Interested in a career shipping out after graduation?
Want to learn the shoreside operations of a U.S. Flag shipping company?
Apply for a Schuyler Line Navigation Company Internship! 


The U.S. Flag industry has a shortage of qualified officers who are keen to make a career in U.S. Flag shipping.   Schuyler Line Navigation Company is interested in taking an active role in recruiting and training future mariners through our internship program.   This unique internship opportunity allows SUNY Maritime students to learn the inner workings of our shoreside operations and develop valuable relationships aboard the vessels and in our offices that will serve them well in their future career endeavors.  

SUNY Second Class cadets will have the opportunity to complement their academic and shipboard experience with hands-on experience at our headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland and aboard one of our U.S. Flag vessels.


Internships are currently only open to SUNY Maritime students in their second year who are U.S. citizens.

The SLNC internship has three components: a scholarship, a two to four-week internship at SLNC headquarters in Annapolis for each year of the scholarship, and the opportunity to participate in the cadet shipping program aboard one of our U.S. Flag vessels.

The program is designed to complement the cadet’s sea term. Interns would report to SLNC headquarters in Annapolis for their internship for two weeks either before/after they complete sea term or over the winter holiday during the first two weeks in January.

– Have applied to the SUNY Cadet Shipping Program
– Completed third class MUG tour
– Completed requisite commercial cadet shipping courses
– Be at least 18 years of age

After completing an internship cycle, graduation, and licensing, SLNC may choose to offer a job to the candidate pending successful graduation/certification and training. Billets across the SLNC fleet will be offered through union employment and the company can provide guidance during the internship to assist.


Application Requirements:

The application requires the following components.  Please be prepared to provide the following: 

  • A 100-word autobiography 
  • A short 250-word essay stating your objectives and expectations of a SLNC Line internship and how they relate to your goals.  Please focus on your reasons for pursuing a career in shipping out and in the US Merchant Marine. 
  • A resume, to be uploaded as a PDF. 
  • Contact information for three references:  
  • Must include at least one previous employer and one professor from SUNY Maritime.  
  • Official transcript
  • Application period opens January 13, 2020.  Online Application