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.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,
Puerto Rico, and
U.S. Virgin Islands
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.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program was established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the program is part of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.