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National Coral Reef Management Fellowship

The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship is a two-year program established to respond to the need for additional coral reef management capacity in our seven priority states and territories (referred to as jurisdictions).

The fellowship provides state and territorial coral reef management agencies with highly qualified candidates whose education and work experience meet each island's specific needs, while providing the individual fellows with professional experience in coastal and coral reef resources management.

Fellowship Program
Qamar Schuyler (CNMI 03-05) conducts a children 's marine education program as part of the CNMI Local Action Strategies public awareness initiative. Photo credit: John Moreno, CNMI Coastal Resources Management Office
Fellowship Locations

Click here for the Announcements of Fellowship Positions for 2018-2020

Pay and Benefits

Fellows receive a non-negotiable yearly salary.The salary varies, depending upon location, and will remain the same for the duration of the fellowship. There is a standard benefits package that includes paid local and government holidays, leave, and medical benefits. Funding is also provided to support professional development that is relevant to the fellowship.

Educational Requirements and Eligibility

Applicants typically have a master's degree and two years of experience or a bachelor's degree and four years of experience. Jurisdictions may require additional or alternate skills, such as outreach and education experience. Jurisdictions may set other specific eligibility requirements which are provided when new fellows are being recruited

Although most applicants hold either bachelor's or master's degrees, applicants holding a doctorate or law degree are welcome to submit an application for consideration. Previous experience in participating jurisdictions is desired, but not required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.