Aviation Projects sponsors a limited number of internships each year, primarily for university students studying aviation management or a related field.
These internships, usually arranged under a work integrated learning program, can be tailored to individual requirements. They involve undertaking a research project externally under our guidance, attending one or two days per week or attending full time.
The positions are highly sought after and our interns have gone on to find positions in the aviation industry and within Aviation Projects.
If you would like to know more about our intern program, please contact us.
A Reflection on the Aviation Projects Internship Program
By Farhan Hashemi
I recently had the opportunity to undertake a three months internship program at Aviation Projects. During this time, I had the chance to be involved in a variety of projects including airport planning and design, airport operational risk reviews, drone operations and aerodrome safeguarding to name a few. My involvement included attending meetings with clients, joining site visits, conducting aircraft performance assessments, preparing Standard Operating Procedures for drone operations and writing reports. My internship at Aviation Projects was a great experience, allowing me to expand on my knowledge gained during my Bachelor of Aviation studies. The real-world projects that I was fortunate enough to get involved with exposed me to a greater variety of experiences and learning opportunities compared to a course offered at university.
Aviation is a highly regulated industry and therefore a reasonable portion of relevant courses offered at university focus on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations in Australia and their application to simulated scenario based topics and issues. At Aviation Projects, I experienced the appropriate application and impacts of CASA regulations to real life projects. In addition, I was also required to research relevant international aviation regulations concerning several overseas based projects.
During my internship, I was introduced to and had the opportunity to use a variety of professional software applications and tools that were not available to me during my university studies. Furthermore, communicating and dealing with clients and stakeholders has been an invaluable experience.
I also had the opportunity to familiarise myself with the management and business side of an aviation consultancy which was not covered by any of the university courses offered as part of my degree. Overall, my internship at Aviation Projects has exposed me to a vast variety of experiences that has allowed me to greatly expand my knowledge of the industry.