PEP is a ten-week intern program hosted by six Woods Hole Science Institutions in collaboration with the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES). The program targets undergraduates (especially rising juniors and seniors) and runs May 31 through August 7.
PEP combines course work with directed independent research in earth and ocean science. PEP interns spend 4 weeks in a summer course that surveys global climate change and participate in a five-day research cruise aboard the Sea Education Association Research Vessel Corwith Cramer, studying the oceanography of the New England continental shelf.
PEP covers all costs of travel, room and board, research expenses, the research cruise, and four hours of undergraduate credit (via our academic partner, UMES). PEP students receive a $4,500 stipend at the end of the program. Pending the results of a grant proposal, we anticipate accepting 16 students into the 2020 PEP cohort.
Application deadline for this year’s program is February 15, 2020. An overview of the program and application instructions are available online.
Additional information is available here .
PEP especially encourages applications from students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in marine and environmental sciences.