Your Career With JetBlue

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Interested in being a part of the next generation of JetBlue? You've come to the right place.

Come fly with us

Come Fly With Us If you're looking for a place where your career, your passion, and your sense of fun are all important, then you've landed at the right place. At JetBlue we've built an award-winning brand based on delivering value, service, style and comfort to our customers - and to our crewmembers. And, by hiring people who share our vision, we've created a place where people enjoy coming to work.

JetBlue Crewmembers are selected to work at our airline not just for their skills and abilities, but also because they embody the five JetBlue Values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Fun and Passion.


Ready to get started? To get you to where you want to be in your career, JetBlue offers a number of opportunities to pathway into a flight operations position or internship. Whether you are ready to become a First Officer for JetBlue today, are still in flight training or want to work in a corporate position as an intern, we've got you covered!


University Gateway Program

Since 2007, the University Gateway Program has provided young aviators with a planned pathway to becoming a successful First Officer with JetBlue. By combining structured education, training and flight experience, the University Gateway Program is how we're preparing the next generation of JetBlue Pilots.



The JetBlue Summer College Crew Program is a 10-week internship opportunity that is designed to develop a pipeline of well-rounded future Crewmembers for a variety of positions within JetBlue. Our interns work in an ever-changing environment and gain experience across our operation.

University Gateway

JetBlue is committed to finding the best talent to join our ranks and become professional pilots for our airline . One of the unique ways we are accomplishing this goal is with the University Gateway Program. Launched in 2007, the program provides aviation students with a unique pathway, from their undergraduate studies all the way to becoming a first officer for JetBlue, providing steps along the way for building flight time and experience.

The relationship between students accepted into the University Gateway program begins during their sophomore year at a participating aviation university. The program, lasting for seven years, involves graduating from the AABI Accredited University, becoming a Certified Flight Instructor at the student’s University, flying as a Captain for Cape Air to gain flight time and valuable pilot in command experience and ends with a final interview with JetBlue.

Our Process


After graduating, build experience as a Flight Instructor for your university.


Spend your summer working for JetBlue or Cape Air as a College Crew intern.


Build flight time and experience as a Captain for Cape Air or ExpressJet.


After attending a Jet Transition Course, you'll complete a final First Officer interview.

How It Works

The University Gateway Program provides undergraduate pilots the opportunity to work as interns at Cape Air or JetBlue. Upon graduation, they gain valuable experience as Certified Flight Instructors for their university. From there, these aviators will join Cape Air as pilots gaining flight time and experience flying scheduled passenger service, as a Captain.

After meeting the competitive hiring requirements at JetBlue, program participants will complete a jet transition course and attend a final interview to become a First Officer.


In order to be eligible for the University Gateway Program, students must:
- Be enrolled in a participating AABI-accredited university
- Be a current sophomore, junior or senior
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA
- Submit a cover letter, resume and recommendations

Gateway Program Checklist

Our Partners

Gateway Program Partners


“Cape Air allows their interns to be an integral part in the day to day operations...not to mention the opportunity to fly as a First Officer!”

“I never thought I'd go from school, to CFI, to Cape Air and now flying for JetBlue!”

“Having a mentor through this entire process is extraordinary. To get advice from a JetBlue captain on how to be successful is great!”

Ready to apply? Contact your university's career services office to get started!

College Crew

Our Summer College Crew internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience in the day-to-day operations of JetBlue. With opportunities in Safety, IT, Finance, System Operations, Flight Operations and more, students will participate in real projects, experience a JetBlue orientation and have access to corporate leaders.


  • Flight Operations
  • Dispatch
  • Safety
  • System Operations
  • Customer Support
  • Emergency Response


  • Sales
  • Concessions
  • Loyalty
  • A321 Project
  • Product Development


  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Org. Effectiveness
  • Compliance
  • Crewmember Insight


  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Revenue Management
  • Network Planning


To be a competitive candidate for our Summer College Crew Program, you should:
- Be an undergraduate or graduate student
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
- Have a passion for the airline industry
- Be available for employement from June 11 - August 17, 2014
- Be able to secure local housing


As a member of Summer College Crew, you'll be offered unique opportunities such as:
- Attending a JetBlue orientation in Orlando, FL
- Participating in development workshops
- Weekly "Lunch & Learns" with senior leaders
- Job shadowing
- Space-available flight benefits

More Info

Interested in being part of the next generation of JetBlue? To keep in touch and learn more about our Talent Gateway programs, click the button below to join our Talent Community. From time to time, we'll send out more information about what it's like working for JetBlue and updated information on new opportunities that might interest you.