The NOAA Digital Coast Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide technical assistance to help advance the goals of the Digital Coast and its partner organizations. The program matches postgraduate students to work on projects proposed by a Digital Coast Partner organization and selected by NOAA. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary (currently $42,000 per year), health insurance, worker’s compensation, relocation stipend, and travel reimbursement.
Any U.S. citizen who will complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university during a certain time period is eligible to apply for the Digital Coast Fellowship. Students from a broad range of programs are encouraged to apply. A variety of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are new and different each year. Previous fellows have had degrees in environmental studies, natural resource management, marine affairs, marine science, geology, public affairs, communications, social sciences, and regional land management. The most important prerequisite is an interest in coastal issues.