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Summer Intern - Operations Services, Interior Design

Job ID: 60339
Department: Operations Services
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


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 Operations Services Department is looking for an intern to join their Office Space and Property Management team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with the collection, loading, standardization, and identification of relevant data for analysis
  • Communicate analyses findings to your team members through visuals, data tables and models
  • Build statistical learning models to detect patterns and trends among relevant business issues
  • Work with the latest innovative tools such as SharePoint in Microsoft 365, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI
  • Perform data collection, spreadsheet creation and data analysis
  • Project management services for process improvement and solutions
  • Attend meetings and provide feedback on existing maintenance practices and procedures
  • Coordinate between internal and external stakeholders to manage projects
  • Assist with review of labor agreements for facility operations and maintenance staff
  • Assist with code compliance related documentation (fire life safety, structural integrity, vertical transportation)
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects as appropriate
  • Field survey Office Space Facilities across NY and NJ properties

About the Office Space and Property Management (OSPM) Division:

Office Space & Property Management (OSPM) oversees the operation of the Agency’s economic development and waterfront portfolio, which includes the management of 21 buildings, consisting of over 4 million square feet of space across multiple facilities, as well as the management and day-to-day operations of approximately 1.4 million square feet of Agency office space, occupied by approximately 2,500 Port Authority employees. OSPM is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of all required structural, vertical transportation and fire/life safety inspections. OSPM conceptualizes and advances development opportunities, including enhanced revenue initiatives, as well as disposition of non-core assets, community revitalization, job generation, and increased use of public transportation. OSPM provides for the management of office renovations, relocations, construction, interior design (furniture) and Port Authority standards for all Port Authority facilities and leased properties. OSPM’s goal is to manage these facilities in a safe, efficient, cost-effective manner that encourages staff productivity. OSPM seeks to implement sustainability initiatives that reduce energy consumption and costs.


  • Candidates must be students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program returning to their program during the Fall 2023 semester.
  • We are seeking interns who are talented, driven, and have a genuine interest in contributing to the success of the New York/New Jersey region.
  • We welcome applications from a diverse range of majors/minors.
  • Successful candidates will be self-starters with excellent communication, research, and applicable technical skills.

 Desired Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, and/or Microsoft Power BI
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365
  • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint development
  • Ability to quickly learn new development tools
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Basic understanding of concepts of design preferred (civil, transportation, architecture and/or urban design)
  • Self-motivated with strong work initiative and attention to detail

 Internship Details:

  • The duration is expected to be approximately 8 weeks, starting in the beginning of June 2023
  • This internship will require work 5 days/week at 7.25 hours/day
  • The format is expected to be hybrid, partially in-person and partially virtual
  • These details are subject to change

 The application deadline is Monday, February 6 by 5:00 PM EST.

 How to Apply

  • Click “Apply Now”
  • Follow the prompts
  • Make sure you submit the following:
    1. A resume (please make sure to include your expected graduation date)
    2. A cover letter detailing why you want to work at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

 The Selection Process

  • Only applicants under consideration will be contacted
  • Interviews will likely start toward the end of January
  • Interns are selected based on academic achievement and work experience, in addition to analytical and communication skills

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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