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Intern - Audit Department

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Job ID: 60188
Department: Audit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


The Port Authority offers paid 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 Audit department is looking for an intern to join their team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working under the direction of audit supervisors
  • Participating in the planning of audits and conduct reviews of various Port Authority functions, operations and business processes, including reviews of private sector partners doing business with the Port Authority. Reviews will include developing the audit scope and audit program; executing the audit work, including the gathering and analysis of required data and information, preparation of work papers and the drafting of reports summarizing the results of the audit and recommendations for improvement, as well as communicating audit results to auditee management.
  • Participating in meetings, reviewing procedures, performing analyses and preparing audit workpapers
  • Developing recommendations for improvements, drafting reports and communicating audit results to the client.

 About the Audit Department:

The Audit Department's mission is to assist the organization's management in achieving its business objectives by bringing an independent, systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal control and the management of risk. To that end, the Department is responsible for providing internal auditing services in the Port Authority, including reviews of business processes, systems and operations, as well as the examinations of the records of tenants and contractors that do business with the Port Authority. The Audit Department reports to the Inspector General and the Audit Committee of the Board of Commissioners.


  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • 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.


  • This internship is designed for students who have two or more years of college education in the areas of auditing, accounting, business administration, finance, management engineering, information systems or other related majors.
  • General understanding of systematic reviews (internal controls) to ensure effectiveness and accountability
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work independently or within a team, and prioritize work
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications

 This will be a hybrid internship opportunity.

 This internship is expected to be part-time during the school year.

 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 Sunday, October 2 at 6:00pm EST. You will not be able to apply after this date.

 Recruitment Timeline

  • Interview Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will be conducted in the coming months
  • Program Start Date: This will be determined at the time of an offer

 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

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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 twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty 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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