All Applications Must be Received by: Friday, January 23, 2015, 4:30 p.m. HST

The Coastal Management Fellowship provides 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 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.

Eligibility: Any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or
professional degree program in natural resource management or environment-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Length of Assignment: The length of assignment is two years, starting in August 2015 and ending in August 2017. Newly selected fellows are given the opportunity to visit their host states prior to the start of the fellowship to meet the staff and to look for housing.

Stipend and Expenses: The current salary is $34,000 per year.
Fellows will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per year for professional development travel. A portion of this money is earmarked for specific meetings. Any travel related to their state project will be reimbursed by the host state. Reimbursement will be granted up to $1,000 to move to the fellowship location and up to $1,000 to move at the end of the two-year fellowship.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Dr. Darren Okimoto, UH Sea Grant Extension Leader at 808-956-7031. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Final decisions will be made by March 20, 2015, and all applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the following week.

For further details, visit the Coastal Management Fellowship website at: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

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