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Summer Intern - Aviation Operations, Wildlife Programs

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Job ID: 61392
Department: Aviation
Location: Jamaica, NY

Description

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 Operations, Wildlife Programs intern to join their team!

About the Aviation 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 Aviation Operations unit is responsible for many technical and operational aspects of the airports such as wildlife management, airport signage markings, and lighting, airport obstructions, airport delay reduction programs, etc. Wildlife Programs is one of several groups within the Aviation Operations unit of the Aviation Department. The main goal of Wildlife Programs is to ensure safety of the airports by reducing conflicts between aircraft and wildlife. We manage the wildlife programs at the Port Authority’s five airports including supervising contracts, developing training programs for airport staff, managing the airports’ wildlife permits, conducting research, developing the airports’ Wildlife Hazard Management Plans, and ensuring compliance with all federal and state wildlife regulatory requirements. 

Responsibilities:

  • Diamondback terrapin management
  • Data entry
  • Assistance with other wildlife field projects (e.g. Canada goose and gull management)
  • Study Skin (Round Mount) Preparation

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or 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

Desired:

  • Major in Wildlife Biology or a closely-related field
  • Experience with handling wildlife
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently

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 (generally 5 days per week at 7.25 hours of work per day plus a 45-minute break)
  • The format is expected to be in-person at JFK Airport
  • 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
    • A resume that clearly indicates your expected graduation date
    • 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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