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Summer Intern - Ports & Transportation
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NYCEDC | New York, NY
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Want to be part of an organization changing NYC? Do you see yourself giving back to a community? Want to help change the NYC skyline? Want to help create jobs? Want to strengthen neighborhoods?

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City's diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City's five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

The mission of the Ports & Transportation Division is to provide industry-leading proactive development plans for the key maritime assets owned and managed by the City. These assets include marine terminals, piers, freight rail and aviation facilities, heliports, and ferry terminals. Ports & Transportation is the leading provider of strategic planning for aviation and transportation-policy initiatives that foster economic development in New York City.

* Leads planning for the City's passenger ferry system
* Supports freight and marine-dependent industries in the City
* Oversees the City's lease of LGA and JFK
* Guides waterfront strategy, planning and permitting

Your Internship: Spend the summer as an intern working approximately 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. You will be paired with a manager who will help guide you and show you the ropes!

This internship will focus on multiple projects currently underway within the Ports & Transportation department. The intern will primarily focus on tasks related to passenger transportation, waterfront economic development, and freight movement systems throughout New York City. The Intern will also have the opportunity to manage, develop and implement aspects of larger project plans that involve internal EDC departments and multiple stakeholders.


* Assist transportation, waterfront, aviation, and freight team members with background research, data analysis, project development, public outreach, and other tasks as needed.
* Work with multi-disciplinary teams to manage and execute tasks.
* Complete other projects and duties as assigned.


* Undergraduate or Master's degree candidate in urban planning, transportation, public policy, economics, or related field.
* Some experience in economic, environmental & community planning and development, or equivalent is preferred.
* Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and analytical skills.
* Strong understanding and interest in urban planning, transportation, and economic development issues.
* Understanding of and experience with the technical aspects of the public planning and development process, preferably specific to NYC.
* Demonstrated experience in project management.
* Quick, independent, with can-do approach to tasks.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

About NYCEDC: The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a non-profit organization that reports to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. The NYCEDC is charged with encouraging economic growth in New York City through a variety of means, including facilitating real estate development, improving infrastructure, attracting and retaining businesses, and conducting economic research and analysis. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting http://www.nycedc.com/.


New York City Economic Development Corporation is New York City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities.