Foss Maritime is an avid supporter of programs that provide growth and learning opportunities to students in high school, college and trade schools. We offer a variety of programs to help students gain meaningful work and learning experiences.


Foss offers several paid internship programs that provide students with challenging and exciting opportunities while gaining real work experience within a maritime company. Our goal is to prepare interns to move into regular part and full-time roles, and many have gone on to be offered positions with Foss.

Internships start mid-June and end no later than mid-September, with possible flexible start and end dates. Maximum number of hours per week is thirty.


A cadet is a student who is associated with a maritime program through an accredited college or a technical or vocational trade school. The program must include experimental learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development working on a vessel.

The cadet program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience, earn seatime and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths, and gives Foss the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

Cadet assignments in this category are generally of a limited duration, not to exceed 90 days.


Job Shadow is an educational experience that introduces non-paid observers to a particular job or career by pairing them as an unpaid observer with a Foss employee who is a subject matter expert (SME). The job shadow experience is designed to be a limited observation only experience, lasting one to fivedays and is intended to be solely for the benefit of the observer. The goal is to help individuals learn about careers at Foss and the maritime industry.

The observer will follow or “shadow” the SME as he/she performs normal work activities. The observer may observe, ask questions, and gain first-hand knowledge of the career and workplace environment. The SME is considered to be the observer’s supervisor. The job shadow experience does not fulfill any hands-on experience; therefore, the observer will not engage in any activity during their experience.

To apply, download and complete the application for the shadow program.