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Students must be New Bedford residents, currently enrolled in the 9th grade, in good academic standing  and whose families qualify as low-income to be eligible for the program. As part of the application process, Apprentices will submit a signed Income Verification Form, as required by our funders.


Application Process

Application forms are available below, at the Museum’s front desk or at your school. Completed forms and a copy of your most recent report card can be submitted to: Christina Turner, Director of Apprentices and Interns at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Jillian Hurd at New Bedford High School, the Guidance Office at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, or the College and Career Advisor at New Bedford Global Learning Charter School. Potential candidates will be invited to the Museum for an interview.

The 2018 applications were due April 1, 2018.

Apprenticeship Application Forms 2018 (downloadable pdf)


Questions? Please contact Christina Turner, Director of Apprentices and Interns at or 508- 717-6886

Last modified: November 27, 2018