Information for Students


Boeing - Summer Internship!

Boeing has posted for a summer Intern position at Boeing Executive Flight Operations for an Aircraft  Maintenance candidate.

The job is posted at under requisition # 14-1005525 and will be open for the next two weeks.  You can also find the position by searching the database and looking for Indiana positions.
Interviews will be held mid April with a selection by the 1st week in May.

Southwest Airlines - Internship

Southwest Airlines has an opportunity online for a Fall 2014 Flight Operations Internship position. The application deadline is very soon (3/31 to be safe).  See for more info.

Frontier Airlines - Technical Services Analyst

The Fleet Logistics group handles everything from a technical standpoint with relation to new aircraft inductions, aircraft lease returns, and special projects related to the fleet (cabin modifications, vendor selections, meeting coordination, etc.).  Frontier has 80 A320neo aircraft on order which will begin delivering in late 2016, so there will not be any shortage of projects to work.

(from Chris Patterson, Manager of Fleet Logistics)  I travel quite often so this position would cover for me while I am on the road as well as help out other departments within Frontier’s Technical Services group such as Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance Programs, and Maintenance Planning.  Overall I think this is a great entry level position with exposure to many parts of the Maintenance/Technical Services organization at Frontier.  There will also be plenty of project management experience gained.  Will all of that said, hopefully there’s no better fit than a fellow Boilermaker!

Please email Chris if you'd like more information.

Click here for posting on the Frontier website.

Frontier Airlines
7001 Tower Road
Denver, CO 80249
Office: 720-374-4381
Mobile: 937-361-9200

Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship

The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program is designed to involve Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty affiliated with Discovery Park on cutting edge research projects that involve combining two or more disciplinary strengths. Working closely with faculty, students experience the excitement, challenge, and power of truly interdisciplinary research in the fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that is Purdue's Discovery Park.

DURI offers 50 part-time (6-10 hours/week) student internship slots per academic semester. A list of DURI internship opportunities is available on this website and students are invited to login and submit the simple online application form for a maximum of five projects. Please click here to view past project descriptions.

Earn 1 credit for the internship core seminar series, GS490A
Potentially earn research credits through a project's sponsoring department
Receive a $500 scholarship per semester in DURI
Take part in year-end Undergraduate Research Forum and Poster Session


Get this!  The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (ISTAT Foundation) is a group who (among other things) provides funds for scholarships, educational programs and grants.

The ISTAT Foundation Internship Committee acts as an intermediary between ISTAT member companies and the student applicants.  It’s not a guarantee of summer internship employment, but it’s a pretty doggone awesome resource, and we really need to be taking advantage of all the opportunities presented with ISTAT.  Please click and go take a look at all the internships posted.  There’s one application - go fill it out and then follow up with the internship positions that interest you!


Many employers say they don’t like Objectives, and they don’t even bother reading them because more often than not, they don’t include any interesting or helpful information. Objectives have traditionally contained information about what the candidate wants (a job, room for advancement, a chance to use a new college degree, etc). But what the employer really wants to know is what the candidate can do for the company.

Still, some people argue that it’s essential to know that your goals match the company’s needs, and they’re looking for that quick Objective statement right off the bat. You may want to consider using a more modern approach, such as a Tag Line and/or Skill Set.


Instead of an Objective, consider using a Tag Line: your professional title or the title of the job you’re targeting. This should, of course, be the same or very similar to the position for which you are applying. For example: Certified Public Accountant, Mechanical Engineer, Nurse Midwife, Customer Service Representative, Database Administrator, etc. You can use this in combination with a Skill Set and/or Qualifications section.


A Skill Set is a list of your core competencies as they relate to your targeted career goal. Use one or two words (not sentences) per skill. For example, a business student may have this skill set:
Marketing | Advertising | Sales | Event Planning | Public Relations


. Keep it short. If you launch into a lengthy description of yourself and your hopes and dreams for your future, you’re going to lose the reader from the get-go. Use one or two sentences maximum.

. Don’t be generic. This is the first thing on your resume, so take advantage of the opportunity to sell yourself. To really stand out in the crowd, you should tailor your Objective to each new position for which you apply. Use the position description as a guide, and use the specific position and company name. When you customize your Objective, the hiring manager (or decision maker) sees instantly that you are a potential fit for the position and that you care enough about first impressions to go that extra step.

. Don’t make it all about you. Everyone wants good pay, a chance for advancement, and respect. This isn’t the place to talk about that. The employer’s main concern is what you can do for them. Your objective needs to meet their needs. Mention the #1 way you can contribute.

