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Land an internship with King County International Airport

Are you ready for the internship of a lifetime, where you'll rub shoulders with aviation experts and the Blue Angels?

Ready to be exposed to one of the busiest cargo airports in the country?

Ready to break down barriers and help fight for Equity and Social Justice in your own community?

Oh, and you’ll earn a fair wage all while learning skills that will propel your career. 

Apply by March 26.

Positions available

About this opportunity

Intrigued by the prospect of applying your passion for aviation at a fast-moving airport with a rich aviation history? King County International Airport (KCIA) is seeking a Properties and Business Development Intern. This position will have a high focus on customer service. You also will gain hands-on experience, collaborating with KCIA's team, in business process management, airport and FAA lease regulations, airport planning and business writing.

KCIA’s internship cohort program will provide opportunities to do both office- and field-based work; gain on-the-job skills; learn about careers in an airport environment; and to be supervised and mentored by an airport professional. As part of the KCIA “cohort” you will take part in building a team and collaboratively working with other students from other areas of expertise and backgrounds. The team will have scheduled development days with other departments and organizations throughout the King County and the region. Through these experiences we aim to build a strong team that will become future airport leaders.

Work Schedule

This is a 40 hour per week position normally working Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the summer and part time during the school year. Projected to last one year

What are you going to get out of this internship? 

You will be able to:

  • Coordinate across airport sections and King County divisions to develop a master lease file, and assist with lease revisions, updates and creation.
  • Create templates and document new standards for transitioning airport forms from paper to Electronic.
  • Develop an airport customer feedback and survey system to track and report on patron satisfaction.
  • Audit current general aviation rental agreements and assist with coordinating future agreements.
  • Assist with customer service requests from other King County departments and external customers.
  • Document the number of people boarding aircraft and cargo tonnage to report to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and King County Leadership.

Who may apply

This internship is open to current high school students.

Apply by March 26.

 

About this opportunity

Intrigued by the prospect of applying your engineering “book smarts” to a thriving, fast-moving airport with a rich aviation history while you learn about airport planning, design and construction? King County International Airport (KCIA) is seeking an engineering intern to help deliver capital projects that will shape this “City within a City” for decades. Through collaboration with KCIA’s growing team of engineers, planners and environmental scientists, you will gain hands-on experience in infrastructure elements including pavement design and construction, environmental remediation, buildings, and utilities (stormwater, sanitary sewer, electrical and communications).

KCIA’s Engineering internship will provide opportunities to:

  • do both office- and field-based work;
  • to gain on-the-job engineering skills;
  • to learn about careers in airport planning and design; and
  • to be supervised and mentored by an airport engineering professional.  

Work Schedule

This is a 40 hour per week position normally working Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. during the summer and part time during the school year. Projected to last one year.

What are you going to get out of this internship?

You will be able to be exposed to fieldwork, such as:

  • Observe paving and construction operations and assist in monitoring work, materials placement, and inspections
  • Assist in maintaining environmental documentation; 
  • Assist in conducting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Permit inspections and assist in writing up documentation;
  • Assist in conducting NPDES Industrial Permit NPDES Municipal Permit Inspections (stormwater and illicit connections and discharges); 
  • Assist in conducting stormwater solids sampling and in writing up documentation.
  • Assist with obtaining Carbon Neutral accreditation through the Airports Council International (ACI), this include coordinating with international entities and companies, performing inventories and developing and maintaining a continuous project program.

Be exposed to office work, such as:

  • Assist supervisor in reviewing plans, specifications and estimates prepared by consultant team;
  • Assist in Environmental documents review – Review investigation work plans, health and safety plans, sampling plans, and policies;
  • Compile existing documents and SOPs for standard work;
  • Participate in design review and accreditation meetings.

Who May Apply

This internship is open to current high school students. 

Apply by March 26.

About this opportunity

Interested in knowing how the airport is operated and managed? Intrigued to learn what goes in the maintenance shop and in the Airport Administration Offices? King County International Airport (KCIA) is seeking two Opportunity Skyway students to participate in its internship program where they will learn and participate in the planning, design, maintenance and operations of this “City within a City.” Through collaboration with KCIA’s growing team of airport professionals, you will gain hands-on work experience in the many aspects of the airport.

Work Schedule

This is a 40 hour per week position normally working Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. during the summer and part time during the school year. Projected to last one year

What are you going to get out of this internship?

You will be able to:

  • Do both office- and field-based work;
  • Gain on-the-job skills and learn about careers in airport maintenance and management; and
  • Be supervised and mentored by an airport professional.

Who May Apply

This internship is open to current Opportunity Skyway High School students.

Apply by March 26.

 

About this opportunity

Intrigued by the prospect of applying your engineering “book smarts” to a thriving, fast-moving airport with a rich aviation history while you learn about airport planning, design and construction? King County International Airport (KCIA) is seeking an engineering intern to help deliver capital projects that will shape this “City within a City” for decades. Through collaboration with KCIA’s growing team of engineers, planners and environmental scientists, you will gain hands-on experience in infrastructure elements including pavement design and construction, environmental remediation, buildings, and utilities (stormwater, sanitary sewer, electrical and communications).

