The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) has established an Airport Management Internship Program, which allows students to align educational knowledge with real world experiences in the aviation industry. The Airport Management internship is sponsored by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, which owns and operates both SDF and Bowman Field (LOU) our GA airport.
This internship program is designed to give students access to many different departments within the airports organizational structure. The goal is to allow students the opportunity to help identify what he/she would like to specialize in post-graduation. Though the intern can expect to interact with various departments at SDF, they will primarily operate under the Operations Department. The intern will learn the needs of an airport in the day-to-day operations dealing with tenants, passengers, and other airport administration. Additionally, the intern will be expected to accurately complete assigned projects and tasks in relation to aviation management.
To be considered for this internship the applicant must be classified as a Junior or higher, currently enrolled in an accredited college program leading towards a bachelor’s degree in the field of Aviation or a recent college graduate.
About Louisville Regional Airport Authority
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is an independent public agency governed by an eleven member Board of Directors composed of leading public officials and private citizens. The Authority is primarily responsible for:
- planning, constructing, and operating its airports (currently Louisville International Airport and Bowman Field) in a timely and cost effective manner;
- enhancing the quality and quantity of air service to Kentucky and Southern Indiana;
- cooperating with other agencies in economic development initiatives; and
-maintaining a close liaison with the surrounding community so as to be sensitive and responsive to the impact of airport operations on airport neighbors.
The Authority’s airports serve a large portion of Kentucky and southern Indiana by providing the people and businesses of this region entry into the international air
transportation system. As such, these airports are an integral and dynamic element in the economic welfare of the region. Operating for many years on a self-sustaining
basis, the Authority pursues its objectives by employing a professional staff and by working closely with the traveling public, various levels of govern...ment, the airlines, and a
variety of other groups whose goals are to serve the best interests of the community at large.