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 IYRS externship employers:

Applewood Boatworks (Gloucester, MA)
Block Island Ferry (Block Island, RI)
Brewer Street BoatWorks (Newport, RI)
Cay Electronics (Portsmouth, RI)
Charleston City Boatyard (Wando, SC)
Composite Solutions, Inc. (Hingham, MA)
Coronet Restoration Project (Newport, RI)
Crawford Composites (Denver, NC)
Exelis, Inc. (McLean, VA)
General Dynamics – Electric Boat (Groton, CT)
Goetz Composites (Bristol, RI)
Hasbro, Inc. (Pawtucket, RI)
Hinckley Yachts (Portsmouth, RI)
Jarret Bay Boatworks (Beaufort, NC)
JC Hawaii (Oahu, Hawaii)
KMC Powersports (Westerly, RI)
Kreysler & Associates (American Canyon, CA)
Merritt Boat & Engine Works (Pompano Beach, FL)
Moores Marine (Riviera Beach, FL)
Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT)
New York Yacht Club American Magic, 2021 America’s Cup Challenger (Bristol, RI)
North Atlantic Marine Services (Wareham, MA)
Resolute Racing Shells (Bristol, RI)
Rybovich (West Palm Beach, FL)
Seven Star Marine (Newport, RI)
Siren Marine (Newport, RI)
Southern Spars (Portsmouth, RI)
Thunderbolt Marine, Inc. (Thunderbolt, GA)