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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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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These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a firsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part of the Sandy Recovery program led by the Student Conservation Association.“I feel very strongly that we gave young people th

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Available Internships

Visual Information Design Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Visual Information Design Intern in NYC

Visitor Use/Resource Management Intern

Starts June 13, 2017 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., White River Junction, VT

Participate in social science research on National Park Service visitors in Zion National Park! Gain hands-on field research skills and get experience working with a private sector leader in visitor use research in parks and protected areas.

Community Liasion Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY

How has immigration affected your life? Join us in Streets Paved with Gold: Exploring Immigration Past and Present at Ellis Island a new project that helps audiences engage in the conversation on immigration.

Curatorial History Intern(NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Are you interested in helping to curate seven National Parks’ historical curatorial collections held in trust by the United States Government in NYC?

Interpretation and Social Media Intern(NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Social Media intern

Visual Information Design Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

National Parks of New York Harbor is looking for candidates with graphic design or environmental design experience for the Visual Information Design Intern!

Visual Information Design Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, Jersey City, NJ

Visual Information Design Intern - Provide support to Exhibits Specialist in developing graphic design for environmental and print graphics and work with digital media platforms to help create graphics for the park’s various social media outlets.

Camping Operations Intern

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ

The Camping Operations Intern will support the camping program, providing assistance in writing and development of camping programs and standard operation procedures.

Construction Engineering Technician Intern at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Construction Engineering Technician Intern at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (NYC Local Candidates Only). Learn about Construction Management, Engineering or Architectural technical occupations in a field environment.

Landscape Architecture Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Gateway National Recreation Area is looking for a Landscape Architecture Intern to help guide future landscape management.

Operations and Special Events Intern

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ

Operations and Special Events Intern at Gateway National Recreation Area to assist and help manage special events such as marathons, bike races, photo shoots.

Vegetation Management Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Vegetation Management Interns will assist Gateway National Recreation Area (GATE), in removing invasive non-native plants and tending new plantings of native species on Staten Island and at Jamaica Bay.

Architect/Engineer/Landscape Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Architect/Engineer Intern documenting, analyzing, and evaluating of existing and proposed processes at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Camping Education Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • 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.

Management Analyst Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Management Analyst Internship for candidates with interest in finance, mathematics, business or sciences to learn about financial and asset management systems at Gateway in NYC.

Safety and Occupational Health Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Learn about Park Safety in NYC. Safety & Occupational Health Intern will provide staff support to the Facility Management Div. of Gateway National Recreation Area (GNRA), providing support on the issues of safety and occupational health.

Web Development Intern (NYC Local Candidates)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Web Development Intern- help develop a pubic website highlighting historical assets of Gateway National Recreation Area.

Water Safety Interpreter Intern(Fluent in Spanish)

Starts May 15, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Hancock, 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.

Conservation Hatchery Intern

Starts April 2, 2017 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Conservation Hatchery Intern

Starts April 2, 2017 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Natural Resource Instructor Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, Montpelier, VT

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

Education Intern

Starts April 1, 2017 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Leadership opportunity at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ to work with a team of environmental educators and stewardship techs to develop programs, assist in large events, aid in restoration and agroecology efforts, and connect visitors with the nature.

Education Intern

Starts May 20, 2017 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Opportunity at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ to work with a team of environmental educators and stewardship techs to develop programs, assist in large events, aid in restoration and agroecology efforts, and connect visitors with the nature.

Westcott Beach Environmental Education Team

Starts February 27, 2017 • Thousand Islands Regional Parks, NYS OPRHP, , NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to be part of a diverse group of people providing critical environmental education and stewardship in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 4 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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.

Moose Project Tech Intern

Starts May 1, 2017 • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Ashland, ME

Moose Intern: Conduct “walk-ins” on adult female moose to determine calving status and monitor calves throughout summer

Backcountry Steward Internship-Salmon River

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Altmar, NY

In this internship you will access a number of state lands mostly around the Salmon River Reservoir (day use, camping, fishing access, etc)  to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 2 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 3 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 4 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 5 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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.

Career Exploration Intern - SAGA

Starts June 20, 2017 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Cornish, NH

Career Exploration Intern at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site- looking for recent high school graduate or freshman in college to serve at Saint Gaudens in beautiful New Hampshire for 8 weeks.