KCIA’s Engineering internship will provide opportunities to do both office- and field-based work; to gain on-the-job engineering skills; to learn about careers in airport planning and design; and to be supervised and mentored by an airport engineering professional.

Work Schedule

This is a 40 hour per week position normally working Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. during the summer and part time during the school year. Projected to last one year

What are you going to get out of this internship? 

You will be able to be exposed to fieldwork, such as:

  • Observe paving and construction operations and assist in monitoring work, materials placement, and inspections
  • Assist in maintaining construction and contract documentation;
  • Assist in conducting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Permit inspections and assist in writing up documentation;
  • Assist in conducting NPDES Industrial Permit NPDES Municipal Permit Inspections (stormwater and illicit connections and discharges);
  • Assist in conducting stormwater solids sampling and in writing up documentation.
  • Assist with obtaining Carbon Neutral accreditation through the Airports Council International (ACI), this include coordinating with international entities and companies, performing inventories and developing and maintaining a continuous project program.

Be exposed to office work, such as:

  • Standardize CAD database;
  • Assist with the development of the Asset Management database and project impletmentation
  • Assist supervisor in developing, modifying, and maintaining work order contracts, Architecture and Engineering contracts, and other contracts as needed;
  • Assist supervisor in reviewing plans, specifications and estimates prepared by consultant team;
  • Assist with analysis of the FAA regulatory surfaces and verify determinations
  • Assist in engineering documents review – Review investigation work plans, health and safety plans, sampling plans, and policies;
  • Compile existing documents and SOPs for standard work;
  • Participate in design review meetings.

It would be great if you have experience in:

  • Civil or mechanical engineering coursework from an accredited institution; 
  • AutocCAD Civil 3d, and Revit;
  • Or knowledge of XP SWMM, AutoCAD Storm and Sanitary Analysis, and GIS;
  • Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.

Who May Apply

This internship is open to current Civil, Mechanical, and General Engineering undergraduate students or undergraduate students with the necessary skills and experience.

Apply by March 26.

 

About this opportunity

King County International Airport (KCIA), among the nation's busiest non-hub airports with a rich aviation history, is seeking a graduate intern excited to dive into the fast-moving, dynamic work of this “City within a City.” KCIA manages a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) of more than $10 million per year with a robust reporting and monitoring system. KCIA is looking for a graduate intern who is interested in capital project best-practices, Lean process improvement, data visualization and program evaluation.

KCIA’s internship cohort program will provide opportunities to do both office- and field-based work; gain on-the-job skills; learn about careers in an airport environment; and be supervised and mentored by a public administration professional. As part of the KCIA’s internship cohort you will have the opportunity to learn from, mentor and work with fellow KCIA interns from other areas of expertise and background. The team will have scheduled development days with other departments and organizations throughout the King County government and the region. Through these experiences we aim to build a strong team that will become future airport and government leaders.

Work Schedule

This is a 40 hour per week position normally working Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. during the summer and part time during the school year. Projected to last one year.

What are you going to get out of this internship?

You will be able to: 

  • Perform a program evaluation of current CIP standard work (e.g. management reporting, data integration, tier boards, Project Management Manual)
  • Using Lean principles and tools, collaborate with project managers, managing engineers, and functional subject matter experts to identify, analyze, and implement more efficient workflows or business processes.
  • Work with other sections, including Finance, Business Information Management, and Maintenance to establish and maintain data flows necessary for project and program management (e.g., Prism, financials and Cityworks output).
  • Analyze the CIP horizon, using some form of SWOT analysis, to identify candidates for Lean process improvement. Plan and execute resulting process improvement projects in collaboration with colleagues--as a lead, participant, or facilitator, as needed.
  • Lead Capital Committee meetings with KCIA Management and Engineering teams
  • Manage the weekly and monthly reporting tools as well as KCIA CIP database and integrate it with the section and division tier boards
  • Attend Countywide CIP working groups
  • Assist with KICA’s educational outreach events and mentoring as available

It would be great if you have experience in:

  • Developing, applying or evaluating project control and reporting systems, including scope, schedule and financial analysis; risk identification and management; and reporting at task, project, and program levels.
  • Performing data analysis, including presentation of results in concise reports and memos that include maps, charts, text, and other elements that engage readers and "tell the story."
  • Making presentations to a variety of audiences and ability to clearly communicate technical information, both in writing and orally.
  • Meeting, planning and facilitation skills, including setting agendas, leading productive work sessions, facilitating crucial conversations, and capturing and disseminating outcomes
  • Providing written and verbal analysis of complex issues.

Who May Apply

This internship is open to Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, or other graduate students with the necessary skills and experience.

Apply by March 26.

Questions?


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