High School Apprenticeship Program

New Bedford students can gain work and college readiness experience while earning a stipend through the New Bedford Whaling Museum High School Apprenticeship Program. Over a span of three years, apprentices use museum spaces to develop organization, team-building, public speaking and problem-solving skills while learning about the Museum and the history of the city.

Also structured to help students succeed academically and prepare for college and career, apprentices engage in career success and college planning activities, including museum and community-based internships. Students accepted into the program attend three seven-week summer programs and three school-year programs. Students earn an escalating stipend throughout their participation in the program.

The ultimate goal of the program? To help YOU achieve success through high school, college and beyond!

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Last modified: July 15, 2016