Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Fellowship dates:  February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

The application for the Knauss Fellowship is now closed.


Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows work for one year on congressional staff or in a federal agency, where they study, implement, and even create marine policy. Ten congressional positions and 30 or more agency positions are available each year. Washington Sea Grant may nominate up to six fellows to be considered by the National Sea Grant office.

Legislative fellows typically spend their time learning about marine-related policy issues in Congress and often get the chance to further key pieces of legislation. Executive fellows work for such agencies as NOAA, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, State Department, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Department of Energy, often assisting in the implementation of management and conservation laws.

Mark Gleason 2009 Knauss Fellow“Former Knauss Fellows are everywhere: in government, on Capitol Hill, working with environmental groups, and in the private sector. Having such a vast professional network to draw from is invaluable.”

Mark Gleason, President, Gleason and Associates and 2009 Knauss Fellow on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.