Port of Oakland seeks summer college interns

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2019: The Port of Oakland is seeking highly motivated full-time college students for its 2019 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, prospective applicants apply for paid internships in a variety of fields, including Aviation, Communications, Engineering, Governmental Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Maritime, Planning & Development and Risk Management at the Port.

This is the Port’s 22nd year in hosting college interns. The summer program runs from June 18 through August 16.

“These internships offer college students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the Port’s business operations,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “The goal is to give college students the experience and training in a range of professional fields, to get them job-ready.”

In addition to their daily assignments and projects, interns will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Port’s three business lines – Aviation, Commercial Real Estate, and Maritime – with weekly brown bag workshops led by senior directors.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. To apply for a Port of Oakland internship, click here.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in Northern California. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts

Mike Zampa
Port of Oakland
Communications Director
(510) 627-1565
[email protected]

Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
Port Spokesperson
(510) 627-1193
[email protected]


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