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Horizon Air High School Intern - Hillsboro School District in Portland, Oregon

Company Horizon Air

The Team

Interns at Alaska and Horizon join teams throughout different departments such as Maintenance and Engineering, Marketing and so on. Interns work on visible projects that impact our guests and business. Beyond hands-on experience, interns also get the opportunity to network with employees and company leaders. What’s more, our interns can fly standby travel on Alaska Airlines during their internship. That means many weekends are filled with jet setting across the country.

Role Summary

The Horizon Air High School Internship program is designed to give high school students the opportunity to develop the skills and experience that are critical to any professional career while gaining hands-on experience and a good understanding of what it’s like to work for the operation of an airline.

Key Duties

  • Gain experience and insight into the operation of the Flight Operations and Maintenance & Engineering divisions.

  • Participate in a variety of hands-on aviation-related experiences and activities, including but not limited to projects, tours, job shadows, trainings, workshops and more.

  • Contribute to the day-to-day functions of a dynamic work environment.

  • May assist with a variety of ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • Internships are open to students who are currently enrolled in the O-ACE program within the Hillsboro School District.

  • Must be a current high school junior.

  • Interest in aviation and the airline industry.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Reliable and a team-player.

  • Able to commit to program timeline over 3 weeks during summer 2024.

  • Able to secure daily transportation to and from the Portland airport.

  • Able to travel by air between Portland and Seattle for intern activities (air travel will be covered by the company).

  • Must have parent or guardian permission to participate in the internship program.

  • Minimum age of 16 by June 1, 2024.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

 Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Starting Rate

USD $16.50/Hr.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Regular/Temporary Temporary/OC
Employment Type Full-Time
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 4/16/2024
Location Portland, OR - OPS Building
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Requisition Type Intern
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Job Locations USA-OR-Portland
Requisition ID 2024-12087
Employment Type Full-Time
Category Interns