Summer Intern - Media Relations

Posted On: December 8, 2022

Media-Related Internship

Media Organization: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Company Description

About the Media Relations Department:

The mission of the Media Relations Department is to develop and implement a comprehensive news media information program and public information initiatives that supports the programs and objectives of all of the Port Authority’s line departments. The department oversees all of the media, external outreach, public events and communications for the agency.

Media Relations’ primary role is to interact with Port Authority senior leadership and with the agency’s line departments on a regular basis to identify the objectives of the executive team and to determine how to best promote these objectives to external audiences.

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.

Job Description

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.

The Media Relations department is looking for a summer interns to join their team! Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Answer incoming emails and/or calls from various media outlets and routing to the appropriate public affairs staff for handling.
Perform routine media clearances at facilities and updating staff on breaking news.
Researching and preparing written materials concerning Port Authority achievements and projects.
Prepare briefing documents for press events and prepare media kits for media events.
Support press access to film at various facilities and maintaining our media lists.
Assist with compiling daily press clips and support social media outreach
Assist with content updates for the Port Authority’s website and blog among other tasks. The intern will also be asked to support press events.

To Apply

Application here:

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.

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 (applications without cover letters will not be considered)

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