Port of Tacoma

Operations Intern

Port of Tacoma - Posted 1 year ago
$20-25/hour  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Operations Specialist salary records


Tacoma, WA

no experience required
Company size
305 employees

Port:  Tacoma

Operations Specialist Job description

This internship will assist the NWSA Operations team while gaining an introduction to and understanding of port operations. Tasks may include: participating in safety briefings, operations, and cross-departmental team meetings; reviewing and updating reports and KPIs; and helping to identify opportunities to increase efficiency across departmental systems, policies and procedures.

This internship will be in-person and is expected to last through the end of the fall semester or winter quarter, depending on the school calendar.

Hours will be determined by individual class schedule and availability within the Monday-Friday, 6 am to 5 pm core hours. 

Primary Functions

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university or enrolled in an accredited graduate school pursuing a degree in business, economics, maritime operations, or a related field, and have a strong interest in international and domestic shipping and port operations.
  • Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office software applications. The ability to collect, compile and analyze data and communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing are essential. The ideal candidate will be able to take direction, move a project forward with moderate supervision, be able to multi-task, be open to taking on a variety of different types of work, be detail oriented and enjoy being part of a team.
  • All individuals offered an internship must provide acceptable proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States. A proof will be required prior to starting.
  • The successful intern must possess (or obtain within 30 days of employment) a valid driver's license. Intern must be able to successfully complete a post-offer substance abuse test and background investigation.

Required Education and Experience

All applicants must complete an application online and upload both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.

In the cover letter, the applicant must clearly describe the following:

  • Why you are interested in the internship?
  • What specific skills can you contribute to the internship?
  • What are your future career goals and how will this internship help you in reaching those goals?

Only applications that are complete and meet the qualifications and requirements identified in this announcement may be considered for an interview.

Undergraduate student compensation: $20.00/hour

Graduate student compensation: $25.00/hour

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. 

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