UMass Dartmouth Students Available for Internships in Offshore Wind and Blue Economy

With close proximity to several industrial ports capable of supporting the offshore wind industry, faculty research expertise encompassing key offshore wind research needs, and twelve-degree programs directly applicable to offshore wind, UMass Dartmouth is situated to become a key partner to the industry. Offshore wind and the larger Blue Economy are areas of comparative advantage and strategic focus for the region’s online research university. (Image credit: UMass)

UMass Dartmouth has this fantastic offshore wind-based workforce development program currently operating in partnership with Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MACEC). This program, “Closing the Experience Gap,” seeks to provide career-relevant experiential learning opportunities and internships for students interested in the offshore wind industry.

By partnering with regional companies involved in offshore wind development, supply chain, environmental monitoring, or in research and development, we have been able to place over 25 students over two years directly into the industry, creating workforce development opportunities for the industry, and offering real-world learning opportunities for students interested in renewable energy.

MACEC funds these internship positions fully. Students are typically paid $25/hour for ~200 hours worked over a 10-week period. This program is multidisciplinary, with applicants from every college on campus, with a special focus on engineering, business, marketing, law, biology, and marine science.

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