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Flight Operations Intern - Airline Safety at UPS in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

United Parcel Service is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight. UPS operates one of the world's largest airlines serving over 220 countries and territories worldwide delivering 15.8 million packages and documents daily. In addition to its airline operations, UPS is also a pioneer in developing aviation technologies to enhance the safety and efficiency of the aviation industry.


The UPS Airlines Flight Intern Program is sculpted to give selected qualified applicants real-world experience in the daily operation of a leading cargo airline, by a full-submersion into UPS’s unique corporate culture. During the yearlong internship, the intern will be engage in challenging work in a dynamic environment that promotes professional career development. Work hours are primarily Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Nights, weekends and extended hours will be required on occasion. 

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Wage: UPS offers competitive pay calculated on the credit hours and flight experience completed at the time of hire. Interns will be allowed 2 paid discretionary days per semester, for a total of 6 in a year.

  • Travel: Interns who qualify under the TSA background check will have the opportunity to use UPS jumpseat privileges for UPS business travel.

  • 401(K) Plan: UPS interns are eligible to participate in the UPS 401(K) Savings Plan. UPS will contribute 50% of up to 6% of eligible pay contributed to the UPS Savings Plan.


The UPS Flight internship position is a year long, full-time opportunity. This position is offered in the Spring (January Start), Summer (June Start), and Fall (September Start), semesters. Flight Internship positions are posted in the following areas:

Fleet Management (B-747, B-757/767, MD-11, A-300)                            Quality Assurance

Flight Operations Technical and Safety                                                   Chief Pilot Office

Program Development                                                                           Safety

Key Deliverables:

  • Assist with gathering, analyzing and reporting airport and operational data for distribution via online, or through Electronic Flight Kit (EFK)

  • Assist in developing, updating, formatting, and distributing gateway and airport information for flight operations.

  • Communicate directly with crewmembers, management pilots, and staff in order to gather or distribute airport, flight, gateway, and operational information.

  • Draw, design, develop and publish graphical and multi-media content used to train UPS flight crews.

  • Auditing Line Station Operational Supplements (LSOS)

  • Graphic design for EFK materials, including creating maps to assist pilots over terrain

  • Data processing and creating graphs/charts for management to use in presentations

  • Auditing materials onboard aircraft, driving on the UPS ramp

  • Maintaining “CrewTube”, the internal UPS video channel


Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently hold Commercial/Multi-engine Instrument Pilot License

  • Junior or Senior in an undergraduate Aviation or Business program, Or

    • Recent Graduate, up to 2 years post-graduation with 4 year Bachelor's degree in Aviation or Business, Or

    • Enrolled in a Master Aviation or Business degree program

  • 3.0 GPA or Higher

  • Be proficient in Microsoft office suite

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer.


Ideal Candidate:

  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), or Higher (CFII or MEI)

  • 500 hours of Total time or higher, lower times will be considered with a CFI, CFII or MEI

  • Possess Unique Set of Skills, i.e. amateur photographer, videographer or video game designer

  • Have experience with different hardware platforms and software

  • Possess Leadership skills or have had leadership roles

  • Volunteer on a regular basis

  • FAA Part141 flight school training or Part 61 flight school training is acceptable

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law