Post-Graduate Professional Fellowships

Do you want to gain professional experience that will strengthen your scientific understanding and expose you to new career opportunities? Virginia Sea Grant’s professional post-graduate fellowships offer on-the-job training where you can work directly with state and federal agencies on coastal policy and management issues.

Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Fellowship

Modeled after the highly successful national Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, this 12-month paid fellowship is intended to provide educational and professional development opportunities for post-graduates interested in Virginia’s coastal and marine resources. Fellows will receive on-the-job training by working with a Virginia host agency to address pressing coastal and marine resource issues, while learning about the policy and management process occurring at the state level.

The Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship is sponsored by VASG, Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and the three host agencies, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (VADCR), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), and Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC).

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Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience in the policies and processes of the federal government to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting these resources. Fellows are placed in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C. The fellowship period is one year beginning in February.

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NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education, and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. This two-year opportunity pairs recent graduates with state coastal zone management agencies across the country to provide project assistance. Fellowship positions start each year in August.

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