Externship Program

Every IYRS program of study includes an industry externship in which students apply the skills they have learned at IYRS to a real-world industry position prior to graduation from their program. IYRS has created partnerships with many of the leading marine and manufacturing companies in the country to offer these opportunities for students to gain valuable, marketable experience. IYRS students and our industry partners consistently report the externship program as a high value part of their IYRS experience.

The externship experience provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate both the hands-on and professional career skills they have learned while offering employers the opportunity to consider students for full-time positions post-graduation. The externship is an exceptional resume-building opportunity.

Externships aboard Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport

Externships at TPI Composites

A sample of recent IYRS externship employers:

Alpine Vans (Conshohocken, PA)
American Yacht Restoration (Magnolia Park, FL)
Aquidneck Custom Composites (Bristol, RI)
Arey’s Pond Boatyard (South Orleans, MA)
Barton & Gray Mariners Club (North Stonington, CT)
Bayliss Boatworks (Wanchese, NC)
Bristol Marine (Bristol, RI; Somerset, MA; Boothbay, ME)
Calderwood Custom Millworks (Newport, RI)
Cay Electronics (Portsmouth, RI)
Chris’ Electronics (Fairhaven, MA)
CMT Materials (Attleboro, MA)
Comet Skateboards (Bristol, RI)
Composite Energy Technologies (Bristol, RI)
Experience Design Studios (Providence, RI)
Fibreworks Composites (Mooresville, NC)
Foothills Marine (Morgantown, NC)
French & Webb (Belfast, ME)
Front Street Shipyard (Belfast, ME)
Gorilla Rigging (Middletown, RI)
Hinkley Yachts (RI, ME, & MD)
Historic New England (Boston, MA)
Huestis (Bristol, RI)
Lyman Morse (Thomaston & Camden, ME)
McMillen Yachts (Portsmouth, RI)
Metan Marine (Lakeville, MA)
Moore Brothers (Bristol, RI)
Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT)
Newport Restoration Foundation (Newport, RI)
Newport Rigging Group (Newport, RI)
NYYC American Magic (Portsmouth, RI)
Outerlimits (Bristol, RI)
PDF Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
R&D Technologies (North Kingstown, RI)
Safe Harbor Marinas
Sea & Land (Narragansett, RI)
Sea Education Association (Woods Hole, MA)
Seasats (San Diego, CA)
Shearwater Marine (Stuart, FL)
Shelter Island Marine Electronics (San Diego, CA)
Snediker Yacht Restoration (Pawcatuck, CT)
South Wharf Yacht Yard (Dartmouth, MA)
Strong’s Marine (Mattituck, NY)
Symmetrix (Bristol, RI)
The Center for Wooden Boats (Seattle, WA)
Willis Custom Yachts (Stuart, FL)
Wooden Boatworks (Greenport, NY)
World Ocean School (Boston, MA)