Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship Program
- Fellowship application: CLOSED
- 2022-23 Host Office: Port of Seattle
- Tips for writing personal statements, CV’s, and interviewing for Sea Grant fellowships [PDF]
The goal of the Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions making them more inclusive of the full diversity of our communities and responsive to their needs and perspectives. The Fellowship recruits and engages early career professionals who are underrepresented in the marine science, policy, and industry workforce providing them with experience, training and mentorship in these fields.
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.
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.
2022 Keystone Fellowship Project:
This year one Keystone Fellow will be placed with mentor, Kathleen Hurley of the Port of Seattle. See the 2022 WSG Keystone Fellowship Project Description here.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to Washington Sea Grant in advance of the application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of their intent to apply: Deborah Purce at email@example.com
Past Keystone Fellowship Projects:
In 2021 this one-year paid fellowship placed a Keystone Fellow with mentor, Erin Meyer of the Seattle Aquarium. See the 2021 WSG Keystone Fellowship Project Description here.