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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Tech Ops Gateways


Take Off with Tech Ops

Open Period: Feb 6 - March 13

Airway Transportation Systems Specialists Gateways Program

The Gateways Internship Program provides students the opportunity to join a diverse team of talented and dedicated technical professionals. Students will receive hands-on, practical work experience and have the opportunity to learn about the national airspace system. 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. Students who have an interest in computer science, electronics technology, or electrical systems, will be sure to find a fulfilling career as an ATSS.

Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (ATSS) are the safe-keepers of the systems and equipment that keep air travel in the United States safer than in any other country in the world. Technical Operations has a team of more than 4,000 talented technicians that install, operate, maintain, 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 at

We invite to you join one of our live information sessions to learn how you can join a diverse team of talented and dedicated technical professionals. Click the appropriate date below to register.

March 2, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern
March 2, 2023 5:00 PM Eastern
March 7, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern
March 9, 2023 5:00 PM Eastern

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
  • Technical Operations training
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Potential for permanent job offer

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

City State   City State
Anchorage  AK   St. Louis  MO
Fairbanks  AK   Tupelo  MS
Arcata  CA   Kalispell  MT
Edwards AFB  CA   Charlotte  NC
Oakland  CA   Raleigh  NC
El Segundo  CA   Merrimack  NH
Fremont  CA   Nashua  NH
Los Angeles  CA   Newark  NJ
Ontario  CA   Reno  NV
Sacramento  CA   Queens  NY
San Diego  CA   Ronkonkoma  NY
Longmont  CO   Westbury  NY
Watkins  CO   Columbus  OH
Miami  FL   Redmond  OR
Hampton  GA   Klamath Falls  OR
Peachtree  GA   Medford  OR
Barrigada  GU   Coraopolis  PA
Hilo  HI   San Juan  PR
Honolulu  HI   Providence  RI
Kailua-Kona  HI   Sioux Falls  SD
Cedar Rapids  IA   Memphis  TN
Aurora  IL   Dallas/Ft. Worth  TX
Elgin  IL   Houston  TX
Moline  IL   Salt Lake City  UT
Indianapolis  IN   Arlington  VA
Gardner  KS   Dulles  VA
Olathe  KS   Leesburg  VA
Louisville  KY   Warrenton  VA
Boston  MA   Auburn  WA
Glenn Burnie  MD   Richland  WA
Romulus  MI   Burien  WA
Duluth  MN   Green Bay  WI
Minneapolis  MN   Milwaukee  WI
St. Paul  MN  

How to Apply


  • 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 begin to limit the number of opened job postings you see
  • To find Airway Transportation Systems Specialists (Electronics Systems Technical) internships:
    • Access the Federal Internship Portal
    • Under Keywords, enter 2199
    • Click on Search
      • The search will generate a list of opened job postings specifically in the 2199 Transportation series
      • As you review the different job postings, be sure to look for those opportunities with the Federal Aviation Administration