Job Type: Internship
Department: National Air Traffic Controller Association
Date Posted: 06/17/2013
Summary: The NATCA Internship Program is a purposely designed experience for college students who are interested in the field of aviation and working for a labor organization that represents employees in the aviation industry, including air traffic controllers, engineers, and other safety-related professionals. The Program offers interns with a practical work experience with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), a leading institution in the aviation industry and organized labor.
The program offers students the opportunity to intern for NATCA during the fall, spring and summer semesters at NATCA National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Under the Program, one student will be selected to intern per semester. NATCA, at its sole discretion may decline to offer the Program during any given semester. Internships will last for no longer than 90 days during any given semester. The Program can be tailored to be part or full-time depending upon NATCA's particular business needs and/or if the intern is required to work a set number of hours in order to receive course credit at their particular institution.
Qualifications: In order to be eligible to participate in the Program, an applicant must be presently enrolled at an accredited university or college. Consideration will be given to students enrolled in CTI programs, but such enrollment will not guarantee selection. All eligible students with an interest in aviation and the labor movement are encouraged to apply to the Program and will be given full and fair consideration for selection.
Duties: NATCA believes that it has a responsibility to mentor students who are personally and professionally interested in aviation and the labor movement. To this end, the Program provides interns with a hands-on experience in the aviation industry and working for a labor organization that represents aviation-related professionals. NATCA is committed to making this experience worthwhile and educational for each interen who participates in the Program. Through the Program, NATCA endeavors to offer each intern with the opportuity to
Experience day to day business operations of a labor organization
Experience and participate in a dynamic work environment
Understand the responsibilities of being part of a team
Understand the demands and interactions in a member-focused organization
Contribute to the research and development of ongoing projects
And participate in various outreach programs and special events.
Interested students meeting the eligibility requirements described above may apply for consideration for an intern appointment. In order to apply, interested students must submit a NATCA Internship Program Application, which includes (1) an internship questionnaire; (2) a current resume that includes educational work experiences with dates; (3) a letter of recommendation; and (4) an essay (maximum of 1,000 words in total for all questions) which answers the following questions
i. Why are you applying to the Program?
ii. What skills would you like to attain and/or improve upon through your participation in the Program?
iii. How do you believe your participation in the Program will help you achieve a future personal and/or professional goal?
Applications must be submitted to the NATCA OfficeManager for consideration.
For more information, contact:
1325 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.