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 2019 program runs from May 28 through August 9.


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)
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science/IT (Please specify your IT skillset)
  • Human Resources (HRIS)
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Please respond to a specific job ad(s)

Positions are located at the Corporate Headquarters Building (Crystal City, VA), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA).  See each job ad 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.
  • Be pursuing a major related to the internship.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft applications (please specify).
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.
  • Meet the requirements outlined in the vacancy announcement for the position in which you apply.
  • Must 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 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 a Final Offer.

How to Apply

Summer Intern job ads will be posted online at beginning mid-January 2019 and will run for approximately three weeks.

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

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 receive no further consideration for this announcement. Applicants who meet the qualifications will be screened for further consideration.

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

Deborah (Debbie) Williams