SCA Northeast

SCA Northeast

Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New York | Rhode Island | Vermont

This expansive region is home to more than a half-dozen community conservation programs that provide jobs and career training for urban teens, three large conservation corps that provide community outreach plus support for state parks in partnership with AmeriCorps, and the SCA National Conservation Center, our LEED-certified training and operations facility in Charlestown, NH.

Across the Northeast, you are just as likely to meet an SCA volunteer in a local classroom as on the Appalachian Trail; in a NY DEC research lab as on Cape Cod National Seashore.  As SCA addresses the area’s distinctive environmental needs, among the most urgent is the ecological devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in partnership with the City of New York, recently charged SCA to lead a youth-fueled, multi-year restoration effort in federal and city parklands affected by the storm.  After just a few months, National Park Service officials stated some parks were already in better shape than they were before Sandy.   That’s the sort of impact SCA members make here every day.

Youth served:

  • 766 (2013)


Key initiatives:

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery
  • Community Conservation programs
  • Career Discovery Intern Program


Primary partners:

  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Adirondack Preserve
  • Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
  • City of Boston
  • White Mountain National Forest

News, Stories & Projects

SCA ramped up Earth Day celebrations to new heights this year, marking Earth Day with hands-on conservation service in 14 cities coast to coast and engaging 1,500 volunteers nationwide.

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On February 7th, flurries were in the air and over a foot of snow already blanketed Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. But that didn’t stop 65 volunteers from coming out to the riverfront for February’s ConSERVE NYC event.

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Everyone (that we asked) is in agreement. This year’s superbowl will be decided by which team is more in tune with conservation, nature, and the great outdoors.

Now, obviously you’re thinking, “You guys. One team has a formerly endangered, sea-faring bird as its mascot, while the other has, what? A Revolutionary War reenactor? This is a no-brainer!”

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Available Internships

Ecosystem Steward

Starts January 19, 2017 • Minnewaska State Park Preserve NYS OPRHP, Cragsmoor, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse corps serving with NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits providing critical environmental education and stewardship at sites in both urban and rural areas throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Ecosystem Steward & Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Minnewaska State Park Preserve NYS OPRHP, Cragsmoor, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse corps serving with NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits providing critical environmental education and stewardship at sites in both urban and rural areas throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Taconic Outdoor Education Center, NYS OPRHP, Cold Spring, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse corps serving with NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits providing critical environmental education and stewardship at sites in both urban and rural areas throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Bear Mountain State Park, NYS OPRHP, Bear Mountain, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse corps serving with NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits providing critical environmental education and stewardship at sites in both urban and rural areas throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Zookeeping Interpreter

Starts January 19, 2017 • Bear Mountain State Park, NYS OPRHP, Bear Mountain, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse corps serving with NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits providing critical environmental education and stewardship at sites in both urban and rural areas throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Interpretive Ranger

Starts January 9, 2017 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting in New Hampshire for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in education, leadership, interpretation, and naturalist skills while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Visitor Services Internship

Starts November 14, 2016 • FWS Northeast Regional Office (R5), Hadley, MA

Visitor Services and Communications Internship at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office: We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team and make a difference for national wildlife refuges in the Northeast!

Visitor Services Interpretive Ranger

Starts January 9, 2017 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Spend 10 months expanding your skills and experience in education, visitor services interpretation, and leadership while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Jr. Native American Liaison Intern

Starts October 3, 2016 • FWS Northeast Regional Office (R5), Hadley, MA

Seeking a Native American Student to support the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Native American Program in the Northeast Region. This position is AmeriCorps eligible.

Field Biology Intern

Starts January 17, 2017 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

You will assist NPS biologists on varies natural resource monitoring projects on Fire Island. Primary duties: survey vegetation within permanent plots, track deer using radio telemetry, and survey pine trees for southern pine beetle damage.

Stonewall Inn at Christopher Park National Monument Intern (NYC Local ONLY)

Starts October 10, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

Are you interested in helping people learn about the importance of the LBGTIQ civil rights movement in NYC? Come intern at Stonewall this fall!

Trails & Rails Intern (NYC area Candidate)

Starts October 3, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

NPS - Amtrak Community Volunteer Liaison

Public Risk Management Intern

Starts October 3, 2016 • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Saugus, MA

The sites seek a Public Risk Management Intern to increase visitor awareness and reduce exposure to hazards through literature reviews, outreach and communication. This is a six month internship .

Conservation Steward

Starts January 9, 2017 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in environmental education and conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

NY Excelsior Corps Stewardship Crew Member (NY Residents Only, Vets Encouraged to apply - APPLICATION FEE WAIVED )

Starts January 30, 2017 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Morrisville, NY

Join SCA’s Excelsior AmeriCorps program in Morrisville, NY. Modeled after the CCC, the program will be comprised of 50 members 18-25 from the state of NY (including vets 18-28 from anywhere in the US) addressing the conservation needs of the state of NY.

Education & Public Programming Intern

Starts October 10, 2016 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Interested in teaching and learning through landscapes? Check out this 52-week internship involving programs for school groups, archival research, public programming, and event planning associated with the Olmsted firm’s design legacy.

Visitor and Museum Services Intern

Starts September 12, 2016 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY

Visitor Services and Museum Intern at Statue of Liberty. NYC Local Candidate- No housing

Environmental Education Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts October 3, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Present education programs for schools and youth groups on the local ecology, environmental issues, current research being conducted in the park. Serving at Gateway in NYC.

National Parks of NY Harbor Youth and Events Intern(NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts September 12, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Seeking a qualified intern to assist the Youth Coordinator of National Parks of NY Harbor with various summer events

Youth Programming Liaison

Starts September 5, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Safety and Occupational Health Intern will provide support to the Facility Management Team of Gateway

New York City - Local Candidate Hiring Pool

Starts September 1, 2016 • SCA, New York, NY

Are you from the New York City Area? If so, do you want to make a difference in your own community? SCA has open positions that need a qualified candidate like you!

Student Career Intake Program (SCIP) Intern Boston-Lowell Candidate

Starts October 10, 2016 • Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA

Explore Careers in the National Park Service (Local Candidate)