2019 Leadership Fellow

The Port Authority of NY & NJ

New York, NY United States

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is looking for career-minded individuals with a passion and commitment to public service to join our distinguished 2019 Leadership Fellow Program! This is a rotational program for graduate students who expect to receive their degree in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. This is your chance to join the Port Authority as we connect the region in new ways for generations to come.

About the Program:

  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Leadership Fellows Program is a distinguished program for graduate students who expect to receive their degree in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.
  • The Leadership Fellows Program is a two-year rotational program that offers on-the-job experience in approximately four different business functions. Leadership Fellows have an opportunity to explore many different areas such as operations, finance, transportation, human resources, etc. The Leadership Fellows Program is designed to build a strong foundation of business acumen, adaptability, and knowledge of the Port Authority as a whole.
  • Past Leadership Fellows have contributed to key regional capital programs, learned the nuts and bolts of policy development, and managed the challenges of daily operations at our transportation facilities. The breadth and depth of these experiences are critical in preparing Leadership Fellows to be future leaders within the agency.
  • Leadership Fellows are presented with a variety of developmental opportunities that range from one-on-one coaching to structured mentoring and various targeted training programs.
  • After successful completion of the program, Leadership Fellows will be considered for key positions in areas such as policy analysis, finance, capital programs, or related business functions.

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General Skills

  • Leadership Fellows are selected based on academic achievement, analytical and communication skills, and work experience.
  • The selection process for the program is highly rigorous and consists of multiple rounds of interviews, including a qualitative interview, a competency-based panel interview, and multiple assessment exercises.

Academic Skills

  • Students graduating with a graduate degree in fall 2018 or spring 2019 are eligible to participate in the Program.
  • Candidates should possess a record of academic achievement in the areas of public administration, business administration, public policy, urban planning, public finance, economics, transportation management, or a related discipline.

Professional Skills

  • Candidates must have a clear interest in a career in public service management
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent problem solving, analytical, quantitative, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and political acumen.
  • Candidates must be flexible and enthusiastic about experiencing all the Port Authority has to offer, including areas that are not necessarily aligned with their professional backgrounds.
  • At least one year of work experience and/or internships in public service, transportation, government, or related fields is preferred

To apply, click here.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range