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Summer Intern - Port Rail Program, Port Department

Job ID: 33866
Department: Port
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Responsibilities

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 Port department is looking for a summer intern to join their team in the XX unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The intern will work with Port Rail Program staff to engage in business development efforts for New York New Jersey Rail, LLC, a short line railroad wholly owned by the Port Authority
  • The intern will also support efforts to bring new rail facilities online, with responsibilities including but not limited to contract development, data analysis, technology integration, among others

The Port Department develops and manages competitive port infrastructure and service by providing leadership to expedite movement of cargo in a secure, environmentally and financially sound manner.

Qualifications

  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming Fall 2019 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.
     

Desired

  • Writing and presentation skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Other technical skills (Tableau, Power BI, R, etc. always help)
  • Willingness to learn about how railroads work

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.

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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

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