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United Airlines Intern - Financial Planning & Analysis (Undergrad - Summer 2020) in Chicago, Illinois

Intern – Financial Planning & Analysis (Summer 2020)

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Financial Planning & Analysis overview

The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department is responsible for overseeing United's budget and forecast, long-term business plan, capital plan and financial analysis. FP&A acts as a challenging business partner, working closely with each organization at United to provide financial and strategic support.

Job overview and responsibilities

During your summer experience, you will be fully immersed into our collaborative culture that is built on diversity of thought. Our teams will be looking for your curiosity and your unique point of view. We will look to push your development as an analyst and a leader alike through comprehensive, on-the-job training, leadership development workshops and personalized summer liaisons to help you navigate your internship. Interns will be given meaningful projects along with the opportunity to interact with and present to leadership. Primary responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Developing department-level and enterprise-wide annual and long-term budgets

  • Developing the annual capital plan and providing analytical support for capital investment decisions

  • Performing complex analyses, such as evaluating labor productivity or growth opportunities

  • Developing profitability and cash flow forecasts

  • Analyzing cost trends and resource utilization and developing performance metrics

In addition, your understanding of United Airlines as a company and the airline industry will be enhanced through chats with leadership and behind-the-scenes tours of airport, baggage and maintenance operations and/or crew training facilities.

Required qualifications

  • Must be a current undergraduate student graduating in Spring 2021

  • Must be pursuing a degree in Finance, Accounting, or related area of study and demonstrating strong academic performance

  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Solid interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Other Qualifications

  • Position is based in Chicago, IL – must be able to relocate

  • Intern duration is 12 weeks during Summer 2020

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now and in the future

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Intern - MBA & Undergrad

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled