Applications Open for Port of Oakland Summer College Internship Program

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Dear Local Business Partner:


We are pleased to announce recruitment for the 2016 Summer College Internship Program.


We are currently recruiting college and graduate level students through a competitive selection process.  Up to sixteen (16) students will be hired for the 2016 Summer College Internship Program.   This 9-week paid internship held during the months of June through August designed to provide professional career opportunities, obtain work experience and develop communication skills that can be helpful in shaping interests and adding to their experience. The types of duties will vary from general clerical/administrative to technical expertise and/or fieldwork that may require proficient computer skills. The varied skills and expertise of Port staff offer interns an opportunity to gain insight into Administration, Airport/Seaport Operations, Contract Compliance, Engineering, Governmental Affairs, Legal issues, Social Responsibility, Communications, and Aviation Security, to name a few.


Intern assignments are located at the Port of Oakland Administration Building, located at 530 Water Street in the Port’s Jack London Square, at the Oakland International Airport on the border of Oakland, San Leandro and the San Francisco Bay, or at Maritime at Harbor Facilities (651 Maritime Street) in the heart of the Oakland seaport near the 880 freeway and the Bay Bridge.


Students can access and complete an online application at


The following 4 parts are required from each applicant:

·         A completed Port of Oakland Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire

·         A copy of latest college transcript (minimum 2.75 GPA)

·         A copy of the formal letter of acceptance into a graduate program (if applicable)

·         Two (2) recent letters of recommendation from a counselor/school official


A courtesy copy of the program description and list of internship job opportunities are also attached.


APPLICATION DUE DATE:  March 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT


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For questions, please email us at




Port of Oakland Summer College Internship Program Team

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