Sea Grant Soliciting Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

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Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting graduate students for the 2015 National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The application deadline is expected to be mid February 2014 for the fellowship that begins in February 2015.

This unique fellowship provides eligible graduate students from any discipline with a year of paid experience in Washington, DC, working on ocean issues with US Congressional offices or with an executive branch, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or National Science Foundation. The fellowship has been a great launching pad for hundreds of students to exciting careers in government, education, business, and nonprofit enterprises.

The Knauss fellowship is open to students enrolled in a graduate or professional program at a US–accredited institution of higher education in the United States or US Territories, with an interest in ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes resources and in national policy decisions affecting resources.

Included in the 2014 group of fellows were students completing degrees in law, environmental science, engineering, earth sciences, and environmental anthropology, as well as fisheries, oceanography, marine science, zoology, biology, and natural resource management. See the 2014 Class of Fellows. To watch testimonials from former Alaska Knauss Fellows, see the Knauss video.

For more information and application instructions, please see Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy fellowship or contact Ginny Eckert, Alaska Sea Grant associate director, at (907) 796-5450,; or Michele Frandsen, research coordinator, at (907) 474-7088,

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