LISTINGS (includes fellowships; excludes internships)

Virginia Sea Grant Fellowships

Virginia Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for graduate research and post-graduate fellowships, and faculty-student team projects. Application deadlines for the opportunities that are still open are indicated below in red. Click on the names of each fellowship to go to the main Sea Grant webpage about it.

Graduate Research FellowshipNovember 16, 2018

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship: November 30, 2018

Commonwealth Coastal and Marine Policy Fellowship: December 14, 2018

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship: January 18, 2019

2018-2019 Cosmos Scholars Program

Also, the Cosmos Club Foundation announced that its 2018-2019 Cosmos Scholars Program will again provide grants to graduate students for their research programs.  The maximum grant is $5,000.  The deadline is Nov. 1, 2018.  For more information, please visit

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Silver Spring, MD

The MAP and DE announcements for one Research Fish Biologist, ZP-0482-3/4 position has been posted. The announcement will be open for 14 days; it is set to open on 10/10/18 and close on 10/23/18.

Job Announcement # (MAP): NMFS-OST-2019-0001

Job Announcement # (DE): NMFS-OST-2019-0002

Spring and Summer 2019 Becker Graduate Research Fellowship

For current MS Students in Environmental Science (all concentrations)

To apply: Follow instructions on the flyer:

Deadline: by 5:00 pm, November 1, 2018

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

For incoming Fall 2019 doctoral students 

Deadline: February 4, 2019

Doctoral Fellowship: ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellowship

Fellowships include:

  • Support for five years of study
  • Stipend of $28,000 per year
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition remission for 18 credits per academic year

Preference will be given to applicants who will work on a research project involving collaboration between Mason and Smithsonian investigators and whose mentor(s) are actively collaborating with SMSC (e.g., accepting practicum/research students, unpaid instruction). The awardee will be required to acknowledge SMSC and the donor on all publications and presentations resulting from work completed while funded by this fellowship. SMSC will construct marketing material showcasing the awardee’s work. Awardee will be expected to meet annually with the donors, and will be required to present research results each year at Mason’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference (MaGIC) and/or Mason’s 3MT® competition.

Specific questions may be addressed to Cody W. Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, at

For full details, please visit:

Please also visit the following links:

Acadia National Park Research Fellowships

The partners of the Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks announce the availability of Research Fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship (SCS) was founded in 2016 by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the National Park Service (NPS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the David Shaw Family Foundation. SCS seeks to advance conservation and ecosystem science and support stewardship of park resources. The selected Research Fellows will contribute to strengthening and broadening public understanding of the importance of science for parks and society.

The RFP can be found here. Proposals must be submitted by midnight eastern U.S. time on October 26, 2018.

A webinar overview of Second Century Stewardship, the Research Fellowship, the application process, and park research priorities will be held on Monday September 17 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Please register here.

More information:
Second Century Stewardship Initiative:
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park:
Acadia National Park:

Questions should be e-mailed to:

Greenbelt, MD

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for the spring 2018 term. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts.

Details about the program and how to apply can be found at The spring online application window is August 27 – October 5.  The spring program dates are January 28 – April 5. The DEVELOP program has three terms: spring, summer, and fall – the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, there are many other locations across the United States that you can find on the “Locations” page.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-29 hours per week for the spring term. Paid positions are funded using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.


Environmental Jobs/Internships search sites

The Student Conservation Association Internships
The Environmental Careers Organization
Earth Watch Institute
Environmental Education Directory
Environment Virginia – Jobs
Smithsonian Institution – Internships
Environmental Career Center – Green Careers
Sustainability Degrees – Careers in Sustainability (info)