Student - Port Planning Intern

Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 89632 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Campus 

Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


Join our Ports & Terminals Group and work on port planning projects for ports, major container terminals, bulk and break-bulk facilities, offshore wind support facilities, and cruise terminals.  You will support and coordinate the preparation of long-range port master plans, facility plans, terminal expansion/optimization efforts, capacity analyses, and operations plans for port authorities, terminal operators, and stevedores. You will work under transportation planning professionals and deliver as part of one or more project teams.


As an Intern with Hatch, you will build professional relationships with renowned experts, and champion great initiatives for reputable, well-known clients. You will belong to a company that fosters career growth, encourages continuous improvement, and is pioneering in nature.


Compensation range depends on education, major, experience (overall), and interview skills.  For ideal candidates, the compensation range can be $25-$30 hourly. Please feel free to contact us for information on additional compensation and programs.



  • Apply planning principles to provide efficient, effective, economical, and timely solutions to port planning challenges in multivariable and multidiscipline project environments.
  • Conduct road, rail, and marine operations and infrastructure planning efforts in accordance with transportation planning standards, quality objectives, and client needs.
  • Collect, review, and analyze a variety of planning and operational data to meet project objectives.
  • Prepare reports, technical memos, presentations, schedules, maps, figures, diagrams, and models.



  • Must be working toward graduating or recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Master Degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Supply Chain Management, or Civil Engineering
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Commitment to achieving planning excellence.
  • A desire to learn and continually develop.
  • Interest in the maritime industry, including global trade and supply chain trends; ocean carriers, Class I railroads, and trucking companies; and freight infrastructure and operations across a variety of modes, facilities, and commodities.
  • Passion for freight transportation planning.
  • Experience with ArcGIS is a plus.


Requirements for all sectors:

  • To live our manifesto. Our vision and values that set us apart from our competition, put our planet first, and make each day a step toward positive change. Read more here: Hatch Manifesto
  • Perform assignments related to your sector.
  • Assist with preparation of detailed design for projects.
  • Support preparation of drawings from detailed notes and specifications
  • Coordination with other technicians/engineers on projects
  • Provide support to Senior Engineers and Designers as and when needed.


What we offer:

  • Ability to apply your skills to challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects, while working alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people.
  • An exciting work environment involved in constantly evolving industry.
  • The opportunity to receive excellent mentorship from industry experts.
  • Challenging career with countless opportunities
  • Stability and consistency – our role here at Hatch are long term full time.  You are joining the Hatch team and family to grow your career in a way that suites you best.
  • Expected growth at Hatch:
    • Overall
      • You will be able learn about the different sectors, processes, people and culture that drives our business.
      • You will learn from others and develop relationships with your managers, colleagues, etc. 
      • Growth in our communities locally, but also thinking globally.
    • In 3 ways: Experiential, Exposure, and Education:
      • Experiential: 70% of learning is on the job, hands-on!
      • Exposure: 20% of learning- Talking with others, mentoring, professional development groups!
      • Education: Courses (online or in-person)- often created by Hatch specific to your role!
  • Company gatherings, happy hours, social interaction to build strong work relationships.
  • Social Activities: After work events (Top Golf, Barcadia, Virtual escape room)
  • Regional networking
  • Young Professional Groups (YP)
    • Orientation- young professional presentations/panels to start your career at Hatch.
    • YP (Young professional) Presentations- what it’s like to work on site.
    • KEG sessions (Keep Education Going)
    • PDP (Professional Development Program)


All applicants must submit a copy of their transcript (official or unofficial) with their application.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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