Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

This program places three to five graduate students or recent graduates for one year with state agencies in Olympia or Tacoma, Washington, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues. The Hershman Fellowship offers a first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies and enables fellows to share their academic expertise with state decision makers. 2011 host agencies are the state Department of Natural Resources, Department of Health, Military Department Emergency Management Division and the Puget Sound Partnership. Preliminary projects for this year include coastal hazards, conflicting uses of harbor areas, harmful algal blooms, marine spatial planning, planning and management of aquatic resources, and the science and management of Puget Sound cleanup and restoration efforts.

Please visit the program's website for more information and application instructions. Application deadline is April 29th.