Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowships

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Washington Sea Grant offers two Science Communications Fellowships: one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students.

WSG fellows work for two academic quarters on a range of communications projects, from writing articles for the Sea Star newsletter to developing web content. Fellows are given the opportunity to develop their portfolios as writers and communicators, building bridges between scientific information and public understanding. Watch for fellowship openings.

WSG also coordinates with the College of the Environment to offer a similar Science Communications fellowship for graduate students through the College. Application information for this fellowship is listed in the right column alongside the WSG Science Communications fellowship information.

  • Applicants must demonstrate strong writing skills, a good general grounding in the sciences, and a special interest in marine science, education or policy.
  • Applicants should have at least some social media experience or be interested in developing their digital content skills.
  • The selection committee will consider writing samples, related experience and studies, references and the relevance of the fellowship to future career goals. Samples do not have to be from an academic source.
  • References do not have to be from an academic instructor but could be from another reputable source.
Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Application Requirements

  • A cover letter (500 words or less) explaining your qualifications for the fellowship and describing how the experience supports your long-term goals.
  • Two to three writing samples.
  • Up to a two-page resume that includes any publications and any personal or work/volunteer- related social media channels that you’ve managed.
  • Letters of reference, ideally one from a professor, instructor or academic advisor.
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Contact Information

MaryAnn Wagner
Assistant Director for Communications