NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

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This opportunity is open!

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is now recruiting candidates for the 2024 Coastal Management and 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 nine fellowship positions start in August 2024 and are available with the California Coastal Commision, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the coastal programs in Connecticut, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington, and two Digital Coast partners, including the Association of State Floodplain Managers (in partnership with the Coastal States Organization) and the Nature Conservancy. Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found on the NOAA Office for Coastal Management website.

For the 2024 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2024, 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 the applicant received their degree.

Applications are due to Maine Sea Grant by Friday, January 26, 2024.

If you have questions, please contact

For an overview, please visit Coastal Management Fellowship, Office for Coastal Management.

For application guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit Fellow Eligibility and Selection.

If you have any additional questions about your eligibility, or about the application process, please email Maine Sea Grant Assistant Research Director Jessica Jansujwicz.

Submit application materials to:
Coastal Management Fellowship Review Committee
Attn: Jessica Jansujwicz
Maine Sea Grant College Program
5741 Libby Hall Suite 110
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5741