Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellows work for two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. In a mutually beneficial arrangement, each fellow receives on-the-job training in coastal management and policy and, in return, the coastal resources program gets technical assistance from students well-versed in the latest advances in coastal resource science and policy.
Any student who will complete a master’s or other advanced degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between Aug. 1, 2020, and July 31, 2022 is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found online at https://www.coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/
Applications must be submitted to Washington Sea Grant by 5 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2022, via its online submission system, eSeaGrant, that can be accessed using the following URL: https://esg.wsg.washington.edu/
Potential applicants are also encouraged to contact Deborah Purce, Fellowships and Research Specialist at Washington Sea Grant, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss application content and submission.
The Fellowship gave me the opportunity to apply what I learned in graduate school to real-life challenges in California and helped provide a foundation for a career in coastal management. After my fellowship I got a job with the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability first as a Resilience Specialist and now as Program Manager for the climate change team.
Hilary Papendick, Program Manager for the County of San Mateo’s Climate Change Team and a 2011 Coastal Management Fellow with the California Coastal Commission