Summer Internship - Resilience & Sustainable Design

  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • 4 World Trade Center, New York, NY, United States
  • Jan 19, 2018
Internship- Paid Communication - Public Outreach Green Building - Sustainable Development Sustainability Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Port Authority offers 12-week 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 department is looking for a summer intern to join their team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with Resilience and Sustainable Design staff on design projects, research initiatives, training opportunities, and outreach/communication

Qualifications

  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming Fall 2018 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

  • Majoring in Engineering, architecture, urban planning, environmental science, sustainability, architecture, or a related field
  • Strong understanding of either environmental sustainability or resilience (or both)
  • Some design orientation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

About the Program

  • Interns have the opportunity to support their departments with critical projects such as analyzing regional demand data for our airports, conducting interview assessments, development of our annual budget, designing sustainability initiatives, and developing operational plans for retail development.
  • Engineering Interns have the opportunity to assist experienced engineers with planning, design, construction management and supervision, materials testing and inspection, and information technology management for projects.
  • On the job, learning is supported by networking sessions with senior management, intern meet and greets and facility tours; broadening your understanding of the agency.

How To Apply

  • To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to go to the Port Authority site.
  • 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 19, 2018; 11:59 p.m. EST. You will not be able to apply after this date.

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Local/Regional