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The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college juniors and seniors majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, or geosciences and earth system sciences), engineering, mathematics or the social sciences, who have had some course work in oceanography, biology, or marine and/or environmental science. Applicants should have a desire to spend a summer gaining practical experience in marine and environmental science.

The program consists of a four-week course (June 3 through June 29) and a ten week research project (ending August 9). Orientation for the 2019 program will be held June 1. Students are expected to participate in orientation and to complete both the course and the internship, all of which take place in Woods Hole.

Application Documents

  • Completion of online form [insert link]
  • Current résumé or CV
  • Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable, official are required upon receiving an offer)
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Important Dates

February 15 - Application deadline

March 15 - 2019 class announced

June 1 - PEP orientation in Woods Hole

August 9 - PEP students final presentations

August 10 - PEP students depart


Kwanza Johnson, Academic Programs Coordinator

(508) 495-2177


George Liles, PEP Director

(508) 495- 2318


Paulinus Chigbu, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

(410) 621-3034