[Coral-List] ANNOUNCEMENT: US Coral Reef Task Force 2004 SummerIntership Award

Shane Guan Shane.Guan at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 26 16:17:21 EST 2004

> Contact:  Shane Guan, Shane.Guan at noaa.gov, (301) 713-2989 ext. 118
> The United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) is pleased to
> announce the 1st Annual Governor Tauese P.F. Sunia Memorial Coral Reef
> Conservation Summer Internship Award, in recognition of the late
> Governor’s outstanding leadership in and contribution to U.S. coral
> reef conservation.
> The late Governor Sunia is most remembered for being an eloquent and
> impassioned advocate for coral reef protection and management at the
> local level, not only in American Samoa, but throughout the U.S.  The
> results of his efforts and dedication can be seen in the many
> accomplishments at the local, national, and global levels, making the
> late Governor a true world leader in coral reef protection.  This
> award is intended to continue the Governor’s legacy by providing an
> outstanding college or university student the chance to develop
> professional coral reef management skills to be applied in their local
> jurisdiction.  The winner will have the unique opportunity during the
> summer of 2004 to intern with an agency working closely on USCRTF
> initiatives.
> This is a competitive award, in which an excellent student from Guam,
> the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawai`i, American
> Samoa, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands will be selected to
> receive a three-month, expenses-paid summer internship working on
> coral reef management initiatives with an agency member of the
> USCRTF.  In this first, inaugural year, the National Oceanic and
> Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host and sponsor the award in a
> location to be determined.  The winner, pending availability, will be
> flown to Washington, DC to receive the award on February 25, 2004 at
> the next USCRTF meeting.
> Eligibility
> In order to be considered for this award, applicants must meet the
> following minimum requirements:
> • Have an associate’s in marine policy or science with emphasis on
> coral reefs; OR be currently enrolled in and have successfully
> completed the sophomore year of a four-year program in marine policy
> or science with emphasis on coral reefs;
> • Demonstrated interest and work on coral reef issues; and
> • Be a legal resident of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the
> Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
> or Hawaii.
> Application Selection Timetable
> Applications received by:    January 30, 2004, 5:00PM, EST
> Award winner notified:    February 17, 2004
> Winner flown to DC to receive award*:   February 24, 2004
> (*pending availability)
> Application Material
> All applicants wishing to be considered for the Award should submit
> the following material:
> • Unofficial copies of all college and/or university transcripts.
> • Resume.
> • One letter of recommendation from a professor or relevant employer.
> • A 750 word essay (maximum) on the importance of managing coral reefs
> in your island jurisdiction and nationally; and how this internship
> will benefit your career goals related to coral reef management in
> your island.
> Application material may be sent by mail, fax, or email and must be
> received no later than January 30, 2004, 5:00PM EST, to the following:
> USCRTF Governor Sunia Award
> c/o Shane Guan
> NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
> 1305 East West Hwy, N/ORR
> Silver Spring, MD 20910
> Email:  Shane.Guan at noaa.gov
> Phone: 301-713-2989 ext. 118
> Fax: 301-713-4389
> Contact
> For more information contact Shane Guan, USCRTF Secretariat, at the
> above address.
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