2013-2014 March Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship now open — Please share this email with your graduate students

2013-2014 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

Washington Sea Grant announces an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Washington’s ocean and coastal policies. The Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship offers graduate students a first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies. Beginning October 2013, four qualified students will spend one year working in Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, with host offices working on ocean and coastal science and management issues.

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. 2013 host offices are the state Department of Health, Department of Ecology and Puget Sound Partnership, and The Nature Conservancy. Preliminary projects identified for this year include coastal hazards and resiliency, marine spatial planning, harmful algal blooms, pathogens reduction and control, and marine protection and restoration strategies in Puget Sound.

Application Deadline — April 30, 2013

For more information, visit sgfellow.

Nancy Reichley

Education Specialist

Washington Sea Grant

University of Washington

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