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Port of Palm Beach Launches Summer Internship Program 

The Port of Palm Beach is offering a summer internship to students with an interest in learning about the port industry.

The six-week paid internship program will introduce interns to various career fields within the port industry and teach them valuable skills that can easily translate to any career.

“We see this program as a gateway to opportunities for local students who are highly motivated to explore various public sector and professional fields,” said Port of Palm Beach District Board Chairwoman Dr. Jean L. Enright.

Applications will be accepted until May 5, 2023. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years and over and a 2023 high school graduate or enrolled in trade school, college or university.

Selected participants will have an opportunity to work in the following professional fields:

  • Accounting/ Finance
  • Administration/ Records Management
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Margaritaville at Sea
  • Port Operations
  • Port Planning
  • Security

“Margaritaville at Sea is thrilled to participate in this rewarding internship program with the Port of Palm Beach,” said Margaritaville at Sea President and CEO Kevin Sheehan, Jr. “There really is no better way to introduce and attract young professionals to the industry than through these kinds of first-hand experiences. Through the internship partnership with Margaritaville at Sea, these students will be exposed to a diverse career path within the hospitality industry, including everything from culinary, finance, engineering, and more.”

Every week during the program, the Port will host a “Port Activity Day” where interns will have a chance to explore different terminals and learn about port-related business beyond their primary duties.  

“This community engagement program would not be possible without the support we’ve received from our port community,” said Port Executive Director Michael Meekins. “We extend our gratitude to port tenants Berth One Palm Beach, E.N. Bisso, Margaritaville at Sea, Ozinga, South Florida Materials and Tropical Shipping for helping the port fund the program through financial donations.

Click here to review the minimum requirements, selection process, frequently asked questions and to apply.