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2012 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship competition

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium has announced the 2012 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship competition for eligible undergraduate and graduate students.

Successful candidates of this program will benefit from on-the-job training for two years with a state coastal resource agency project.

Host agencies this year include:

— Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Coastal Resources Management Office (Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)

— Delaware Coastal Program (Dover, Del.)

— Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Program (Annapolis, Md.)

— Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (Boston, Mass.)

— San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (San Francisco, Calif.)

— Washington State Department of Ecology (Bellevue, Wash.)

Once materials are submitted, a letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant program director, LaDon Swann of Auburn University, is needed in order to complete your application. An interview with Dr. Swann will be scheduled after applications are received.

The deadline for applying is Jan. 27, 2012. The fellowship would start August 2012.

The announcement flyer with application instructions, eligibility requirements, a list of the state projects and project placement, and salary/benefits information are available by clicking here. Applications should include: 1) 2-page, 12-point font CV or resume, 2) goal statement (500 words), 3) two letters of recommendation, 4) undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

More information can also be found at http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html.

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