Students from universities across the Commonwealth are working at the state and federal levels to address the most pressing coastal and marine resource issues facing our state and the nation. Virginia Sea Grant is excited to offer a range of opportunities for current students to experience coastal, marine, and environmental policy in practice through field trips and professional shadowing opportunities, as well as post-graduate fellowships programs.

Policy Field Trips

Every day scientists working at the state and federal level shape important policy decisions impacting coastal Virginia. Virginia Sea Grant’s Policy Field Trips expose students to a range of marine-related, science-policy careers, and the critical professional skills and competencies needed for a successful career working at the science-policy interface.

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Policy Shadowing

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at the intersection of science and policy - to get a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a scientist working in DC or Richmond? Looking to the future, Virginia Sea Grant will be providing opportunities for Virginia graduate students to shadow professionals to find out if a career in science-policy is right for them.

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