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Intern, Innovation Ventures and Technology (Fall 2024)

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Atlanta

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  • You need to be a curious and self-starter undergrad with tech knowledge, storytelling skills, flexibility, and DEI values. Preferred: STEM degree, business acumen, aviation knowledge, and prior venture capital or corporate innovation experience.
  • You will research markets, analyze industries, review startups, build relationships, support portfolio companies, conduct due diligence, engage with Delta leadership, manage startup pilots, and track engagements for Delta's Innovation Ventures and Technology team.


  • What You Need To Succeed (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in technology, startups, and venture capital
  • Tech Knowledge: You know the latest trends across AI, Robotics, Sustainability & more
  • Self-starter: You can work independently and collaboratively when appropriate
  • Curiosity: You are willing to explore topics beyond the surface & know how to dive in deep
  • Perspective: You bring your own opinions & viewpoints, but can quickly adjust
  • Storytelling: Excellent communication skills and creative thinking
  • Flexibility & attention to detail to balance multiple projects and stakeholder needs
  • DEI: You embrace diversity, champion equity, and build inclusion in your work
  • Possesses a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency.
  • Is at least 18 years of age and has authorization to work in the United States.
  • What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):
  • STEM Degree or a technical background
  • Strong business fundamentals (financial modeling, etc.) & understanding of private markets
  • Prior experience or knowledge of the commercial aviation sector & complexities
  • Understanding of strategic business frameworks or previous consulting experience
  • Previous experience in venture capital, investment banking, or corporate innovation


  • Perform high-quality research and summarize information on potential markets
  • Develop thesis around strategic areas and conduct market and industry analysis
  • Review & validate potential startups aligned to Delta executive needs
  • Monitor the venture landscape & foster relationships with the tech community
  • Support portfolio companies, the corporate accelerator, and fund of fund investments
  • Organize, track, and build out our startup CRM and reports on company engagements
  • Conducts due diligence including reviewing financials, pitch decks and core technology
  • Meet & Present with Delta leadership and business partners to understand core strategic needs, map out opportunities, connect our partners to the latest solutions
  • Crafting and managing startup pilot evaluations by identifying strategic fit and negotiating advantages terms to secure additional upside


What kind of students are you looking for this internship position?

We are looking for undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in technology, startups, and venture capital.

What are the minimum qualifications for this position?

The minimum qualifications include having a high school diploma or equivalent, being at least 18 years old, and having authorization to work in the United States.

What kind of knowledge or skills should applicants possess?

Applicants should have knowledge of the latest technology trends, be self-starters, curious, have excellent communication skills, be flexible, and have attention to detail.

What qualifications would give applicants a competitive edge?

Preferred qualifications include having a STEM degree or technical background, strong business fundamentals, prior experience in the commercial aviation sector or corporate innovation, and understanding of strategic business frameworks.

What are the responsibilities of an intern in this role?

The intern will be responsible for performing market research, developing strategic theses, validating potential startups, monitoring the venture landscape, supporting portfolio companies, organizing startup CRM, conducting due diligence, meeting with Delta leadership, and managing startup pilot evaluations.

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