High-School Summer Internships
Paid summer internships for high-school students help them get a head start on ocean industry careers.
During our immersive six-week summer internships, high-school students get the chance to work on exciting real-world projects with host company teams. Students gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies, build their work portfolios and explore their potential career interests. Company mentors grow their coaching skills, get unique insight into their projects, real hands-on intern contribution to their work, and possibly a future team member.
Meet Our Fleet of 2023 Host Companies
The internships link students to real-world projects and industry mentors providing a launchpad for career exploration and development of work-related skills. Through hands-on work and field experiences, they are provided an opportunity to explore their interest in pursuing ocean careers.
Structure of Six-Week Summer Internships
Week1: July 10th - July 14th
2 days of program orientation and training (virtual) facilitated by OCIP.
3 days of company onboarding (on-site at host-companies).
Weeks 2-6: July 17th - August 18th
Full-time placements on-site at host companies.
Friday afternoon special virtual sessions bring interns together for additional training, reflections, and peer-to-peer mentoring facilitated by OCIP.
Final day (Friday August 18th) a full day of reflections and intern presentations virtually facilitated by OCIP.
The OCIP Manager and Program Logistics Coordinator will work with your company to develop a detailed work plan for each intern and engage company leads and regional partners to finalize all operational and logistical details to ensure successful implementation. OCIP Logistics Coordinator will facilitate orientation, program delivery, and jointly supervise interns with host company leads.
Get Onboard as a Summer Intern
Are you a NL high-school student interested in:
Building solutions to help manage, explore, and protect the ocean
Gaining real world practical work experience in the local NL ocean sector
Working alongside professionals on a real world ocean issues
Connecting with mentors and other students to discuss ocean issues and careers
Developing practical post secondary and employability skills
Getting a broader perspective on emerging employment opportunities in the ocean sector
Gaining awareness of post secondary pathways leading to work in the ocean sector
Increasing your skills in work safety
Obtaining a certificate of completion
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the OCIP Internship program is for you.
What happens next?
Applications will be reviewed and prioritized according to the following:
Your interest in Science, Technology and/or the Ocean Sector
Skills and knowledge you bring to the table for collaborative program participation
Why you would be an awesome choice for a host company to hire as a student intern.
Shortlisted students will be presented to host companies. OCIP together with each host company will select the successful candidate for the internship position in each location.
Summer Internship Expectations
What are the expectations of me as a participant?
Arrive on time and be prepared to work for the scheduled start of each shift.
Actively and safely participate in all OCIP & host company activities & projects.
Listen to and follow the instruction given by OCIP & host company representatives.
Submit your completed weekly activity reports on time via SLACK.
Be respectful of each other and those you are working with.
Act and communicate in a professional manner and tone both in person and online
Wear workplace appropriate clothing (as indicated by your host company)
Follow confidentiality guidelines (as indicated by your host company)
Participate and share learnings & experiences with peers and OCIP coordinators during weekly Friday afternoon online sessions.
When can I register for this program?
Early registration is OPENS April 3rd, 2023. Space is limited.
Final candidate selection will be dependent on host company locations within each region
Applications and resumes must be received on or before May 5th, 2023