Port of Oakland welcomes 20 summer interns

Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2017: The Port of Oakland today marked the beginning of summer internship season with the arrival of 20 college students. The Port’s paid internships give students the opportunity to work with the Port’s maritime, aviation, and commercial real estate businesses.

Over the next two months, interns will be involved in the Port’s daily operations while learning technical skills on a wide range of assignments. They will also have a “hands on” opportunity to work on the Port’s major development projects.

“Our interns represent the future workforce of the Port of Oakland and the region,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “These talented students will receive real-world experience which will make them more valuable to prospective employers after graduation.”

Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe (center) pictured here with Port’s 2017 summer interns.

The internship opportunities are within the following Port departments: Aviation Business Development & Marketing, Communications, Engineering, Environmental Programs and Planning, Finance, Governmental Affairs, Human Resources, Legal, Maritime Business Development, and Social Responsibility.

Another six high school students through the City of Oakland’s Earn & Learn Program will also join the Port’s intern team in mid-July.

About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. 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
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
[email protected]

Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
Click here to contact Robert Bernardo

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