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Aviation Internships

Internships are one of the best ways for students to gain valuable experience to start building a robust resume and to get a taste of what working in their industry is really like. The College of Aeronautics offers a six-credit aviation management internship program (AMIP) to eligible senior students. This highly successful program involves placement of students in entry-level management positions for a semester with air transportation, air commerce, aviation consulting, and governmental organizations throughout the United States and in selected foreign locations. Management interns perform a variety of aviation management tasks under the supervision of working professionals, and submit graded written reports and present a formal final report to selected students and faculty following the internship assignment.

JetBlue Internships:

JetBlue offers intern positions as part of their College Crew and a variety of other functional areas of the company. Learn more about the available positions and learn about what it's like to work for JetBlue on their "Work Here" site.

NBAA Internships:

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) often has exciting, summer business aviation internship opportunities. The NBAA seeks articulate and organized interns to assist subject matter experts with research activities on regulatory and technical issues related to the operation of business aircraft. This is a fabulous opportunity for undergraduates in Aviation Management, or a similar field, to learn about business aviation.

Check out an example position description!

Direct questions to NBAA's Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or

What Employers Want:

Some desirable skills and attributes that are important to consider when preparing to apply for any position from intern to management.

Communication Skills

Candidates should be able to speak, write and listen well. Presentation skills are also key as is the ability to respond to criticisms and questions.

Technical Skills

Just as candidates should be able to read and write, they should also be familiar with computers and relevant technologies. Expectations for proficiency with many applications continue to rise.


Candidates should be able to take charge but also know when to let others take over, depending on what the situation demands. This is linked with potential management skills.


Candidates should work well with different people while still being in control of some of their own assignments.

Interpersonal Skills

Employers want candidates who can relate to others, inspire them to participate or quell conflict among co-workers.

Personal Traits

Candidates should have initiative and be motivated, adaptable to change, industrious, honest and be able to juggle tasks.

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