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Williams-Mystic Internships & Fellowships 

Williams-Mystic sponsors a number of internships and fellowships for alumni. These opportunities are listed below. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Alumni Relations at 860-572-5359 x1 or alumni [at]  If you would like to search for internship opportunities not sponsored by Williams-Mystic, please click here.

Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Minorities in American Maritime History

Each year, Mystic Seaport invites applications for the annual competition for the Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship which provides funds for researchers interested in Native and African Americans in the maritime activities of New England. These fellowships support research and writing, a portion of which should normally be carried out in the Mystic area. For admissions and program information please visit the Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship webpage.


Revell Carr Student Research Internship in Maritime Studies

The Revell Carr Research Fellowship in Maritime Studies is designed to support independent summer research in maritime studies, including but not limited to maritime history (including the role of minorities in American maritime history), maritime art, marine policy and coastal zone management, marine science, and literature of the sea. The Carr Fellowship is open to alumni of the Williams-Mystic Program. The fellowship is competitive. The maximum stipend is $3000.

Research and study locations may be anywhere, working in the field, in research libraries, or at museums. Research at Mystic Seaport Museum is encouraged. Residency at the Museum in coed cooperative housing is available during the summer (late May – mid-August); room and board are not included in the stipend.

Please contact Williams-Mystic for an application (alumni [at] Applications should include the application form, a description (2 - 3 double-spaced pages) of your proposed independent research project, including a brief preliminary bibliography, a detailed proposed budget, your resume (maximum 3 double spaced pages), and names of three references (and emails). 

Completed applications are due March 1. This application form and attached materials should be sent to: Carr Fellowship in Maritime Studies. Williams-Mystic Program, Mystic Seaport, P. O. Box 6000, Mystic CT 06355. FAX: 860-572-5329.



Marine Geology and Geophysics Internship

Projects range from field-based studies of a local salt marsh to analysis of seafloor volcanic imagery and samples to geoscience education. Contact Prof. Gilbert if there is something you are particularly interested in working on.  Many recent summer interns have done significant independent thinking and writing to be a co-author on a publication and/or have expanded their work into a thesis following the summer. 

Requirements: science major in any of the marine, earth, environmental, physical, or biological sciences; enrolled in a US undergraduate institution and US citizen; organized person.  

Preferred:  some experience doing lab/field research.

Pay: approximately $390/week for 6-10 weeks. Unpaid internships are also sometimes available.

Housing: not included, but limited spaces are available (for fee) in Williams-Mystic historic houses.

To apply: send, your unofficial transcript(s), resume, and a letter of interest that includes the email addresses for 2 academic referees.

Deadline: March 1.

Mystic Seaport Museum Internship

Mystic Seaport Museum is seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are passionate about history and curious about museum work. See how the academic history you've studied in school is translated into public history at the nation's fourth largest history museum. One to two days each week will be spent working closely with museum staff on a specific project or research topic. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of museums through weekly off-site field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you've learned to a broad public audience. For 2012, research projects will contribute to the planning of exhibits, programs, activities, and events surrounding the upcoming 38th Voyage of the whaleship, Charles W. MorganClick here to learn more.


The Crowley Maritime Corporation Summer Internship

In a generous partnership with Mystic Seaport, Crowley Maritime Corporation (a worldwide marine transportation and logistics corporation) is offering a paid summer internship for one Williams-Mystic alumnus.  Typically, this is at Crowley’s Jacksonville, FL headquarters or the Seattle, WA office, but is not limited to these locations.  This internship is a unique opportunity available only to Williams-Mystic undergraduate alumni and current students of Williams-Mystic to work at a high level in a major maritime corporation.

The internship is designed to provide significant exposure to Crowley and the marine transportation and logistics industry.  For more information on Crowley Maritime Corporation, please visit

In past years, the internship was offered in Crowley’s Corporate Communications Department.  This department is responsible for public relations, advertising and marketing communications for the corporation, its subsidiaries and business units operating around the world. Duties have typically included: copy-writing for the employee newsletter, including interviewing, writing articles, editing, fact-checking, and helping to design new advertising schemes.

The internship may be offered in a business unit or functional department as well.

Responsibilities include:
*Project assignments, of both a strategic and/or tactical nature, with an end product as defined by the sponsoring business unit/department.

*Complete some general administrative duties for the department when necessary.

*A brief rotational program to meet with upper management, and to familiarize the intern with Crowley corporate structure and operations.

*An evaluation process to measure the success of the internship from both Crowley and the intern's perspective.


 *Completion of the Williams-Mystic program, and currently a college Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (or be in the summer directly after graduation)


*Strong analytical and communications skills; both written and verbal.  A self-motivated individual with strong knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point, and preferably exposure to Adobe graphics programs and Microsoft Share Point.

* Minimum 3.0 GPA

* Must meet all basic employment criteria for Crowley which includes a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Living Arrangements and Compensation:
* 6- 8 weeks during the summer (Details of starting and ending dates to be determined by the business unit/department at Crowley and the intern.)

* Full-time 40 hours per week, paid hourly.  Hourly rate = $13.00.

* Crowley will provide housing in an apartment or residence hotel during the internship if intern is not a local resident.  A rental car and transportation to and from the Crowley office for the internship may also be arranged for and provided.

Application Process:
A Letter of Intent (cover letter) should be written to:

Ms. Micki Harrison

Director, Employee Programs

Crowley Maritime Corporation

1102 S.W. Massachusetts St.

Seattle, WA  98134


**but MAILED along with a résumé to:



Attn: Alumni Director

75 Greenmanville Road

Mystic, CT 06355


Deadline for applications is March 1st. Williams-Mystic will send all letters and résumés to Crowley.


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