Port of Oakland launches 2024 Summer College Internship Program

Oakland, Calif. – January 11, 2024: The Port of Oakland is recruiting highly-motivated full-time college students for its 2024 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, prospective applicants can apply for paid internships in 18 professional fields at the Port, including in Aviation, Communications, Engineering, Governmental Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Maritime, Planning & Development and Risk Management.  

With more than 20 years of hosting interns, the Port of Oakland is proud to support local students throughout the eight-week paid internship program.   

“This program offers college students an opportunity to develop an understanding of the Port of Oakland’s mission and business objectives,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “The goal is to allow college students to gain insight into a wide range of public sector and professional fields, while also creating a fun and hands-on experience.”  

Applications are being accepted through 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, February 23, 2024. The Port of Oakland 2024 Summer College Internship Program runs from Monday, June 10, 2024 through Friday, August 2, 2024.  

The selected interns will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Port’s three business lines – aviation, maritime, and commercial real estate – with weekly brown bag workshops led by senior directors. Interns will also participate in an exclusive tour of Oakland International Airport (OAK) and the Oakland Seaport.   

For more detailed information about the available summer internship program opportunities and qualifications, or to apply, please visit 2024 Summer Internship – Port of Oakland. 


About the Port of Oakland  

The Port of Oakland generates vital economic activity, community benefits and environmental innovation, as the Port decarbonizes its operations for a cleaner and greener future. Along with its partners, the Port supports 98,345 jobs in the region and $174 billion in annual economic activity. The Port oversees Oakland International Airport, the Oakland Seaport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square, and a publicly owned utility. The Port of Oakland is Everyone’s Port! Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook and Twitter, or with the Port on LinkedIn, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.   

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Robert Bernardo
Port of Oakland
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Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
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Port of Oakland
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