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Summer Intern - Aviation, Newark Airport Structural Integrity

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Job ID: 61423
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 a Structural Integrity intern to join their Physical Plant & Redevelopment team at Newark Airport!

About the Aviation Department: 

The Aviation Department in the Port Authority maintains Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) through the Engineering and Line Departments.  EWR serves as an international gateway for both passengers and cargo. EWR which is spread out over 2000 acres, has 3 terminals, 100 plus gates and 30 plus airlines operating more than 1200 flight operations daily.  The Structural Integrity unit performs a variety of functions which includes coordinating routine inspections, cyclical facility condition surveys, property damage cost recovery efforts by Legal and responds to on-call incidents.


  • Assist manager of structural integrity with managing Facility Condition Survey program and operating major works program
  • Asist with documentation including managing charge codes, budgets/forecasts, and project’s scope of work
  • Conduct field investigations of structural issues as they arise and recommend corrective actions for short term and long-term solutions


  • 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


  • Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Engineering Management, or a related major
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking mindset

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 Newark 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 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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