatest strength (in this case, it was his ability to adapt to whatever life gave him). Ask: how did I learn this? How can I SHOW that I’m good at this?

Here are all the “Show” and “Tell” moments clearly marked:

When I was 16, I lived with the Watkins family in Wichita, Kansas. Mrs. Watkins was the coordinator of the foreign exchange student program I was enrolled in. She had a nine year old son named Cody. I would babysit Cody every day after school for at least two to three hours. We would play Scrabble or he would read to me from Charlotte’s Web or The Ugly Duckling. He would talk a lot about his friends and school life, and I would listen to him and ask him the meanings of certain words. He was my first friend in the New World.

Show 1: "By teaching me English, nine year-old Cody taught me the importance of being able to learn from anyone."

My second family was the Martinez family, who were friends of the Watkins’s. The host dad Michael was a high school English teacher and the host mom Jennifer (who had me call her “Jen”) taught elementary school. She had recently delivered a baby, so she was still in the hospital when I moved into their house. The Martinez family did almost everything together. We made pizza together, watched Shrek on their cozy couch together, and went fishing on Sunday together. On rainy days, Michael, Jen and I would sit on the porch and listen to the rain, talking about our dreams and thoughts. Within two months I was calling them mom and dad.

Show 2: "the Martinez family showed me the value of spending time together as a family" (implication: he doesn't have this with his own family)

After I finished the exchange student program, I had the option of returning to Korea but I decided to stay in America. I wanted to see new places and meet different people. Since I wasn’t an exchange student anymore, I had the freedom--and burden--of finding a new school and host family on my own. After a few days of thorough investigation, I found the Struiksma family in California. They were a unique group.

The host mom Shellie was a single mom who had two of her own sons and two Russian daughters that she had adopted. The kids always had something warm to eat, and were always on their best behavior at home and in school. It would be fair to say that this was all due to Shellie’s upbringing. My room was on the first floor, right in front of Shellie’s hair salon, a small business that she ran out of her home. In the living room were six or seven huge amplifiers and a gigantic chandelier hung from the high ceiling. The kitchen had a bar. At first, the non-stop visits from strangers made me nervous, but soon I got used to them. I remember one night, a couple barged into my room while I was sleeping. It was awkward.

Show 3: "the Struiksma family taught me to reserve judgment about divorced women and adopted children."

After a few months I realized we weren’t the best fit. In the nicest way possible, I told them I had to leave. They understood.

The Ortiz family was my fourth family. Kimberly, the host mom, treated me the same way she treated her own son. She made me do chores: I fixed dinner, fed their two dogs Sassy and Lady, and once a week I cleaned the bathroom. I also had to follow some rules: No food in my room, no using the family computer, no lights on after midnight, and no ride unless it was an emergency. The first couple of months were really hard to get used to, but eventually I adjusted.

I lived with the Ortiz family for seven months like a monk in the deep forest. However, the host dad Greg’s asthma got worse after winter, so he wanted to move to the countryside. It was unexpected and I only had a week to find a new host family. I asked my friend Danielle if I could live with her until I found a new home. That’s how I met the Dirksen family, my fifth family.

Show 4: "Mrs. Ortiz taught me the value of discipline."

The Dirksen family had three kids. They were all different. Danielle liked bitter black coffee, Christian liked energy drinks, and Becca liked sweet lemon tea. Dawn, the host mom didn’t like winter, and Mark, the host dad, didn’t like summer. After dinner, we would all play Wii Sports together. I was the king of bowling, and Dawn was the queen of tennis. I don’t remember a single time that they argued about the games. Afterward, we would gather in the living room and Danielle would play the piano while the rest of us sang hymns.

Show 5: "and the Dirksen family taught me the importance of appreciating one another’s different qualities."

Of course, those 28 months were too short to fully understand all five families, but I learned from and was shaped by each of them. By teaching me English, nine year-old Cody taught me the importance of being able to learn from anyone; the Martinez family showed me the value of spending time together as a family; the Struiksma family taught me to reserve judgment about divorced women and adopted children; Mrs. Ortiz taught me the value of discipline and the Dirksen family taught me the importance of appreciating one another’s different qualities.

The "Tell" / "So What"

Getting along with other people is necessary for anyone and living with five families has made me more sensitive to others’ needs: I have learned how to recognize when someone needs to talk, when I should give advice and when to simply listen, and when someone needs to be left alone; in the process, I have become much more adaptable. I’m ready to change, learn, and be shaped by my future families.

United Airlines

Intern - Flight Operations, Pilot- Professional Flight

Summer 2018- May 14- August 17, 2018

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

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

The Internship is paid and is inclusive of travel privileges

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

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

Division: 65 Flight Operations

Function: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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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

Skypark Airport 

Office Lineman Intern (Fall '16)

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

More information on Skypark Airport website

To apply, contact James McCoy, CHPS Internship Coordinator - james.mccoy@uvu.edu - 801-863-5702

Allegiant Air

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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Delta Airlines

Corporate Safety Intern - Atlanta, GA

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

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

Delta internships

Delta Airlines

DELTA AIR LINES: FLIGHT OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP

For Aspiring Delta Air Lines Pilots

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

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Intern candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with an aviation discipline, have a competitive GPA, and be in good academic standing with the university. An intern must possess excellent communication skills, be able to process complicated issues quickly, and maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information. Due to the technical nature of some projects, interns must demonstrate a competency in skills that include, but are not limited to, simulator tours, the collection and analysis of flight planning data, reading and summarizing new regulations, and the ability to quickly relate to the advanced jet environment. A viable candidate should be actively engaged in a student organization and in their community. They should also have a private pilot certificate and have approximately 150+ hours of total time. The ideal candidate should also have a CFI, or be working towards a CFI. An intern will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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

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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Compass Airlines

 This is a Summer/Winter Internship Option for 2017

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

General

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

Benefits

  • Paid internship
  • The internship will provide extensive networking opportunities both inside and outside the Company.  
  • Jump seat privileges permitted for licensed pilots.
  • Interns who successfully complete the internship program may receive a preferential interview for open positions at Compass Airlines once the candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Must have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student.
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor degree in Aviation or an aviation related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office publications to include, outlook, excel, and word.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must be able to pass extensive background check as well as a drug and alcohol test.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentially when dealing with sensitive information.

Program Details

  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
  • Openings: 2/semester 

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

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

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

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Mesa Airlines

Job Title:

Intern - Dispatch

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona-PHX

Job Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Full-Time or Part-Time Position

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:

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Life Flight Salt Lake City

Life Flight Student Internship

About Us

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

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

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

Overview:

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

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

Experiences Available:

The internwill:

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

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

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

Criteria for selection

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

Working Hours 20

Primary Work Location Life Flight Operations Center

Expertise Training Opportunities / Internships / Events: Unpaid

Job Type Part Time

Location US-UT-Salt Lake City

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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.

ALSO APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE RECEIVED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!!!

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

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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 and for 2017 there is expected to be 30 openings.

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

Employment Period

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

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 2017 for the 2017 Internships--the page for the application can be found here

Evaluation Process

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

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

Deborah (Debbie) Williams
deborah.williams@mwaa.com

Southwest Airlines

Ground Operations