United Airlines Intern - Flight Operations, Line Operations (Fall 2018) in Chicago, Illinois

Intern - Flight Operations, Line Operations

Fall 2018- August 27- December 14, 2018

Location: Chicago, IL

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

The Internship is paid and is inclusive of travel privileges


Flight Operations – Line Operations Interns work with business leaders and SMEs to develop policies and procedures for United’s pilots with the goal of making United a Safe, Caring, Dependable, and Efficient airline. Work includes data analysis, plans and policy communication, industry meeting coordination, and several additional ongoing projects. Interns will be able to gain insight into the operations of a global airline and are expected to gain an understanding of United as a business by collaborating with different operational divisions to assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Position may require up to 10% travel.


  • Organize and track the development, publication, and implementation of time critical Flight Operations communications.

  • Collaborate in the development of quarterly and bi-annual cross-departmental meetings.

  • Assist in the management of the Flight Operations jumpseat program, including assisting with ongoing jumpseat projects.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams to assist in the development of policies and procedures that impact United Line Pilots.

  • Gain exposure to flight training and attend monthly Flight Standards meetings held at the United Airlines Flight Training Center.

  • Support Flight Operations in gathering data for regulatory requests for information.

  • Analyze and gather Flight Operations data to create data-driven recommendations.

  • Responsible for the preparation of the new incoming intern


  • Must be a current student pursuing a bachelor's degree in aeronautical science (Flight Operations, Fatigue Risk Management, Safety)

  • Must be at least a Junior, Senior or Graduate Student within one year of graduation at the start of the internship

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required

  • FAA Private Pilot and Instrument rating highly preferred

  • Project management experience or coursework preferred

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with focus on teamwork

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently

  • 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

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

Division: 65 Flight Operations

Function: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled