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Summer Intern - Aviation, Data Analysis & Forecasting

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Job ID: 61416
Department: Aviation
Location: New York, 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 a Data Analysis & Forecasting intern to join their team!

About the Aviation Department:

The Aviation Department manages five airports at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, one of the busiest airport systems in the country. Within the Aviation Department, the Strategic Analysis & Forecasting Unit’s responsibilities fall under three core focus areas: Data Collection & Reporting, Forecasting, and Industry Analysis. The team develops forecasting models, industry intelligence and strategic analysis to support the Aviation Department’s business and strategic plans, terminal and capacity improvements, and revenue estimates. To aid in this effort, the team is also responsible for collecting and reporting of passenger, cargo, and operations data via the Airline Data Entry Portal (ADEP).


  • Use data analysis and visualization tools to analyze and derive insights from aviation datasets
  • Assist with developing innovative methodologies for forecasting passenger volumes
  • Help conduct aviation industry research, data analyses, and prepare activity forecasts
  • Summarize analyses and forecasts in presentation and written formats
  • Create data models and dashboards in Power BI to support various data analysis tasks
  • Develop and implement technical solutions to enhance data collection processes
  • Analyze and validate monthly activity data from the region’s major airports
  • Lead routine meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicate with airlines and assist with special compliance 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


  • Major in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Statistics, Information Systems, Data Analytics, or a related field
  • Strong technical background and familiarity with Microsoft Power BI and Power Apps (or similar data analysis and visualization tools)
  • 1-2+ years of experience working with both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Self-starter comfortable managing complex projects with competing deadlines
  • An interest in data collection, management, and visualization
  • Willingness to create and apply innovative ideas to real problems for continuous improvement
  • Advanced writing and communication skills

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 hybrid (2 days virtual, 3 days in-person at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan)
  • 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 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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