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

Historic Building Preservation Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

This internship involves historic carpentry, painting and general buildings maintenance. The intern will work
alongside experienced Park Service trades people for guidance on historic preservation.

Historic Buildings Preservation Internship

Starts May 11, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookiline, MA

Historic Preservation Intern-this internship involves historic carpentry, painting and general buildings maintenance. The intern will work alongside experienced Park Service trades people for guidance on historic preservation.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 25, 2015 • Boston Harbor Islands NRA, Boston, MA

Engage and inspire and build the community of Boston Harbor Islands

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 25, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

Intern is part of a national team effort that supports connecting more people to national parks through
expanding service-learning, service and community programs and activities.

Historic Structures Preservation Internship

Starts May 18, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brighton, MA

This internship involves historic carpentry, painting and general buildings maintenance. The intern will work alongside experienced Park Service trades people for guidance on historic preservation.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 25, 2015 • Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA

Join Lowell NHP staff in engaging with our community in meaningful ways.We need you as a member of our team to help us develop a strategy for welcoming our neighbors.

Fisheries Management Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • Connecticut River Coordinator's Office, Sunderland, MA

Fisheries Internship dealing with management, assessment, and restoration activities for shad, river herrings, eel and sea lamprey in the Ct River.

Natural Resources Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Manage natural resources, including invasive plants and assist with forest management at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

2015 CRDIP/Engaging Urban Audiences

Starts June 1, 2015 • Boston / Northeast Regional Office, Boston, MA

Connecting People to Parks: Public History Sustains Strong, Resilient Communities

Preserve and Trails Steward

Starts June 1, 2015 • Orange County Land Trust, Sugar Loaf, 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.

Stewardship and Conservation Intern

Starts June 29, 2015 • TNC-Massachusetts Islands Program, Vineyard Haven, MA

Join The Nature Conservancy Islands office staff in managing conservation lands and restoring sandplain grasslands and Atlantic coastal pine barrens habitats.

Archives Intern

Starts June 14, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Archives internship available at Frederick Law Olmsted NHS in Brookline, MA.

Preserve Stewardship Intern

Starts July 6, 2015 • TNC- Western Massachusetts Program, Great Barrington, MA

The Nature Conservancy - Preserve Stewardship intern to work with Conservancy staff in managing important conservation lands in Western Massachusetts/southern Berkshires

Invasive Species Program Coordinator

Starts June 1, 2015 • Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, NY

Get involved in the conservation movement where it all began! Join SCA Hudson Valley Corps members and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission to provide critical invasive species management and outreach in Hudson River Watershed communities.

Education and Trail Massachusetts Parks Team

Starts October 26, 2015 • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Plainfield, MA

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is based in the beautiful Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in northwest MA. From October-August corps members serve in local schools teaching environmental education and as part of a crew on conservation lands across the state.

2015 CRDIP Oral/Public History Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Boston / Northeast Regional Office, Boston, MA

Telling NPS’s Untold Stories: Using Oral History Techniques to Mentor a New Generation of Stewards

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 June 14, 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

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.

Education & Public Programming Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • 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.

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.

2015 CRDIP Interpretation Intern

Starts June 7, 2015 • Minute Man National Historical Park, , MA

Present formal and informal interpretation including living history programs for the visiting public at Minute Man National Historical Park, where the opening battle of the American Revolution is brought to life.

Natural Resource Assistant

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

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

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.

CRDIP Museum Technician

Starts June 1, 2015 • National Park Service, Charlestown, MA

Museum Studies Internship in Collections Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning/Response

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.

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.

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts April 27, 2015 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Endangered Maine Atlantic salmon

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.

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 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-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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 • 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 April 20, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brighton, 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.