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9/18- Info Session on Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Leadership Fellow Program

Info Session: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Leadership Fellow Program

Date & Time
Monday, September 18, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Virtual Zoom Event


Please join for an information session with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey! This session is open to all graduate students.


Leadership Fellow Program:

The Leadership Fellow Program is a two-year rotational program open to students who are receiving a graduate degree between December 2023 and June 2024. Over the span of two years, Leadership Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through four different business functions: staff department; line department; finance; and operations at a facility. In addition to gaining hands-on experience and becoming part of the team in each rotation, the Leadership Fellow Program also provides: mentorship, career coaching, trainings, community service, networking, and facility tours. The program is designed to build a strong foundation of business acumen, adaptability, and knowledge of The Port Authority as a whole. The breadth and depth of experiences within the program are critical in preparing Leadership Fellows to be future leaders within the agency.

Even though this is a rotational program, Leadership Fellows are full-time, permanent employees with a yearly salary and benefits. After successful completion of the program, Leadership Fellows are considered for key positions throughout The Port Authority. As of 2023, there are approximately 100 program alumni still working at the agency across departments like: Aviation; Comptroller; Continuous Improvement; Engineering; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Financial Planning; Human Resources; Operations Services; Management & Budget; PATH; Planning & Regional Development; Port; Procurement; Project Management; Security Operations & Programs; Sustainability; Tunnels Bridges & Terminals; World Trade Center; and more. Leadership Fellows go on to work in areas, such as: business performance/planning; communications/marketing; customer experience; finance; human resources; operations; planning; policy; process improvement; project/program management; sustainability; technology; and more.

The 2024 cohort is expected to start in the beginning of July.


Summer Internship Program:

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey offers paid internships to students, providing the opportunity to work with experienced professionals on assignments critical to building, operating, and maintaining transportation and infrastructure assets in New York and New Jersey. Assignments include hands-on projects to cultivate technical, writing, communication, and team-building skills. The diversity of the businesses creates a variety of opportunities for students to gain exposure to the work of a first-class public agency.

This program offers internships in departments, like: Audit; Aviation; Communications/Marketing; Health & Safety; Operations; Security; Comptroller; Continuous Improvement; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Engineering; Human Resources; Labor Relations; Management & Budget; PATH; Planning & Regional Development; Port; Procurement; Project Management; Sustainability; Technology; Treasury; Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals; World Trade Center; Major Capital Projects; Financial Planning; Law; and more.



  • For the 2024 program, candidates must be students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program during the Fall 2024 semester (usually starting in August/September 2024)
  • Applications are welcomed from all types of majors.
  • They are seeking interns who are driven and have a genuine interest in contributing to the success of the New York and New Jersey region.
  • Successful candidates will be self-starters with excellent communication, research, and applicable technical skills.


Internship Details:

  • The 2024 program will start in June 2024, lasting approximately 12 weeks.
  • Internships are full-time (5 days/week at 7.25 hours/day).
  • Most internships are hybrid, but some are fully in-person.
  • The hourly salary range is $17.20 to $28.85 (the hourly salary is determined by internship type and school year).


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