NOAA is now accepting applications for the 2018 Woods Hole Partnership Education Program Summer Internship. The Partnership Education Program (PEP) is hosted by the six Woods Hole Science Institutions ( in collaboration with the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

PEP was launched in 2009 by a consortium of institutions committed to increasing diversity in the Woods Hole and greater science community. The 2018 program, targeted to undergraduates, will run June 2 to August 11.The program combines coursework with directed independent research in earth and ocean science. The summer interns will spend 4 weeks in a summer course that surveys global climate change from the perspective the four oceanographic sub-disciplines and will also incorporate marine policy and management. During the course, the students will be able to start their summer research projects which will be the focus of their work during the remaining 6 weeks of the summer program under the direction of a research scientist.

In 2018 the program will also have the unique opportunity to spend four days aboard the Sea Education Association Sailing School Vessel Corwith Cramer at sea to study the oceanography of the New England continental shelf. The application deadline for the 2018 program is February 16, 2018.

An overview of the program can be found by following this link: And a brief video of the program can be viewed here: This page also contains links to PEP reports since the start of the program in 2009 which will give more detail regarding the internship as well as PEP social media sites. There is also a press release available through the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center:

If you know of undergraduate students or colleagues who would be interested in this opportunity for their students, please consider forwarding this note along. PEP alumni, please share this with your peers and professors! We are happy to answer any questions about the program.

Best Regards,

George Liles (PEP Director:, Ben Harden, Ben Gutierrez, Ambrose Jearld

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