Lernerfahrung und persönliche Entwicklung
Very good, I would definitely recommend it.
As requested, I had the chance to work in the network planning department, section hub Frankfurt, continental connections. As in the period I was there the Lufthansa schedule for Summer 1998 I supported the work of my department. I was very well integrated in the process and could perform tasks independently. I could directly benefit from my logistics studies, especially regarding the theoretical aspects of network planning and hub and spoke systems. The iterative planning process which also involved negotiations between several Lufthansa departments as well as alliance partners was very challenging and extremely interesting. Company / Internship Lufthansa provides special programs for interns, e.g. visit to the maintenance site in Hamburg, visit of the cargo center site in Frankfurt, etc. which gives an excellent insight into the company. Additionally, the location of the Lufthansa basis directly adjacent to the Frankfurt Airport is interesting as one has the opportunity to just walk near the runway and visit all facilities directly. The central internship department organized several meetings of interns, also in Frankfurt pubs which I appreciated a lot.
For the department I worked in, analytical thinking is very important. People are very easily accessible, if you bring a certain team spirit.
- has changed since I was there. Go to the Lufthansa web site and click on internships.
Frankfurt is a big and modern city. In the beginning it was not easy to find "useful" locations to go, as there is very much "schickimicki"- and touristical pubs and discos. However, after some time the nice places were discovered, and I think Frankfurt is a nice place to be. Perhaps not forever, but ...
The application process was quite easy. The major part of the evaluation of my person made by the application documents I sent. The inetrview took place with the head of department I wanted to be placed.