Working with lawmakers on ocean and coastal policy

Oregon Sea Grant sponsors a State Legislative Fellowship during the Oregon legislative session for a graduate student with an interest in marine and coastal issues. The primary duties of this fellowship are:

  • Provide technical expertise on marine and coastal issues to legislators
  • Provide timely reports on current coastal issues for Sea Grant and other interested parties
  • Help a student develop knowledge of the legislative process as it relates to coastal and ocean issues
  • Encourage a student to develop skills necessary to work with various levels of government and with private and state resource organizations

Additional details are provided below and in an informational webinar recording about the 2022 Legislative Fellowship opportunity. A PDF of the webinar slides is available as well.

We will also hosted a Q&A session via Zoom on September 28 at 10AM (Pacific).


The stipend for this fellowship provides at least $4,000 per month from November until 10 days after the session ends or until August 31, 2023, whichever comes first. In addition to living expenses, the stipend may be used to support fellowship-related professional development, educational supplies, health insurance, and travel expenses. All OSG fellows are required to have health insurance.

Additional details about the opportunity can be accessed in the full OSG Legislative Fellowship Request for Application (PDF).


Oregon Sea Grant uses eSeaGrant for fellowship application submissions. To access eSeaGrant send an email to [email protected] declaring your interest in applying. Please include the name of the fellowship you wish to apply for in the subject line. An eSeaGrant account will then be created for you. All components of your application, including letters of recommendation, will be submitted through eSeaGrant. Stating your interest does not obligate you to apply. We are here to provide assistance as needed; however, please do not wait until the last minute to apply.


The next deadline for this fellowship is October 7, 2022 5PM (Pacific).