General Internship Information
Schedule: Positions are available full- or part-time (applicants who can commit to 30+ hours per week will receive priority). Full-time summer interns can expect to work 40-55 hours per week. To maximize your experience, a minimum 10-week commitment is required. Summer interns must be available to start by May 24, 2017 and be available on weekends and holidays.
College Credit: We will help you arrange college credit if desired. It is your responsibility to find out how to get credit through your school, but we will complete any paperwork required by your school.
Compensation: The position is unpaid. We expect this internship to be your first priority and will not work around other schedules. Applicants that are able to intern full-time (5 days/week) will be given priority. Interns in the past have received assistance in the form of grants or scholarships from their school and we highly suggest looking into this option.
Housing: Interns are responsible for their own housing. We will assist if possible and will put interns needing housing in touch with each other as soon as possible to find a common apartment.
Transportation: Interns must have their own reliable transportation. Public transportation is extremely limited in the seacoast area. Interns will work on boats that are located in the towns of Rye, NH and Gloucester, MA, as well as at Blue Ocean Discovery Center in Hampton Beach, NH and also attend trainings/meetings at our office in Portsmouth.
Applications for the Summer Session (beginning Wednesday, May 24) are due March 1. Applications for Spring and Fall/Winter Sessions are accepted year-round. If interested in Spring or Fall/Winter sessions, please inquire about specific duties/responsibilities as whale watch boats only run through mid-October.