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Summer Intern - Operations Services, Interior Design

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Job ID: 60335
Department: Operations Services
Location: New York, NY


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:

  • Interior Designer/ Architect
  • Field survey Office Space Facilities across NY and NJ properties
  • Produce As- Built Drawings in AutoCAD
  • Create naming/ numbering structure to better track work areas and room types
  • Work with Project and Property Managers to identify critical property assets
  • Assist in creating standards manuals for surveyed facilities
  • Manuals to include: Furniture, Finishes, and Equipment (FF&E)

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

OSPM manages the day-to-day operations of approximately 1.2 million square feet, across 10 facilities of the Agency’s office space, occupied by approximately 2,500 Port Authority employees. These facilities include both our NY and NJ headquarters at 4 WTC and 2 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ. We provided the management and coordination of office space interior design including furniture and finishes, ergonomic enhancements, renovations, construction, relocations, furniture keys, as well as Port Authority standards for all Port Authority facilities and leased properties. 


  • 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

  • Interior Design, Architecture or related majors
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suites- TEAMS, Sharepoint, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI
  • Knowledge of site survey techniques
  • Interest in Property Management functions
  • Interest in Interior Design Finishes. (Furniture and Finish Schedules a plus)

 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 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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