Summer Intern Program

Becoming a Summer Intern at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


The Summer Intern Program provides short-term assistance to Airports Authority Offices and allows Summer Interns opportunity to gain on-the-job experience. In addition to the work they produce, Summer Interns are a potential recruitment source for full-time positions.

Airports Authority Summer Interns are hired from local and non-local universities.

Employment Period

The 2017 program runs from May 15th through August 4th.


The positions are divided among most Office functions. Accordingly, your major (pre-major) must align with one of the following fields/functions:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business Administration/Economics/Mathematics/Property Management
  • Aviation/Aeronautical Management
  • Criinal Justice/Fire Science/Political Science
  • Communications/Public Relations/Journalism
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Construction, Environmental and Engineering Management)
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science/IT (Please specify your skillset in one of the following groups:  Group A:  B1/Advanced Visualization/Data Warehousing/Data Integration using QlikSense or Informatica.  Group B:  Adobe Photoshop/Dreamweaver/Adobe Illustrator/Paint Shop Pro/Software Development Projhects in web and mobile technologies/CMS Using Drupal and Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP).  Group C:  Radio Frequency/Public Safety/Emergency Management)
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • Human Resources (HRIS)
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management/Inventory Controls

Positions are located at the Corporate Office Building (13), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (6), Washington Dulles International Airport (7), or the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA) (3).  See the job ad for specific locations and functional areas.


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university at the time of application.
  • Have a major (pre-major) that aligns with one of the functional areas indicated in the “Positions” section above.
  • Possess Microsoft Office Skills (please specify)
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.

Pay and Work Hours

Summer Interns are paid at a rate of $12.93 per hour and are eligible for the Commuter Transit Subsidy benefit, which allows for a predetermined monthly subsidy when using public transit.  Summer Interns are ineligible for pay on holidays and may not work more than 40 hours per week.

Background Check

Selected Summer Interns are required to undergo a background check. Those who pass successfully are made Final Offers.

How to Apply

Online Applications for summer 2017 are accepted from January 11 through February 8, 2017. 

Click here to apply

Evaluation Process

Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements. You must complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Your resume and application are then compared to your assessment questionnaire responses. If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be screened for further consideration.

For questions regarding the Summer Intern Program, please contact the Program Manager:

Deborah (Debbie) Williams