• Port of Oakland
  • Oakland, California
  • Jan 31, 2018
Seasonal Internship
  • Salary: $13.45/Hour

Job Description

The 2018 Summer College Internship Program runs from Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, August 17, 2018.  This nine (9) week paid internship opportunity is designed to provide undergraduate students with 1) professional work experience and 2) exposure to the Port of Oakland's three business lines and operations.  The primary goal is to develop a deep understanding of the Port of Oakland's mission and business objectives and interact with internal and external stakeholders.
Examples of Duties: Interns perform a wide range of critical assignments and projects that vary from general administrative to technical and project-based.  Some assignments require field work and specific proficiencies and computer skills. The varied expertise and skills of Port staff offer interns an opportunity to gain insight into a wide range of public sector careers.  Interns will have the ability to showcase and strengthen skills, like organization, planning, time management, working relationships, decision-making, oral and written communication, adaptability and analytical ability.  Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in various activities, workshops and trainings to broaden their experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must meet all the requirements listed below:
  • Reside in the Bay Area during the internship period
The Bay Area includes nine counties: 1) Alameda, 2) Contra Costa, 3) Marin, 4) Napa, 5) San Francisco, 6) San Mateo, 7) Santa Clara, 8) Solano, and 9) Sonoma

Preference is given to residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
  • Currently enrolled in and attending college
(Undergraduates must have received their high school diploma or equivalent.)

Minimum grade point average of 2.75
Additional Requirements: Application materials for this position consist of the following:

1. Current Port of Oakland NeoGov online application and supplemental questionnaire
2. Resume
3. Copy of college transcript (within the past school term)
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one letter must be signed by a school counselor/official)

Electronic copies are preferred.  Hard copies are acceptable.  Attach the documents to your online application, e-mail to or mail to Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Attn: 2018 Summer Internship Program.

Interviews will be scheduled for applicants who meet all eligibility requirements of the internship program and submit their application materials by the deadline.  In-person interviews preferred.  Skype and FaceTime interviews are available for non-local residents. 

Hiring of interns is also subject to verification that the students do not not have prior membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS).  Please refer to the document posted on that lists all CALPERS agencies on the Summer Internships page. Please note that if you have prior membership in CALPERS, you may not be eligible for the Summer Internship Program.
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 03/09/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time