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Summer Intern - Aviation, Newark Airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

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Job ID: 61378
Department: Aviation
Location: Newark, NJ


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey offers paid internships, providing students with 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 where interns quickly become part of the team and help the agency with its mission of keeping the region moving. 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 Department is looking for an intern to join their EWR Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) team!

About the Aviation Department:

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey operates one of the world’s busiest airport systems. Our mission is to plan, develop, provide, promote, operate, and maintain a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo and to do so with sensitively for the community and the environment.


  • Assist ARFF operational personnel and command staff with maintaining a state of readiness
  • Conduct research of applicable electric vehicle and electric ground power unit fire tactics
  • Research applicable consensus standards as it relates to standard operating guidelines
  • Assist the Deputy Fire Chief of New Jersey airports with research on alternatives to fluorinated foam


  • Enrollment in an undergraduate of graduate program through the Fall 2024 semester (August 2024 or beyond)
  • Experience with Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in contributing to the success of the New York and New Jersey region
  • Interest in public service and/or transportation
  • Willingness to learn


  • Graduate-level student majoring in Public Administration, Business, Human Resources, Fire Science, or a related discipline
  • Fire service experience which could include fire explorer, fire cadets, or Firefighter I completion
  • Understanding of National Fire Incident Reporting System, emergency systems, and incident command systems
  • Ability to work without supervision, multitask, work well under pressure, and take initiative
  • Ability to translate ideas, data, and practices into a succession planning manual
  • Interpersonal, teamwork, time management, critical thinking, research, analysis
  • Adaptability 
  • Receptiveness 

Internship Details:

  • The start date will be Thursday, May 30 with an orientation that will take place at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan
  • The internship will last 12 weeks, ending on Friday, August 23
  • This is a full-time internship (5 days/week)
  • The format is expected to be hybrid, partially virtual and partially at Newark Liberty International Airport
  • The hourly salary range is $17.20 to $28.85 (Salary to be determined by internship type and school year)
  • These dates 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
    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 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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