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Alaska Airlines Engineering Co-op Internship Program in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Role Summary

The Engineering Co-Op supports Alaska Airlines Engineering Group in one or more of the following areas: Avionics Engineering, Interiors Engineering, Powerplant Engineering, Structures Engineering, or Systems Engineering. The Co-op assignment performs specific project work that involves learning aspects of aircraft and engine components and development, generation, and major prototyping of specific projects. This is bestowed with a high degree of ownership for the systems involved and accountability to see through these projects.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor co-op role assists in the development of maintenance procedures, work documents, and diagrams to support Engineering and Maintenance in meeting the safe and economical maintenance and operations standards of the aircraft for Alaska Airlines (AS). The Co-op role will be assigned to a mentor to help guide through the co-op period.

Key Duties

  • Learns the basics of assigned aircraft or engine components and develops, generates, prototypes, and implements to each major project for the functional area(s).

  • Learns to interact and partner with other key M&E departments such as Repair Controls, Maintenance Control, and Line Planning as part of project development and prototyping.

  • Interacts with Line Maintenance on Flight Operations to assist with investigation and resolution of mechanical issues.

  • Learn Alaska's proactive approach to maintenance and reliability, as well as providing responsive customer service.

  • Learns key metrics and basic use of trending and analysis tools.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


  • Internship positions are open to current undergraduate students enrolled in a full time course of study who are entering their junior or senior year.

  • Working toward a degree in aviation engineering or a related aviation discipline.

  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to produce clear and concise documentation.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.


Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

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Job ID 35422

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Nonexempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Temporary