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Summer Fellowships in Oceanography

Primary Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
State: MA
Job Duration: 10-12 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Junior Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Sound and Acoustics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who will have completed their junior or senior 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 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: $432/wk
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15
Job Website:
Additional Information: A research project is the heart of the Summer Student and Minority 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).

The summer season is kicked off each year with a thoughtful and intriguing presentation from a member of our scientific or technical staff at the Annual Summer Student Banquet. Fellows have many occasions to interact with current MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate students, from the Q&A session designed specifically for that purpose to the Ethics in Science Workshop.

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
360 Woods Hole Rd
Clark 223, MS #31
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone: 508-289-2219
Fax: 508-457-2188
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