This summer, Jonathan Tuttle ’18 will combine his ambition for world travel and his major in economics in an internship with JetBlue Airways. Over the course of three months, he will learn about the day-to-day operations of the airline while training in Orlando, Fla., and working in the New York City Office.
“I have a passion for traveling, which is part of the reason why I wanted to study abroad in Rome last semester,” says Tuttle. “After previous work experience at an airport in Boston, I knew I wanted a career in aviation, specifically on a global level.”
Last summer, Tuttle worked near his home in Sterling, Mass. for the Massachusetts Port Authority, the owner and operator of Boston Logan International airport and the port of Boston. He applied to the JetBlue internship knowing it would be the next step toward his goal of a career in the air travel industry. JetBlue is an American airline that serves destinations in the United States, as well as cities in Central and South America. The company’s “College Crew” internship program is designed to expose students to the daily operations of the company and provide opportunities to design impactful business solutions.
During the first week of Tuttle’s internship, he will travel with 35 fellow interns to JetBlue’s Orlando office for orientation. When he returns to New York City, he will work in the strategic sourcing department with three other interns, examining JetBlue’s corporate partners and analyzing its business options.
“This internship is designed to be a well-rounded experience, including airport operation tours, getting a look at all aspects of the places, and traveling to JetBlue’s major hubs and cities,” says Tuttle. He is also excited for a component of the internship called “lunch and learns” where department heads will lead information sessions about how each of their offices contribute to the airline’s success.