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1The Value of Aviation Internship Programs Louis A. ScalaDepartment of AviationFarmingdaleState University of New York
2Introduction/Welcome Louis A. ScalaAssociate Professor.Department of Aviation.Farmingdale, State University of New York.
3Objective of Today’s Program We want you to leave today’s session with some basic knowledge about:Aviation related internships.The advantages of aviation related internships.Sources of interns andPartnerships and/or assistance available to develop an internship program.
4Objective of Today’s Program We also want you to hear some success stories about aviation internships consider implementing an internship program at your airport.
5Lou Scala’s Story: Aviation High School. SUNY Farmingdale—Aerospace TechnologyNew York University.College of Aeronautics.AMT Instructor.
6Lou Scala’s Story SUNY Farmingdale Assistant ProfessorAircraft SystemsAircraft PowerplantsMy transition in the Brave New World of Airports!Diamond Jim Brady’s daughter. “My daddy works at JFK.”The birth of “field trip learning in the classroom.” (Waldvogel)
7Lou Scala’s Story Academic Leave (1999) AAAE ASOS class at JFK…meeting Steve Quilty and his advice!Technical Knowledge andPractical Experience is essential.
8Lou Scala’s StorySteve Quility influenced the development of the BS Degree in Airport Management at Farmingdale, State University of New York.
9Lou Scala’s Story Professor Scala’s mentors: Bill DeGraff. Guilermo Felix.Ken Kroll.Hugh Jones.Stephen Williams.Warren KroppellBob Junge.Al Graser.
10Lou Scala’s Story Professor Scala’s mentors: Pam Phillips Tom Felix Jen DermodyDaisy MatherAl Werner.Evelyn Martinez.Vincent Cimino (Honorable Obi Wan! ).
11Lou Scala’s Story BS Degree in Airport Management: Liberal Arts and Science.Business Management.Aviation Core Courses.Airport Management Courses.Internships Needed!Goal:AAAE C.M. Certification for FSUNY Grads
12Internship—Success Stories Evelyn MartinezDowling CollegeMentor Pam PhillipsPANYNJ InternMentor—Vince CiminoIntern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with FAA Airports Division as a ACSI and Compliance Officer.
13Internship—Success Stories Louis LorateVaughn CollegeMentor—Vince CiminoIntern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with FAA Washington ADO as a Community Planner
14Internship—Success Stories Courtney LiedlerSUNY FarmingdaleMentor—Vince CiminoIntern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with the NTSB as an Accident Investigator
15Internship—Success Stories Mahendra RaghubeerVaughn CollegeMentor—Vince CiminoIntern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with FAA NYADO as a Community Planner
16Internship—Success Stories Ryan HeeralallSUNY FarmingdaleMentor—Vince Cimino.Intern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with FAA contractor and is assigned to the FAA Eastern Region Runway Safety Program.
17Internship—Success Stories Shedrock NeilSUNY FarmingdaleMentor—Vince Cimino.Intern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with Delta Airlines at LGA
18Internship—Success Stories Monica RomeroSUNY FarmingdaleMentor—John LauthPresently working with AvPorts FRG Financial/Administration Department.
19Internship—Success Stories Michael SimonSUNY FarmingdaleMentor—Bill L./John LauthPresently working with AvPorts FRG as an Airport Operations Coordinator.
20Internship—Success Stories Shawn ByersSUNY FarmingdaleMentor—Vince Cimino.Intern FAA Airports DivisionPresently working with AvPorts FRG as an Airport Operations Coordinator.Presently working as an Operations Supervisor at BWI/TM airport.
21Internship—Success Stories Khern FordeVaughn CollegePresently an Airport Operations Coordinator at Teterboro Airport, NJ.
23Internship—Success Stories Joanna ZyskowskaSUNY FarmingdaleVaughn CollegeMentor—Vince CiminoIntern at FAA Airports Division.Terminal 4 Operations CoordinatorPresently Airport Operations Coordinator Westchester County Airport, NY
24Internship—Success Stories Arianne ReyesVaughn CollegeMentor—Vince CiminoIntern at FAA Airports Division.Presently an Airport Operations Coordinator at Teterboro Airport, NJ.
