The Veterans Conservation Corps provides meaningful training and volunteer opportunities for veterans while helping restore and protect Washington State’s natural resources.

Internship Opportunities

  1. Veteran Conservation Corps Crew

  2. Snohomish Conservation District Veteran Conservation Corps Crew Internship

    • This position will work on a 4-6 person field crew under the supervision of the Snohomish Conservation District’s (SCD) Community Conservation Team. This position will work with landowners on stormwater resource concerns within urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island, and occasionally in other parts of the Puget Sound region.  The principal field duty for this position is constructing rain gardens. Other tasks include building rain barrels and habitat restoration projects including planting native species and removing invasive non-native species. Internship includes a stipend of $1,600/month, based on a 4 day 40 hour work week to cover living expenses.

  3. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Veteran Conservation Corps Internship

    • The Snohomish River watershed supports wild populations of all Pacific Salmon species, including the second largest remaining run of wild ESA listed Puget Sound Chinook. The Snohomish River estuary has been identified as a "Waters to Watch" site by the National Fish Habitat Partnership and has been considered as a "Priority Landscape for Demonstrating Climate-Ready Conservation Networks".

      NOAA has taken a lead role in current and future estuary restoration in the Snohomish River estuary through the development of comprehensive monitoring plans for a number of projects throughout the estuary. NOAA researchers have supported over 15 years of fish and environmental sampling across the estuary, and this ongoing monitoring effort presents a unique opportunity to evaluate individual, interactive, and cumulative effects of large delta restoration projects. With three large restoration projects scheduled between 2015 and 2020, continuation of these monitoring efforts will provide valuable monitoring data that will be used to evaluate restoration performance and to inform future restoration planning, design, and adaptive management.

      This internship will help researchers at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center Mukilteo Research Station to monitor salmon recovery efforts in the Snohomish River estuary. Monitoring will include sampling fish assemblages, sediment dynamics, hydrology, and vegetation throughout the Snohomish River estuary. This partnership will not only help NOAA collect valuable long-term ecological monitoring data to evaluate restoration effectiveness, but will also provide opportunities for healthy self-directed connections to some of Washington’s greatest natural resources. In addition, the intern will have opportunities to work on other ongoing field projects at the NWFSC, which will provide an opportunity to broaden field experience for the intern.

      This internship will begin on March 1, 2017 and includes a stipend of $1280/month to cover living expenses.