Over the past 5 years, American Airlines has taken delivery of over 500 new aircraft and has invested billions of dollars in new aircraft, technology, infrastructure and most importantly, in our employees. We’ve built the largest airline in the world and are generating record-breaking profits, but we are just getting started. We are transforming our culture by focusing on validating the trust placed in us by our frontline team members and have broken ground on a brand new integrated campus where all 120,000 employees will interact and collaborate.
With the bulk of our integration behind us, we are focused on planning for the long-term and enhancing customer experience and shareholder value. That includes hiring MBAs to work on meaningful assignments to support the company’s pursuit of greatness and to ultimately become the next generation of leaders at American. Sound like an unrealistic expectation? Just consider that American’s Management Leadership Program has for 30 years been the training ground for many leaders in the airline industry. In fact, the past three CEOs at American got their start as new hires in American’s MBA Program, as did the current CEO at Virgin Atlantic and countless other executives at other Fortune 500 companies.
Interns will join American Airlines in one of five groups within the Financial Planning and Analysis organization. The FP&A organization facilitates financial analysis of strategic corporate and operational initiatives, provides centralized planning for all financial processes, and establishes frameworks for investing in aircraft and infrastructure improvements. Interns are responsible for various financial models that support planning and decision-making, and are often required to communicate their understanding of issues and formulate recommendations to senior management. Within each group, responsibilities range from in-depth cause and effect analyses, competitive analyses, and analytical consulting to monthly review of financial performance and analytical modeling.
Interns at American Airlines are expected to develop skills which extend beyond just financial analysis:
Strategy: Interns will assess network profitability, evaluate labor contracts, create and track financial performance plans, and analyze performance against competing airlines.
Teamwork: Interns will engage in cross-functional analyses, collaborating with various departments on projects ranging from driving fleet strategy to developing business plans for major capital investments.
Communication with senior management: Interns enjoy significant exposure to senior management across several departments.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with all levels of management
Strong demonstrated analytical skills.
Ability to adapt and apply a variety of analytical approaches, to logically structure analysis of complex issues and to develop creative solutions to business, financial, and operational challenges.
Leadership skills -- ability to motivate, take initiative, and manage stress while operating within a team environm
2-3 years full-time work experience in finance, general management, consulting or related fields.
Enrollment in an accredited MBA program, and completion of a full year of course work is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights, with a combined network fleet of more than 1,000 aircraft. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld ® Alliance, whose members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. (NYSE: AMR)