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Summer Intern - Management & Budget, Budget Consolidation Group

Job ID: 36040
Department: Management & Budget
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 Management & Budget Department is looking for a summer intern to join their Budget Consolidation Group team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Research and implement innovative ways to leverage technology to communicate with Agency budget preparers, and provide budget and financial training; 
  • Help develop system for tracking enhancements or requests related to our budgeting systems
  • Assist with updating BudgetPRO descriptions, updating account codes
  • Develop and update intranet site for the MBD Overall, the summer intern will be a part of our team. As the need arises and based on the interest of the intern, we will structure projects that benefit all.

About the Management & Budget Department:

The mission of the Management and Budget Department (MBD) is to provide financial and budgetary tools, analysis and advice to support optimal allocation of the agency’s financial, physical, and human resources. This is performed by managing the Port Authority’s annual budget process, analyzing the agency’s financial capacity analysis to support capital planning and decision making, evaluating new and existing resources and programs for efficiency and conformance with management objectives and financial strategies, and providing centralized financial oversight and reporting for all grants to the Port Authority, and disbursements from agency regional funding programs. The Budget Performance and Analysis (BPA) unit within MBD works to continuously assess and inform all levels of PA management, including the Board, of the overall financial and operating results of all departments and offices compared to the authorized budget, ensuring the agency’s financial performance and validating operating and capital funding requirements. The main responsibilities of the BPA team include monthly financial performance reporting, resource allocations and the development of a fiscally sound annual budget in collaborative fashion with Departments.


  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting or related field is required.  
  • A Master’s Degree is desirable.
  • Three years of experience in performing complex financial analysis, budgeting or operational analyses within a large organization.
  • Expertise with desktop applications, such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Expertise with Port Authority’s financial, operating and capital budgeting and accounting structure, and full understanding of PA financial reporting.    
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with executive staff and police supervisors at an individual and group setting. 
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills, with the ability to present and discuss financial information in a clear and informative manner.    
  • Fully competent with the Port Authority’s corporate systems, such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Budget PRO and ICMS/Cognos.

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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