Fellowships provide excellent opportunities for students to strengthen research and policy skills. Washington Sea Grant fellows have gone on to work in ocean science and marine policy at state, national and international levels. 


Explore Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities

Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship

Our newest fellowship program, which aims to build pathways into marine science and policy careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields.

Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship

Spend a year working with Washington host offices on ocean and coastal science and management issues.

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Work for a year on a congressional staff or in a federal agency, and study, implement, and even create marine policy.

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Spend two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.

National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) – Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Receive two- and three-year funding support for Ph.D. research in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics.

Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship

For two academic quarters, assist the communications team writing articles for the Sea Star newsletter, drafting press releases and researching science stories.

Washington Applied Sustainability Internship

Spend 10 weeks this summer working in a paid internship with a Washington State business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices.

Other Opportunities

We also maintain a list of outside opportunities available for students interested in fellowships around the country.

Where Are Fellows Now?

Explore the rich and varied careers of past fellows on an interactive map.

Current and Recent Fellows

Read about our current and past fellows and the opportunities and experiences they gained through WSG, National Sea Grant and Coastal Management fellowships.