Port of Oakland Hosts 20 Summer College Interns


Port of Oakland 2017 summer college interns (left-right): Mario Goins, Molly Curely-O’Brien, Avinash Kaur, Toni Gadar, Emma Carray, Keani Turangan, Port of Oakland Social Responsibility Director Amy Tharpe, Parker Rodrigues, Anthony Rimac, Eleni Comstock, Gumia Kabunga, Jack Wellman.

The Port of Oakland marked the beginning of summer internship season this week with the arrival of 20 college students. The port’s paid internships give students the opportunity to work with maritime, aviation, and commercial real estate businesses.

Over the next two months, interns will be involved in the port’s daily operations while learning technical skills on a wide range of assignments. They will also have a “hands on” opportunity to work on the Port’s major development projects.

“Our interns represent the future workforce of the Port of Oakland and the region,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe.

“These talented students will receive real-world experience which will make them more valuable to prospective employers after graduation,” she said.

The internships are within the following port departments: Aviation Business Development & Marketing, Communications, Engineering, Environmental Programs and Planning, Finance, Governmental Affairs, Human Resources, Legal, Maritime Business Development, and Social Responsibility.

Six high school student interns will join the port’s intern team in mid-July, working through the City of Oakland’s Earn & Learn Program.


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