Skip to content
For WHOI personnel, vendors, and visitors: COVID-19 Guidelines

CCCC Blue Economy Internships

This program will be offered in 2023! Applications will open in Fall 2022.

We are offering a paid internship opportunity for Cape Cod Community College students at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA, January-May, 2023. The program consists of a short course on “Blue Economy” topics and an internship placement in a WHOI lab. No previous experience is required – just interest and a desire to learn more!

The 2-week short course will be held in early January and will include lectures and daily hands-on activities and tours. The course will present Blue Economy topics including ocean aquaculture, engineering and sensors, offshore wind energy, fisheries, and marine pollution such as oil and plastics.

The internship/lab placement will introduce students to career paths that exist locally within ocean science and engineering, and the Blue Economy. Interns will be placed with a research group that most closely matches their interests. The internship requires 54 hours on-site over the course of the Spring Semester and scheduling is flexible.

Eligibility: Applicants should be currently enrolled in a degree program at CCCC. They should be STEM majors or have completed 2 community college science courses.

Stipend/Tuition: Students are paid $17/hour for the course and internship (total 70 hours). Transportation/mileage reimbursement is available. Students will earn one credit through course ENV260 and tuition is covered by the STEM Starter Academy.

2023 Application information coming soon!

To apply, please submit:

  1. On-line Application Form - includes contact and academic information, and short answer questions about your educational/career goals and interests
  2. Unofficial Transcript - email to
  3. One Reference is required from a CCCC instructor. A second reference is optional from a job supervisor.

If you have any questions about the program or the application, please contact


Note: WHOI has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in effect for all employees, postdocs, students, and affiliated personnel, where you must register your full vaccination status [vaccination plus booster] in order to begin your appointment. The registration process is confidential and entails submitting your official vaccination records or requesting to engage in the interactive exemption process for either a medical or religious reason. All questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination mandate must be emailed to: