Intern - Port Operations
Seattle, WA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Intern - Port Operations

Seattle, WA

We are committed to our mission: Through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

We are currently searching for highly motivated Graduate and Undergraduate student interns to join our dynamic Port Operations department. The selected interns will work on departmental projects as well as participate in professional development and enrichment activities.

In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, WA .

We welcome your interest in joining Holland America Line - one of the world's premier cruise lines with 14 ships sailing to hundreds of worldwide destinations - and enjoying all the perks the internship has to offer.


  • Program runs 10 weeks from June 17th - August 23rd. (Please note that end dates could be extended depending on department needs and students availability.)


  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate (rising junior or rising senior) or graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher (will require transcripts) in a four year accredited College/University.


The Port Operations department is responsible for the operational execution, budgeting, planning, and analysis of all port operations logistical arrangements associated with support of the ships and handling of guests while in port. This includes approximately 600 ports around the world.

The various scopes of the roles within Port Operations include the operational oversight of Pilots, Tugs, Harbor/Dockage or Tender arrangements, Gangways, Lines, Stevedoring, Porterage, Security, Terminal Management, Port Authorities, Port Agency, Government Reporting, Shore power, Shore Tenders, Waste Offloads, Port Shuttles, and other miscellaneous harbor activity as it relates to cruise vessel operations.

The position of Intern, Port Operations would encompass and entail various projects that relate to Port Operations specifically, and to HA Group as a whole. These projects would include, but not be limited to, development of Port Operations Manuals for turnaround ports/most frequent ports-of-call, analysis/development of pier manning plans, assisting a few weekends at Pier 91 on ship days to see the operations first-hand, auditing of port agent contracts, and other tasks as assigned by department management. Strong financial and/or analytical stills are preferred.


  • Experience with Excel
  • Finance experience preferred


Paid hourly; $18.00 an hour for Undergraduate Students and $30.00 an hour for Graduate Students.


  • (May include but not limited to): Open to any major and area of study.

Next Steps... For more than 145 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. Apply today and set sail on this exciting opportunity! Our application process is quick and easy, be sure to login to our Talent Center and create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job.

Holland America Line is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Position Summary
Holland America Group (Holland America Line)
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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