NOAA Office for Coastal Management Accepting Applications for Digital Coast Fellowship

March 21st, 2016

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is accepting applications for the Digital Coast Fellowship. Three fellowship opportunities will be available in 2016. This two-year opportunity starts in August 2016, and offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

This program’s mission, modeled after the Coastal Management fellowship, is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to Digital Coast Partnership organizations.

Fellows will be placed with partners selected as host organizations. These partner organizations include: American Planning Association, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, National States Geographic Information Council, The Nature Conservancy, and Urban Land Institute.

The fellowship projects and locations of the positions will be announced in mid-April and will be available at

For the 2016 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, to be eligible. Applicants from a broad range of programs are encouraged to apply as projects are varied among the partner organizations. To learn more about eligibility requirements and specific guidelines on applications, visit

Application packages must be submitted to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management by Friday, May 6, 2016, at

To hear from a former Coastal Management Fellow about her fellowship experience and how it helped launch her career, go to Learn more about the Digital Coast, visit