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CSO Internship - JFK Airport

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Job ID: 31891
Department: Chief Security Office
Location: JFK Airport


The Port Authority offers paid 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 CSO department is looking for an intern to join their team at JFK Airport! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Will assist in auditing the time keeper’s duties to ensure the accuracy of the administration and so I can hold the staff accountable when discrepancies are found (i.e. IODs, maternity leaves, military leaves, personal days, MDWs/MDOs, etc.)
  • Will assist at the reception desk with answering the phones, taking calls for the commanding officers, receiving and distributing deliveries, directing visitors, and processing equipment disposition forms (disposing of old office equipment).
  • Will assist the Inspector in command review preparation – compiling crime stats, overtime data, etc., in MS Excel.
  • Will maintain homeless counts that the Inspector has to report on.
  • Will update PowerPoint slides for the Inspector as needed.
  • Will assist with putting together meetings, and conference room prep.
  • Will maintain and update pay period overtime data spreadsheet the Inspector keeps track of.


  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or 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.



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.
  • 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.

The Selection Process:

  • 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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