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Summer Intern - Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals - Transportation Planning & Revenue Analysis

Job ID: 36270
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 & Terminals department is looking for a summer intern to join their team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

TB&T’s Transportation & Revenue Programs group is responsible for TB&T’s strategic and business planning efforts, non-toll revenue programs including real estate and bus revenues, and transportation planning programs which use data-driven analysis to advance physical and operational improvements at TB&T facilities. The selected candidate(s) will support a broad array of projects, from land use actions and traffic flow analysis to retail agreements and new technology initiatives, in a customer-oriented environment where attention to detail is critical. Responsibilities will include researching and analyzing new approaches, projects, and/or systems that can improve operations and customer experience at TB&T facilities; and, facilitating and tracking the implementation of priority initiatives. The candidate’s ability to organize, communicate, adapt, and collaborate will be a key to success in this role. Potential duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with project development and deployment of an industry-leading Proof-of-Concept demonstrating the ability and efficacy of Connected Vehicle Automation for mass-transit applications
  • Gather and analyze business and market data to support the development and implementation of departmental strategy and business plans
  • Advance projects that enhance data available to TB&T for analytical and planning purposes, with a focus on data available from new and emerging technologies
  • GIS mapping of TB&T facilities
  • Advance projects to use technology to enhance information available to customers and/or to improve operational performance
  • Track and advance real estate transactions and space leases for existing TB&T assets in coordination with the real estate department
  • Diligence development proposals on or near TB&T properties with a focus on understanding and mitigating operational impacts of such development
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to improve non-toll revenue performance from TB&T assets, including strategies that activate vacant or unused spaces to generate additional value to TB&T, customers, and the surrounding community
  • Assist with analyzing the business environment, business plan writing, and the coordination of strategy workshops
  • As needed, analyze complex databases of operational, financial and traffic information and integrate and interpret data into meaningful and actionable management information and decision-oriented reports

About the Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals Department:

  • TB&T brings revenue to the agency through its transportation facilities that connect NY and NJ (GWB, HT, LT, PABT and SIB).


  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming Fall 2020 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.


  • Rsearching and analyzing new approaches, projects, and/or systems that can improve operations and customer experience at TB&T facilities
  • Facilitating and tracking the implementation of priority initiatives
  • Candidate's ability to organize, communicate, adapt, and collaborate will be a key to success in this role

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.

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 January 24, 2020; 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 January and the process will continue until offers are made to selected candidates (February-May).
  • Program Start Date: The Summer Internship Program is slated to begin May 28, 2020 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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