Programs & Internships

Summer 2022 Internships
Youth Maritime Accelerator Project

June 27, 2021 – August 19, 2022

​The Youth Maritime Accelerator Project is an 8-week culturally-relevant program that connects underrepresented youth with maritime employers while teaching participants skill-based learning to earn fulfilling jobs in the maritime industry. The curriculum will include modules in areas such as professional communication, time-management, confidence-building, problem-solving, resume writing, interviewing, and much more! 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, 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. Accepting applications now!!! $2,000 stipends are provided!

View the 2022 YMAP application Here.

Summer 2021 Internships
Youth Maritime Accelerator Project

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.

For more information about the Youth Maritime Accelerator Project, read this article written by The Seattle Times.

LAUNCH206

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.

 

Summer 2020 Internships
YMC and Launch206 Summer Internship

April 15, 2020

The YMC has partnered with Launch206 to provide an exciting internship opportunity for Seattle area high school students. Students who have taken a CTE class are eligible to earn .5 credit this summer and a $1,000 stipend upon successful completion. The internship will take place at an employer site and the student will receive hands-on training as well as an opportunity to work on a business idea on Friday’s in-class instruction. The internship is from July 7th – July 31st, Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 3:00. For more information, please contact Katie Searle at klsearle@seattleschools.org. Submit a Student Internship Application ASAP as space is limited! 

Interested in an Internship?

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.

Interested in Hosting an Intern?

Support the future of your industry: connect young people to maritime careers.

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 the 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

Visit our contact page to get more information on how you can host an intern.

Contact

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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