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Airport Operation Specialist - BMI Airport (Bloomington)

There is an opportunity for an Airport Operations Specialist Intern at BMI Airport in Bloomington, Illinois.

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Internships - Chicago Department of Aviation

O’Hare and Midway International Airports are owned and operated by the City of Chicago. The airports are managed by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). Each year, Chicago’s airports handle more than 1.1 million operations, and transport more than 86 million passengers and 1.5 tons of air cargo around the world, connecting Chicago to the global marketplace.



  • Perform various administrative functions to support program activities
  • Compile, tabulate and analyze statistical data, and research and collect information for inclusion in studies and reports
  • Use various software packages to type documents, create graphs, charts, and spreadsheets, and maintain databases
  • Provide general information regarding programs and services to the public
  • Maintain records and prepare work reports
  • Perform various office clerical functions
  • Participate in the organization, set-up and administration of special events and program activities
  • Perform occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.  And, other job related duties as required

START DATES: Beginning June 2021
Note: This is a temporary position. Internships are limited to one academic year. Students are limited to working one internship position (lasting no more than one academic year) per City Department.

2021 SALARY:

  • Freshman-$14
  • Sophomore-$14
  • Junior-$15
  • Senior/Graduate/Doctorate-$16


  • Design & Construction
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Workforce Development
  • Safety and Emergency Management
  • Security Operations/ID Badging
  • Finance
  • Media
  • Executive Offices
  • Airside Operations
  • Landside operations

Applicants who are multi-lingual are encouraged to apply. Positions may be located at O’Hare International Airport or Midway International Airport.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals must be college or graduate students who are obtaining degrees in the following disciplines: Business/Public Administration, Finance, Engineering, Planning, Construction Management, Architecture, Aviation Management, Information Technology, or a directly related field of study. Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or law school OR a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in an accredited school. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 3.5 on a 5.0 grading scale. Must be enrolled in school with a minimum of 6 credit hours (or quarter hour equivalency) throughout the duration of internship, with the exception of academic break, i.e. summer.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Note: At the time of application, you must attach a Resume, current transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable if the cumulative grade point average is reflected) and a current Letter of Enrollment Verification from the School's Registrar/Dean confirming current enrollment (or National Student Clearinghouse Proof of Enrollment Certificate) at the time of hire. You must be enrolled in school (with the exception of academic breaks) throughout your internship if you are selected. Selected students must also maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 3.5 on a 5.0 grading scale.
Note: Transcripts (official or unofficial) or a letter of enrollment must be submitted at time of processing.

Candidates possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected for hire. Note: Candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment (STA).

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or" no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?" In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your on line application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on May 20, 2021. No exceptions will be made.

Envoy Air

After a challenging year loaded with difficult circumstances, the time has come to change the course and share that Envoy will resume cadet and pilot hiring effective immediately. This is a direct result of American Airlines’ plans to restart the flow and advancement of Envoy pilots to the mainline in the fourth quarter of this year. We are excited to begin processing current Instructor Cadets to fill Envoy First Officer positions and simultaneously resume the backfill of these vacancies with new cadets for our program. The pandemic is not over, but as travel demand continues its path to recovery, it is necessary for Envoy to resume cadet and pilot hiring, so it can be ready to get back to business.

As you know, our Cadet Program is one of the strongest in the industry, as we only seek the most promising university and commercial flight school student pilots providing a clear career path and smooth transition from student to instructor, instructor to regional pilot, and regional pilot to the mainline pilot.

Our Recruiting Team is ready to work with you for the transitioning of Instructor Cadets to Envoy and in identifying new talents to backfill these Instructor Cadet vacancies. We will be reaching out to you soon and join efforts to search for the best of the best. Feel free to contact Elizabeth Bogdan, our Outreach Recruiter and our Air Operations Recruitment Team if you have any questions. You can also get more information about the program on our website

We value and greatly appreciate your partnership. Thank you for the collaborative efforts in making this program successful for your school, your students, Envoy and American Airlines. 

Captain Ric Wilson                                           
Vice President – Flight Operations

Summer Airport Maintenance Internship - Chicago Executive Airport

The Chicago Executive Airport is looking to fill internships for their summer airport maintenance program. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 3:30pm.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Landscaping, painting, and a variety of other duties
  • Learn or improve your communication with Air Traffic Control
  • Get certified to drive on the airfield
  • Obtain aviation work experience for your resume

Interviews can be scheduled during Spring Break.

Enjoy a paid aviation internship!

Visit for an employment application. Email application and résumé to Andrew Wolanik at Age 18+

Alaska Airlines Summer 2021 Internships

Our internship program gives students opportunities to work on real-world projects across various departments of our airline—including Flight Operations, Maintenance & Engineering, Technology and Finance. You might tour facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest or ride along on a cargo delivery flight between towns in Southeast Alaska.

Twelve-week paid internships start in May or June of 2021 and are primarily open to undergraduate juniors graduating between December 2021 and June 2022.

Apply between November 16 and November 30 on our careers site.

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UPS Flightpath Internship - UPS & Ameriflight

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

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