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United Airlines Intern - Network Operations Control in Chicago, Illinois

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Company Overview

At United Airlines, we’re connecting people and uniting the world. We've paired the world's most comprehensive route network with our modern fleet, the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers (when adjusted for cabin size). We have seven US hub locations in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. With over 350 destinations worldwide and as an original founding member of the Star Alliance, the world is truly yours.

The time is right to join United. We're reinventing our company from the ground up, and opportunities exist for all experience levels. If you are a dedicated individual who is ready to move your career in a positive new direction, United Airlines is the place for you.

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Network Operations Control

The Network Operations department helps us run a safe, reliable airline, and includes careers in aircraft routing and dispatching, crew scheduling, air traffic control and more.

During your summer experience, you will be fully immersed into our collaborative culture that is built on diversity of thought. Our teams will be looking for your curiosity and your unique point of view. Our operations internship provides hands-on, real-world experience. As an intern with United, you are more than a student – you are a member of our team.

Throughout the course of the program, interns will be responsible to their respective work location, but there may also be opportunities or projects that have heavy emphasis or travel to other hub or line station cities within our network. Additionally, valuable training, facility tours, airport experiences and other benefits are what make United Airlines the premier company to intern for. Responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as an internal consultant, providing business analyses to management of various operating divisions on challenges and opportunities facing the airline

  • This may include one or more of the following: strategy, innovation and process improvement initiatives, performance analysis and data visualization, baggage performance, change management, safety and regulatory compliance, and station operations planning

  • Potential assignments include analyzing operational performance, developing strategic plans, establishing performance metrics, and working with company organizations to analyze growth opportunities

  • Interns are also responsible for studying organizational changes, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, and gathering and organizing information regarding problems and procedures

  • They analyze information gathered, interpret data from various sources, and consider available solutions or alternative methods of proceeding, as may be required


  • Critical Skills and Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Solid interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork

  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Finance or other business-based / quantitative field

  • Intern duration is summer 2022

  • Positions are based at one of our seven US hub locations - Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C as well as our Corporate Support Center in Chicago

  • Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship or future sponsorship for a full/part time position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 28 Network Operations Control

Function: NOC / Dispatch / Scheduling - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled