[Coral-List] 2014 Coastal Management Fellowship with the Florida Coral Reef Conservation Program

Walczak, Joanna Joanna.Walczak at dep.state.fl.us
Tue Nov 26 10:19:58 EST 2013

The Florida Coastal Office was thrilled to find out last week that it's been selected to host a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow for 2014-2016! We're one of six programs in the nation selected for this opportunity and, if successfully matched, this will be the first Coastal Management Fellow that Florida has hosted in several years. NOAA is currently recruiting Fellow candidates.

We're looking for the right person to join the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program in Miami to work with stakeholders and implement local action strategies. Know someone who might be interested? Details are available at http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows..html.

***Please note that my staff and I are not to have contact with potential candidates before the matching process, so interested individuals with questions should contact the fellowship coordinator listed on the website.***

2014 Coastal Management Fellowship

WHAT is it?

* A fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

* A two-year opportunity that offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and relocation and travel expense reimbursement.

* A program that matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.

WHO is eligible?

* Any student completing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014.

* Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.

* Application packages are due to your local Sea Grant director by January 24, 2014.

HOW to Apply

Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program office in the state where you earned your degree by January 24, 2014. Each Sea Grant program office may select and forward up to three applications to the NOAA Coastal Services Center for review. Applicants from states not served by a Sea Grant program office should contact the Center's fellowship coordinator for more information on submitting an application (contact information is below).

All applications must include the following items:

1. Resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12 pt. font).

2. Statement of the applicant's goals with emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience (500 words or less).

3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's principal professor. If no principal professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant's academic work may be substituted.

4. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

Selection Criteria

Finalists are selected based on the following criteria:

1. Academic performance and diversity of educational background, including extracurricular activities, awards, and honors.

2. Endorsement of the applicant's Sea Grant director.

3. Support from two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's principal professor.

4. Content of the applicant's goal statement.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, sex, creed, marital status, national

origin, lawful political affiliation, religious preference, or nondisqualifying physical handicap.

2014 Host States:





New Jersey

Puerto Rico

WHERE can you get information?

* Contact the Center's fellowship coordinator at csc.fellowships at noaa.gov<mailto:csc.fellowships at noaa.gov>

* Visit the fellowship website at www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html<http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html>

* Contact your local Sea Grant director at www.seagrant.noaa.gov/other/programsdirectors.html<http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/other/programsdirectors.html>

* View the full announcement at http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html

Joanna C. Walczak, M.S.
Southeast Regional Administrator
Florida Coastal Office
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
1277 NE 79th Street Causeway
Miami, Florida 33138
Phone: 305-795-2111
Fax: 305-795-3470
Email: Joanna.Walczak at dep.state.fl.us<mailto:Joanna.Walczak at dep.state.fl.us>
Websites: www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral/<http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral/>
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