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United Airlines Intern - Flight Operations, Pilot - Professional Flight (Fall 2020) in Chicago, Illinois

Intern - Flight Operations, Pilot- Professional Flight

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 11

Locations: Chicago, IL/ Denver, CO/ Houston, TX / Los Angeles, CA / Newark, NJ/ San Francisco, CA/ Washington, DC

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

The Internship is paid and is inclusive of travel privileges


The United Airlines Flight Operations Intern Program (FOIP) is designed to give enrolled students insight and exposure into the operation of a global airline. The FOIP combines a student’s academic and career interests with valuable work experience in the commercial air carrier environment.

During the internship the student will be assigned a mentor to work with who is responsible for monitoring their progress throughout the semester. The mentor will be responsible for assigning tasks, special projects and directing the intern on a daily basis. Throughout the course of the FOIP, the responsibility of the interns will not only encompass their respective base and office, but there may also be opportunities to travel to other cities within our network on business trips and off site visits.


  • Responsible for the coordination of intern activities and the preparation of new incoming interns

  • Sort and evaluate international flight envelopes and keeps track of the previous day's pilot sick calls

  • Assist the Chief Pilot's Office with various tasks such as monitoring video surveillance systems, Flight Operation’s Delay Mitigation reports with focuses on CLP, Diversions, Radio Congestion, and ACARS

  • Other as-needed jobs include filing memoranda, retrieving information from pilot files and various projects

  • Assemble class materials for incoming new hire classes and training classes

  • Help pilots with iPad software questions

  • Manage and maintain flight planning rooms

  • Assist the FODM daily for various projects

  • Must be at least a sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduate student pursuing a degree in aeronautical science or related field

  • FAA Instrument rating required

  • FAA Commercial Certificate highly preferred

  • FAA Multi-Engine Rating preferred

  • FAA Medical (First, Second, or Third) required

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA required

  • Valid Passport required for international jumpseat experience

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

  • 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

Candidate status will be communicated after the application window closes on 5/3/2020 .

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

Division: 65 Flight Operations

Function: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled