United Airlines Intern - Finance (summer 2017) in Chicago, Illinois

Intern - Finance (summer 2017)


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Intern - Finance (summer 2017)

Chicago, IL

Equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Travel subject to service charges/restrictions. Bonuses awarded only under terms of United's policies.


Financial Planning Overview

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) division is responsible for overseeing United's budget and forecast, five-year strategic business plan, capital plan and financial analysis. Finance teams within our Business Director groups work closely with each organization at United to provide operational and strategic support for decision making.

Job Description

During your summer experience, you will be fully immersed into our collaborative culture that is built on diversity of thought. Our teams will be looking for your curiosity and your unique point of view. We will look to push your development as an analyst and a leader alike through comprehensive, on-the-job training, leadership development workshops and personalized summer liaisons to help you navigate your internship. Interns will be given meaningful projects along with the opportunity to interact with and present to leadership. Primary responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as an internal consultant by providing business analyses tothe management of the various airline operating divisions on challenges andopportunities facing the airline, including:

  • Profitability forecasts

  • Development of the annual capitalbudget

  • Product merchandising

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Labor agreements

  • Perform economic, statistical and performance analyses to developoperating plans, profitability and cash flow forecasts

  • Conduct special studies relating to cost trends and resourceutilization

  • Provide ad hoc analysis as needed for projects such as analyzingcapital projects, developing strategic plans, establishing performance metrics,and working with company organizations to analyze growth opportunities

In addition, your understanding of United Airlines as a company and the airline industry will be enhanced through first-hand experiences including behind-the-scenes tours of airport, baggage and maintenance operations and/or crew training facilities.



  • Applicants must be a current undergraduate student pursuing adegree in finance, accounting or related area of study, demonstrating strongacademic performance


  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced,changing environment

  • Solid interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Other

  • Intern duration is summer 2017

  • Position is based inChicago, IL

  • Must be legallyauthorized to work in the United States for any employer withoutsponsorship

  • Successful completionof interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctualattendance is an essential function of the position

Job Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Primary Location United States-IL-WHQ - Chicago - Corporate Support Center - Willis Tower

Organization 40 Finance

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: WHQ00009556-JC