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Veteran Internship Program - Major Capital Projects, World Trade Center Construction

Job ID: 60252
Department: WTC Construction
Location: One Liberty Plaza


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 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 Major Capital Projects (MCP) department is looking for an intern to join their team in the World Trade Center Construction unit as part of their Veteran Internship Program! Veterans who are currently enrolled in a program of study are strongly encouraged to apply to this internship. This opportunity will last up to one year so candidates should have plans to be enrolled in a program of study until December 2023 or beyond.

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to rotate throughout various assignments within the MCP department. These assignments offer on the job experience and education in architecture, engineering, and construction to gain exposure to the work of a first-class public agency, such as:

  • Construction Management – management, supervision, inspection and administration of active construction projects and/or work orders.
  • Project Management – management of scope, budget and schedule for conceptual design, preliminary design and final design of construction projects and/or work orders.
  • Safety Management – management and supervision of construction safety requirements.
  • Cost Control Group – management and development of project financials, including budgeting, estimating, tracking and payments.
  • Tenant Construction Group – management, supervision and inspection of tenant construction projects.
  • Procurement and Claims Group – management of project procurement and evaluation of construction claims.
  • Planning – manage the planning for the upcoming MCP large projects.

In addition to the rotational assignments, participants will have the opportunity participate in trainings, facility tours, and exercises scheduled throughout the year. There will also be an opportunity to network throughout the organization to obtain a working knowledge of the Port Authority and awareness of potential full-time opportunities.

About the Major Capital Projects Department:

The Major Capital Projects Department’s mission is to deliver the Port Authority’s mega-projects including the World Trade Center Construction highest quality and most efficient transportation services so important to the well-being and economic competitiveness of the region. 


  • Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply to this internship.
  • Students must have plans to be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program through December 2023 or beyond since this is expected to be a one-year 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.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and be receptive.
  • Willing to learn, be flexible and adaptable.
  • Have an interest in the organization and public service.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with computer aided design and modeling software.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with construction management and scheduling software.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with design and construction codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including interacting with senior-level management.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is operating on a hybrid schedule (a combination of in-person and virtual work).

The application deadline is Thursday, December 15, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please click the Apply Now button
  • To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing why you want to work at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Applicants will receive an automated confirmation email after submitting an application

The Selection Process

  • Only applicants under consideration will be contacted
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be conducted within the next or month or so
  • 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 $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.

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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