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    Summer Programs

    Undergraduate Research Opportunities

    While Williams-Mystic does not run in the summer, we usually have a number of undergraduates working on original research with our faculty. Our summer research students come from colleges and universities from around the world and can be found working in our labs or academic buildings on innovative projects and traveling with professors for field research.

    Past students have worked alongside literature, marine ecology, and oceanography faculty. Research opportunities change every year and interested students are encouraged to write to professors directly or to the admissions department with questions: [email protected].

    Graduate Studies

    The Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies

    Each summer, the Frank C. Munson Institute offers America’s oldest and most respected graduate-level courses in Maritime Studies. Educating more than six hundred students over the last fifty years, the Munson Institute is open to anyone interested in studying the sea, including teachers, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and auditors. The Munson Institute is accredited through the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, and Trinity College.

    For admissions and program information, please visit the Munson Institute web page or contact the organization at:

    The Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies
    P.O. Box 6000
    75 Greenmanville Avenue
    Mystic, CT 06355-0990
    Phone: 860-572-0711
    Fax: 860-572-5329
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Working at Mystic Seaport

    Mystic Seaport, the Museum of American and the Sea, hires seasonal staff every summer to work in all areas of the museum. Departments include the Conrad sailing camp, interpretation, education, and shipyard. Please check the Seaport website for updated information and job postings.

    Other Opportunities

    In addition to serving as a platform for Williams-Mystic’s fall offshore experience, the U.S. Brig Niagara offers numerous summer programs for high school students, college students, and the general public, as well as apprentice and professional opportunities for qualified mariners.  For further information, please see http://www.flagshipniagara.org/ .