Port of Oakland Seeks Summer College Interns

Original artwork by Colin Close    Paid internships are a great way to start a career and the Port of Oakland is setting the stage for more than 300 of them.

Score paid gigs in aviation, maritime, engineering, more

College students who live or study in Alameda are invited to apply for the Port of Oakland’s 2020 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, prospective applicants may apply for paid internships in a variety of fields, including: audit, aviation, communications, engineering, governmental affairs, human resources, information technology, planning and development and social responsibility.

The program pays $20 per hour, up to 225 hours, for a nine-week internship program, which will take place from Monday, June 15, through Friday, Aug. 14.

“This is our 23rd year of hosting college students for the summer, and we have provided more than 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. Over the nine weeks, interns will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Port’s three business lines — aviation, commercial real estate and maritime — with weekly workshops led by senior directors.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28. To apply for a Port of Oakland internship, see www.portofoakland.com/business/job-center/internships.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda and San Francisco Bay Ferry, public transit, biking, walking and driving.

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square.