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Coastal Management Fellowship Applications Due Jan. 25


Sara Mirabilio, 252/475-5488,

Posted Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2013 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellowship program for postgraduate students.

Established in 1996, the two-year fellowship provides professional, on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. In 2013, fellows will provide project assistance to coastal resource management agencies, similar to the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Oregon. Applicants are eligible for any of the six state projects, regardless of where they live or have studied.

Nicole Carlozo, who graduated from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, is a current fellow working for the Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Program in Annapolis, Md. She is integrating water quality and coastal resources into a marine spatial plan for Maryland's Chesapeake and Atlantic coastal bays to target restoration and conservation activities. For more, read "Making Future Coastal Managers from NC Graduates."

The 2013 fellowship starts Aug. 1, and offers a salary of $34,000 per year, along with health insurance, worker's compensation, relocation reimbursement and travel reimbursement.

Students completing a master's, doctoral or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies between Jan. 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013 at an accredited university in North Carolina are eligible for nomination by North Carolina Sea Grant. United States citizenship is not a requirement. Interest in state-level coastal issues is a must.

Applications are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 25, 2013. Please send:

  • a resume (two-page limit using 12-point font);
  • a goal statement, 500 words or less, emphasizing expectations from, and contributions to, the fellowship experience;
  • two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's principal professor; and
  • unofficial copies of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

North Carolina Sea Grant will conduct face-to-face interviews with applicants in mid-February 2013 in Raleigh. Up to three candidates will be nominated to the NOAA Coastal Services Center for final selection.

For more information, contact Sara Mirabilio at 252/475-5488 or Or, visit the fellowship website at

Email your application as a single PDF to

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2013. Electronic copies of support letters must be complete with signatures. If not possible, hard copies of reference letters only may be mailed to: Sara Mirabilio, North Carolina Sea Grant, PO Box 699, Manteo, NC 27954.


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