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Internships

Careers

The GSP Airport District understands the value of a hands-on intern experience in order to best prepare the student for a successful career.  The internship opportunity helps the student determine a career that can be the best fit for the student’s aptitude and interests.  Work experience enables a student to target fields of study and get on-the-job training. These experiences help to prepare a student to enter the workforce ready to go.  

 

Most positions in the Airport District require prior experience for applicants to be considered eligible.  Internships give us the opportunity to observe a student's attitude, energy, work ethic, and knowledge.  Students who successfully complete the Airport District's Internship Program will have a stronger chance of being hired into an open position once the student becomes eligible.   

 

This internship program is mutally beneficial to the student and the participating Airport District Departments.  The GSP Airport District Internship Program is open to both High School, Trade School, University/College students and recent graduates. Interns will have exposure to all District departments with higher education interns spending the majority of their program in their field of study.

 

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District offers 3 different internship programs. The District reserves the right to implement any one or all three internship programs each year.  


High School Internship – Focus of this program is to give rising high school seniors career exploration opportunities.  The Internship is a 6 week summer program.  This internship provides and across the board look at the many career opportunities available at an airport. 

 

Eligibility:

 

  • Good academic standing with overall grades of C or better for the current academic year.
  • A 90% or better attendance record for the current academic year.
  • Valid identification for proof of authorization to work in the U.S., Social Security card, and working papers per the Child Labor Act requirements.
  • Interns in this category will be referred from one of our high school partners.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the SIDA background check.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a pre-hire drug screen – with parental approval, if under 18 years of age.

Students are paid $8.00 per hour and are required to work 20 hours per week with a set schedule Monday through Friday.  Each department will have the student shadow and perform work for one week during the period.  There will be no more than 2 students each summer.  Sample rotation:

  • Operations
  • Finance/Human Resources
  • Customer Service/Communications
  • IT
  • Police/Fire
  • Facilities

Selection Process:

Students will complete the application developed for this internship which includes a statement of interest. Students must adhere to the deadline for entry. 

Human Resources will screen all applicants and select participants based on the statement of interest and guidance counselor recommendations. HR will be responsible for completing required forms for the high school.


Technical and Craft Internships – the focus of this program is to provide meaningful work in the field of study to the student during the summer or semester before the last year of study.   

For example:  A Horticultural student or Fire Sciences student working on an associate degree – could work during the semester as determined by the college’s internship program.  Students in these fields of study should be in the last year of their program. 

The length of the program and hours per week will be determined by the college’s intern program requirements.  Pay will be the minimum hourly rate for an employee in full-time status in the position.  No benefits will be earned in conjunction with this internship.  Workers’ Compensation will be covered by the College.

Departments for inclusion into the program:

  • Facilities
  • Fire
  • Police

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an associate degree program with a regionally accredited institution
  • Be starting or in the final year of the degree program
  • Letter of recommendation from an appropriate faculty member
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4 point scale at the time the application is submitted
  • Valid identification for proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to successfully complete the SIDA background check
  • Must be able to successfully complete a pre-hire drug screen

Process:

Students will apply with a resume, which should include relevant classes taken and any work history, along with a cover letter stating the reasons for interest in the internship.  Students must adhere to the deadline for entry. 

Human Resources will screen all applications.  Selected applicants will be screened by the appropriate manager for the next round of interviewing.  Applicants will undergo an interview process prior to final selection.


College/University Internship – the goal of the program is to challenge students with hands-on work assignments related to their major thereby facilitating career development.  They will have the opportunity to interact with senior management in their department as well as other Airport District employees. 

This is a paid, full-time, 40 hour a week position.  The internship can be 8 – 10 weeks during the summer.  Pay will be $12.50 per hour.  No benefits will be earned in conjunction with this internship.  A housing stipend may be considered with this program.

Eligibility:

·        Currently enrolled in or completed within the last quarter a bachelor’s degree program with a regionally accredited institution

·         A minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4 point scale at the time the application is submitted

·         Have completed the junior year of college

·         Letter of recommendation from an appropriate faculty member

·         Valid identification for proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

·         Must have a valid driver’s license

·         Must be able to successfully complete the SIDA background check

·         Must be able to successfully complete a pre-hire drug screen

Positions for inclusion into the program:

·         Accounting

·         Marketing/Public Relations

·         Operations Officer

·         Human Resources

·         IT Help Desk

Process:

Students will apply with a resume, which should include relevant classes taken and any work history, along with a cover letter stating the reasons for interest in the internship.  Students must adhere to the deadline for entry. 

Human Resources will screen all applications.  Selected applicants will be screened by the appropriate manager for the next round of interviewing.  Applicants will undergo an interview process prior to final selection.


Apply for a position by following the link for your career field below.

There are currently no available internships.