Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resources Policy Fellowship. Deadline: Monday, June 12, 2017, before 5:00 pm PST; submit intent to apply to eseagrant@oregonstate.edu by May 29.

This fellowship is intended to give a student first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. In so doing, the student will contribute to policies that will benefit natural resource managers, stakeholders, and user groups. The Natural Resource Policy Fellowship will place one graduate student fellow in an Oregon state agency or nonprofit for one year.

This year the Oregon Sea Grant Scholars Program is focused on broadening participation and diversity by restructuring our recruitment and review processes. Our intent is to be more inclusive of applicants from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with unique lived experiences, skills, and interests; including applicants who may have had fewer opportunities in the marine policy field.

Eligible applicants are graduate students, from any college or university with a physical campus located in Oregon, who, as of January 2016, have completed their degree OR are a current student within one year of completing their graduate degree. Preference will be given to those who will have completed their degree by the start of the fellowship. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and experience in marine/coastal natural resource policy or related fields.

Host office positions to be announced on the Web by May 12, 2017. For more information regarding this opportunity, please visit: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/oregon-natural-resources

We will be holding an informational webinar for this opportunity on May 23, 2017, from 10:00 to 10:30 am PST; register for this webinar here.