Internship Alert: Intern – Ferries and Transit — New York City Economic Development Corporation @ New York City, NY

November 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Position Overview:

NYCEDC is looking for an intern to support the development and implementation of the Ports and Transportation Department’s passenger transportation planning activities. Specifically, the department looks to expand ferry service in New York City, clarify and enhance policies related to waterfront infrastructure permitting, and develop the City’s port and maritime facilities. The intern will also support transit, aviation, freight and other department initiatives as assigned.


Provide general support with implementing East River Ferry and other ferry services including but not limited to:

  • Organizing and analyzing performance data from NYCEDC-related ferry services
  • Responding to information requests as needed for ferry-related inquiries
  • Supporting implementation of a Citywide ferry plan, including working with consultants and preparing presentation materials
  • Assisting with funding strategies for future ferry services (grant applications, legislative priorities, private partnerships)
  • Conducting peer evaluations and research on best practices in passenger ferries
  • Preparing agendas, minutes, briefs and executive summaries
  • Performing field work as needed (potential activities include site visits, customer surveys and travel time studies)
  • Assisting with project management administration and finances, including contract management and invoicing
  • Supporting other department and division initiatives including aviation, freight planning, development   projects and other economic development-oriented passenger transportation initiatives
  • Developing and executing a self-guided project apart from tasks above, with staff support. Project may interact with coursework or research and should align with the department’s mission. Ideas and past projects include a small on-board origin-destination survey, a project plan for improved traveler information systems, and an in-depth data analysis of existing ridership and operations data.


  • Graduate student seeking a degree in Transportation, Urban Planning, Public Policy or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in urban transportation planning, land use planning, economic development and/or sustainability issues
  • Competency in data analysis, including statistics and geographic information systems. Experience in transportation or economic modeling is a plus
  • Ability to prioritize among competing needs and opportunities and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Independence required for taking ownership of tasks while being open and receptive to new ideas and directions
  • Basic knowledge of New York City land-use, zoning, and development processes and knowledge of New York City/State databases such as ZOLA, LUCATS, PLUTO, etc.
  • Excellent critical thinking, communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and think creatively

About the Ports & Transportation Division:

The mission of the Ports & Transportation Department is to provide industry-leading proactive development plans for the key maritime assets owned and managed by the City. These assets include marine terminals, piers, freight rail and aviation facilities, heliports, and ferry terminals. The Department is also the leading provider of strategic planning for aviation and transportation-policy initiatives that foster economic development in New York City.


New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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