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Spring/Summer - Inspector General, Fraud Prevention

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Job ID: 61613
Department: Inspector General
Location: Hoboken, NJ


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey offers paid internships to students, providing 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 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 Office of Inspector General is looking for an intern to join their Fraud Prevention team!   

About the Office of Inspector General:    

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) works to keep the agency corruption-free.  The mission of the OIG is to enhance and defend the integrity of the Port Authority's programs and operations. To accomplish this mission, the OIG detects, receives, and investigates allegations of fraud, corruption, waste, and abuse with respect to employees, or other individuals or organizations doing business with the Port Authority, who attempt to corrupt or unlawfully interfere with Port Authority operations. The duties of this position are highly confidential and involve the handling of sensitive documentation. The selected candidate is expected to maintain confidentiality and discretion.    


  • Conduct vendor integrity checks on entities seeking to perform work on Port Authority projects
  • Conduct database searches of companies and key individuals within those companies and report their findings


  • 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., Adobe
  • Self-starters with 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

Desired Skills: 

  • Major in Public Administration or a related field
  • Interest in criminal justice policy, audit and/or investigations
  • Analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills

Internship Details:   

  • The start date is expected to be in March with an orientation that will take place at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan
  • The end date will be determined at a later date
  • This internship will require approximately 29 hours per week
  • The format is expected to be hybrid, partially virtual and partially in-person at 5 Marine View Plaza in Hoboken, 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:   

  • Click “Apply Now”
  • Follow the prompts
  • Please submit the following with your application:
    1. A resume that clearly indicates your expected graduation date from the program you’re current enrolled in
    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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