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Summer Intern - Engineering, Geotechnical

Job ID: 60039
Department: Engineering
Location: 4 World Trade Center

Description

Responsibilities

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 Engineering Architecture Design Division in the Engineering department is looking for a summer intern to join their team in the Geotechnical Engineering unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting senior Geotechnical engineers in design and analysis of major transportation structures for Port Authority facilities such as, airports, port terminals, the PATH system, and interstate bridges, tunnels, and terminals.

 

About the Geotechnical Engineering Unit in the Engineering Department:

The Geotechnical Engineering unit of the Engineering/Architecture Design Division of the Engineering Department is responsible for the investigation and design for all projects and structures involving earth or rock engineering.  Our capabilities are at the forefront of this engineering field and involve subsurface investigations and design analyses for all of the Agency facilities.  Our goal is to provide cost effective, safe, and appropriate engineered solutions for all Port Authority projects.

 

Qualifications

  • 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.

Desired

  • A rising junior, rising senior, or recent graduate continuing with an advanced degree, with a minimum of one (1) course in soil mechanics, foundation design, rock mechanics, engineering geology, or marine engineering. 
  • The candidate should also have a working knowledge of AutoCAD and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

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.

 

Instructions:

  • 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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