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

My name’s Tom, and as an SCA outreach assistant with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s communications office in the northeast, I’ll be sharing stories with you these next few months.

I’m a senior English major at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and besides working with the Service, I’m an editor at the student newspaper and perform with UMass’s premiere sketch comedy troupe. I’m looking forward to talking to you about conservation news and entertaining, educating nature stories.

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As the long-term effects of Sandy become more evident, those in need of assistance becomes greater. Check back for updates on ways SCA is getting involved. Follow #SandyVolunteers for up to the minute news on where and how you can help.

More than 1,000 NYC Service volunteers are involved in recovery efforts.

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NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2013) – American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the National Parks of New York Harbor (NY and NJ) have won the “We Donate. You Decide.” contest.

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Contact Info

689 River Rd
Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

GIS Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area, Uxbridge, MA

You will locate & mark boundary and easement lines (using GPS Trimble Geo XT); gather data and enter into database for export into Arcview GIS version 9.1; scan and geo-reference survey related documents; create maps using raster data.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 1, 2015 • Hudson River Park Trust, New York City, NY

Get involved in the conservation movement where it all began! Join SCA Hudson Valley Corps and NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits to provide critical environmental education and stewardship in the Greater Hudson Valley region.

Archives Technician Intern (local candidate only)

Starts June 1, 2015 • Springfield Armory NHS, Springfield, MA

This archival internship will support preservation projects with the historic archival collections at Springfield Armory NHS

Social Media Communications Internship

Starts March 22, 2015 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

Social Media Coordinator. Here is your opportunity to put your social media skills to work and be creative at the same time while you help structure and develop a social media campaign for three National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, NY

Collections Conservation Intern

Starts May 31, 2015 • Center for Historic Architecture, Conservation & Engineering, Lowell, MA

Object Conservation Intern

Collections Conservation Intern

Starts September 1, 2015 • Center for Historic Architecture, Conservation & Engineering, Lowell, MA

Object Conservation Intern

Great Marsh Ecosystem Restoration Internship

Starts May 4, 2015 • Center for Coastal Studies, Rowley, MA

Great Marsh Resiliency Project internship opportunity with the Center for Coastal Studies

Interpretation & Education Assistant

Starts May 18, 2015 • Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Adirondack Museum interns work with a wide variety of visitors to help them discover the region’s rich cultural and natural history through programs, tours, and outdoor activities.

Volunteer Coordinator

Starts March 16, 2015 • Hudson River Park Trust, New York City, NY

Get involved in the conservation movement where it all began! Join SCA Hudson Valley Corps and NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits to provide critical environmental education and stewardship in the Greater Hudson Valley region.

Land Stewardship and Research Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, Poughkeepsie, NY

Get involved in the conservation movement where it all began! Join SCA Hudson Valley Corps and NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits to provide critical environmental education and stewardship in the Greater Hudson Valley region.

Water Safety Interpreter Intern(Fluent in Spanish)

Starts May 17, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, , NJ

Provide informal interpretation and education on water safety to non English speaking visitors who are using non-guarded beaches on Sandy Hook.
Intern is required to be fluent in Spanish.

Natural Resource Assistant

Starts May 18, 2015 • Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ

Provide assistance to natural resource division at Morristown National Historical Park.

Visitor Services and Interpretation Intern (Local NYC candidates)

Starts May 25, 2015 • Governors Island National Monument, New York, NY

Join us at Governors Island National Monument for the summer, one of the National Parks located in New York City, while you learn about the history of New York City and the military that protected it.

Aquatic Weed Harvester Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex, Sudbury, MA

Aquatic Weed Harvester (boat) Intern with USFWS in Eastern Massachusetts removing invasive plant species from freshwater ecosystem.

Curatorial Fellow Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Join the Curatorial staff at New Hampshire’s only National Park. Develop skills in collections management. Assist staff and mentor junior interns with various duties, including annual reports, cataloging, exhibit preparation and museum housekeeping.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Excellent internship with Vermont’s only National Park. Lots of public contact, meet and greet and serve the public in numerous capacities. Learn to become a top notch public speaker.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Stamford, NY

In this position perform minor trail maintenance activities; educate the public on the proper use of Forest Preserve and provide information on trail conditions and Rules and Regulations in the Catskills.

