Job Description: The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade association for the sportfishing industry, seeks applicants for a two-year fellowship position in support of the Association’s natural resource, conservation and related public policy goals. The successful candidate will work integrally with ASA government affairs staff as well as with federal and state legislative personnel, resource management agencies, and affiliated organizations to further ASA goals and objectives. Graduates of the fellowship have gone on to successful professional careers in federal agencies, such as NOAA and the Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as NGOs and trade associations.
Duties: Assist in monitoring state and federal legislation and natural resource agency policy affecting recreational fisheries by reviewing state, federal and Congressional documents and attending Congressional hearings and agency briefings. Communicate with ASA members and the professional fisheries community and others through written contributions to ASA publications. Represent the sportfishing industry in discussions with federal and state legislative personnel, resource management agencies, and conservation partners. Research and write position papers and statements on specific issues relating to the conservation and restoration of our nation’s fisheries resources.
Qualifications: This fellowship position provides an excellent introduction to the fisheries policy-making process at all levels of government and is an ideal position for students ranging from recent undergraduates to those contemplating or completing a Master’s degree in fisheries management/science, environmental policy or a closely related field. Candidates must be self-starters with the ability to work independently on multiple tasks and be proficient with computers. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references to Mike Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.