. Make sure it’s true. If your Objective says you’re looking for a full-time job and you’re applying for a part-time internship, you will likely be disqualified immediately.
A general formula you can use is: “To apply my _____ skills as a _____ at _____.” Here are some examples:
  To apply my strong analytical and organizational skills as an Administrative Support Intern at XYZ Corporation.
  To find a position as a Java Software Intern developing n-tier applications.
  Seeking an Advertising internship at XYZ Corporation which allows me to expand my current abilities and contribute to XYZ’s mission of worldwide environmental sustainability.

If you’re writing a general resume for posting online or distributing at a career fair, you can use a more general Objective, such as:
Seeking a full-time position that will utilize my outstanding communication skills and years of experience in sales and computers.


17 January, 2014

Butler America’s ITC Group

Butler America currently has a need for associates to assist in International Trade Compliance classification of aerospace parts and documents.  This will involve reviewing engineering drawings, part descriptions and part assemblies to understand application and function of each and properly classify the items to Federal Regulations. ITC training will be provided.  These will be project positions (temporary) possibly going through the end of March.  Most of these positions will be working on 2nd shift (3PM - 11PM) but there are a few possibilities to work on 1st shift (6:30AM - 3PM).  Please specify which shift you are available to work.


·         Must be able to work a minimum of 25 hours a week.

·         Candidates must have a technical background and understand engineering terminology or have experience with aircraft systems.

·         Must possess good attention to details.

·         Must be experienced in Microsoft Office programs (at minimum Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

·         Must understand how to use a search engine and navigate the internet/website. 

·         Must be able to work in a fast paced and changing environment.

·         Permanent Residence or US Citizenship is required to work on this project.

·         Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

15 January, 2014

Republic Airlines

Pilot Candidates should posses:

-1,200 hours total time (fixed wing)
-50 multi-engine
-75 hours instrument
-1st class FAA medical
-FCC restricted radio operators permit
-Valid passport
-Authorization to work in the U.S. and the ability to travel unrestricted in and out of the U.S.
-Ability and willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays and overnight trips
-Must maintain a well groomed and professional appearance
-Must be able to pass pre-employment fingerprint, background and drug testing
-Must possess excellent communication skills to include the ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
-Accept that the Company will assign initial base according to the Company’s need and the seniority of the pilot in his/her initial training class
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Current or recent commercial pilot experience preferred

Contact me Kyle Sutter at Republic Airlines:

9 January, 2014

Duncan Aviation - Multiple Job Opportunities!

See their website for more information.

9 January, 2014

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - Associate Technical Officer, OPS & Associate Technical Officer, ATM

The Associate Technical Officer provides technical advice and services in relation to flight Operations, in the implementation of the Standards and Recommended practices of Annex 6 – Aircraft Operations. S/he carries out duties and responsibilities in support of Operations-related matters, as are assigned to her/him by the Supervisor. The incumbent collaborates closely with other Technical Officers in the Bureau, as well as with Regional Offices for all aircraft Operations-related matters.

See the ICAO Careers website for more information.

17 December, 2013


Southwest Airlines is excited to let you know about a NEW Summer 2014 Internship that is available on  We will be accepting applications for this position now until January 10, 2014.  Please see for the full job description and application portal.


The Intern will work fulltime as a Team member within Engineering - Fleet Transactions.
Assist with developing a database capable of searching historical and current Master Changes.
Assist with special projects as requested.
Develop reports to assist with Leadership decision making
            Tracking costs per aircraft/Master change
            Track Document status for acquisition
Create dashboard to track status of aircraft acquisition activity updates multiple existing reports

10 December, 2013

IndyJet - Line Service Technician


• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and/or considerable experience and technical training in fueling and servicing aircraft at an FBO of equal or larger size and sales volume.
• Must be a quick learner with the ability to multi-task and maintain a high level of excellence


• Two years of aviation line service experience
• Experience towing and fueling aircraft
• Mechanical aptitude

Schedule: Hours and days will vary. Weekends are likely. Possible shifts (6am – 2pm) and/or (1pm – 9pm). 1/2 hour lunch with two 15 min breaks.
Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Send resumes to:
Fax: 317-335-2073

