Internships

Sailing Ships Maine seeks interns throughout the year to support our mission of coordinating experiential education expeditions for teens and exposing the public to Maine’s rich maritime history and vibrant marine economy. Our internships provide hands-on experience for college students and recent graduates interested in pursing careers in education, marketing, nonprofit management, sail training and technology. We are based in downtown Portland, steps away from the Old Port and working waterfront.

Marketing & Events Intern

Our marketing & events intern plays a key role in executing our exciting event series. The role is best suited for liberal arts or business, hospitality, marketing, or communications majors. Previous examples of the types of events you will work on include our Tall Ships weekends, Portland SchoonerFest & Regatta, the Shipyard Talks lecture series, and private dockside fundraising receptions and sail-aways.

Responsibilities are diverse and engaging, giving you real world experience—from Salesforce to schooners—and opportunities to be front and center at our events.

Skills desired: Proficiency with MS Office suite and G Suite, social media, sales experience, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. A passion for the ocean and interest in traditional sailing is helpful, but the experience gained will be transferable to many fields.

This internship requires some evening and weekend hours. You will have the opportunity to sail on a tall ship during or after your internship.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to info@sailingshipsmaine.org.

Development Intern

Sailing Ships Maine is growing and our development intern will play a critical role in our efforts through the year. The intern reports to our development director and responsibilities include but are not limited to research projects, producing fundraising and marketing materials, managing and working with events team on fundraising events, and data entry in Salesforce CRM.

Skills desired: Proficiency with MS Office suite and G Suite, social media, strong written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail. A passion for the ocean and interest in traditional sailing is helpful, but the experience gained will be transferable to many fields.

With over 8,000 non-profits in Maine alone, the skills gained open doors to many local nonprofit development opportunities.

This is internship may require some evening and weekend hours. You will have the opportunity to sail on a tall ship during or after your internship.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to info@sailingshipsmaine.org.

Sail Training Program Intern

Tall Ships Maine seeks to send 200 students to sea for 5 day, 4 night sailing adventures in 2019. We work with several tall ships, primarily Schooner Harvey Gamage. The Sail Training Coordinator will coordinate our programs during the course of the summer. The successful applicant will have teaching experience and experience as crew at sea.

This is a full time summer internship. Alternating weeks on board ship and in the home office in Portland. Stipend available for qualified applications. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. If you don't receive a reply within 7 days, please resubmit. 

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to info@sailingshipsmaine.org.

Sailing Instructor

Tall Ships Maine seeks a sailing instructor to live and work at Camp Hinds in Raymond, ME teaching sailing to 300 Scouts over the summer of 2019. In 2019, the sailing program will run on Panther Pond in Force 5s and Sunfish. The Sail Training Educator will coordinate this new, expanded program while receiving room and board at Camp Hinds. The successful applicant will have their US Sailing Level I certification, teaching experience, basic boat repair skills and sailing instructional experience. Weekends off.

June 15, to August 15, 2019 Summer stipend $1,500 including room and board. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to info@sailingshipsmaine.org. 


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