AAR CORP Government Programs Intern in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Government Programs Intern

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 7432


AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions.

At AAR we are committed to Doing It Right, and we have built our core values based on that premise. Our more than 4,500 employees in over 20 countries are aligned with this purpose including those in our newly remodeled Wood Dale, IL world headquarters where we are currently searching for Summer Interns.

The Aviation Services Government Programs Intern will provide support to our Government Programs team while learning how each area of this department and business functions. You will gain practical, hands-on experience with working with operational programs supporting the federal government, existing business development / sales teams, and all other aspects of the business. You will have the support, guidance and supervision from an assigned mentor.

The internship will commence in early June 2018 and end in early August 2018. The schedule will be 40 hrs. per week, Monday through Friday.


  • Participate in managing projects, integrating schedules and leading change

  • Participate in managing a vast supply chain network by participating in contract negotiations and forecasting inventory requirements

  • Perform a variety of business support services (e.g., process documentation, meeting management, communications)

  • Learn how to develop, implement, and maintain complex operating plans and performance metrics supporting operational productivity

  • Identify market trends and coordinate with sales group to anticipate areas of opportunities

  • Work with other members of the department to learn how the department functions within the company

  • Work with other employees in different departments to learn how other departments operate within the company

  • Attend seminars and meetings as assigned

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

  • Continuous learning: ability to learn new procedures and adapt to change



Working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; must be at least going into their senior year.

Preferred qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Intermediate and/or advanced user proficiency in MS Excel.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran