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Summer Intern - Operations Services, Property Management Intern

Job ID: 60057
Department: Operations Services
Location: TeleportPort 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 Office Space and Property Management unit! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing data collection, spreadsheet creation and data analysis
  • Project management services for process improvement and solutions
  • Attending meetings and provide feedback on existing maintenance practices and procedures
  • Coordinating between internal and external stakeholders to manage projects
  • Assisting with review of labor agreements for facility operations and maintenance staff
  • Assisting with code compliance related documentation (fire life safety, structural integrity, vertical transportation)
  • Participating in continuous improvement projects as appropriate


About the Operations Services Department - OSPM:

Office Space & Property Management (OSPM) oversees the operation of the Agency’s economic development and waterfront portfolio, which includes the management of 21 buildings, consisting of over 4 million square feet of space across multiple facilities, as well as the management and day-to-day operations of approximately 1.4 million square feet of Agency office space, occupied by approximately 2,500 Port Authority employees. OSPM is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of all required structural, vertical transportation and fire/life safety inspections. OSPM conceptualizes and advances development opportunities, including enhanced revenue initiatives, as well as disposition of non-core assets, community revitalization, job generation, and increased use of public transportation. OSPM provides for the management of office renovations, relocations, construction, interior design (furniture) and Port Authority standards for all Port Authority facilities and leased properties. OSPM’s goal is to manage these facilities in a safe, efficient, cost-effective manner that encourages staff productivity. OSPM seeks to implement sustainability initiatives that reduce energy consumption and costs.



  • 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 analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Basic understanding of concepts of design preferred (civil, transportation, architecture and/or urban design)
  • Experience with field work and ability to read construction drawings preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with contractors


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 part time internship lasting eight 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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