Youth Maritime Accelerator Project
The Youth Maritime Accelerator Project (YMAP) is an 8-week paid summer internship program where youth ages 18-24 participate in skills-based training workshops in the morning and intern with their respective maritime employer in the afternoon. Each Friday, they participate in experiential learning events to gain hands-on experience and exposure to the maritime industry. Our diverse and talented youth in this program are primarily from underserved communities in the South King County region and are new to maritime. Students receive a total stipend of $2,000, with $1,000 paid at the end of each month throughout the internship.

Interested in participating in summer 2023? Sign up here!

Interested in hosting an intern in summer 2023? Sign up here!

YMAP Program Highlights

YMAP 2021 Photo Gallery

Check out some of the memories we’ve made with our Youth Maritime Accelerator Project 2021 team!

Visit with Schooner Adventuress

BBQ at Center of Wooden Boats

Day Trip to Port Townsend

Visiting the Northwest Maritime Center, NW School of Wooden Boat Building, and Boat Haven

Kayaking Day

Kayaking day in the Sound with our YMC program partner Goodwill at Tacoma Youth Marine Center

Visit to Tacoma Youth Marine Center


Phone: (206) 227 8216
Email: robert@maritimeblue.org

Youth Maritime Collaborative

Where Opportunity Sets Afloat

Guiding youth toward adventurous careers in the maritime industry through paid internships, experiential learning events, and thoughtful career exploration with a specific focus on equity and inclusivity.

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