25Internship 101An internship is a learning opportunity for a student to explore a career.It is usually a temporary situation.Some internships are paid and others are offered for credit. (Long Island Works Coalition)
26Internship 101Internships are designed to teach students how to combine theory and applicable skills to solve complex problems. (Sikorsky)
27Internship 101An internship is typically a one-time work or service experience done by a student who has attained at least some academic preparation in a professional field.
28Internship 101 The student: Can be an advanced undergraduate or graduate studentWorks in a professional setting under the supervision of at least one practicing professional…Many offer pay, but quite a few don’t.Most are done for academic credit. (JobWeb.com, National Association of Colleges and Universities)
29Internship 101“Historically the intern or apprentice, included those wishing to develop skills which would provide a lifelong profession by apprenticing themselves to a “master craftsman.” (Sikorsky)
30Internship 101In order to become skilled at a particular trade…an individual would work side by side with a more experienced professional who was willing to take the time to teach his specialty in a “hands on” fashion.Such apprenticeships…continue to this very day. (Sikorsky)
31Internship 101 Examples of internships and apprenticeships: Construction and building trades (Journeyman to Master).Medical profession (Internship to Residency).Legal profession (Clerkship).Graduate studies (Fellowships).
32Internship 101Many of the best colleges in the U.S. have concluded that internship training is vital for students to become experts in their respective course of study. (Sikorsky)
33Internship 101—Co-opsA cooperative education experience is generally completed by a student over more than one semester.It includes work assignments related to the participant’s academic and career interests.Co-op students are almost always paid, and their work is considered productive to the employer.
34Internship 101—Co-opsThe typical program plan is for students to alternate terms of full-time classroom study with terms are full-time, discipline-related employment.Most co-op programs involve some sort of academic credit. (JobWeb.com)
35Internship 101—Practicum A practicum is generally a one-time work or service experience done by a student as a part of an academic class.“Virtual Internships in Airport Operations Management” for AVN 470 and APM 485 Classes.Some practicums offer pay, but many don’t.Almost all are done for academic credit. (JobWeb.com)
36Internship 101—Externships or Job Shadowing Experiences An externship or job shadowing experience allows a student to spend between a day and several weeks observing a professional on the job (i.e. Shadowing ACSI Vince Cimino).Such experiences are unpaid, however some colleges and universities pick up travel and/or living expenses.
37Internship 101—Externships or Job Shadowing Experiences Externships and job shadowing experiences are generally not done for academic credit. (JobWeb.com)
38Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Interns usually have a strong desire to learn.Internships provide:Job experience for the student.Networking opportunities.A “taste and see” potential employee evaluation opportunity for the organization. (Long Island Works)
39Internship 101—Advantages of Internships In an article entitled, Internship Programs: A Win-Win Business Opportunity. Katherine Rupp, Marketing Manager for the LI Works Coalition, observed several advantages:Shared Value.Staff Support.Name Recognition.Saves Employment Costs.Good for the Economy.
40Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Shared Value:An internship is a short term work experience which emphases hands on and professional development for the student.In return for this learning experience, students provide assistance to their host organizations by completing tasks and projects of real business value.Internships can be paid or unpaid.
41Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Staff Support:Internship benefit’s your organizationProvides your organization with talented and trained assistance without adding to your headcount, and allows for better utilization of full-time personnel.Interns can perform professional and paraprofessional duties:Short term projects.Contribute to long term projects and staff support.
42Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Name Recognition:Helps to generate a positive community imageFAA summer program for high school students.Summer of Aviation at Republic (SOAR).Internship program can increase the name recognition of the airport and provide a means for forging bonds with local schools and colleges.This form of community involvement demonstrates an interest in the future of local students and the local economy by promoting workforce readiness.
43Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Saves Employment Costs:Gives businesses a chance to evaluate potential employees while they are still in school:Charles Seliga, Stewart International Airport.Employers offer full-time employment to 56.9% of their interns (National Association of Colleges and Employers).This lowers the recruitment and training costs.
44Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Saves Employment Costs:Internships are a useful recruitment tool.They give an employer/supervisor the opportunity to train and interact with the intern on a regular basis, providing them with a much clearer picture of the potential employee than an interview would.Gives the intern a realistic picture of the potential working environment before accepting a position, cutting down on turnover. (Rupp)
45Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Good for the Economy:Internships give students a professional edge by providing them with real business experience while they are still in school.Internship programs also strengthen the future workforce by increasing the number of available workers with the professionalism and skills businesses look for.
46Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Good for the Economy:Skilled successful professionals strengthen both the organization they work for through productivity and the community in which they live through financial assets gained from their careers.Note: The “Multiplier Effect.”
47Internship 101—Advantages of Internships Interns are useful computer savvy individuals.Interns are usually highly motivated and eager to start gaining valuable work experience.Internships provide career guidance to the intern and networking opportunities between the students and airport professionals.
48Internship 101—Disadvantages of Internships Internships are not for everyone.It takes a student who is willing to put in the time and an airport that has a need to put an aspiring airport professional to productive use. (Hopper)
49Internship 101—Getting Started Many schools and college career centers can provide specific information a business needs to host one of there interns.Educational institutions often have programs requirements in place for students if the internships are for credit. (Rupp)
50Internship 101—Getting Started Businesses can request interns directly or from a school or visit websites of organizations that offer assistance. (Rupp)
51Internship 101—Getting Started Size does not matter because:A successful internship program can be of great benefit to both the organization and the student/students it hosts.In a small airport an intern can be of assistance by wearing many hats, and learning the skill of “multitasking.”A larger airport may assign an intern to a special department or project, which offers the opportunity for the student to learn a specific skill. (Rupp)
52Internship 101—Internship Management In an article entited, Educating Interns Will in Turn Produce Assets, Patricia Kitchen pointed out that:The internship is a learning experience for the student so it is going to take time for the employer to explain the “lingo”, the procedures, and the etiquette of your organization.Direct interns to the “natural born mentor” types.Remember that the intern may be a future employee, especially with potential laborer shortage.
53Internship 101—Internship Management In an article entitled, Educating Interns Will in Turn Produce Assets, Patricia Kitchen pointed out that:Interns bring fresh thinking to the organizationInternship involves “homework” on your part such as mentoring reports to the College, paperwork etc…Wear the interns “shoes” and remember that there is a first time for everything and “teach em the ropes.”
54Internship 101—Internship Resources FAA Eastern RegionFAA High School Outreach Program and emulate it…alsoFAA Airports Division has experience with local College students.AAAEAcademic Relations Committee Chair, Bill HopperNECAAAEScholarships, Internships Grants Chair, William Smith A.A.E, Morristown, NJ
55Internship 101—Internship Resources University Aviation AssociationUAA Northeast Members:Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CTWilmington College, New Castle, DelawareCommunity College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MarylandUniversity of Maryland, Princess Anne, MarylandBridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass
56Internship 101—Internship Resources University Aviation Association Northeast Members:North Shore Community College, Danvers, MassDaniel Webster College, Nashua, NHMercer Community College, Trenton, NJSt, Francis College, Brooklyn, NYFarmingdale, State University of New York, Farmingdale, New York
57Internship 101—Internship Resources University Aviation Association Northeast Members:Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, Flushing, New YorkDowling College, Oakdale, New YorkSchenectady Community College, Schenectady, New YorkYork College, Jamaica, New YorkLehigh Carbon Valley Community College, Allentown, PA
58Internship 101—Internship Resources University Aviation Association Northeast Members:Community College of Beaver County, Beaver falls, PAAverett College, Danville, VAHampton University, Hampton, VAFairmont State College, Bridgeport West VirginiaLocal Community CollegesLocal High Schools
59Thank You!!!! Louis A. Scala Associate Professor Department of AviationFarmingdaleState University of New York2350 Broadhollow RoadFarmingdale, New York 11735fax