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Summer Intern - Operations Services, Facility Construction Support Division

Job ID: 60056
Department: Operations Services
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr



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 Operations Services department is looking for a summer intern to join their team in the Facility Constructions Support Division unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Updating inventory of the entire FCSD motor vehicle fleet, materials, tools, and equipment, which will include working closely with our FM-3 equipment supervisor and travelling to the various facilities where we keep our vehicles.
  • Data entry of completed work orders into Maximo/RDMS for Sign Shop
  • The Sick Absence Control Program Memos, overtime, and financial reports.

About the Operation Services Department:

  • The Operations Services Department works within the Chief Operating Officer’s organization and serves as the Port Authority’s centralized support and operations and maintenance services provider to advance the Agency’s mission and strategic business needs.  Operations Services (OSD) is comprised of six (6) operating divisions, including Central Automotive, Facility Construction Support, General Services, Agency Safety Management, Office Space & Property Management, and the Technical Training Academy. OSD encompasses over 460 staff representing 9 collective bargaining unions and a $150+ million annual operating budgets.

About Facility Construction Support Division:

  • The Facility Construction Support Division (FCSD) of the Operations Services Department provides construction, maintenance, and emergency/weather response support services at all Port Authority facilities. The Manager of Facility Construction Support will direct and manage all projects and the Agency Major Maintenance Program (AMMP) activities undertaken by the division.  FCSD is comprised of ~180 employees representing a wide array of disciplines and craft groups and an annual budget of $48 million.
  • FCSD has three specific areas of technical expertise that encompass almost every specialized, skilled trade in the Agency.  These areas include SEMAC (Staff Engineering Maintenance and Construction), COMSEG (Communications, Security and Electronics Group) and the Sign Shop.
  • SEMAC is an internal construction function with a broad range of craft disciplines including electricians, pavers, plumbers, welders, bridge painters, and structural maintenance. In addition to performing non-routine construction and repair work, such as fire standpipe breaks and feeder failures, SEMAC staff also performs annual routine maintenance, such as asphalt roadway repairs, concrete sidewalk repairs and re-lamping, and hurricane season preparedness for WTC campus.
  • COMSEG’s responsibilities include the long-term maintenance and installation of radio and communication systems agency-wide, including PAPD’s 800 MHz trunked system, WTC Public Safety Life Safety system, CCTV and security card-key access systems. 
  • The Sign Shop is responsible for the installation and maintenance of airfield regulatory pavement markings and signage at airport facilities and roadway/streetside pavement markings at all our Port Authority facilities. The Sign Shop is also responsible for the fabrication and installation of regulatory highway signage at all facilities.   



  • 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.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong experience with the use of personal computers, including the Microsoft Office suite of tools: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, etc. 
  • Previous experience with non-MMIS computerized maintenance management systems (such as Enviance, Maximo, Asset Works M5, or others) is a Plus, though not required.
  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels of both PA staff and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
  • Ability to understand and be able to integrate customer service needs into day-to-day decision-making.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills.


This will be an in-person internship opportunity throughout the summer.

*This internship is expected to be a [Full Time] internship lasting [8] 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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