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The 2009 Program consists of a five-week course (June 2-30) followed by a 6-8 week internship working on a research project. The course and the internship are both in Woods Hole. Students are expected to complete both the course and the internship.

PEP is designed for college juniors and seniors who have had course work in oceanography or marine and/or environmental science, or some combination of biology, chemistry, geology and physics.

To apply for the Partnership Education Program, complete this form and return it with a copy of your resume by e-mail or by U.S. mail to Dr. Ambrose Jearld, PEP Director, NOAA Fisheries, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543. Applications received by January 31 will get priority consideration for funding.

If you have questions about the Program or the application process, contact Dr. Jearld at (508)-495-2318 or by email.

PEP applications received after January 31, 2009 will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come basis through March 11.

To receive credit for the course through University of Maryland Eastern Shore, students will need to register on the UMES site. Registration instructions will be provided to students when they are accepted into the PEP program.

If you are not a UMES student and you would like to receive credit through your own college or university, please encourage your academic advisor to contact PEP Director Dr. Ambrose Jearld at (508)-495-2318 or by email.

Woods Hole Partnership Education Program
Application 2009

Please fill out this form completely. Resumes, transcripts, and references may be mailed or emailed separately (see below for details). Applications received by January 31 will get priority consideration for funding.


Gender (for housing assignments): Male Female

Ethnicity (optional):

Address for reply:

Home address:

Home telephone:


Telephone where you may be reached:

Are you a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident? yes no

College or university you attend:

Class standing: junior senior

Academic major:

Faculty advisor:

Students will choose or be assigned a research project from a list of projects announced in mid-March.

In which areas would you like to do your research project? (check all that apply):

Physical Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

Marine Geology

Marine Biology

Ecosystem Management

Fisheries Science

Resource Management/Policy

Other (Specify)

Not Sure

References: You need two reference letters, one of which must be from a faculty member familiar with your character and academic work. Arrange to have the references letters sent directly to Dr. Ambrose Jearld, PEP Director, NOAA Fisheries, 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543. E-mail reference letters are acceptable, to:

Transcripts: Arrange to have official college transcripts sent to Dr. Jearld, by January 31 for priority

Activities and interests: Previous intern experience is not a requirement, but the admission committee would like to know what you have done in previous summers. Please list any previous summer activities or jobs, and also briefly list any activities or interests you pursue in school or in your community. What do you plan to do when you graduate – in the first year or two after graduation, and over the next
ten years?

Assume for the minute that you participate in the 2009 Partnership Education Program and complete the following sentences:

At the end of the summer, I will be satisfied with the Program if. . .

At the end of the summer, I will be disappointed with the Program if. . .

PEP is looking for students who can be productive, contributing members of a student group and/or research laboratory team.

What one or two personal traits or life experiences will you bring to add value to the 2009 PEP?

Personal Statement: The Partnership Education Program is designed to encourage students considering careers in marine and/or environmental science – for example, as researchers, teachers, resource managers or environmental stewards. Please attach a short personal statement (one-half to one page) telling us about yourself, your abilities and interests, and your reason for wanting to do the summer program in Woods Hole. If you have a research project or interest in mind, explain briefly how the project relates to your education goals and will broaden your understanding of environmental problems.

Where or how did you hear about the Partnership Education Program?

PEP is a project of the Woods Hole Diversity Initiative, a multi-institutional effort to promote diversity in the
Woods Hole science community. Students who participate must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.