As part of its ongoing efforts to promote education, training, and professionalism in the field of aviation, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has announced the establishment of an internship program at its Alexandria, Virginia headquarters for high school and college students interested in aviation and or associations.
“For decades, AAAE has played a major role in the lives of thousands of young people by providing millions of dollars of scholarships for college,” said AAAE Chairman Randall D. Berg, A.A.E., Director of Airport Operations at the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. “Today, we are pleased to announce another critical step in our continuing commitment to the next generation interested in a career in aviation through our AAAE Internship program. I often talk about the importance of ‘widening the on-ramp’ for young people interested in our profession, and this program will do exactly that.”
Under the program, AAAE will offer four internships at its 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.) and to AAAE Student Chapter members from across the country who are also academic members. These programs will offer valuable, hands-on 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 four departments – Airport Training/Development, Transportation Security Policy, Membership/Accreditation and Meetings.
Applications for up to two programs per applicant must be received by February 13, 2015, and those selected will be notified by March, 31, 2015. The internships will run from mid-June through mid-August of 2015.
Additional information on the internships, qualifications, and available stipends is available here