2018 NOAA Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program Open to Applicants

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for the 2018 Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program.  This program's mission is 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 agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowship positions start in August 2018 and are available at the California Coastal Commission, the coastal programs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and Washington; the Coastal States Organization in Washington, DC; the National Association of Counties in Washington, DC; and the National States Geographic Information Council, which will be hosted in Anchorage, Alaska. Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship and on the attached information.

For the 2018 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018, to be eligible. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.  

Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where you received your degree by Friday, January 19, 2018. You can find contact information for Sea Grant in your state here: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/SeaGrantDirectors.aspx.

To hear from a former fellow about her fellowship experience and how it helped launch her career, click here: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/gallery/videos/fellowship.mp4.

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