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The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) is designed primarily for college students who are rising junior 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 6 through July 1) and a ten-week research project (ending August 13). Welcome and orientation events for the 2022 program will be held June 4 and 5.
The 2022 program will bring interns for residency in Woods Hole, if pandemic conditions allow for a safe residential program. If necessary, part or all of the program will be offered virtually.
- Completion of the online application through formsite. Application materials required to submit through formsite:
- Current résumé or CV
- Unofficial transcripts (submitted through formsite)
- Official transcripts will be requested upon offer
- 2 letters of recommendation; 1 must be from a faculty member
- Review of the potential projects and mentors for 2022
You may view a PDF version of the application here. The PDF is for reference only. You must submit your application through formsite.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How is the pandemic due to COVID-19 affecting the PEP internship?
The 2022 program will bring interns for residency in Woods Hole, if pandemic conditions allow for a safe residential program. If necessary, part or all of the program will be offered virtually. A decision will be made by May 1.
In 2020 (and 2021), we ran a successful virtual program.
Are international students eligible to apply?
Yes. However, while we welcome applications from both US citizens and non-citizens, we do give priority in selection to US citizens.
When will I hear about the status of my application?
We will announce the PEP 2022 class by March 18 with a posting on the PEP website.
I am a graduating senior, or a recent graduate, am I eligible to participate?
Yes. You are eligible to apply and we do sometimes make offers to graduating (or recently graduated) seniors.
In 2020 & 2021 PEP held a successful virtual program. You can read the article written about the 2020 Program in ASLO here.
2022 Important Dates
February 11 - Application deadline (the portal will close promptly at 11:59 PM EST)
February 18 - Letter of recommendation deadline (the portal will close promptly at 11:59 PM EST)
June 4 - Interns travel to Woods Hole
June 4 & 5 - Welcome and orientation events
June 6 - Course begins
July 1 - Course ends
August 12 - Final presentations and symposium (Virtual)
August 13 - Interns depart Woods Hole