The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, the US All Islands Coral Reef Committee, and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. The fellowship provides funding for two-year positions that strive to address local capacity gaps in coral reef management and build longer-term capacity in the jurisdictions by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each jurisdiction’s specific coral reef management needs.
The partnership is recruiting six National Coral Reef Management Fellows in: the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and
American Samoa for two-year positions beginning January 2020.
Each position has its own distinct work plan to address coral reef management capacity gaps and provides training and professional development opportunities. Fellows work will focus on issues spanning climate change, land-based sources of pollution, fishing, and reef restoration, while addressing local needs such as social marketing, community engagement through outreach and education, and water quality monitoring.
Qualified candidates meeting stated educational and experience requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed posted educational requirements by December 2019 and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Applicants typically have a master’s degree and two years of work experience OR a bachelor’s degree and four years of experience. Applicants with a doctorate or law degree are also eligible to apply.
Previous experience in participating jurisdictions is desired, but not required.
Jurisdictions may require additional or alternate skills, such as a social science background with human dimensions of natural resource management, outreach and education, and/or social marketing.
Jurisdictions may set other specific eligibility requirements which are provided during the recruitment process.
Applicants may apply for more than one jurisdictional position, but a separate application must be submitted for each position.
For more information: https://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/fellowship.html