Birmingham Airport Authority 2020 Summer Internship Program

The Birmingham Airport Authority 2020 Summer Internship Program is a program designed for college students and recent college graduates to receive a professional learning experience within the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport facility. Each intern is given the opportunity to learn and advance in their prospective career field. We sat down with our interns to hear about their experience during this year’s 4-week program:


Trent Carpenter: Finance Intern
Trent attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a senior majoring in finance.

Q: How has your experience been with the Summer Internship Program so far?
Trent: I feel that my experience with the internship program has been really well. I feel that I have gotten a lot of hand on experience with various projects.

Q: What has been your favorite activity/duty?
Trent: My favorite activity would be calculating the projected revenue for the next year.


Saji Shunnarah: IT Intern
Saji attends Auburn University as a sophomore majoring in information technology.

Q: What were your expectations for this internship?
Saji: My expectations have been exceeded as I was able to gain more experience here than any other internship I have had in the past.

Q: If you could describe your leader/supervisor in two words what would those words be?
Saji: I would describe my leader/supervisor as determined and very helpful.


Jalecia Hollis: Public Relations/Marketing Intern
Jalecia is a Fall 2019 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she earned her bachelor’s in communication studies with a concentration in public relations.

Q: What made you apply for the Summer Internship Program?
Jalecia: I wanted to gain experience working on the corporate side of public relations and marketing. This is why I decided to apply for the BAA internship.

Q: How do you think the skills you’re learning now will help you in your professional career?
Jalecia: I’ve gained confidence. I feel that being in this internship that I am able to collaborate with my team in different settings and learn how to adjust in different situations.


Patrick Anders: Operations/Planning & Development Intern
Patrick attends Auburn University as a senior majoring in aviation management.

Q: How has your experience been so far?
Patrick: I feel that my experience with the internship has been great. During my internship, I can say that it has been an eye-opening experience.

Q: What’s the biggest adjustment you have made?
Patrick: The biggest adjustment is the added responsibility. There’s a lot of information to consume in a short amount of time. It’s challenging, but it I like it.

We appreciate all of our interns and thank them for their hard work and dedication. We can’t wait to see what’s next in their perspective careers.