Internship Program Guidelines

I. Goal
  • To assist students in developing an understanding of the business development process of a nonprofit port authority.
II. Employment Status
  • The intern is considered a The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority contractor, and will be subject to all contractor regulations and standards. The intern will be under the supervision of full-time staff.

III. Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled minimally in junior status in college or university

  • Completion of mandatory credit hours required by educational institution to engage internship
IV. Requirements for Completing Internship:
  • Completion of specified number of hours as required by educational institution
  • Acceptable performance of assigned duties
  • Satisfactory completion of projects given
  • Attendance of required staff meetings
  • Adherence to established professionalism


1. Read over the contents of the entire internship packet carefully to familiarize yourself with our organization and its goals, and to ensure that you meet the necessary qualifications for an i nternship at our company.

2. In addition to your completed application, please send a brief cover letter, a copy of your resume, two letters of recommendation [non-family related], samples of your work (or URL to portfolio), 2011-2012 Transcripts and your current year school schedule to or by fax 313.259.5093.

3. Interested candidates must complete and submit this packet; selected candidates will be notified via email. Positions will be filled based on qualifications and on a first come first serve basis.

4. If you have any questions concerning the internship with The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, please call 313.259.5091.
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In 1701, Detroit was founded by Antoine de La MoThe Cadillac when he planted the flag of France at the foot of what is now Griswold Street. Detroit's geographic location between the upper and lower Great Lakes provided reliable access to several key forest, soil and mining materials. In 1749, concerted efforts were begun to strengthen the French hold on the Ohio territory....

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