Port of Oakland seeks summer college interns

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 21, 2020: The Port of Oakland is seeking ambitious, creative and highly-motivated, full-time college students for its 2020 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, prospective applicants apply for paid internships in a variety of fields, including Audit, Aviation, Communications, Engineering, Governmental Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, Planning & Development and Social Responsibility.

The program pay rate is $20 per hour, up to 225 hours, for the nine-week internship program. The duration is from June 15 to August 14.

“This is our 23rd year of hosting college students for the summer, and we have provided over 300 internship opportunities,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. The goal is to give these young individuals the necessary skills and experience in a range of professional fields that we hope will prepare them well for the next phase of their life.”

During the internship program, the Port’s summer interns conduct special projects, shadow Port leaders, and participate in professional development opportunities. In addition, interns will collaborate with each other to do special projects for the Port of Oakland. Through this nine-week program, they 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 February 28 at 5 p.m. To apply for a Port of Oakland internship, click here.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, public transit, biking, walking and driving. For directions to Jack London Square, please go 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 84,000 jobs. 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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