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Summer Intern - Aviation, LaGuardia Airport Operations

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Job ID: 61415
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 Department is looking for an intern to join their LaGuardia Airport Operations team!

About the Aviation Department & LaGuardia Airport Operations:

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.


  • 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
  • Supporting the day-to-day Aeronautical Airport Operations Activities at LGA
  • Assist with periodic, daily, and continuous airfield and facilities inspections, flight operations status, and weather
  • Assist with coordinating airport construction activities
  • Provide high levels of customer service in responding to questions and inquiries from the public


  • 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


  • Aviation Management or a related major
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously

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 a hybrid, partially virtual and partially 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
  • 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

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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