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Summer Intern - Management & Budget

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Job ID: 61631
Department: Management & Budget
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 Management & Budget Department is looking for a summer intern to join their team!  
About the Management & Budget Department:   

The mission of the Management and Budget Department (MBD) is to provide financial and budgetary tools, analysis and advice to support optimal allocation of the agency’s financial, physical, and human resources. This is performed by managing the Port Authority’s annual budget process, analyzing the agency’s financial capacity analysis to support capital planning and decision making, evaluating new and existing resources and programs for efficiency and conformance with management objectives and financial strategies, and providing centralized financial oversight and reporting for all grants to the Port Authority, and disbursements from agency regional funding programs.


The Budget Performance and Analysis (BPA) unit within MBD works to continuously assess and inform all levels of PA management, including the Board, of the overall financial and operating results of all departments and offices compared to the authorized budget, ensuring the agency’s financial performance, and validating operating and capital funding requirements. The main responsibilities of the BPA team include monthly financial performance reporting, resource allocations and the development of a fiscally sound annual budget in collaborative fashion with Departments. 

  • Attend departmental daily/weekly meetings and provide a fresh perspective by reviewing and suggesting improvements on materials such as charts, graphs, and other data analytics.
    • Meetings would include the Monthly Financial results, Budget briefings, Target discussions, etc. 
  • Provide assistance to all levels of staff within MBD on various management, budgeting and financial-related information, conduct various analyses, and reviews
  • Work and support the BPA team in various projects such as the review of requests for resources (positions, vehicles, authorization), workload and overtime analysis, and other ad-hoc analyses
  • 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 Business, Finance, Accounting, or a related discipline 
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced environment and partner with different teams within MBD
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task; work both independently and in a group; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing to interpret information, resolve problem areas, conduct meetings/briefings, and interface with all levels of staff and management
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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