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User currently offlineAirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I am going to be starting a 3 week high school internship with LH at TXL. Does any body have any idea what interns generally do? What kind of jobs do they give interns?

Thanks,
AL

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

I can imagine that your job will look like this:

  • serving coffee to your boss

  • going to the bakery to buy breakfast for your colleagues

  • calling the pizza delivery service an hour before the lunch break

  • doing all the work that the others don't want to do
  •  Big grin

    Patrick


    User currently offlineAirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

    Your probably right  Sad

    Thanks,

    AL


    User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1106 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

    Why are you doing this internship in Berlin and not in Frankfurt?
    All the important departments are here in FRA.
    Cheers


    User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

    Hey, don't worry, it was meant as a joke! Show them that you are interested in aviation, I am sure they will show you a few interesting things than.

    When my boss send interns to me, I always asked for their interests and I even made always a ramp tour with them.

    A tip: don't complain, even when you must do boring or stupid work, maybe you will get the chance to work there after you finished high-school when they see you are interested in this kind of job!

    Have fun during your internship!

    Patrick


    User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

    Hey Airberlin if by internship you mean "work experience" (thats what we call it in UK) I did mine with BA at ABZ and i got involved in turn rounds, Basic checks etc, just familiarised with a/c types, but at my work now (major offshore helicopter operator) we often have young guys in on work experience at weekends and we try to get them involved in major jobs, be it they clean components for us but they still get to see the guts of the beast and how it comes apart and goes together so there is great, priceless experience there be it looking and learning, cleaning or getting a job to do.


    PS im talking from an Engineering perspective  Big thumbs up



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    User currently offlineTransat1011 From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 113 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

    I did my 12-month Engineering internship with fellow Star Alliance member AC at first based in YVR and then transferred to YUL.

    It was actually extremely interesting and rewarding as you are in charge of specific shops support... Investigations, maintenance programs, unusual repair procedures, OEM contact...
    In my case, I had Mechanical systems (Wheels, Brakes, Safety equipment and Landing Gear).
    Keep hope, they are some fantastic opportunities out there.

    Rgds,
    Transat1011


    User currently offlineAirBerlin From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 98 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

    FraT: I would really rather do my internship at FRA, being that TXL has to be one o the worst airports in central europe, but I live in Berlin and I doubt that LH will fly me to FRA every morning  Big grin
    I'm sure will find something interesting for me to do.

    Thanks,

    AL


    User currently offlineFutureCGNPilot From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 32 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

    Hi AirBerlin,
    do you know in which department you are going to work?
    I did an intership with Lufthansa Cityline last year at their headquaters at CGN.
    Most of the time I had to sort incoming mail and deliver it to all the different departments within the headquaters. I was a lot of fun though, because I got some inside in Fleet and Crew dispatching, company management and aircraft maintenance.
    I don't know what you will be able to see in TXL, but I am sure it will be quiet an experience.

    Have fun
    FCP


    User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

    Good for you AirBerlin!
    I was planning to do one of my mandatory internships at City Air at FMO. Sadly they went belly up just this week (at least officially). Now i have to look for something else in FMO or DTM.



    Where have all the tri-jets gone...
    User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

    Now i have to look for something else in FMO or DTM.

    Try it at this airline in DTM, I forgot their name despite it was my former employer, I only know that they lost their own identity and that their CEO is the lackey of Wolfgang Mayrhuber Big grin.

    Patrick


    User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

    I did an internship with LH in 1996. They were very kind and tried to send me to every department, from logistic, to special aid, information counter etc... I had a lot of fun since they were very engaged and happy to introduce you in aviation... entering planes, talking to pilots... etc. have fun!

    Btw, I was in FRA, which was a big advantage. Having lived in Berlin, I can understand your doubts about TXL!

    BUT HAVE FUN!  Smile


    User currently offlineMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 869 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

    Air Berlin- I envy you! I tried getting one with Varig and they gave me the finger (in portuguese). I hoped to have one with Sol Air but didnt happen and I also found out US Airlines only give internships to people with aviation related majors.


    "Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
    User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

    Well that is a good point. But that "unknown" airline also has an office at FMO.
    But if you can enlighten me on how long it actually takes from the train station to DTM, I might think about going there.
    LH does have a route management section at FMO though. And that's pretty much what I am interested in.



    Where have all the tri-jets gone...
    User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

    But if you can enlighten me on how long it actually takes from the train station to DTM, I might think about going there.

    You are in luck, today I heard that Dortmund Airport is going to introduce a shuttle bus between Dortmund main station and the airport (a 20 minute ride, from the airport terminal you have to take another shuttle bus to the administration building of the unknown airline, another 2 minute ride) but it would be way more comfortable than the current situation is, at the moment you have to take a regional train from Dortmund main station to Dortmund-Holzwickede station, from there the shuttle bus to the airport terminal and from there the shuttle bus to the administration building, too complicated and time-consuming in my opinion.

    It would be more comfortable for you to come by car but to be honest, it is a long way from Münster to Dortmund and I can imagine that there are a lot of traffic jams on the A43 and especially on the B1 (I have a lot experience with horrible traffic jams on that route, especially during the morning and afternoon hours  Angry).

    I don't know in which department you want to do your internship but I know that a lot of departments moved away from the base in Dortmund, if you are interested in a special job, you should call them and ask if it is still posible to do it there.

    Feel free to contact me by eMail if you have further question.

    Patrick


    User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

    Not exactly an internship, but I read in Your profile, that You live here...did You ever hear of the German university system, especially our BA? You could study Bachelor of Business within 3 yrs, half of it working in a company. LH offers awesome BA programmes, so check their sites for this!

    I made an internship in an industrial company, started with copying too, but they gave me good stuff from the beginning on...now, still student, I'm sorta personal assistant to our main department head of materials management and logistics...2 yrs to go until graduation...so I think, there are good possibilities, to enter good work. Actually, here in Germany, interns are well appreciated, more than those on training. You will have a great time!



    Putana da Seatbeltz!
    User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

    Thanks a lot!
    I should have specified that I wanted to know how the connections between Holzwickede and the airport are since there is a direct train connection between Muenster HBF and there.

    I will see what I can do at FMO first and if there is nothing there I will let you know.
     Big thumbs up



    Where have all the tri-jets gone...
    User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

    Perfect that there is a direct train connection between Münster and Holzwickede, the shuttle from HoWi to the airport runs every 15 minutes between (I am not 100% sure) 5:00h and 22:00h.

    I wish you luck, either in FMO or in DTM.

    Patrick


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