The Government of Canada marks National Aviation Day and announces new student internship in civil aviation

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today proudly celebrates Canada's fourth National Aviation Day and the aviation industry's future leaders by launching a new internship program for senior high school students interested in civil aviation.

The Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Student Internship Program is a paid, two-month summer work term at Transport Canada headquarters in Ottawa.

The internship is open to students currently enrolled in grades 11 and 12, Secondary V or the first year of CEGEP. Applicants must be fluent in either English or French and be prepared to submit a letter of reference from a teacher and a parental consent form.

Students must complete the online application and submit an essay by April 30, 2012, in order to be considered. The successful intern will be notified by June 8, 2012.

February 23 was first designated National Aviation Day in Canada in 2009. This occasion highlights the Government of Canada's role in aviation safety for all Canadians and celebrates the successes of our industry worldwide.

For more information on the eligibility requirements and the online application process for the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Student Internship Program and National Aviation Day, visit our website at


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SOURCE Government of Canada

For further information:

Pierre Floréa
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada


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