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MBA Intern - Financial Planning & Analysis (Summer 2024)

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

We believe that inclusion helps us thrive and grow at United across our collaborative Finance teams consisting of Financial Planning & Analysis, Internal Audit, Treasury, Global Procurement, Controllership, Investor Relations and more. These teams provide the financial fuel that keeps our operation running from providing detailed analyses of financial planning, performance, and forecasts to managing our investments and financial strategies. Our Finance team plays an integral role in making our airline profitable and successful by meeting our financial goals.

We have a wide variety of career opportunities around the world — come find yours.


The Finance department, which manages the company's budgets, forecasts and investments, and provides analysis of our financial performance and strategies.

Job overview and responsibilities

During your summer experience, you will be fully immersed into our collaborative culture that is built on diversity of thought. This team is looking for your curiosity and 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.

Qualifications - External


  • Must be a candidate for master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) graduating in Winter 2024 or Spring 2025
  • CPA or CFA appreciated
  • 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 collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Position is based in Chicago, IL – must be able to relocate
  • Intern duration is 10-12 weeks during Summer 2024
  • 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

Job posting will expire on February 28, 2024.