2019 Coastal Adaptation and Protection Fellow
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Application Deadline: April 15
Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) has two paid summer fellowship opportunities to support Virginia’s Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection and the implementation of the Governor’s Executive Order 24: Increasing Virginia’s Resilience to Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards.
The selected fellows will assist the Special Assistant in the development, documentation, collection of data, research, and drafting of Virginia’s first Coastal Resilience Master Plan. In addition, both fellows will shadow the Special Assistant and provide collaborative meeting support. This includes arranging working meetings, communicating with participants, taking notes and preparing meeting summaries, conducting follow‐up research and analysis, and possibly facilitating discussions (if commensurate with experience.) The positions require engagement with stakeholders and government officials at the highest level.
About the Sponsor
Virginia Sea Grant’s mission is to enhance the ecological, economic, and social sustainability of coastal and ocean communities and the ecosystem services they depend upon through university‐based research, extension, education, and communication that provide science‐based information to decision makers. VASG is a seven university partnership headquartered at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and composed of the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and George Mason, James Madison, Old Dominion, and Virginia Commonwealth Universities. VASG serves the Commonwealth of Virginia, the region, and the nation.