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Summer Student Fellowships in Oceanography

Primary Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
State: MA
Job Duration: 10-12 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Junior Year
Minimum GPA: None
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Geology/Ocean science
Geophysics
Sound and Acoustics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Ocean Engineering, Physical Oceanography, Ocean Sciences
Description: Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who will have completed their junior year at colleges or universities by the start of the fellowship period. Preference is given to students studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy. Students must have at least a tentative interest in the ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy. Persons from under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    * Students in a three year Bachelor's Degree Program, such as those in the UK, must be in their second or third year
    * Students in a five year combined Bachelor/Master's Degree Program must be in the third or fourth year of the program
Stipend: $540/wk
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2014
Job Website: http://www.whoi.edu/main/summer-student-fellowship
Additional Information: A research project is the heart of the Summer Student Fellowship. All Fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer's work. Research topics span a vast spectrum of topics throughout WHOI's science departments,  and the Woods Hole Field Station of the United State Geological Survey (USGS).

Fellowship recipients have the opportunity to attend and participate in a busy schedule of talks, seminars and a hands-on, one-day, ocean sampling cruise on board the R/V Tioga focusing on data collection and sampling methods with advanced oceanographic technology and instruments. The cruise is especially designed for Fellows and not only provides practical training but also brings the group together socially through a shared field experience.

Fellows also have many occasions to interact with current MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate students in the laboratory and during both the Q&A session designed specifically for that purpose and the Ethics in Science Workshop.

WHOI actively recruits underrepresented minorities in the ocean sciences as defined by the National Science Foundation (African-, Hispanic- and Native-Americans, and Pacific Islanders) in all of our education programs.  More information can be obtained by contacting education@whoi.edu.



In addition, fellowship recipients have the opportunity to attend and participate in a busy schedule of talks, seminars and a hands-on, one-day, at-sea practicum cruise onboard the R/V Tioga focusing on data collection and sampling methods with advanced oceanographic technology and instruments. The cruise is especially designed for fellows and not only provides practical training but also brings the group together socially through a shared field experience.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
266 Woods Hole Rd
Academic Programs Office, MS #31
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Email: education@whoi.edu
Phone: 508-289-2219
Fax: 508-457-2188