Aviation Department Internship Program

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is owned and operated by the City of Charlotte.  There are more than 500 employees across multiple divisions within the City's Aviation Department. The Department offers paid summer internship opportunities at CLT. Internship responsibilities vary by division and may change periodically to provide a balanced learning environment for students.  

The paid internship program includes a 20-40 hour work week for rising juniors and seniors enrolled in a 4-year Bachelor's Degree program at an accredited college or university.

Students who are not local to the Charlotte, NC area are responsible for securing their own housing for the duration of the internship. Limited positions are available.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

The City of Charlotte seeks self-motivated students with strong interpersonal and organizational skills in good academic standing. Students should be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities:

Position availability in various divisions may include:

  • Airfield Maintenance (Landscaping and Horticulture)
  • Development (Engineering, Planning, and Architecture)
  • Economic and Community Affairs
  • Finance
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Human Resources
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Records Management
  • Safety and Health

Application Process:

Internship opportunities will be posted to the City of Charlotte job board.  https://careers.charlottenc.gov

Final Internship candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and City of Charlotte background check. The City of Charlotte Aviation Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.