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CCCC Blue Economy Internships

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, 2022. 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 short course will be held M-Th, Jan 3-6 and 10-13, 9-11am and will include lectures and daily hands-on activities and tours. The course will present Blue Economy topics including ocean aquaculture, harmful algal blooms, offshore wind energy, 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 $15/hour for the course and internship (total 70 hours). Transportation reimbursement is available. Students will earn one credit through course ENV260 and tuition is covered by the STEM Starter Academy.


All application materials are due by midnight, December 8, 2021. Applicants will be notified of decisions by December 15, 2021.

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’s policy is that all employees, postdocs, students, and affiliated personnel (e.g., Emeritus, Adjunct, Guest Investigator, Guest Student, volunteer) should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 8, 2021. All new hires, as well as extensions of current appointments, are required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or affiliation. A religious or medical exemption my be sought.