Career Exploration Intern-SAGA-Local Candidates

Starts June 20, 2017 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Cornish, NH

Career Exploration Intern at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site- looking for recent high school graduate or freshman in college to serve at Saint Gaudens in beautiful New Hampshire for 8 weeks.

Raptor Intern

Starts May 21, 2017 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Acadia National Park is seeking a person who is passionate about birds and wants to promote the importance
of avian conservation with the public. This position offers a blend of public education and resource monitoring
to help protect nesting population

Backcountry Steward Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 21, 2017 • 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.

Biological Survey Internship

Starts May 22, 2017 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Sunderland, MA

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service internship – conduct road-stream crossing and fish assessments on National Wildlife Refuges in the northeast

Backcountry Steward Internship-St Regis Canoe Area

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

Spend the summer canoeing and talking to campers in order to protect the beautiful waters and wilderness setting of the Saint Regis Canoe Area.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Lake, NY

Spend the summer canoeing and talking to campers in order to protect the beautiful waters and setting of the Whitney Wilderness Area.

Trail Maintenance Adirondacks Team

Starts May 21, 2017 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

The Siamese Ponds Wilderness backcountry steward will hone valuable outdoors skills while contributing to the protection and utilization of the incredible wild areas that inspired the federal Wilderness Act.

Backcountry Steward - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Newcomb, NY

Positively impact the Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area in the Adirondacks. As the area Backcountry Steward, you will spend each week backpacking - patrolling, educating visitors, completing trail maintenance and construction projects.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Old Forge

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskills

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 in Upstate New York.

Backcountry Steward - Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

Positively impact the popular, pristine Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks. As the area Backcountry Steward, you will spend each week backpacking - patrolling, educating visitors, completing trail maintenance and construction projects.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Stamford, 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 in Upstate New York

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Watertown, 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.

Backcountry Steward - Independence River Wild Forest

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Lowville, NY

In this position you will educate visitors to the northwest Adirondacks about regulations and stewardship on state land, monitor public use, impacts to natural resources, and complete facility improvement projects.

Natural Resources Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • 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.

Wildlife Management Intern

Starts April 3, 2017 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Spend the summer on beautiful Fire Island National Seashore, a 32 mile long barrier island off the south shore of Long Island, New York with many aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals who rely on the island as their habitat.

Environmental Education Intern (Camden/Philly area candidates)

Starts March 6, 2017 • The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Camden, NJ

Environmental Education Intern at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Camden Center

Trail Team Massachusetts Corps

Starts March 5, 2017 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Plainfield, MA

Join SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps! Based in the beautiful northwestern Massachusetts, crews of 5 corps members 18-25, travel from the Coast to the Berkshires completing critical conservation projects while gaining leadership and living in community.

Forest Technician Intern

Starts May 8, 2017 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME

Invasives Species Intern

Starts May 14, 2017 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, intern who loves nature and enjoys working outdoors to help with invasive plant work, conducting wildlife surveys and protecting important habitats for wildlife.

Shorebird Intern

Starts April 30, 2017 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Seeking enthusiastic, hardworking, interns who love wildlife and enjoy working outdoors to help with conducting wildlife surveys, invasive plant work and protecting habitat for wildlife.

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, Vets Encouraged to apply - APPLICATION FEE WAIVED )

Starts February 13, 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 and vets 18-28 addressing the conservation needs of the state of NY.

Interpretive Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • 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.

Invasives and Aquatic Weed Intern

Starts May 1, 2017 • Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury, MA

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

Maintenance and Trails-Grounds Intern

Starts April 3, 2017 • Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sudbury, MA

Wildlife Refuge Maintenance

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts March 6, 2017 • 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.

George Perkins Marsh Interns (Regional Urban Candidates Boston, NYC, Newark)

Starts June 20, 2017 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

George Perkins Marsh Billings Intern- looking for recent high school graduate or freshman in college to serve at Marsh Billings in beautiful Vermont for 8 weeks.

New York City - Local Candidate Hiring Pool

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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!

NY Excelsior Conservation Corps Team (Vets Encouraged to apply - APPLICATION FEE WAIVED )

Starts January 18, 2016 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Morrisville, NY

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