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Summer Intern - Aviation, Capital Programs

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Job ID: 61424
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 Finance intern on their Capital Programs team!

About the Aviation Department & Capital Programs Unit:

We value our people by honoring diversity, developing and investing in staff, and providing a work environment where all can thrive. We are stewards of the environment we operate in and the resources we use and we strive to build a more sustainable and resilient airport system while minimizing impacts on neighboring communities.

The Capital Programs unit is working toward securing federal funding and providing the agency with Financial Capacity to support and sustain Port Authority airports.   


  • Assist program manager in coordinating Aviation’s Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program, including tracking, reporting, and compliance
  • Work with Aviation project managers to administer COVID Relief grants, which includes assisting in the preparation of all appropriate reimbursement documentation and ensuring all grants requirements and deadlines are achieved
  • Continually record, review, and track reimbursement activity and work with awarding agencies to resolve unpaid reimbursement requests or other discrepancies
  • Calculate reimbursement requests and invoice amounts
  • Work with project managers to ensure allocated activity is accurate and allowable for reimbursement under agreement terms
  • Ensure timely and accurate recurring billing and invoicing in accordance with agreement requirements
  • Assist in data input and reporting in grant management system (QuickBase)
  • Work with project managers to support other grant programs, including programs under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • Support and prepare presentations for senior executive management
  • Interface with various levels of staff from facility staff to senior authority management in several departments


  • 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


  • Strong financial background
  • Strong in using Advanced Excel Program
  • Strong research, analysis, and writing 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, partially virtual and partially 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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