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Summer Intern - Aviation, LGA Operations

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Job ID: 60493
Department: Aviation
Location: Flushing, 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 Aviation, LGA Operations department is looking for an intern to join their Aeronautical team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Day-to-day Aeronautical Airport Operations Activities at LGA.
  • Assisting with periodic, daily, and continuous airfield and facilities inspections.
  • Actively monitoring two-way radio communication amongst airport staff, flight operations status, and weather.
  • Assisting with coordinating airport construction activities.
  • Providing high levels of customer service in responding to questions and inquiries from the public.
  • The Airside Operations Intern will report to the Aeronautical Manager and/or the Operations Chief of the assigned departments to learn, assist, and complete a special project dedicated to the intern.

About the Aviation Department & LGA Operations Department:

The Aviation Department manages the five airports in the Port Authority system, which is the largest airport system in the US.  Within the Aviation Department, the Airport Operations Unit is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day safe operation of the airport under Part 139 and FAA Advisory Circulars 150 series; including Self-Inspection programs, Wildlife Hazard Management, Airfield Driver Training program, Snow and Ice Control, Airport Emergency Plan, Quarterly Inspections of fueling facilities and fueling equipment; Airfield safety areas, airport markings and signage, Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF), Airport conditioning reporting, Airport Construction Safety & Phasing Plans, and maintaining the Airport Certification Manual.


  • Candidates must be students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Aviation Management program for the upcoming 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

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously

 Internship Details:

  • The duration is expected to be approximately 12 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 a hybrid, partially in-person and partially virtual
  • These details are subject to change

 The application deadline is Wednesday, February 1 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
  • 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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