The CMA Education Foundation's Primary Activities Include:
Maritime Paid Internships
The CMA Education Foundation supports the hands-on learning that occurs outside of the classroom at maritime companies. Internship stipends are provided to students currently working as interns at domestic, maritime companies that are interested in pursuing a career in the maritime industry.
We are Proud of our Journey!
“The creation of this charitable CMA Education Foundation strengthens CMA’s commitment to maritime education, provides an opportunity for growth in outreach and meaningful financial support, and ensures a self- sustaining future. This endeavor has been 27 years in the making, and I am thrilled to see it become a reality. Each member of CMA should be equally as proud.”
– Beth Wilson-Jordan
Former CMA President 2008-2012,
current Executive Director, CMA Education Foundation
A Bit of Our History
From its founding in 1984, the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) has always supported maritime-related education.
In recent years, the CMA Education Foundation has distributed approximately $50,000 per annum in the form of scholarships and internship subsidies.
The CMA Education Foundation, established in Sept. 2010 as a separate legal entity, assumed the CMA’s education mandate. As a tax-exempt entity, the Foundation is building upon the strong base and traditions that the CMA built. The Foundation aims to expand and improve the pre-existing education programs, as well as fund/establish new programs, through increased fundraising.
The Love we get from our Community is Priceless
Here are a few words from our students, donors, host companies and members of the maritime community
In a summer of many cancelled or remote internships, I was ecstatic to receive an offer that was in person and for the duration of the summer.Internat Charles R. Weber Company
It was an immersive and engaging experience that taught me new skills and introduced me to the world of shipping. I was able to use my finance and accounting experience and apply it to a new frontier for me. It has left me with a newfound appreciation and interest for the maritime industry.Internat Northern Shipping Funds
I have learned a multitude of knowledge about the marine environment, shipping industry and conservation that will help me be a better environmental steward.Internat NAMEPA
I may now say with certainty that my initial interest to get involved in the maritime industry has been reinforced and grown to a lifetime career mission with confidence and passion for the subject.Internat Trycon Enterprises
This [intern] experience has been extremely beneficial and has helped me improve upon what I have learned in school by connecting it to the business world.Internat Fairfield Chemical Carriers
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