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Alaska Airlines Intern - Flight Simulator Operations in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Interns at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are embedded within their teams and work on visible projects that directly impact our guests and the business. When not working, we invite our interns to take advantage of our unlimited complimentary space-available travel on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air - lunch in San Diego? Weekend in Portland? Maui? Phoenix? Done!

This internship is for summer 2021 and is designed for a commitment of 40 hours per week for the duration of the 12-week program.

Role Summary

Become part of a dynamic environment that offers a hands-on internship experience. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic students to contribute toward key projects that support our business, community and cultural growth. Experience a work environment that thrives on innovation, collaboration and partnership

Key Duties

  • Support the Flight Simulator Operations Department in various capacities, ranging from:

  • Flight Simulator Preflight tests

  • Preventative maintenance activities

  • Testing and validation of aircraft, computing or visual systems

  • Process and procedure development related to simulator maintenance

  • Assistance in troubleshooting and repairing flight simulator systems as required

  • Database toolset software coding utilized in compliance documentation

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • Internship positions are open to current undergraduate students in their junior year who are enrolled in a full-time course of study graduating between December ’21 and June ‘22

  • Actively enrolled in an engineering degree program

  • Able to support flexible work hours, as simulators are utilized for pilot training during standard day shift hours. Working non-standard, overnight shifts will be common.

  • Must be physically able to perform medium or greater level of work on a variety of electronic equipment, lifts and hoists.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Organized, extremely attentive to detail and highly safety conscious

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Enrolled in a Bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering degree program

  • Familiarity with basic computer programming and electronic circuits schematics

  • FAA Private Pilot Certificate, Dispatcher certificate or basic familiarity with flight operations

  • Basic understanding of aeronautical engineering principles, aerodynamics, flight mechanics of multi-engine commercial jet aircraft and flight planning

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Starting Rate

USD $17.00/Hr.

Total Rewards

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Temporary/OC
Equal Employment Opportunity 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.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.
We participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2020-4774
Employment Type Full-Time
Category Interns