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Intern - Network Planning & Scheduling (MBA - Summer 2018)

Req #: WHQ00011754-OS
Location: Chicago, IL US
Job Category: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

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Network Planning and Scheduling Overview
The Network Planning & Scheduling department is responsible for strategic and operational decisions related to United’s global route network. We evaluate aircraft configurations, fleet acquisitions/retirements, and determine the long term strategy of United’s hubs and spokes. We plan capacity in existing markets and forecast performance of potential new additions to the network, both domestically and internationally. We schedule each of our 5,000 daily departures on all of our different aircraft types. We optimize the schedule for passenger connectivity and operational feasibility and reliability. We review revenue and cost performance of all of our markets to optimally deploy capacity and maximize network profitability.
Job Description
Internship opportunities will be available in the areas of Scheduling, Planning, and Commercial Strategy. Tasks will vary by group and may involve the following:
  • Providing profitability forecasts and make recommendations for frequency planning or new market adds
  • Analyzing market forces like demand patterns, yield developments and other economic conditions
  • Building financial models to evaluate various strategic opportunities
  • Analyzing our competitive environment and benchmark United against other airlines
  • Working as part of our team on day to day business, or independently on special projects
Placement within the department will be determined during the selection process, dependent on your experience, abilities and best fit.



  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Three years of work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility
  • Intellectual curiosity, desire to learn, ability to take initiative
  • Candidate for Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position





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