2015-2016 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 2015, up to five 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.  2015-2016 host offices are The Nature Conservancy and Washington State Departments of Health, Ecology, Parks and Recreation Commission (tentative), and the Puget Sound Partnership.  Preliminary projects identified for this year include marine water quality trend analyses, coastal hazards and community resilience, human dimensions of Puget Sound recovery, habitat conservation and climate resilience, and assessing paddle sports in Washington state.

Application Deadline — May 15, 2015

For more information, visit https://wsg.washington.edu/home/students-teachers/fellowships/hershman-fellowship/ or contact Nancy Reichley, 206.685.8302 or sgfellow@uw.edu.