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Low Angeles World Airports

Gateways International Internship Program

The Gateways International Internship Program allows students from different countries around the world  to work for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in various Divisions at LAX, Van Nuys, and Ontario Airports as well as for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Air Traffic Controller Offices.  International students are placed based on their career interest.  

International students are able to gain valuable work experience in a real work environment. They will be able to network with perspective employers, in LAWA, and of other companies. International students are also eligible to apply for the paid internship program so long as they are enrolled full-time in an educational institution in the United States while they are completing the internship.  

International students must be obtain their J-1 Visa from the Association for International Practical Training (AIPT). We recommend that all students come through their educational institution's foreign exchange student program or a study abroad program, that will accommodate their stay in Los Angeles. International students who will be attending an educational institution in Los Angeles, California can obtain an F-1 Visa and can later obtain their I-20 Form (work permit).

If you need to contact AIPT, please speak with Martha Quinlan. Martha's telephone number is (001) 415 889 9418 and her email is For more information please visit AIPT's website at

Below is the Student Internship Request Form that need to be completed to be considered for the International Internship Program. Please forward completed form to Ariel Alexander at or to Allyson Lavalais at along with a copy of your resume.





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