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United Airlines Intern/Co-Op - Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering Majors (Fall 2020) in Chicago, Illinois

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Technical Operations Overview

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview

Ready to join one of the world's leading airlines? As a part of the United team, you'll learn everything you need to take your career higher. We are hiring interns for the fall semester where you will work side by side with our engineers, tackling problems and learning about our industry.

Internships are paid, and course credit hours may be considered depending on university’s guidelines. Interns are eligible for travel privileges, and some may be eligible for a one-time relocation stipend.

Interns are placed throughout our system, depending on the project / discipline. Following are possible locations:

Houston, TX Chicago, IL

San Francisco, CA Orlando, FL

We are hiring for the following 5 teams:

Fleet Engineering




Fleet Components


Product Engineering

Cabin Systems

Engineering Standards


Services Engineering

Services/Line Engineering


Aircraft Health Monitoring (AHM)

Maintenance Base Engineering


Process and Contract

Base Components


Quality Assurance



Maintenance Programs

Methods and Standards


  • Provide aircraft engineering support to line and check aircraft

  • Review, evaluate, and determine next steps on manufacturer bulletins, management requests and regulatory requirements on United Airlines Airbus/Boeing aircraft

  • Prepare cost analysis on projects

  • Investigate and provide decisions for non-conformances resulting from in-service failures or maintenance incidents

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time in an Aeronautical/Aerospace, Mechanical, Material Science or related engineering degree program

  • Must have a minimum of 12 semester hours in core engineering course work

  • Individual must be a rising junior (at minimum) when internship begins

  • Fall 2020 internships occur end of August/September – November, and interns are expected to be onsite during this time

  • If relocation is required, students must be willing to relocate and pay for own housing. If needed, United will provide air transportation to/from internship location

  • Work related travel may be required, individuals must be able to travel without any restrictions

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship

  • If you are a current United Airlines employee -- please note that if you are selected for this opportunity, you may need to resign from your current role in order to fulfill this commitment

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

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled