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Fellowship deadline is January 27, 2023. Visit the NOAA Coastal Program for more information.
The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone management programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.
Placement for the Coastal Management Fellowship positions is fully integrated into the placement process with the Digital Coast Fellowship positions. Candidates apply to the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship program as a whole, and selected candidates will be eligible to interview with both the state coastal programs and the Digital Coast partnership organizations at the fellowship matching workshop. Note there are no Digital Coast Fellowship placements in 2023. Five Coastal Management placements are expected.
Any U.S. citizen 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 August 1, 2021, and July 31, 2023, is eligible. Students from a broad range of programs are encouraged to apply. A variety of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are new and different each year. Students who are not U.S. citizens or who attend non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.
The current salary is $42,000 per year. In the second year of the fellowship, a locality pay factor may be added to the salary, depending on the location of the fellowship.
Applications must be submitted to the Maryland Sea Grant office by January 27, 2023. Please contact Maryland Sea Grant well before the application deadline to indicate your interest.
All applications must include:
E-mail your resume, statement, and transcripts as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommendation letters (signed and on letterhead) may be sent directly to us from the recommender via email.
In early February, applicants will interviewed by Dr. Fredrika Moser, Maryland Sea Grant Director. Up to three applications will be selected to move on to the national competition.
Michael Allen, Associate Director
Maryland Sea Grant College
To find out more about this fellowship, visit the Office of Coastal Management website.
Photograph, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration