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Summer Intern - WTC Graphic Design and Communications

Job ID: 36449
Department: World Trade Center
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 WTC Department is looking for a summer intern to join their WTC Graphic Design and Communications team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collection, review, and analysis of customer data in/around WTC.
  • Assisting with the WTC communications program, including creating and curating digital content for website, apps, and social media.
  • Assisting with the WTC licensing program, including review of images and designs to assist in preparation of intellectual property licenses and use permits.
  • Assisting with the WTC wayfinding program, including creating and reviewing sign placement and design to improve and supplement public wayfinding.
  • Assisting with the implementation of WTC Graphic and Design Standards, including review of design submissions from tenants/stakeholders to ensure compliance and make suggested design changes to mitigate any deviation from standards.

About the WTC Department:

The World Trade Center (WTC) Department operates, maintains, and promotes the World Trade Center Complex by leading cooperative efforts to enhance the general public interests and experiences by overseeing regulatory guidelines, and by managing relationships through open communication and teamwork, preserving the World Trade Center’s status as a landmark of international significance and world-class destination to be enjoyed by all. The WTC Department oversees the management and operation of the mixed-use, interconnected WTC Complex.  It works closely with business partners and stakeholders, both external and internal to the agency, to ensure that the WTC is maintained as a class-A facility that is an active center of business, culture, remembrance, and connection. 


  • 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.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency or knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency or knowledge of Adobe Suite (Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Experience and familiarity with social media handles (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).
  • Basic understanding of design preferred (graphic design, communications, architecture and/or urban design).
  • Experience with working in a team preferred.
  • Experience with field work and/or construction site safety familiarity preferred.

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.


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

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