Port of Oakland Launches Paid 2015 Summer College Internship Program

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Recruitment began this week for the Port of Oakland’s 2015 Summer College Internship Program.

The Port’s three business lines, aviation, commercial real estate, and maritime, offer a unique learning environment. Through a competitive process, students can apply for a paid internship related to different fields including engineering, social responsibility, and communications.

“This program is designed to provide students experience in the day-to-day workplace,” said Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe. Our goal is to expose these young people to diverse career opportunities, teamwork, networking, and communication skills that will be useful in shaping their future interests.”

College and graduate students are welcome to compete for a position in the 9-week, paid internship program, which is held during the months of June through August.

For over 17 years, the Port of Oakland has provided summer jobs, work experience and exposure to careers for hundreds of students through its Summer College Internship Program.

Duties will vary from general clerical/administrative to technical expertise and/or fieldwork that may require proficient computer skills. Port staff offers interns an opportunity to gain insight into a variety of fields including: aviation, communications, community relations, contract compliance, engineering, environmental programs, executive office, governmental affairs, human resources, maritime, law, security administration (airport) and social responsibility.

Recruitment ends Friday, April 10. Directions to apply for a Port of Oakland internship are located at www.portofoakland.com/jobcenter/internships.aspx

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