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Summer Intern - Aviation, LaGuardia Airport Maintenance

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Job ID: 61359
Department: Aviation
Location: Flushing, NY


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 the Airport Maintenance team at LaGuardia Airport!


About the LaGuardia Airport Maintenance Department:


The LGA Airport Maintenance Department coordinates with other airport and agency units to achieve our agency goals and drive a world-class customer experience at LGA Airport. We efficiently maintain the airport’s physical plant and maintain unit compliance with all applicable codes, rules and regulations, while fostering exemplary safe work practices. We also plan and oversee the delivery of maintenance services to all Port Authority units, the public, and airport tenants. 



  • Assist with all aspects of budget preparation and submission for LGA’s six (6) maintenance units including but not limited to budget entry
  • Participation in individual unit meetings as well as meetings with our Finance team and General Manager’s Office
  • Creation of cost benefits analysis
  • Assist the Manager and Assistant Manager of Maintenance track contract spending
  • Assist the Assistant Manager of Maintenance in updating the airport’s Snow and Ice Control Plan to support winter weather snow removal activities
  • Assist the LGA Airport Asset Management team with data cleaning and entry
  • Assist with other ad hoc priority projects



  • 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 Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Power BI
  • Data analysis experience


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 fully in-person at LaGuardia 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:
    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 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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