INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

Azul Airlines is a Brazilian domestic low-cost airline based in Barueri and is the equivalent to Europe’s Ryan Air. It was established on May 5, 2008 by David Neeleman, founder and former-CEO of JetBlue. The airline began service on December 15, 2008. The company was named Azul ("Blue" in Portuguese) after a naming contest in 2008. The company's business model is to stimulate demand by providing frequent and affordable air service to under-served markets throughout Brazil.

 

Azul currently serves more than 103 destinations with an operating fleet of 130 aircraft. The company's business model is to stimulate demand by providing frequent and affordable air service to under-served markets throughout Brazil.


DESCRIPTION

Interns will work with the Customer Service Director and be expected to perform a variety of tasks including management of customer service projects, translation, handling of media relations and press management, and website updates.  


Students will have the unique opportunity to experience the development and management of a Brazilian company and work hands on with managers and top officials in order to push the company forward, while experiencing cultural differences within professional world. 

 


LANGUAGES

Portuguese proficiency is required.


ACCOMmODATIONS

Students are responsible for finding their own housing. 


COST

Costs include:
        Living Expenses
        Housing
        Academic Fee - $300
        Tuition
        Airfare


FUNDING

International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


DATES

Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


ORIENTATION

Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.