The Environmental Protection Agency's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. Each year, the NNEMS program offers approximately 30 fellowships developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA's 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States. The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. Typically, the research is conducted at an EPA office or laboratory, although other arrangements can be made in certain circumstances.
The fellowships are organized among four categories:
- Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
- Environmental Management and Administration
- Environmental Science
- Public Relations and Communications
The competitive solicitation for the 2010 summer program is currently open and closes on February 5, 2010 (see http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/2010apply.html
). This live 1.5-hour webinar for NNEMS program coordinators at colleges and universities and interested staff from other colleges and universities will provide details about the unique student opportunities available through this program and encourage promotion of the program among eligible college and graduate students. Presenters will provide an overview of the NNEMS program, identify eligibility requirements, discuss the application process and the evaluation and selection process, highlight some of the projects in the 2010 NNEMS catalog, and review some of the most frequently asked questions by student applicants. Time will be set aside to answer participant questions.