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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Port of Palm Beach Participating in Numerous Career Fairs to Promote Paid Summer Internship Program

Commissioner Richards and interns

As the Port of Palm Beach gears up to open applications for its Summer Internship Program, port staff is scheduled to participate in a series of career fairs to promote the program.

“Our paid eight-week internship program is an essential steppingstone for students transitioning into the professional world and interested in gaining hands on experience,” Executive Director Michael Meekins said.

The first career fair staff is attending is at Nova University on Tuesday, February 13th, marking the beginning of an exciting recruitment drive. 

During the next two months, Port staff plans to visit the following schools:

February 21: Florida Atlantic University 

February 22: Riviera Beach Preparatory Academy

February 27: West Technical Education Center

March 14: Wellington High School

March 19: Lynn University

April 4: Sun Coast High School

April 9: Palm Beach State College

April 18: Palm Beach Gardens High School

With applications opening March 11th, students enrolled in university, college, or trade school, are encouraged to apply early due to the high volume of applicants anticipated this year. 

“Last year’s program marked a significant milestone. We had the highest number of interns we have ever had, and we attracted qualified candidates who contributed to numerous projects,” Board Chairman Wayne Richards said. 

The 2024 Summer Internship Program offers opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries.  Applicants can select to intern in finance/ accounting, administration, communications, engineering, information technology (IT), operations, planning, and tenant relations. New this year, port tenant Ozinga, is looking for a student interested in learning how to operate the company’s cement terminal.   

Click here for more information on program dates, student criteria, application requirements, and the selection process. 

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