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Operations Fellow Program

A two-year, rotational program for students who have an interest in operations management in one of our lines of business (Aviation, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals, Port (Maritime) or PATH (Rail).

The Port Authority’s Operations Fellows program is a program designed to develop the next generation of operations management professionals. This full time two-year rotational program is designed for career-minded individuals with an interest in operations management, who aspire to manage people in the future. This rotational program is designed to provide candidates with exposure to a variety of functions that are at the heart of our operations. Fellows are assigned to one of our four main lines of business: Aviation, PATH, Port (Maritime) or Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals.

Fellows spend two years rotating within their assigned line department gaining on-the-job experience designed to build a strong foundation of management, adaptability, and knowledge of Port Authority operations. The breadth and depth of these experiences are critical in preparing participants to be future leaders within the Port Authority.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated interest in operations management and aspire to manage people in the future. We look for candidates who are flexible and adaptable, committed to quality public service, and enthusiastic about experiencing all the Port Authority has to offer. Candidates must demonstrate excellent problem solving, analytical, quantitative, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and political acumen.

Candidates should have demonstrated interest and experience in the area of business for the line department that they are interested in.

How do I apply?

We begin recruiting for the Operations Fellow program in mid-December. Each new Operations Fellows cohort begins in July. This timeline is subject to change.

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