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Summer Intern - Media Relations Assistant

Job ID: 60052
Department: Media Relations
Location: 4 World Trade Center



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 Media Relations department is looking for a summer interns to join their team in the Media Relations unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Answering incoming emails and/or calls from various media outlets and routing to the appropriate public affairs staff for handling.
  • Performing routine media clearances at facilities and updating staff on breaking news.
  • Researching and preparing written materials concerning Port Authority achievements and projects.
  • Preparing briefing documents for press events and prepare media kits for media events.
  • Supporting press access to film at various facilities and maintaining our media lists.
  • Assisting with compiling daily press clips and support social media outreach
  • Assisting with content updates for the Port Authority’s website and blog among other tasks.
  • The intern will also be asked to support press events. 

About the Media Relations Department:

The mission of the Media Relations Department is to develop and implement a comprehensive news media information program and public information initiatives that supports the programs and objectives of all of the Port Authority’s line departments. The department oversees all of the media, external outreach, public events and communications for the agency. 


Media Relations’ primary role is to interact with Port Authority senior leadership and with the agency’s line departments on a regular basis to identify the objectives of the executive team and to determine how to best promote these objectives to external audiences.



  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate 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.



  • A good grasp of technology tools, including social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of people (internally and externally).
  • Must be enrolled in a program of study.


This will be a hybrid internship opportunity, meaning that it will be virtual and in-person throughout the summer.

*This internship is expected to be a full-time internship lasting 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 combined cover letter and 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 $23 billion in annual wages and $80 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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