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The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Social Media Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I got to learn so much about the tri-state area!

What I wish was different

I wish it hadn't been remote.

Advice

I would say to ask questions or ask if there is anything you can help out with.
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Grants Intern

July - August 2019 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

I liked learning in-depth about the organization's values, history, operations, and plans for the future.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be willing to ask around for help or extra tasks, make contacts, ask questions about the department you intern for, and be open to different assignments or opportunities for learning, even if they're not in your exact field of study.
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Engineering Aide

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great company culture and a great deal of responsibility given to interns, which lead to a great deal of learning, which was great.

What I wish was different

The ability to go out in the field and see the project I was working on more often.

Advice

Meet everyone you can and don't be afraid to ask to do something that more aligns with your interests because the PA has it all.
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Engineering Aide

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was a different look at the administrative side of architecture. Specifically, I enjoyed that I was working with the client of a usual architecture firm. I was on the final end of architectural contracts which was really interesting to be a part of. They were extremely helpful in teaching and getting me involved. Also, I got to work with the World Trade Center all summer.

What I wish was different

I enjoyed everything about it. They made sure that I was in an area that involved my major and interest.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help or ask about anything you want to learn more about.
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Environmental Engineering Intern

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

This internship was very interactive and allowed me to play the role of an engineer on the team. I was able to review and approve submittals and participate in crucial tasks.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Management Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved evrything about it. Their culture and flexible way of working.

What I wish was different

My internship, i would have wished it was a permanent job.

Advice

To other students to do not be afraid of doing internships. You get to learn so much and meet great people.
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Operation standard intern

August - December 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

People are nice there

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

To ask many questions and you can and try to learn as much as you can
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Brand & Customer Partnerships Assistant Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

A lot of freedom and independence, which gives the ability to meet other employees. Company culture is very welcoming, and individuals are very helpful to interns.

What I wish was different

Your experience will depend on your manager, and many times you have to ask for work or ask others for something to do. A lot of self-learning sometimes, and not as clear directives.

Advice

Take the time to meet as many people as you can.
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Brand and customer partnerships intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Projects Engagement Location

What I wish was different

Team engagement. Responsiveness from others involved in my projects.

Advice

In project management it’s always smart to make a calendar of events where you break down your tasks by the time your project is due- something I learned from my director, and applied during this experience.
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Finance intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked how hands on it was. They actually had me doing work that was important to operations. Not your typical useless intern busy work. I was in the World Trade Center Construction Department so I got to tour the World Trade Center site including the Freedom Tower.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Traffic security

July 2019 • Elizabeth, NJ

What I liked

I liked the hours. Also that I had weekends off.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Accounting Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The overall internship experience, the people, and the location.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I worked with a good group of four other interns. Working in the World Trade Center was amazing and i learned extensively about the fire safety systems and ventilation systems.

What I wish was different

More mechanical Engineering design and manufacturing focus, less in the public sector in construction

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions about anything that doesn't make sense and don't be afraid to interrupt someone who is rambling on for clarification
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