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Summer Intern - Pedestrian Access Analysis

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Job ID: 30498
Department: Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Port Authority offers 12-week paid summer internships to students that provide the opportunity to work with knowledgeable and experienced professionals on assignments critical to operating, maintaining, and expanding the transportation infrastructure for one of the greatest economies in the world. 

Assignments include hands-on projects to cultivate technical, writing, communication and team-building skills. The diversity of our businesses creates a variety of opportunities for students to gain exposure to the work of a first-class public agency

The Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals department is looking for a summer intern to join their team in the Transportation Planning and Revenue Programs unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

A development proposal was recently approved for property adjacent to the Holland Tunnel administration building in Jersey City, NJ. The administration building and development site are located between the portals of the tunnel's two tubes.  Intersections controlling the flow of traffic into and out of the tunnel currently have long crossing distances and operate with actuated pedestrian signals.  This represents an unattractive pedestrian environment and any large increase in pedestrian crossings could result in a significant reduction in vehicular flow due to shorter signal phases for tunnel traffic. 

The intern will:

  • Analyze the potential impacts of additional pedestrians generated by this new development on tunnel operations
  • Develop an initial set of recommendations to mitigate these impacts. 

Possible solutions to be evaluated by the intern include identifying preferred pedestrian paths and developing potential wayfinding treatments, changes to local intersections to provide pedestrian safety without impeding the flow of traffic, and re-configuration of the administration building property.  



Students must be enrolled in an graduate program for the upcoming Fall 2018 school semester.
We are seeking interns who are talented, driven and who have a genuine interest in contributing to the success of the New York/New Jersey region. 
We welcome applications from a diverse range of University disciplines and concentrations. 
Successful candidates will be self-starters with excellent communication, research and applicable technical skills.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Major in Traffic Engineering or a related field
  • Background in traffic engineering required. Transportation planning experience desired. 
  • Candidate should have an interest in pedestrian planning.

About the Program

  • Interns have the opportunity to support their departments with critical projects such as analyzing regional demand data for our airports, conducting interview assessments, development of our annual budget, designing sustainability initiatives, and developing operational plans for retail development. 
  • ngineering Interns have the opportunity to assist experienced engineers with planning, design, construction management and supervision, materials testing and inspection, and information technology management for projects.
  • On the job, learning is supported by networking sessions with senior management, intern meet and greets and facility tours; broadening your understanding of the agency.

How To Apply

  • To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
  • Please be sure to complete all steps of the application process and click Submit at the end. 
  • Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion.


  • To be considered for the position you must respond to the essay question below. 
  • All applicants must answer all prompted questions and essay.
  • Please upload your response and resume as one document in the section of the online. application that prompts you to upload your resume.
  • Your essay response cannot exceed 150 words. 

Applications that do not include a resume and essay response will be considered incomplete and will not be moved forward in the selection process.

Essay Question: Why do you want to work as a Summer Intern for the Port Authority of NY & NJ?

The application deadline is February 19, 2018; 11:59 p.m. EST. You will not be able to apply after this date.

Recruitment Timeline: 

  • Interview Process: The hiring department/unit conducts interviews in late February and the process will continue until offers are made to selected candidates (March-May).
  • Program Start Date: The Summer Internship Program is slated to begin June 1, 2018 and runs until mid-August. 

The Selection Process:

  • Please note that more than one department may contact students to interview. 
  • Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
  • Interns are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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