2020 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Now Open

December 05, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program.

These fellowships were established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. It is a two-year opportunity offering a competitive salary, medical benefits and relocation and travel expense reimbursement.

This program matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies and nonprofit organizations to work on projects proposed by the hosts and selected by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

The nine fellowship positions start in Aug. 2020 and are available with the California State Coastal Conservancy, the coastal programs in Delaware, Guam, Maryland, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands, and three of our Digital Coast partners, including the Association of State Floodplain Managers (in partnership with the Coastal States Organization), the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association and The Nature Conservancy.

Applications are open to any student completing a master’s or other advanced degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020. Students must also be U.S. citizens. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations.

Applications are due Jan. 17, 2020 to Texas Sea Grant Assistant Director, Research and Fiscal Administration, Mia Zwolinski via email at mzwolinski@tamu.edu. Each application must be a single pdf with all required documents as detailed on Texas Sea Grant’s fellowship webpage.

For more information on eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, guidance on how to apply, selection, and placement of fellows, see the fellowship announcement, Texas Sea Grant’s fellowship webpage and at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship.