Your Journey Begins With Us! The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates a two-airport system that provides domestic and international air service for the mid-Atlantic region. The organization consists of more than 1,750 employees in a structure that includes central administration, airports management, and police and fire departments. We offer an exciting array of employment opportunities in many different departments that allow for career growth and advancement. We recruit the most qualified people while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace. In addition to operating Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports, the Airports Authority is responsible for capital improvements at both airports, management of the Dulles Toll Road and the design and build of the Dulles Metrorail (Silver Line).

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Airports Authority Benefits for Employees

The Airports Authority's total compensation package offers comprehensive benefits that complement your salary.

The benefits you receive depend on your employment category.

For an overview of our benefits, click here.

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Onboarding Process

Supporting your transition into the Airports Authority


It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority). You are now part of an organization that continually strives to improve its efficiency, customer focus, and level of service at Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports, as well as the Metrorail Project Office and Dulles Toll Road. Our mission is to be the best managed airports in the United States.

Employee and Payroll Forms

Onboarding forms will be emailed to you in advance of orientation. They are designed, along with other onboarding components, to support your transition into the organization. Please print, complete and bring the forms with you to your orientation.

Benefits Forms

Benefits information, for eligible employees, will be emailed to you in advance of orientation and a copy will also be provided during orientation. Eligible employees may enroll in benefits through the Employee Self-Service portal within their first 31 days of employment.

Badge Form

Airports Authority employees who have access to security controlled areas of the airport must obtain an identification badge as part of the airports compliance with the Transportation Security Administration’s regulations and requirements. Even though you need to obtain your badge as soon as possible, you may not obtain your badge prior to your start date. Instructions on how to obtain your badge, once you begin work, are as follows:

  • Download the applicable Badge and ID Application Information, DCA (Reagan National / Corporate Office) or IAD (Dulles International). Complete the form online and print it as a two-sided document.
  • Sign-it and obtain a signature from a Signatory Authority (your supervisor can guide you).
  • Print and complete the Fingerprint Application Form from the same page.
  • Bring both forms, along with two forms of identification, to the Fingerprinting office and complete applicable training.
  • Once you have completed training, proceed to the Pass and ID office and present your documents to the agent. You will have your picture taken and be issued a badge.


Orientation is part of the onboarding process and generally occurs on the employee’s first day of work. Topics covered include the following:

  • Overview of the Airports Authority and Human Resources Basic Information.
  • Time & Attendance and Self-Service Training.
  • Ethics Training.
  • Police Department Information.
  • Emergency Preparedness Information.
  • Technology: Computer Use and Security Information.
  • Collection of Payroll Documents and review of identification for the I-9 Form.

Supervisory Checklist

Your supervisor uses a Supervisory Checklist to support you through your first year.

We value you as a new employee and look forward to working with you.

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Summer Intern Program

Becoming a Summer Intern at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority



The Summer Intern Program provides short-term assistance to Airports Authority Offices and allows Summer Interns opportunity to gain on-the-job experience. In addition to the work they produce, Summer Interns are a potential recruitment source for full-time positions.

Airports Authority Summer Interns are hired from local and non-local universities.

Employment period will be during the summer months.



The positions are divided among most Office functions. Accordingly, your major (pre-major) must align with one of the following fields/functions:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business Administration/Economics/Mathematics/Property Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Communications/Public Relations/Journalism/Marketing
  • Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Construction, GIS, Electrical or Environmental)
  • Architecture (facilities/infrastructure)
  • Computer Science/IT (Computer Security, Web-browsing/Facebook/Twitter, Architecture Modeling, Software Engineering, Radio Frequency)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Human Resources (HRIS and Risk Management)

Positions are located at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, or the Metrorail Project Office (Herndon, VA) based on the functional area.


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university at the time of application.
  • Have a major (pre-major) that aligns with one of the functional areas indicated in the “Positions” section above.
  • Provide your own housing and transportation.

Pay and Work Hours

Summer Interns are paid a competitive rate and are eligible for the Commuter Transit Subsidy benefit, which allows for a predetermined monthly subsidy when using public transit. Summer Interns may not work more than 40 hours per week.


Background Check

Selected Summer Interns are required to undergo a background check. Those who pass successfully are made Final Offers.


How to Apply

Summer Intern job ads will be posted online at in January.

Once the jobs are posted online you can apply by clicking here.


Evaluation Process

Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. You must complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Your resume and application are then compared to your assessment questionnaire responses. If a determination is made that your application does not support your assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be screened for further consideration.

For questions regarding the Summer Intern Program, please contact the Program Manager:

Deborah (Debbie) Williams


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