The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management provides on-the-job education and training opportunities for postgraduate students in coastal resource management and policy. This two-year program matches successful applicants with state coastal zone programs and NOAA partners to work on selected projects.

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting online applications from current and recent graduate students who receive their degrees from colleges and universities in the state. Applications must be completed by 5 p.m., Jan. 21, 2022, through the eSeaGrant portal: The site includes details regarding requirements for the application package.

North Carolina Sea Grant and NOAA champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by recruiting, retaining and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. “We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity,” the National Sea Grant program explains.

For more information, contact John Fear at or 919-515-9104; or Mary Beth Barrow at or 919-515-9103.


Closed.  Application deadline:  5 p.m., Jan. 21, 2022.

Application Materials

Updated Oct. 27, 2021.