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Fall 2023 Intern - Audit, Information Systems & Technology

Job ID: 61236
Department: Audit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey offers paid internships to students, providing the opportunity to work with experienced professionals on assignments critical to building, operating, and maintaining transportation and infrastructure assets in New York and New Jersey. 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 Information Systems and Technology team!

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 Audit Department is responsible for providing internal auditing services in the Port Authority including reviews of business processes, systems and operations, and 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.


  • Planning of audits
  • Conducting reviews of various Port Authority network, cybersecurity, systems, operations, and business processes
  • Developing the audit scope and audit program
  • Executing the audit work, including the gathering and analysis of required data and information
  • Preparing work papers
  • Drafting reports, summarizing the results of the audit and recommendations for improvement
  • Communicating audit results to auditee management


  • Candidates must be students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program through the Spring 2024 semester
  • We are seeking interns who are driven and have a genuine interest in contributing to the success of the New York and New Jersey region
  • We welcome applications from all types of majors
  • Successful candidates will be self-starters with excellent communication, research, and applicable technical skills

Desired Skills:

  • Major in Information Systems, Cybersecurity or a related discipline 
  • Understanding of cybersecurity, cloud computing, operating and database systems, networking hardware/software (including firewalls, virtual private networks, routers, switches, etc.), web applications, ERP systems (e.g. SAP and PeopleSoft), and associated risk and control concepts
  • General understanding of internal controls reviews to ensure effectiveness and accountability
  • Familiarity with one or more IT security and control frameworks such as COBIT, ISO 27000, and NIST
  • Working knowledge of data analytics, vulnerability assessment, and network security tools
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently or within a team
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills 

Internship Details:

  • This internship is expected to start in October with an end date that will be determined after the internship starts
  • This internship will require 16-20 hours per week
  • The format is expected to be hybrid (in-person component at Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City, NJ)
  • The hourly salary range is $17.20 to $28.85 (the hourly salary is determined by internship type and school year)
  • These details are subject to change

How to Apply:

  • Click “Apply Now”
  • Follow the prompts
  • Please submit the following with your application:
    1. A resume that clearly indicates your expected graduation date from the program you’re current enrolled in
    2. A cover letter detailing why you want to intern at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

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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