The Florida Airports Council awards Internship Grants to member airports to help provide work experience for students interested in pursuing careers in airport management and to provide a talented workforce for Florida's airports. Grants are awarded to airports that demonstrate a willingness and desire to employ and supervise an Intern. To date, the program has supported over 37 airports with internships, awarding $357,982.62 to 95 students, and it has helped student chapters devoted to aviation training throughout the state.
2017-2018 Internship Recipients
Miami International Airport
Kissimmee Gateway Airport
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
Orlando Melbourne International Airport
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Lee County Port Authority
Tampa International Airport
Punta Gorda Airport, Charlotte County Airport Authority
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
Punta Gorda Airport
THE 2018 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN !
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"The internship program that we offered this summer was very successful. The experience and knowledge that the intern gained will help him improve upon his airport management skills." - Gainesville Regional Airport
"I am very thankful to the airport staff for giving me this opportunity to grow and learn. I have learned an endless amount of information. The hands on experience has given me a broader understanding of airport management and the time and effort it takes to maintain a safe and secure environment. I was very fortunate to work with a staff that was very knowledgeable and helpful whenever I had questions. Through the Internship at Lakeland Airport I was fortunate to be hired on as a part-time Operations Specialist. I am looking forward to continuing my training as an Airport Operations Specialist and expanding my knowledge of Airport Management." - Karissa Strickland, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Intern 2015.
"We look forward to continuing our internship program and our partnership with the Florida Airports Council Education Foundation. This worthy program provides far more benefits than many realize!" Lisa Leblanc - Senior Manager, Terminal and Emergency Operations, Internship 2015.