Air and Water Quality Lab Intern

Starts July 12, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

This SCA will conduct environmental related field monitoring (50%) and laboratory analyses (50%), focused on air and water quality.

Interpretation Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA

As the North District Interpretation intern at Cape Cod, the majority of time is spent on front-line informal interpretation, interacting with a diverse public audience answering questions regarding park orientation and its natural and cultural history.

Natural Resource Management GIS/GPS Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

Cape Cod Nat Seashore is seeking a natural resources oriented, skilled, GIS/GPS intern to support natural resource monitoring projects in beach, pond, marsh, and dune habitats.

Roseate Tern/Shorebird Interpretive Intern

Starts June 22, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

Use interpretive techniques to build on existing shorebird education program, develop materials on shorebird conservation, including formal and informal programs, staff a portable display table, present public programs, and develop social media material.

Estuary Educator Intern (NYC Local Candidates)

Starts June 22, 2015 • Hudson River Park Trust, New York, NY

Hudson River Park Estuary Outreach Facilitator in NYC

Interpretive Intern

Starts July 13, 2015 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Excellent internship with Vermont’s only National Park. Lots of public contact, meet and greet and serve the public in numerous capacities. Learn to become a top notch public speaker.

Place-based learning program assistant intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

Help an innovative place-based learning project reach more K-12 teachers + educators at historic sites, parks, museums, and environmental groups with resources, grants, and professional development opportunities. Tasks/projects vary. Self-starters wanted.

Natural Resource Instructor

Starts June 8, 2015 • Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, Castleton, VT

Are you interested in wildlife conservation, working outdoors, and educating youth? Jump start your career in conservation by working at the Green Mountain Conservation Camps.

GIS Intern

Starts March 16, 2015 • Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area, Uxbridge, MA

You will locate & mark boundary and easement lines (using GPS Trimble Geo XT); gather data and enter into database for export into Arcview GIS version 9.1; scan and geo-reference survey related documents; create maps using raster data.

Education and Visitor Services Conservation Associate

Starts May 17, 2015 • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Engage new audiences through innovative public programming and special events that bring the meanings and stories associated with John F. Kennedy National Historic Site to life.

Youth Program Coordinator Intern

Starts April 5, 2015 • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Share your leadership talents and creativity! Coordinate a program for youth participating in a summer-long work experience that connects people with parks through visitor interactions, community outreach, and career exploration.

Forest Technician Intern

Starts May 1, 2015 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME

Habitat Management Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • TNC- Western Massachusetts Program, Great Barrington, MA

The Nature Conservancy - Habitat Management intern to work with Conservancy staff in managing important conservation lands and rare species in Western Massachusetts/southern Berkshires

Conservation Associate Intern

Starts May 11, 2015 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Interested in Horticulture and gardening? Serve at the beautiful, historic Saint-Gaudens NHS in NH as a Conservation Associate Intern.

Backcountry Trail Intern

Starts May 23, 2015 • Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Garland, ME

Join the Maine Trail Crew and work and live in some of the wildest places left in the Eastern United States.

Backcountry Steward - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Newcomb, NY

Patrol and maintain campsites on backcountry lakes and ponds via canoe. Weeks will consist of remote outdoor work, and the ideal candidate will be self-directed, independent, and comfortable with solo use of a canoe.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park Region 3

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, NY

The Catskill Forest Preserve Back-Country Steward Position would be a great opportunity to gain hands on work skills while also experiencing the recreation opportunities of the beautiful Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks South (24 week)

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot, or canoe to perform all aspects of trail work to help
protect natural resources. This will require camping overnight in the areas assigned at various times
throughout the season.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Pharaoh Lake

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot and camp overnight in the areas assigned to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Salmon River

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Altmar, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot, canoe, motor boat, or motor vehicle, in the areas assigned to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Siamese Ponds

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot and camp overnight in the areas assigned to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Dexter, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot or canoe along the fragile dune system on the eastern shores of Lake Ontario. Duties include: educating the public on the importance of the dune system and protection of the natural resources.

