[Coral-List] ONE WEEK EXTENSION for The Submittal of Applications: US Coral Reef Task Force 2004 Summer Intership Award

Jonathan Kelsey Jonathan.Kelsey at noaa.gov
Mon Feb 2 17:50:23 EST 2004

The deadline for applications to the 1st Annual Governor Tause P.F. 
Sunia Memorial Coral Reef Consevation Summer Intership award has been 
extended to February 6, 2004, 5:00PM, EST

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 Tause 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

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

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.

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

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

For more information contact Shane Guan, USCRTF Secretariat, at the
above address.

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