Traineeships

Internship at Brussels Airlines

Are you enthusiastic, conscientious and proactive? Would you like to have a first experience in an international working environment? Would you like to be part of an open-minded, helpful and multi-cultural team?

Brussels Airlines gives students the opportunity to put their studies into practice and to develop a sense of responsibility. Each year, we welcome around 30 interns in different departments. We guarantee that our interns will be fully integrated and will be responsible for specific tasks.

We offer internships in the following departments: Marketing, Sales, Maintenance & Engineering, Finance, Cargo, Airport Passenger Services, HR.

Requirements for an internship at Brussels Airlines:

  • Minimum duration of 8 weeks
  • Contract and insurance is covered by your school
  • You are fluent in English, French and Dutch

Testimonials


Freija Meeus

Freija Meeus – Passenger Services

"I studied tourism in “Lessius Mechelen”. In our last year we had to specialise in a specific domain. I choose the aviation sector. It was not a difficult decision because I’ve always been interested in aviation. When I was a child, my dream was to work for “Sabena”. That’s why I studied tourism, and that dream came true. My internship lasted 4 months and after this period, I had the opportunity to work for Brussels Airlines. I have been working here for more than one year now. It doesn’t seem that long when you are having fun! I have had many good experiences in this job. My language skills have improved. I have become more sociable as one is surrounded by people all the time. I have also become more independent, and we have a lot of freedom. I could never get used to a job behind a desk. As an intern, I had the same tasks as my colleagues, so I didn’t feel like an intern. Of course there are disadvantages, but for me, working for an airline is one of the finest jobs in the world."


Bert Vandesande

Bert Vandesande – Maintenance & Engineering

"In my final year of Aviation Technology at the “Katholieke Hogeschool Vives” in Ostend, I did an internship at Brussels Airlines Maintenance & Engineering. Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated by airplanes, especially the technical side of things. How do they work? What makes them fly? Having a few close relatives working for Sabena and later Brussels Airlines, the choice was easy. Being able to work on the planes that I used to watch from afar was really amazing. The atmosphere among colleagues was very friendly, and as an intern I was often paired with some of the most experienced technicians, from whom I was able to learn a lot. Working for Brussels Airlines was a wonderful experience, one that I can recommend to any aspiring aircraft technician!"


Justin Gellezak

Justin Gellezak – External communication

"My internship with the Brussels Airlines Corporate Communications department was the best I have had to date. For the three months, I felt more like a staff member than an intern and I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic team. Because of the variety of tasks I was asked to do, my knowledge grew daily and it helped me to acquire a useful hands-on experience in external communications. Brussels Airlines is definitely a great company I would strongly recommend to any student keen to gain a valuable work experience."


Riet Thielens

Riet Thielens – Marketing

"I completed my studies in Marketing at Thomas More Kempen, with an internship at Brussels Airlines. I’ve always been fascinated with travelling and looked forward to my internship at Brussels Airlines. I worked with other students and got to know many colleagues. The corporate language is English, but other languages were also spoken. I think it is important to practice my languages, so this was a big advantage for me. I felt that my supervisors gave me a lot of responsibility and freedom to do my tasks. I got the opportunity to set up a market research, together with another student. I also assisted my supervisors in their tasks. I did not always feel like an intern as I was involved with daily tasks. You will have a really nice time and learn a lot at Brussels Airlines."


Joren

Joren Vandenputte - Cargo

"As a student of the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, I had to complete a 15-week internship in order to graduate. I knew immediately that I wanted to do this in an international environment, and where can you get more in touch with different countries and nationalities than at an airline? I contacted the Brussels Airlines cargo department in the summer of 2013 for an internship in the spring of 2014 - that’s how enthusiastic I was. From the first day, you will work with your colleagues as part of their team. I was surprised how quickly I felt like a real member of the team. You will get interesting tasks from which you will learn a lot! In school I had a lot of language classes, but I’m convinced that Brussels Airlines has given me the most educational classes in languages that I’ve ever had. The knowledge that I’ve gained about the cargo world and the airline industry cannot be compared to what you learn at school. Doing your internship at Brussels Airlines means getting to know the corporate world with people who will help you every hour of the day." 


Charlotte Langner

Charlotte Langer – HR Talent Management

“I did my internship at Brussels Airlines in the HR Talent Management department, as part of my last year of Human Resources Management at the “Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège”. I had really wanted to do this in aviation. Why? It’s an international environment, where I can improve my language skills (English and Dutch). As I like to travel a lot, explore other cultures and speak to different people, working with this company was a good opportunity. I’m really glad to have done it here - colleagues were really friendly and there is a very open atmosphere, everyone greets each other. The corporate language is English, but they also use many other languages. Colleagues give a lot of autonomy and responsibility to the interns and they are available whenever an intern requires assistance in his/her work. We can propose our own projects too. It’s quite nice to work here! You will certainly enjoy your time at Brussels Airlines and have a good experience!”