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Volunteer with Sound Experience

October 30, 2018

Join the crew for one month or longer during the sailing season. These volunteer positions include room and board on Adventuress. Interns become active members of the crew. On-the-job training is provided and interns will take part in all aspects of programming, gaining valuable experience in environmental and marine science education, as well as sailing and vessel operations. Specific duties will include teaching, sailing, ship maintenance, assisting in the galley, and more.

Interns must be over 18 years old, have an interest in and desire to teach program areas of ecology, environmental awareness, and sailing; live in a close shipboard environment; take part in all aspects of operating the vessel; and work with youth and adults in promoting Sound Experience's mission. Please visit the Join our Crew page for more information , or e-mail Amy at

Winter Education internship opportunities at MOHAI

October 30, 2018

Education Contact: Education & Youth Programs Manager, Sondra Snyder  

Internship Contact: Sr. Manager, Human Resources & Operations, Ethelyn Abellanosa  

Internship Overview:
MOHAI interns serve tens of thousands of youth each year through camps, outreach, family programs, fieldtrips, and special events. As an Education Department intern, you will get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of MOHAI’s Education and Youth Programs Department and will gain hands-on experience working with students in a museum setting. Though most of your time will be spent leading students on scavenger hunts in the galleries, interns also help maintain program materials, run activity stations during special events, and have the opportunity to work on personal projects in an area of their interest. MOHAI’s past interns have cited the skills and resources they’ve gained in this internship as instrumental in achieving employment at MOHAI, the Museum of Flight, the Woodland Park Zoo, and other institutions. To learn more about MOHAI’s youth and family offerings, click here!      



  • Assist with school-group entry, introductions, and activity rotations

  • Facilitate scavenger hunts and object-based inquiry with visiting school groups

  • Monitor galleries and assist students and visitors with way finding and other questions

  • Set-up and take-down of school and family program materials

  • Engage youth and families in activities during Free First Thursdays, Maker Days, and special events

  • Maintain, clean, and restock Exploration Backpacks, Portable Museums, and field trip materials

  • Familiarize yourself with Seattle history and museum pedagogy through gallery exploration and readings

  • Work with MOHAI staff to identify and complete a personal project in an area of your choice

  • Other duties as assigned

Deck Hand Internship - Seattle Maritime Academy

June 06, 2018

The Seattle Maritime Academy prepares men and women for successful careers in passenger transportation, fishing and seafood processing, international trade, military operations and other maritime sub-sectors.

Internship Dates: July 10-Aug 24
4 days a week for 32 hours - Tues - Fri
Hours: 8 hours a day (30 min lunch unpaid lunch)

An internship with Seattle Maritime Academy is an opportunity for you to learn and gain experience assisting maritime school operations, vessel maintenance and light administrative work. The beginning of your internship will be attending Experience Maritime then supporting Experience Maritime for the 3 following weeks and the final 2-3 weeks of your internship will be supporting the Port Captain or Port Engineer. 

C. Keith Birkenfeld Teen Internship Program - Virginia V

May 10, 2018

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.

For more information, contact Alyssa Matthews at or call (206) 624-9119.

Interested in an internship?

May 10, 2018

If you would like to get a taste of the maritime industry through a paid, 6-8 week summer internship please reach out to Youth Maritime Collaborative.

Want to host an intern?

May 10, 2018



On its current trajectory, today’s workforce will fail to meet the future demand of our industry—an industry that generated 21.4 Billion dollars in revenue in 2015, and that proudly serves as Washington state’s third largest employer. Despite competitive pay and benefits, recruiting young workers in the maritime industry has been a challenge. Help guide a new generation towards rewarding, lucrative careers by hosting an intern at your company.

Why host an intern?

  • Create a pipeline for potential new employees

  • Enhance visibility of your organization

  • Expand the skills set of your current employees

  • Offer management experience to employees supervising interns

  • Get lingering, low-priority projects completed

  • The personal satisfaction of helping students progress in their chosen career path

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