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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To celebrate the first week of school, SCA Manchester’s Conservation Leadership Corps recently took a trip to Vermont for a tour of the University of Vermont and a visit to Knoll Farm. Leaving shortly after school ended, we made the 3 hour journey up to Jericho Research Forest, a piece of land owned by UVM and used as a part of many classes.

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English Ivy. Credit: Holy Outlow

Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday?

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Contact Info

689 River Rd
Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

LOCAL - Visitor Services Internship

Starts June 26, 2016 • Thomas Edison National Historic Park, West Orange, NJ

Visitor and Museum Services Intern

Visitor and Museum Services Intern

Starts May 29, 2016 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY

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

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 13, 2016 • 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.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 13, 2016 • 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.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 13, 2016 • 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.

Environmental Education Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts July 1, 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.

Resource Interpretation Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn, NY

Share your passion for the country’s history at one of the nation’s premier urban park sites - Gateway National Recreation Area.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 20, 2016 • 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.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 20, 2016 • 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.

Environmental Education Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 31, 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.

Education and Outreach Intern - New York

Starts September 6, 2016 • Girl Scouts of Greater New York, New York, NY

Education and Outreach Intern - Girls Scouts New York City

Archives Intern

Starts June 6, 2016 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

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

SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps - Education and Trail Work

Starts October 17, 2016 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, 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.

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

Starts June 6, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Engineering Technician Intern researching, surveying, & providing assistance to project teams for architectural and engineering tasks at Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty.

Park Guide & Social Media Intern (Paterson NJ Candidates)

Starts May 23, 2016 • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson, NJ

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park interprets the connection between the falls and the vibrant
community whose ingenuity fueled the growth of the United States.

Architect/Engineer Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 15, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

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

Environmental Educator

Starts June 8, 2016 • 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.

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

Starts May 29, 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

Outdoor Educator Intern

Starts May 30, 2016 • Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, Riverhead, NY

Conservation Interns needed on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island

Safety and Occupational Health Intern (NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 29, 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

Visitor Use and Resource Management Intern

Starts August 9, 2016 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., , VT

Participate in social science research on National Park Service visitors in NPS units such as Yellowstone and Klondike Goldrush. Gain hands-on field research skills and get experience working with a private sector leader in visitor use research in parks.

Museum Technician Internship

Starts June 6, 2016 • Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA

Museum Technician internship opportunity at Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, MA.

Invasive Species Program Coordinator

Starts June 8, 2016 • Palisades Interstate Park Commission, 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.

Solarize Hudson Valley interns

Starts June 1, 2016 • Sustainable Hudson Valley, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

Help us double the renewable energy in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Interpretation Intern

Starts August 14, 2016 • Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA

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

Conservation Hatchery Intern

Starts June 27, 2016 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Backcountry Steward Internship-Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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.

Landscape Technician: New York, NY

Starts March 31, 2016 • THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY, New York, NY

Join professionals from Davey Tree as you learn about urban landscaping and tree maintenance. This hands-on, paid internship is 6 months.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park Region 3

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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.

Water Safety Interpreter Intern(Fluent in Spanish)

Starts May 23, 2016 • 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.

Backcountry Steward - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 22, 2016 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Newcomb, NY

Access the backcountry by foot, canoe, and bicycle and camp overnight to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 2 (24 week)

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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 22, 2016 • 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-Lows Lake

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador (Local Candidates Preferred)

Starts May 31, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

Help National Parks for New York Harbor prepare for the NPS 100th Anniversary as a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador.

Museum Intern

Starts September 6, 2016 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

The SCA intern will perform a number of museum curatorial duties to help preserve Cape Cod National Seashore’s museum collection, which includes over 500,000 artifacts.

Visitor Services Interpretation Intern

Starts August 8, 2016 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Interpretation of art and history at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park!

2016 NPSA Proposal Visitor Services

Starts May 30, 2016 • 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.

Visitor Services and Educational Interpretation Intern

Starts May 16, 2016 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Visitor Services Internship at Long Island National Wildlife Refuge

New York City - Local Candidate Hiring Pool

Starts May 22, 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!

Visitor Services and Site Operations - Various Locations

Starts May 22, 2016 • SCA, Nationwide, NH

Are you interested in Visitor Services? Willing to travel? Not sure where you would like to serve? SCA has open positions that need a qualified candidate like you!

Forest Technician Intern (Backfill needed July 1)

Starts July 1, 2016 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME