Applicant Qualifications


  • These are hybrid positions with flexible schedules. Interns will work from the Oakland office on designated days for ship visiting and remotely to conduct outreach and to complete online learning and assigned projects.
  • Interns will be compensated up to $2,500 per month for the three-month commitment [based on approximately 100 hours of work per month].  
  • Fess for TWIC card, Ship Welfare Visitor Training and attendance at the NAMMA conference in Seattle will be paid by SMGG-at-The IMC.   
  • Must be at least 19 years old
  • Have valid CA drivers’ license with clean driving record
  • Be eligible to obtain a TWIC card. Before applying, please review the requirements here
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Able to handle multiple projects with collaborative work style
  • Be skilled in using Microsoft Office, digital platforms, and social media 


  • Applicants must be nominated by a faith-based or community-serving organization where they are actively involved currently. Applicants must be considered an emerging leader in the organization or community.  


  • Identify up to two individuals from your organization that you wish to nominate for the Seafarers’ Welfare Training Academy.  
  • Contact the applicants and advise applicants to complete the application and return it to you by May 1, 2023.  
  • Write a letter or recommendation on behalf of the applicant.  
  • Submit the letter and the completed application to Robert Wilkins, no later than May 5, 2023. 


  • Contact the faith or community organization where you currently attend and serve.  Ask them to prepare a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  
  • Complete the Seafarer Welfare Training Academy application and submit it to your recommending organization by May 1, 2023.
  • The recommending organization will submit your application by May 5, 2023. 

All applicants will be notified of their status on May 15, 2023

For questions or additional information, please contact

Robert Wilkins, Executive Director/Chief Program Officer