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Summer Intern - Aviation, LGA Airport Operations Center

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Job ID: 60026
Department: Aviation
Location: Flushing, NY



The Port Authority offers paid summer internships to students that provide the opportunity to work with knowledgeable and experienced professionals on assignments critical to operating, maintaining, and expanding the transportation infrastructure for one of the greatest economies in the world.

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 Aviation department is looking for a summer intern to join their team in the LGA Airport Operations Center unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • COVID-19 Program Management
  • Day-to-day Airport Operations Center Activities
  • Detailed Data and Statistical Analysis
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Preparation and Management

About the LGA Airport Operations Center (AOC):

The Aviation Department established the Airport Operations Centers (AOC) at LGA, JFK and EWR, serving to align our major Port Authority aviation facilities, with internationally recognized global best practices, in airport operations management. The Aviation Department's goal of creating and establishing Airport Operation Centers is to provide operational situational awareness, including but not limited to, events and/or incidents affecting daily activity Landside, Airside or within the Central Terminal Area (CTA). The AOC promotes collaborative decision making amongst all necessary stakeholders allows all involved, to share consistent and timely information, allowing those stakeholders to assess and manage normal day-to-day operations as well as unplanned events and incidents, as effectively as possible.  The AOC is responsible for coordinating multiple resources and focusing on the entire airport impact and restoration of operations caused by a single or multiple factors. 


  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming Fall 2022 school semester.
  • We are seeking interns who are talented, driven and who have a genuine interest in contributing to the success of the New York/New Jersey region.
  • We welcome applications from a diverse range of University disciplines and concentrations.
  • Successful candidates will be self-starters with excellent communication, research and applicable technical skills.



  • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and flexibility to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously is key to this role.
  • Statistical and Data Management knowledge


This will be an in-person internship opportunity.

*This internship is expected to be a full-time internship lasting twelve (12) weeks.


How to Apply

  • To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
  • Please be sure to complete all steps of the application process and click Submit at the end.
  • Applicants will receive a generated confirmation email upon application completion.



  • To be considered for the position you must respond to the essay question below.
  • All applicants must answer all prompted questions and essay.
  • Please upload your response and resume as one document in the section of the online. application that prompts you to upload your resume.
  • Your essay response cannot exceed 150 words.


Applications that do not include a resume and essay response will be considered incomplete and will not be moved forward in the selection process.

Essay Question: Why do you want to work as a Summer Intern for the Port Authority of NY & NJ?

The application deadline is February 1 at 6:00pm EST. You will not be able to apply after this date.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Interview Process: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will be conducted in March-April.
  • Program Start Date: The Summer Internship Program is slated to begin June 2, 2022

The Selection Process:

  • Please note that more than one department may contact students to interview.
  • Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.
  • Interns are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience



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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