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Summer Intern - Port Operations

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Job ID: 61450
Department: Port
Location: Port 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.

ThePort Departmentis looking for anOperations intern to join their team!

About the Port Department:

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the gateway to one of the most concentrated consumer markets in North America and the largest port on the East Coast. Through its network of terminals, railroads, roads, warehouses, and distribution centers, Port Authority keeps the worlds global trade industry moving. The Operations unit at New Jersey Marine Terminals (NJMT) supports the successful operation of container and roll-on-roll-off cargo, bulk and specialized cargos, container terminals, and public berth operations.


  • Support the Operations Manager on day-to-day activities and facility needs
  • Assist Senior Marine Terminal Operations Representative in the standardization of all NJMTs Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Assist Senior Marine Terminal Operations Representative with the research and development of a Hazardous Materials Guidance
  • Assist with research in support of the 2025 Tariff Update
  • Attend meetings and inspections for facility projects, events, and emergencies
  • Collaborate with Operations Representatives to restructure and enhance NJMTs Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Update databases as needed based on operational need
  • Present a report on the status of projects and other work that was completed during the internship
  • Interns may be given immediate, short-term assignments based on operational needs at the facility, but should otherwise focus on accomplishing the assigned projects in their twelve weeks at NJMT


  • 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


  • Familiarity with Public Administration, Policy Writing, Emergency Management, Project Management, and Operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish plans, set priorities, coordinate activities, and delegate tasks and responsibilities appropriately

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 260 Kellogg St. in Port Newark, NJ
  • 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:

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  • Please submit the following with your application:
    1. A resume that clearly indicates your expected graduation date
    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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