Marine Fisheries Fellowship


Legally registered as an environmental NGO under the Qingdao Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs in 2017, Qingdao Marine Conservation Society (QMCS) is dedicated to promoting coastal and marine ecosystem conservation and advancing the sustainable seafood movement in China through scientific research, public and industry education, and the international exchange of information and knowledge. Aside from implementing a number of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs), QMCS conducts seafood sustainability ratings in support of Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and is developing a China Seafood Sustainability Assessment program (CSSA), which takes full consideration of China's uniquely rich seafood heritages and nascent sustainable seafood movement status. QMCS staff and members include marine ecologists, seafood experts, aquarium managers, educators, journalists, as well as sea and fish loving Chinese citizens. 

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC works in countries and regions including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and the European Union. For two decades, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that curb pollution, accelerate China’s transition to a clean, low-carbon economy, and support sustainable practices like sustainable fishing. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China. 

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To apply, please state your name and the position title in the subject of the email and send your resume (including the names and contact information of two references) and a cover letter to The cover letter should address: (a) why the fellowship is desired; (b) how the candidate is qualified; (c) what project-related issues interest the candidate; and (d) how the candidate hopes the fellowship will affect her/his career goals. Please also reference where you saw this posting.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls or faxes please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.