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Summer Internship Program; Leadership Fellows Program; Engineering & Architecture Associates Program & Career Opportunities in NY & NJ


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a bi-state port district, public corporation established in 1921 by the states of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey conceives, builds, operates and maintains infrastructure critical to the New York/New Jersey region’s trade and transportation network. These facilities include America’s busiest airport system, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan and more.

There are many job categories at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, including Operations, Maintenance, Management and Port Authority Police and has engineers and architects, police officers and electricians, accountants and lawyers, among others on the staff. Each category has various hiring requirements and job-advancement procedures. Also, each job category has positions across the agency. Movement between departments is not only possible, it is encouraged.

Apart from opportunities for experienced professionals, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also offers high-profile public service trainee and internship programs in Management, Engineering, Architecture and Accounting.

PANYNJ Career Opportunities

Students & Graduates

  • Summer Internship Program: 10-12 week paid internships that offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to work with knowledgeable and experienced experts in hands-on work assignments related to the student's major. The Internship Program offers management, engineering and architecture internship opportunities for students.
  • Leadership Fellows Program: Two-year, fast-track rotational program for graduate students that provides experience in planning, finance, general management and administration and facility operations. This program offers Port Authority Fellows invaluable on-the-job experience in planning, financial and facility operations functions. Each assignment is designed to build a strong foundation of business acumen and knowledge of Port Authority operations.
  • Engineering & Architecture Associates Program: A one-year rotational program for undergraduate and graduate students. Opportunities exist within 12 different disciplines. As an incoming associate, you'll spend your first year at several different Port Authority facilities, completing a series of rotational work assignments on large-and small-scale projects that involve different disciplines of engineering and architecture.
  • Other Programs: Accounting Training Program and Audit Associates Program.

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