Salish Sea Conservation Corps
Preparing the next generation of marine conservationists.
The Salish Sea Conservation Corps is a service-learning internship program for college students applying their academic studies in marine conservation projects. The goal of the SSCC school-year program is to support marine conservation students wanting to apply their academic studies in hands-on field projects and gain appropriate career experience. They develop marine restoration and stewardship skills, participate in classes, lectures and presentations, and build their resume in support of career interests. The Foundation provides member support in seasonal job applications and placement.
SSCC members are part of the Northwest Straits marine conservation community. Enrolling in the SSCC school year program introduces members to a professional network of scientists, managers, academics and field staff working to restore and sustain the Salish Sea. This is an immersive experience that opens doors for undergraduate and graduate students to the marine conservation field. Members are required to participate in one training, lecture or project per month. There are additional opportunities for those willing to jump in.
NWSF staff work with members to develop a service-learning plan for the program. This is grounded in a student’s academic studies, what they want to learn, credit they can earn, and opportunities within NWSF and our community. Each member is paired with a mentor to provide professional counsel, advice and support during the program.
SSCC members receive a monthly scholarship toward educational expenses.