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Tech Ops Gateways

START A NEW CAREER AS AN AIRWAY TRANSPORTATION
SYSTEMS SPECIALIST — PAID INTERNSHIP

Take Off with Tech Ops

Federal Aviation Administration - Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations Gateways Internship Program

The Gateways Internship Program provides students the opportunity to join a diverse team of talented and dedicated technical professionals in the areas of Airway Transportation Specialist (ATSS), EOSH Specialist, Engineers, IT Specialist, Management & Program Analyst, Budget Analyst. Students will receive hands-on, practical work experience and have the opportunity to learn about the national airspace system (NAS). Students will learn about and use safety protocols including Operational Risk Management and use of personal protective equipment. Students will also obtain an in-depth understanding of how the facilities, systems and equipment support the day to-day operations of the NAS. Although our internships are open to all majors:

  • Students who have an interest in administrative functions such as management, business, finance or logistics management will be sure to find a fulfilling career as an ATSS 399 Intern Series.
  • Students who have an interest in engineering, will be sure to find a fulfilling career as an ATSS 899 Intern Series.
  • Students who have an interest in computer science, electronics technology, electrical systems, HVAC, or mechanical will be sure to find a fulfilling career as an ATSS 2199 Intern Series.
  • Students who have an interest in computer science, cyber and information technology will be sure to find a fulfilling career as an ATSS 2299 Intern Series.

Every day, the Federal Aviation Administration provides air traffic service to more than 45,000 flights and 2.9 million airline passengers traveling across the more than 29 million square miles that make up the U.S. national airspace system (NAS). The NAS is a network of both controlled and uncontrolled airspace, both domestic and oceanic. Technical Operations engineers and technicians install, operate, maintain, monitor, and repair more than 74,000 pieces of aviation safety equipment located across all of the United States and outlying U.S. territories. Our radar, data automation, communications, navigational aid, environmental systems, airport lighting, and power systems provide services critical to the success and safety of our national airspace system (NAS). Technical Operations runs a 24/7 non-stop operation that is responsible for safe travel throughout the U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

To apply students will need to create an account on USAJobs. Gateways Program opportunities are advertised through the Federal Aviation Administration page on USAJOBS

 

Gateways Internship Program Participant Requirements and Benefits

Eligibility Requirements Benefits
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution on at least a part-time basis.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Paid internship
  • Hands on Technical Operations training
  • Flexible work schedules, Telework eligible
  • Potential for permanent job offer
  • Open to all majors with an emphasis on STEM Curriculum
  • Ability to work year round while enrolled in an educational institution

We are currently looking for ATSS Student Interns in the following locations:

AJW-B: NAS Security & Enterprise Operation 
2299 Series- Information Technology & Cyber
Announcement Date March 10-25 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/780591500
City  State
Washington DC
Atlantic City NJ
Oklahoma City OK

 

AJW-2: ATC Facilities & Engineering 
      399 Series- Administrative and Office Support
Announcement Date March 16 - April 1 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/781897400
City  State
College Park  GA
Burlington MA
Nashua NH
Jamaica NY

 

AJW-2: ATC Facilities & Engineering 
 899 Series- Engineering
Announcement Date March 16 - April 1 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/781901500
City  State
Hillard FL
Miami FL
College Park GA
Hampton GA
Burlington MA
Nashua NH
Jamaica NY
Ronkonkoma NY
Oklahoma City OK
Memphis TN
Leesburg VA

 

AJW-B: NAS Security & Enterprise Operation 
2299 Series- Information Technology & Cyber
Announcement Date March 13-27 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/781131500
City  State
Atlantic City NJ
Oklahoma City OK

 

AJW-L: Logistics Operation                 
399 Series- Administrative and Office Support
Announcement Date March 14- 25  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/781545100
City  State
Oklahoma City OK

 

How to Apply

  • Gateways Program opportunities are advertised through the Federal Aviation Administration Page at https://FAA.usajobs.gov/. Filter for Students & Recent Graduate
  • You must apply when there is an opened job posting.
  • You must create a profile on USAJOBS login.gov or sign in if you have established an ID and Password.
  • You must attach your resume and transcript (unofficial or official)
  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Tips

  • After you log in, create a profile and build your resume in the USA Jobs; update it as appropriate to capture your most recent work experience and/or education completion.
  • You may use the filters to define your search criteria; be cautious because the use of filters begins to limit the number of opened job postings you see.
  • To find Technical Operations Internships Specialists (Electronics Systems Technical) internships:
    • Access the Federal Internship Portal
    • Under Keywords, enter 399, 899, 2199, 2299.
    • Click on Search
      • The search will generate a list of opened job postings specifically in the 399, 899, 2199, 2299. Transportation series.
      • As you review the different job postings, be sure to look for those opportunities with the Federal Aviation Administration