- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: Six Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Sailing, Scuba Diving, Career Exploration
- Selective: No
- Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
SeaTrek’s hip Intern Program (ShIP™) is designed to introduce participants to the real world of working in the recreational dive industry as a dive leader, boat captain, and/or marine naturalist. Students have the opportunity to earn their dive leader certifications (divemaster or Instructor), build their expertise in the marine science program, and log the hours required to be eligible for the US Coast Guard OUPV captain’s license.
Are you ready to lead and engage students in the adventure of a lifetime? SeaTrek’s hip Intern Program (ShIP™) is designed to introduce participants to the real world of working in the recreational dive industry as a dive leader, boat captain, and/or marine naturalist.
Best of all, successful ShIP™ participants qualify to become future SeaTrek staff members.
Throughout the summer, intern performance and growth are evaluated based on their leadership & mentoring ability, overall attitude & effort, and skill development (dive leadership, sailing instruction, marine science knowledge). SeaTrek is extremely invested in the personal and professional growth of its ShIP™ interns. Through their hard work and commitment to SeaTrek’s success, ShIP™ interns become an integral part of the SeaTrek team.
As crew, interns are responsible for all jobs related to running and living aboard a dive boat—maintenance, cooking, cleaning, trouble-shooting, teaching, mentoring, and managing students. ShIP™ participants also serve as mentors and camp counselors for SeaTrek’s teen students. All interns complete an extensive training and leadership program that covers topics including leadership, duty of care, harassment, awkward children, bullying, diversity, providing feedback, making rules positive, and skillful discipline.