Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship Program
- APPLICATION OPENS: JULY 1, 2020
- DEADLINE: JULY 29, 2020
- See the Information for Prospective Fellows section below for application instructions.
The goal of the Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers, and marine industry professionals. The program will do so by recruiting, retaining and engaging students who are underrepresented in these fields. Black, indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) as well as representatives of the LGBTQ+ community, and allies are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
This paid fellowship offers a unique educational opportunity by matching highly motivated and qualified individuals with host offices throughout Washington State.
- Fellows are matched with hosts from state or local government, tribes, nonprofits and maritime industries.
- Fellows work primarily on science, policy, and industry related projects with an additional emphasis on work related to the advancement of social justice, racial equity and inclusion in these professional spaces.
- WSG Keystone fellows receive mentorship both through their host office and through participation in professional development activities with Washington Sea Grant.
The Fellowship offers first-hand experience working on projects that help us better understand, conserve and utilize Washington’s ocean and coastal resources while building pathways into marine related careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields.
In 2020 this one-year paid fellowship will place a Keystone Fellow with mentor, Nathalie Hamel of the Puget Sound Partnership. See the 2020 WSG Keystone Fellowship Project Description here.