LaGuardia Terminal B operator launches new internship programme
LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private entity managing and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, has launched an internship programme in partnership with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology.
Each semester, two Vaughn College students in their junior or senior years will be selected to intern for LaGuardia Gateway Partners on-site at the brand-new Terminal B for fifteen to eighteen weeks.
Through hands-on experience, the interns will learn the needs of an airport terminal facility in the day-to-day operations and interactions with terminal passengers, administration, and business partners.
“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Vaughn College once more and to have enthusiastic interns join the LaGuardia Gateway Partners team each semester,” said Suzette Noble, chief operating officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners.
“This important internship program gives talented Vaughn students real-world aviation experience to help set them up for future success.”
Interns, says the company, will rotate through departments at LGP to maximise exposure to all facets of airport and terminal operations.
Since its inception in 2016, LGP has regularly hired Vaughn graduates, recognising the valuable role Vaughn plays in providing a top-notch education for future aviation professionals.
In addition, during the Terminal B redevelopment, LGP tapped Vaughn students for the unique experience to participate in the live trial of the terminal prior to opening, in which they helped identify wayfinding difficulties or potential passenger friction points.
“Our long-standing relationship with LaGuardia Gateway Partners has led to an array of opportunities for Vaughn students and graduates including career exposure, development and employment,” said Dr Sharon DeVivo, president of Vaughn College.
“This internship program deepens this critical partnership with a model employer and fulfils our vision of providing a transformational education that creates a lifetime of opportunity for each and every student.”