Friday, March 21, 2008

Washington Sea Grant Fellowship

Washington Sea Grant announces a new graduate fellowship opportunity to help shape the future of Washington's ocean and coastal policies.

The Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship offers graduate students first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies. Beginning in October 2008, two qualified students per year will spend nine months working in Olympia with Washington State Ocean Caucus agencies.*

Graduate students who attend Washington universities and are enrolled in a marine-related field, including policy, law, social sciences, oceanography and fishery sciences, are encouraged to apply. Fellows may be involved in working on marine policy questions from a variety of scientific, legal, social or economic perspectives. Among the issues identified for 2008 Fellow projects are climate change adaptation and preparation, Washington coastal zone program review, alternative ocean energy, and marine debris.

Contact Nancy Reichley, 206.685.8302 or

Application deadline—April 30, 2008