Airport Management Internship Program

The Airport Management Internship program provides college students and recent college graduates with opportunities to learn the complex and dynamic profession of airport management. From Operations to Security, students will develop and hone their organization, communication and project management skills while receiving hands on education in the highly specialized skills of airport management.

The Airport Management Internship Program began as part of the Charleston County Aviation Authority's commitment to cultivate diversity and inclusion in the workplace and develop and recruit top talent.

Summer Internships
  • 10-week program
  • Memorial Day - August
  • Paid up to 40 hours a week
  • Two week departmental orientation
  • Eight weeks work in a selected Aviation Authority Department
  • Some travel and off site meetings possible
  • Numerous networking opportunities
  • Possible college credit
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Application and exit essay required
  • Recruitment period: January through March
Fall and Spring Internships
  • 10-week program
  • Fall semester
  • Paid up to 20 hours a week, depending on class schedule
  • Orientation
  • Departmental assignments
  • Some travel and off-site meetings possible
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Application and exit essay required
  • Recruitment period: June - August
Minimum Qualifications
  • Rising junior, senior
  • Recent college graduate or currently enrolled in a graduate studies program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a program that leads to a bachelor's or master's degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Work-related experience a plus but not required
  • Strong computer skills
Applications for the Airport Management Internship must be completed online during the recruitment period.

Apply here

For more information about the Airport Management Internship Program, contact Sharon McGhee, director of community relations, at or call 843.767.7000.

What the interns had to say.....
"During my junior year of college, I felt that I had no idea where my career was going and I lacked confidence about what I could do with my degree. This internship has definitely given me a better understanding of what I’m capable of and where my career may take me."
- Tyus Carter, The Citadel

"My main focus in school has been in the public transportation and community development fields, so being able to spend my summer at here at CHS has piqued my interest in this particular aspect of transportation. I had been so focused on one particular aspect of transportation that I never even thought to look into airports, but sometimes you don't realize you like something until you've been introduced to it."
- Claudia Thompson, SC State University

I would highly recommend other students to take advantage of the Airport Management Internship program here at Charleston International Airport. Not only do you learn about how an airport operates and what is needed for an airport to function properly, but you also learn life lessons from the wonderful employees here."
-Temarrick Hemmingway, SC State University
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