Major: Maritime Studies

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: MAST 3991; Graded, A-F
Course co-requisites; Grading: N/A; N/A
Possible number of credits: One – Three
Course prerequisites: Professor consent required. Nine credits of MAST core courses.
Minimum class standing and GPA: Junior; N/A
Academic work requirement: Maritime Studies faculty supervisor, student, and field supervisor of host organization will jointly define a specific project to advance student’s educational program as well as mission of the host institution.
Can non-majors receive credit? Yes; please see description, or contact major/department directly for possible restrictions.
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
When course is offered: Fall and Spring
Additional information: May be repeated for credit with change in content and program coordinator. Internship with institutions, businesses, or agencies engaged in areas directly related to Maritime Studies. Grades will be based on performance of the learning contract and a final academic product.


Sample Internship opportunities for Maritime Studies majors:
Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Intern, Education Intern, Marine Lab Intern, Energy and Climate Change Intern

Sample organizations where Maritime Studies majors have interned:
Northeast Utilities, Groton Shellfish Commission, Connecticut Sea Grant, Mystic Seaport Museum

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
Dr. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Associate Professor of English & Director of Maritime Studies
1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06355

Sponsor:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences