Women @ the Helm Internship Program
SECOND STAR SAILING is announcing 2 internship positions within WOMEN @ THE HELM program. It is designed for enthusiastic Antiguan females willing to learn sailing and be closely involved in our sailing school’s day to day processes. The 8-month internship program is developed to give the interns as much time on the water as possible – joining our RYA practical and theory courses, as well as becoming an essential part of our team on shore.
By the end of the program, the interns will gain knowledge about sailing organisation’s management, acquire practical skills on sailboat maintenance, receive RYA sailing certification, have some racing practice, and most importantly – become a member of the sailing community worldwide. After completing 8 months of the program, interns should have enough knowledge to qualify for a job in yachting industry, sufficient certification to charter a boat for holidays or work as a skipper on different sailboats.
With this program, we wish to create an inclusive environment for local community, decrease the stereotyped gender gap in the industry, and learn from each other. We hope the program will inspire local females to explore the growing sailing community in Antigua, meet likeminded women sailors, and embrace the opportunities that the program will bring along the way. May it become a new hobby, exciting career prospects in sailing, or even becoming an experienced racer in the future – we are happy to welcome you on board for your first steps!