The Seaspan InternSHIP program

A great place to learn

Each year Seaspan hosts internship cohorts to provide students completing their post-secondary and post-graduate studies with valuable industry experience in varied disciplines.  

We pride ourselves on our culture of continuous improvement and innovation. Our exciting internship and co-op opportunities will help you grow your career and gain on-demand skills in a supportive environment.   

Learn more about the experiences of some of our recent internship & co-op students and apply to join our team of industry-leading experts in a variety of fields, including Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Project Management, Digital Innovation, Quality Assurance and much more!   

Students at Seaspan

Learn more about our internship and co-op opportunities across the Lower Mainland and Victoria, BC

At Seaspan, our interns work on meaningful projects – with the support of a knowledgeable team of industry-leading experts that are there to support as you develop your skills. Watch the video to listen to Seaspan interns as they share their experiences of what it is like to work with us.

You can expect:

  • A supportive learning environment and great team culture 
  • Competitive pay 
  • Hands-on experience and training 
  • Professional networking opportunities 
  • Seaspan values diversity, and we work to foster a culture that is respectful and inclusive. 

How to Apply

We offer three separate internship and co-op sessions throughout the year, coinciding with the different post-secondary semesters: 

Winter (January to April) | Summer (May to August) | Fall (September to December)

Apply online by visiting our careers page If you don’t see any open intern positions, you can also submit your resume for general consideration.

Have questions? Read through our FAQs or e-mail us at

We offer internship opportunities across the Lower Mainland and Victoria, BC.

Read About Our Interns' Experiences

“I had the opportunity to take my skills from the classroom and put them into practice using immersive ship visualization technology.”
Hillary Oldford, Innovation Intern, Vancouver Shipyards. 

My time at Seaspan was amazing. I always felt like I was an important part of the team and ultimately gained experiences that allowed me to obtain a permanent role in my field.”
Cory Schmidt,
Environmental Intern, Victoria Shipyards.

If I had to choose one thing to say about Seaspan’s internship program, it’s that I was made to feel like part of the team from day one. I can take pride in knowing that my perspectives are valued and the projects I’m working on have a real impact.”
Jenny Kondo, Finance Intern, Seaspan Marine Transportation

 “I started my career at Seaspan as an intern while I was completing the Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering program at the University of British Columbia – I’ve been here ever since. It was an incredible introduction into the shipbuilding industry and helped solidify my career path. If you are considering an internship and are interested in delivering fascinating and complex vessels alongside an incredible team, then you should consider applying to Seaspan.”

Corey Lutes
Director of Manufacturing
Seaspan Shipyards