Aquatic Ecology Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

Your responsibilities will include: using non-motorized watercraft (canoe/kayak) to sample water quality in kettle ponds, (50%); assisting with other aquatic resource monitoring projects, (30%); providing laboratory analysis.

Kettle Pond Vegetation Monitoring Intern

Starts June 14, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

You will be assisting with kettle pond field surveys to assess conditions at Cape Cod National Seashore.

Science Research Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

This SCA internship will primarily work toward creating a research bibliography representing all research completed within the national seashore and outer Cape Cod.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Potsdam, NY

Backcountry Steward-Cranberry Lake. In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot or canoe, and camp overnight in the area to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lows Lake

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Potsdam, NY

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lows Lake. In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot or canoe to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Shorebird Intern

Starts May 17, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Hanock, NJ

Shorebird Intern will assist in maintaining protection signs and fences. Conduct daily observations of breeding shorebirds.

Education Intern

Starts May 17, 2015 • Duke Farms, Hillsboro, NJ

Internship at Duke Farms- tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers within the fields of natural resources, interpretation and visitor services

Natural Resources Intern

Starts May 17, 2015 • Duke Farms, Hillsboro, NJ

Internship at Duke Farms- tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers within the fields of natural resources, interpretation and visitor services

Backcountry Steward Internship-St Regis Canoe Area

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by canoe and foot to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot and canoe (or other paddle craft) to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Trail Maintenance Adirondacks Team

Starts May 24, 2015 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Old Forge, NY

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Herkimer, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot, canoe (or other paddle craft) and camp overnight in the areas assigned to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 1, 2015 • Sharpe Reservation, The Fresh Air Fund, Fishkill, NY

Get involved in the conservation movement where it all began! Join SCA Hudson Valley Corps and NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits to provide critical environmental education and stewardship in the Greater Hudson Valley region.

Interpretive Intern

Starts June 15, 2015 • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA

Interns will be responsible managing the refuge’s visitor center, educating the public on the refuge’s mission, and organizing and working with volunteers.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 11, 2015 • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA

Interns will be responsible managing the refuge’s visitor center, educating the public on the refuge’s mission, and organizing and working with volunteers.

Delaware Water Gap Historic Preservation Teams

Starts May 18, 2015 • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Walpack, NJ

Join SCA’s Historic Preservation Team for 6 months in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Biological Tech Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom, NY

Iroquois NWR and the LGLF&WCO are providing an opportunity for a motivated individual to work both at the
refuge an on the waters of the Great Lakes to help conserve the multitude of species that inhabit the uplands
and waters of western New York.

Deer and Plant Biology Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

You will assist the NPS biologists with vegetation and deer population monitoring on Fire Island.

Interpretation & Visitor Services Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex, NJ

Come work at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge to foster conservation stewardship in Urban and Local communities through environmental education & interpretation!

Visitor Services Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom, NY

Iroquois NWR is providing an opportunity for a motivated individual to work in support of the refuge’s visitor services program, coordinating events, staffing the visitor desk, developing environmental education materials, and giving presentations.

Visitor Services Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Charlestown, RI

Visitor Services Intern To Work with the Services’ Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

Biological Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Invasive Plant Inventory and Control Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Biology Tech Intern

Starts May 26, 2015 • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport, MA

Biological field work position at Parker RIver National Wildlife Refuge

Visitor Services Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Environmental Education & Interpretive Intern to work on a mobile visitor center that travels throughout the Connecticut River watershed.

Visitor Services Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport, MA

Become a visitor services intern on a national wildlife refuge along the New England coast!

Trail Development Internships

Starts February 11, 2015 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Work with the FWS, Silvio Conte NFWR on various trail projects and environmental education throughout the Refuge.

Environmental Educator/Conservation Field Crew

Starts January 4, 2015 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join the New Hampshire Corps! Live in a community setting with fellow corps members in Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while providing environmental education in diverse communities and conserving natural resources throughout New Hampshire.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts March 2, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

This internship provides a combination of experience in both cultural landscape and historic structure preservation. You will receive technical training by hands on use of modern equipment used to duplicate historic buildings features.