Each year, PGD selects a college student for our “Airport Operations Intern” program. This Fall, Warda Yakub is getting full-time experience working at PGD. She’s gaining an overview of how the entire airport runs, from working outside on the ramp with aircraft and interacting with passengers at the terminal, to behind-the-scenes activities of our airside operations and office administration teams.
The internship program is jointly funded with a grant from the Florida Airports Council (FAC). FAC awards internship grants to member airports to help provide on-the-job work experience for students interested in pursuing careers in airport management, and to provide a talented workforce for Florida’s airports. Grants are awarded to airports like PGD that demonstrate a willingness and desire to employ and supervise an intern.
While the current application period has expired, PGD’s management is planning to continue the college internship program in the future. Be sure to check our Employment page regularly for new job postings.