UPS Flight Operations Intern - Chief Pilot Office in Louisville, Kentucky

United Parcel Service is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight. UPS operates one of the world's largest airlines serving over 220 countries and territories worldwide delivering 15.8 million packages and documents daily. In addition to its airline operations, UPS is also a pioneer in developing aviation technologies to enhance the safety and efficiency of the aviation industry.


The UPS Airlines Flight Intern Program is sculpted to give selected qualified applicants real-world experience in the daily operation of a leading cargo airline, by a full-submersion into UPS’s unique corporate culture. During the yearlong internship, the intern will be engage in challenging work in a dynamic environment that promotes professional career development.Work hours are primarily Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Nights, weekends and extended hours will be required on occasion.

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Wage: UPS offers competitive pay calculated on the credit hours and flight experience completed at the time of hire. Interns will be allowed 2 paid discretionary days per semester, for a total of 6 in a year.

  • Travel: Interns who qualify under the TSA background check will have the opportunity to use UPS jumpseat privileges for UPS business travel.

  • 401(K) Plan: UPS interns are eligible to participate in the UPS 401(K) Savings Plan. UPS will contribute 50% of up to 6% of eligible pay contributed to the UPS Savings Plan.


The UPS Flight internship position is a year long, full-time opportunity. This position is offered in the Spring (January Start), Summer (June Start), and Fall (September Start), semesters. Flight Internship positions are posted in the following areas:

Fleet Management (B-747, B-757/767, MD-11, A-300) Quality Assurance

Flight Operations Technical and Safety Chief Pilot Office

Program Development Safety

Key Deliverables :

  • Assist the Asst. Chief Pilot (ACP) to improve crewmembers engagement during critical times of flight operation

  • Assist Chief Pilot and ACP with New Hire program

  • Assist Chief Pilot and ACP With United Way Campaign for all UPS pilots

  • Assist Chief Pilot and ACP With Global Volunteer Month

  • Assist Chief Pilot and ACP With Business Development

  • Assist Chief Pilot and ACP With Pilot Retirements

  • Assist Chief Pilot and ACP With the Military leave program

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently hold Commercial/Multi-engine Instrument Pilot License

  • Junior or Senior in an undergraduate Aviation or Business program, Or

  • Recent Graduate, up to 2 years post-graduation with 4 year Bachelor's degree in Aviation or Business, Or

  • Enrolled in a Master Aviation or Business degree program

  • FAA Part141 flight school training or Part 61 flight school training is acceptable

  • 3.0 GPA or Higher

  • Be proficient in Microsoft office suite

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer.

Ideal Candidate :

  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), or Higher (CFII or MEI)

  • 500 hours of Total time or higher, lower times will be considered with a CFI, CFII or MEI

  • Possess Unique Set of Skills, i.e. amateur photographer, videographer or video game designer

  • Have experience with different hardware platforms and software

  • Possess Leadership skills or have had leadership roles

  • Volunteer on a regular basis

UPS is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity


Category: Internship

Requisition Number: 157321

Location: Louisville,Kentucky