7 November, 2013

Cessna Aircraft Company

Discover Flying Challenge - 2014 Summer Pilot Internship - Job ID (217996)
Cessna is scouring the top schools in the country for only the best to fill one of six summer internship positions to fly one of our single-engine aircraft.  As an intern for Cessna in our "Discover Flying Challenge" program, you will be the face and voice of the world's leading general aviation company.  You will be competing to be the "Ace" of the DFC program as you perform your duties as product ambassador at flight schools and venues across the United States.  Throughout the program, you will be expected to leverage social media in new and unique ways to spread the work in "virtual barnstorming" that would make even Clyde Cessna himself, proud.  Only the best need apply, but if you think you have what it takes, read on:

General passion and enthusiasm for learning to fly which includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Attend pancake fly-ins, open houses and other events planned by Cessna and our affiliates
  • Take pictures, video and post to Cessna's social media outlets
  • Travel to Cessna Pilot Centers throughout a defined territory and perform familiarization flights in Cessna products.
  • Attend the famous EAA Fly-In Oshkosh, WI and talk with Cessna customers about your experience flying Cessna single-engine product.
  • Speak fluently to the benefits of aviation as well as key performance aspects of the Cessna single-engine product.

Education:  Minimum of Junior in an accredited college.  Field of study is open although Marketing, Business, Aeronautical Engineering or Aviation Management is a plus.
Position Requirements:

  • Certified Flight Instructor, preferred
  • Minimum of 250 flight hours
  • Garmin G-1000 experience preferred
  • No incident/accident history
  • No FAA action
  • Professional attitude coupled with an extroverted, engaging personality
  • IMC experience recommendation from a university department head
  • Submission of a video clip, writing samples, and social media footprint

Video Sample Requirements:
Please submit a brief video audition (not to exceed 1 minute in length) of why you should be selected for Cessna's Discover Flying Challenge.  You'll need to upload your video to YouTube and include the link to your video on your writing sample or resume.

Writing Sample Requirements:
This position will require writing and communicating with fans and followers in different styles and formats.  Please develop and submit entries you would post about your first flight experience in the appropriate styles for the following communities:

  • Blog post/journal entry
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedln update

Apply online no later than Friday, November 22nd at or click on the link below to take you directly to the job posting

25 October, 2013

Landrum & Brown, a prominent aviation consulting firm, is actively seeking qualified candidates for a paid, full-time internship in our Chicago Office, starting in January 2014.

We are looking for December 2013 graduates or previous students who have already graduated. An aviation background isn’t a must but we look for people who are quick learners, have a variety of skill sets (writing, researching, analyzing), have an interest in what we do, and are anxious to learn.

The application deadline is Friday, November 22, 2013. Please send your PDF-format resume and a cover letter to Sarah Contreras.

21 October, 2013

The Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology is looking for Flight Instructors.  Candidates for this position must:

  • Hold a valid FAA 3rd Class Medical certificate
  • FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Rating
  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land and Instrument Airplane Ratings
  • Initial pay schedule starting at $20.00/hour. Additional compensation opportunities are available to individuals who fulfill a required time of service and show true dedication.

Please submit your resume to Professor Wulle (; if there is enough interest, they have indicated that they are willing to come to campus to conduct interviews.

21 October, 2013

Dallas Love Field has opened another season of internships.  See the link for more information and a link to the application within.

21 October, 2013

United Technologies Corporate Flight internship will be June 9 – 13, 2014.  Students interested in applying for this internship must:

  • Provide a transcript showing CGPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Be a fully-matriculated, full-time Aviation Major (first year course studies completed), anticipate continuing with collegiate B.S. or B.B.A. aviation education after the internship
  • Be of Good Moral Character
  • Be able to pass a background check, security and drug screening
  • Provide an essay describing your goals & why you believe this internship would be mutually beneficial to you and UTFlight
  • Provide one (or more) current letter(s) of recommendation from a faculty member or administrator of your College or University
  • Possess a valid U.S. Passport or current permanent resident card
  • Provide a current resume
  • Submit your materials to your internship coordinator (Rose in NISW 172) by February 1, 2014

21 October 2013

Spirit Airlines has an intern program for aviation students, and is currently looking for a ground instructor that would be typed in the A-320, and given an opportunity to be a line pilot after two years.  

21 October 2013

Global Pilot Career Conference & Job Fair
October 25 & 26 Chicago

The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) lists jobs here that are specific to majors in the Department of Aviation Technology. Click on the job title to apply. You will need to create a myCCO account using your PUID.

Benefits of creating a myCCO Account:

  • Access to online job postings
  • Live Online Resume, Interview and Job Coaching: Brainfuse Job Now
  • Ability to practice interviewing using InterviewStream
  • Access to company data using Mergent Online