The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey offers paid 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.

Specific Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To

The Aviation department is looking for a summer intern to join their Landside Operations team.

  • Developing presentation materials, organize and lead meetings, regularly communicate with stakeholders to seek input and communicate progress, and develop analyses and tracking systems. The intern will work closely with the team, providing regular updates and seeking guidance as needed.
  • Managing and deliver at least one initiative regarding a Landside contractor. The project will require a scope document, cost-benefit analysis, and a summary document when the initiative is completed.

About The Aviation Department & Landside Operations Unit

The Landside Operations Division at JFK Airport manages various Transportation and Customer Services related contractors (parking, bussing, taxi dispatch, customer service reps, homeless outreach, snow, construction, etc.). The responsibility encompasses all aspects of the airport outside of the airfield. JFK is in the midst of an 18-billion-dollar redevelopment project that will transform the airport over the next ten years. This construction puts added pressure on Landside Operations to preserve customer experience as we navigate an uncertain and ever-changing environment.


  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming Fall 2023 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 Skills

  • Contract Management
  • Statistical Analysis and Interpretation
  • High level communication both verbal and written
  • Project Management
  • Exceptional Strength with Microsoft Suite
  • Interest in Aviation/Transportation.

Internship Details

  • The duration is expected to be approximately 12 weeks, starting in the beginning of June 2023
  • This internship will require work 5 days/week at 7.25 hours/day
  • The format is expected to be hybrid, partially in-person and partially virtual
  • These details are subject to change

The application deadline is Monday, January 16 by 5:00 PM EST.

How To Apply

  • Click “Apply Now”
  • Follow the prompts
  • Make sure you submit the following:
    • A resume (please make sure to include your expected graduation date)
    • A cover letter detailing why you want to work at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The Selection Process

  • Only applicants under consideration will be contacted
  • Interviews will likely start toward the end of January
  • Interns are selected based on academic achievement and work experience, in addition to analytical and communication skills

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.