Internship Program

Internship Program 

The Florida Airports Council awards Internship Grants to airport members to help provide work experience for students interested in pursuing careers in aviation/airport fields 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. The Council has awarded over $527K in internship grants to member airports that have positively impacted 160 students.

Application Process

  • Submit a complete application by email.
  • Attach a statement of your organization's top executive or a copy of your Board's statements showing willingness to accept the grant funds. 

Application Evaluation Process

As applications are received, they are reviewed to ensure they meet the set criteria. Airports that meet the criteria will be placed on a continuing list that will be maintained by FAC staff.  Internships will be awarded in order of approval, in accordance with the number of internship opportunities approved by the Board of Directors. Ten Internship Grants will be awarded for 2023/24.  Airports are eligible to re-apply for their next internship after having fulfilled all the requirements of their current internship. 

Deadline

Applications for the 2023-2024 year must be received in sufficient time to complete an internship and return closing documents to FAC by September 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted via email. 

Application

Click the links below for additional information.

Internship Open Letter

2023/2024 FAC Internship Application

Example of Exhibit A - Blank Grant Agreement

How to Develop a Successful Internship Program 

Internship Presentation


Congratulations!

The following Airport Members have received Internship Grants:

2023-2024 Internship Recipients

Boca Raton Airport Authority 

Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Lakeland Linder International Airport

Lee County Port Authority

Punta Gorda Airport

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

St. Pete Clearwater International Airport

If you are interested in applying for an internship at any of the above airports or have additional questions regarding their internship program, Click Here for their contact information.

2022-2023 Internship Recipients

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Lakeland Linder International Airport (2)

Lee County Port Authority

Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Melbourne Orlando International Airport

Punta Gorda Airport

Valkaria Airport

2021-2022 Internship Recipients

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Lee County Port Authority - Received 3 Grants

Melbourne Orlando International Airport - Received 2 Grants

Punta Gorda Airport

Valkaria Airport

2019-2020 Internship Recipients

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Lakeland Linder International Airport

Lee County Port Authority

Martin County Airport - Witham Field

Punta Gorda Airport

Tampa International Airport

 

Testimonials

"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 Internship 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.

 

 

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