National Coral Reef Management Fellowship 2024-26
The 2024 Susan L. Williams National Coral Reef Management Fellowship program is a partnership between Nova Southeastern University’s National Coral Reef Institute, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs, and the U.S. Coral Reef All Islands Committee.
The program recruits Coral Reef Management Fellows for the seven U.S. coral reef jurisdictions (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) to address current capacity gaps and to build longer-term capacity in these locations. This is done by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each jurisdiction’s specific coral reef management needs. The program’s goal is to develop a thriving collaborative fellowship program that builds excellent next-generation leaders and capacity for effective local coral reef ecosystem management.
The fellowship is a two-year position. After final applicants are selected, fellows relocate to their jurisdiction in mid-January of their start year, and then participate together with their jurisdictional supervisors and fellowship leadership team in a orientation training in February of their start year.
Fellows receive a non-negotiable yearly salary. The salary varies, depending upon location, and will remain the same for the duration of the fellowship.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. 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, listed in individual job descriptions accessible via the NSU application portal.
- Prospective applicants will apply directly through Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) online portal.
- The application period will be open now through 23:00 EDT on July 20, 2023.
- Fellows are employed directly through NSU but will be located onsite at each host agency. The fellowship is a partnership funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Department of the Interior.
- Applicants may save information entered on their partially completed application form on each page but must submit the completed application via the online portal by 23:00 EDT, July 20, 2023.
- Prospective applicants may apply for more than one jurisdictional position, but a separate application must be submitted for each position.
- The job descriptions vary by jurisdiction, so it is highly suggested applicants carefully review each job description for which they wish to apply.
- Prospective applicants should note that this is a management and policy focused fellowship, and that SCUBA diving will not be permitted.
- Applications will be reviewed in late summer/early fall and those selected for interviews will be contacted in October/November 2023.
- Positions will start in each jurisdiction in January 2024.
Applicants for the 2024-26 fellowship can apply for each jurisdiction below: