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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Traveler Update on Coronavirus

× Important information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Last Updated: January 25, 2021 11:38 EST

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Traveler Update on Coronavirus

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 2021 program is scheduled to run from May 25 through August 6. However, the 2021 program is contingent upon the status of the pandemic and related issues.


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
  • Communications/Public Relations/Journalism
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Construction, Environmental and Engineering Management)
  • Computer Science/IT (Please specify your IT skillset)
  • Human Resources (HRIS)
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Please respond to a specific job ad(s)

Please note that the fields/functions may vary slightly from year to year. Positions are located at the Corporate Headquarters Building (Crystal City, VA), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and sometimes the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA).  See each job ad's details for the specific location and functional area.


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university at the time of application.
  • Have a (pre)major related to the internship.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft applications (please specify).
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.
  • Meet the vacancy announcement requirements for the position for which you apply.
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

Pay and Work Hours

Summer Interns are paid at an hourly rate. They are also 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

Applicants selected to be Summer Interns are required to undergo a background check. Those who pass successfully are made a Final Offer.

How to Apply

Summer Intern job ads will be posted online at www.mwaa.com beginning mid-January 2021. The postings will remain open for approximately three weeks.

Once the jobs are posted online, you may apply by clicking here

Evaluation Process

Once the application process is completed, your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic requirements. You must complete the online Assessment Questionnaire. Your resume and application are then compared to your assessment questionnaire responses. If your application does not support your responses in the assessment questionnaire, your application will receive no further consideration for this job posting. Applicants who meet the qualifications will be screened for further consideration. The top 5 candidates are referred to hiring manager for an interview.

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

Deborah (Debbie) Williams