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Planning Intern #2303-005020-03

2023 Aviation Summer Internship

Date Opened
Tuesday, March 07, 2023 1:00 PM
Close Date
Sunday, March 26, 2023 11:59 PM
  • $19.00/hour
Employment Type
  • Internship


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Airport Planning Intern will aid the Airport Planning Department by assisting with complex planning tasks at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  Work involves contact with interdepartmental groups, agencies, and project teams in support of the Airports capital program and its associated coordination requirements with internal and external stakeholders and partners.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Planning staff with planning programs, compiles planning data, and assists Planning staff with the execution of the CIP Governance meetings
  • Assists with the development and management of a $3.8 Billion Capital Improvement Program for a near-, short-, and long-term horizon 
  • Assists Planning staff with design reviews and coordinating with Engineering
  • Assists in team oriented planning projects
  • Assists in coordination with other internal stakeholders as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in common software suites including Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Understanding of planning principles as it relates to roadway, urban, land-use, or aviation planning.

  • Ability to multi-task various assignments with varying due dates

  • Ability to interpret design drawings in various formats and software suites

  • Ability to interpret regulatory, administrative, and planning documentation as it relates to future capital development

Preferred Qualification

Planning or Engineering courses of study preferred. Interest in learning the technical and regulatory components of aviation as well as interest in large capital programs their support of the Airport Master Plan. Proficient in common software suites including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Bluebeam preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Current enrollment in an accredited college or university leading towards a Bachelor's degree with major course work in a related field of study specific to the departmental and/or work assignment.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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