Internship Program

The Irish Boat Shop Internship Program enjoyed its inaugural year during the summer of 2019 with the hiring of a Human Resources Intern and a Marketing Intern, the program continued in 2020 with three Retail Management Interns.  This internship program is designed to provide practical experience in a structured environment that expands upon each student’s area of interest or emphasis by integrating and reinforcing skills and concepts learned in academia.

We believe that interns fill vital roles in the organization and each intern is assigned a mentor.  The program is a minimum of 12 weeks and will run from May to August.  The interns will finish a project that is presented to the Leadership Team at the end of the program while also completing a log that outlines weekly accomplishments and task completion.  Irish Boat Shop believes in providing a balanced work environment that focuses on teamwork and fun on the water.

Summer of 2020 Retail Management Interns

“When my summer plans fell apart, Irish Boat Shop was there to help me out and I could not be more grateful for that. I have had a great summer here, this was a unique opportunity to be up here that I know I won’t get again.  I enjoyed getting to help out in multiple areas of the business.  Spending a day helping out service, working with Angela to determine how Irish is going to run certain events, and chatting with Michael about his goals for the business were the most formative experiences of the internship.” – Phoebe Solms, Princeton University ‘21

“I came into Irish Boat Shop knowing nothing about the boating industry, but I have learned so much. Interning with this company has been an unforgettable and fantastic experience. My mentors have helped me push myself to grow both professionally and personally in a fun and ever-changing work environment. I highly recommend the retail management internship program to anyone who is independent, creative, and willing to learn.” – Jack Myers, Michigan State University ‘23

“The best part about this internship was the sheer amount of knowledge I attained. I was given the opportunity to explore an array of areas I was interested in. One moment I could be doing SEO research for the E-commerce site, and the next I was out in the yard observing a technician service boats. It was especially interesting to watch how individuals who took such different career paths came together to make all the pieces turn- and it was clear they all did so with a passion. The amount of trust I was given to work on my own did wonders for my confidence, adding to the great overall experience.” – Matt Sloyan, University of Wisconsin – Madison ‘21

Marketing Intern

Summer of 2019 Human Resources Intern

“I absolutely recommend interning at Irish Boat Shop.  I went into it thinking I wanted to work in training and development and I found out I enjoy recruiting even more.  The company has a strong mission, employees work with a team mindset and want to help you out.  My mentor was always willing to teach, ensuring I could learn and manage the tasks I was assigned.  The structure of the internship helped me grow as a professional and allowed me to contribute in a meaningful way to the company.” – Anna Finley, Lake Superior State University ‘19

Summer of 2019 Marketing Intern

“Interning at Irish Boat Shop has been an incredible experience. I got the opportunity to explore different components of marketing and find my strengths. I was able to try new things and questions were always encouraged. The positive family atmosphere made coming to work enjoyable and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from such a knowledgeable group of people.” – Kaitlyn Harries, Penn State University ‘21

HR Intern
For more information, email Laura Kohler