Webb Students gaining real life experience working across the U.S. and around the world!
Do you really know what is involved in the design and construction of a ship? To name a few things, you need to think about stability, resistance, propulsion, structures, cargo systems, electrical generation and distribution, heating, cooling, sewage, refrigeration, crew accommodations, government regulations, plus it needs to float!
We believe in a hands-on approach in order to gain the significant experience necessary to succeed in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering.
Our Winter Work internship allows you to have four unique learning opportunities to add to your resume by the time you graduate. This is one of the major reason why our students graduate with 100% job placement! This will be an experience you will never forget!
Learn the Ins and Outs of the Marine Industry
Why does Webb Institute require all students to perform internships?
We want you to go out into the marine industry to apply what you have learned in the classroom. We want you interact, from a number of perspectives, with the ships, equipment, processes, and people of the industry to give you an insight in to how designs are developed and how what you will design will ultimately be constructed and operated.
When does my internship take place?
You will take a break from the classroom during the months of January and February. Perhaps spend the cold New York winter months in a shipyard in San Diego, a yacht design office in Florida, or aboard a ship on its way to Hawaii. If you really love the cold weather, enjoy your internship on an ice-breaker heading to Antarctica or a ship operations firm in Denmark.
Where will my internship be located?
Design Your Own Internship at Home or Abroad. You decide! You can work in offices of companies that design ships, work with the Navy testing ship models in the world’s most advance model basins, or work at a major cruise ship company. You are not just limited to the United States, you can work all over the world.
During Freshman year students work alongside ship fitters and welders in shipyards.
Companies Freshman Worked For:
- Brooklin Boatyard
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- Michael Rybovich & Sons
- Metal Shark Boats
- Philly Shipyard
- Snow & Company
- Westport Yachts
Freshman Job Duties:
- Component and System Testing
Sophomores serve as student observers aboard ocean going ships to gain an understanding and appreciation for the relationships between the marine environment, the shipping industry, the ship’s operators, and the ship’s design.
Companies Sophomores Worked For:
Types of Ships:
- Container ships
- Military supply ships
- General Cargo ships
Sophomore Job Duties:
- Work in the engine room maintaining and repairing machinery
- Serve watch on the bridge
- Participate in cargo handling exercises
- Support underway replenishment activities
- Assist shipboard helicopter landings
Junior and Senior Year
Juniors and seniors network and apply themselves in design and engineering offices around the world.
Companies Juniors and Seniors Worked For:
One student worked with the company that salvaged the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that had grounded, flooded, and rolled over on to its side off the coast of Italy. He can proudly state that he was the last person on the ship before it was completely raised. You cannot compare this type of real world experience.
Read Student First-Hand Experiences
This blog documents Ioana Mirica’s ’22 internship at Delta Marine. Follow her journey and learn a little bit about the naval architecture and marine engineering (NAME) field and discover a few hidden gems in the Seattle area.
Return of the King (County, WA)
Follow seniors, Calder Hartigan, Ben Lilly, Luke Kiely, Juliette Lehman, and Sasha Kritsuk, and first-year students Sydney Barok and Tyler Zylinski as they intern in Seattle this winter! Companies include: Glosten, Snow & Company, Impact Naval Architects, and Hockema Group, Inc.
Aboard the R/V Sikuliaq
During Winter Work Term, Miguel Sanchez ’24 will assist marine technicians as they provide maintenance work to the R/V Sikuliaq. He will spend several weeks overhauling the ship in Alaska and then sail to Oregon. Read the blog entries made by Miguel on the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) website.