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 2016 program ran from May 16th through August 5th. Information for 2017 will be posted here when details become available.


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 Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Communications/Public Relations/Journalism/Marketing
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Construction, GIS, Electrical or Environmental)
  • Architecture (facilities/infrastructure)
  • Computer Science/IT (Computer Security, Web-browsing/Facebook/Twitter, Architecture Modeling, Software Engineering, Radio Frequency)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Human Resources (HRIS and Risk Management)

Positions are located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA) based on the functional area.


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.
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.

Pay and Work Hours

Summer Interns are paid at a rate of $12.37 per hour and are eligible for the Commuter Transit Subsidy benefit, which allows for a predetermined monthly subsidy when using public transit.  Summer Interns 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 2016 were accepted from January 11 through February 12, 2016. The application period has closed for 2016.

Evaluation Process

Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum 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 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