Summer 2021 Internship Opportunities:
June 28, 2021 - August 20, 2021
The Youth Maritime Accelerator Project is an 8-week culturally-relevant program that connects underrepresented youth with maritime employers while teaching youth skill-based learning to earn fulfilling jobs in the maritime industry. The YMC Maritime Youth Accelerator curriculum will include modules in areas such as professional communication, time-management, confidence-building, and problem-solving. The program includes job shadow experience with a maritime employer, technical training days that focuses on building proficiencies in Microsoft Office, G-Suite, and Adobe, and other platforms, and experiential learning days which includes networking opportunities with maritime professionals, site visits to youth-serving maritime organizations, and an opportunity to participate in vessel operator simulations. The YMAP internship is targeted, at youth in South King County, ages 18-24.
Submit a Student Internship Application today! Hurry space is limited! The internship begins on June 28th, 2021.
For more information about the Youth Maritime Accelerator Project, read this article written by The Seattle Times.
If you are an employer interested in hosting an intern, please contact Robert Brown at email@example.com. Click below to submit a Maritime Employer Interest Form.
June 21, 2021 - July 16, 2021
LAUNCH206 is an instructional internship program that supports students working with local industries in meaningful work-site learning experiences accompanied by once-weekly classroom instruction time. Students will intern for your company four days per week, for 3-5 hours per day across four weeks. They will learn about company operations, professionalism, and learn from others. In addition, students will attend class once per week with peers to learn about resume writing, unpack weekly outcomes, and participate in problem-based learning scenarios. After 4 weeks, (90 hours) students will earn a $1,000 stipend and 0.5 CTE credit for their efforts. Business mentors will be invited to final presentations, July 16th. *Business mentor orientation required, June 16th.
Click here for the link to the LAUNCH206 Student Internship Application!
If you're interested in becoming a business mentor for LAUNCH206, click here.
Seattle Goodwill Youth Maritime Program
July 7, 2021 - August 30, 2021
The Goodwill Youth Maritime Program is a two-year program which provides high school students with a smooth transition through their senior year toward a career in maritime. The program helps build strong soft skills and helps connect students with future career opportunities in the maritime industry.
For more info, view their flyer here.
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
If you know college first-years who may be interested in oceanographic/atmospheric opportunities, the Hollings Prep may be of interest! The deadline to apply is March 15 and they just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and a resume.
National NOAA Open House. The virtual Open House is free but space is limited. Sadly, no tour of the Seattle office but we do similar research to what is going to be highlighted (other than the planes) They are geared towards elementary/middle school students and are great for classrooms and families. They do get recorded and posted so can be watched at a later date.
There are also more of these through the NOAA! Live Webinars which are the same style for the Open House
C. Keith Birkenfeld Teen Internship Program - Virginia V
Spend the summer working on the historic steamship SS VIRGINIA V. Learn job skills working on the engine, maintaining the vessel, and training as a deckhand. Explore maritime careers and have fun! This internship introduces high school students to the skills and tasks required to operate and maintain the SS VIRGINIA V, a US-Coast-Guard-inspected vessel and National Historic Landmark, and also provides students with an introduction to career opportunities in the maritime industry. Students are paid an hourly wage for their work shifts and attendance at required events during the internship and will have the unique opportunity of helping to operate one of the last wooden-hulled passenger steamships anywhere in the country.
The internship program runs from late June through the end of August and includes hands-on training and work shifts, job-skills training, career exploration events, and networking opportunities with other students and maritime professionals. Applications are accepted from April 1 through May 1. Interviews of candidates will be held in early May.
For details and application information, visit
For questions, contact Debra Alderman at email@example.com.