A corona-proof internship at Schiphol? This has been made possible possible for twenty students from MBO College Airport. Together with the airport, the educator from Hoofddorp and the Schiphol Aviation Community have developed a new way of working as an intern. The internship has now started and will last until the end of the year.
Published on: 15 October 2020
Find an internship
Many MBO students nowadays struggle to find a suitable internship because there is less employment. This is a problem for students and educators, but also for the airport and airlines, handling agents and security companies. That is why Schiphol Aviation Community, MBO College Airport and Schiphol have joined forces. The result: a new coronavirus-proof internship in which students can still gain practical experience.
Challenges and masterclasses
The traditional internship is divided into two parts. One part of the internship takes place at Schiphol, where the students gain practical experience three days a week and take on weekly 'challenges'. The other part of the internship takes place at MBO College Airport and consists of practical simulation and an assignment. The students will also participate in a number of masterclasses to get to know the airport better. If this internship turns out to be a success, it may be offered to a larger group of students.
‘We believe it’s important to give students the opportunity to gain practical experience. Especially in these troubled times. By making these investments today and giving students the chance to successfully complete their studies, we are preparing for a future in which companies at Schiphol will once again be crying out for the skills these young people have to offer. Of course, these interns will not be taking over work from our employees. Instead, they will gain a wealth of practical experience by carrying out supplementary and supporting tasks,’ explains Miriam Hoekstra-van der Deen, Director of Airport Operations at Royal Schiphol Group.
Read more about this on house-of-aviation.nl.