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

Help is on the way for park lands ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.The Student Conservation Association is mounting a largescale, collaborative, youth-fueled recovery program to repair storm-damaged public lands throughout the New York-New Jersey area.

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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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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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Available Internships

Landscape/Trails Assistant Intern

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

The selected individual will assist the park grounds crew in caring for the historic grounds at each of the 4 park sites.

Natural Resource Interpretation Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts July 6, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Broad Channel, NY

Share your passion for the country’s natural resources at the only wildlife refuge in the country that you can reach by NYC subway, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Visitor Use/Resource Management Intern

Starts August 5, 2015 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., White River Junction, VT

Participate in research on National Park Service visitors in places like Maine, New York, or Alaska! Gain hands-on field research skills in making visitor contacts and collecting data, contributing to the success of a national visitor use survey.

Archives Intern

Starts June 15, 2015 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site is looking for an archival intern for the summer 2015 season.

Trails Partnership Intern

Starts August 3, 2015 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Trails Partnership Intern facilitate public outreach, events, and service projects on trails within the Woodstock Trails Partnership network.

Visitor Use and Resource Management Intern

Starts August 5, 2015 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., White River Junction, VT

Participate in social science research on National Park Service visitors in NPS units in places like Maine, Virginia, and Alaska! Gain hands-on field research skills and get experience working with a private sector leader in visitor use research in parks

Architect/Engineer Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts June 8, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

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

Natural Resource Management Intern (Local NYC Candidates)

Starts June 3, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Natural Resources Management Intern at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Historic Building Preservation Intern

Starts June 1, 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 June 15, 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.

Historic Structures Preservation Internship

Starts June 15, 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.

Education and Trail Massachusetts Parks Team

Starts October 19, 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.

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

Object Conservation Intern

Visitor Services Interpretation Intern

Starts August 10, 2015 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

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

Cultural Landscape Maintenance and Education Intern

Starts September 7, 2015 • Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Charlestown, MA

Work with NPS staff to develop and implement training and education programs for youth and adults related cultural landscape preservation and management.

2015 CRDIP Museum Technician

Starts June 1, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Rehouse and Research archeological & archival material

Interpretive Intern

Starts June 15, 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.

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.

Museum Intern

Starts September 6, 2015 • 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.

Environmental Education Intern (NYC Local Candidates)

Starts May 18, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Present education programs for schools, camp and youth groups on day visits and camping programs. Educate students on the local ecology, environmental issues, current research being conducted in the park, local history; and teach camping skills.

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

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts August 17, 2015 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts August 17, 2015 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

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.

Aquatic Ecology Intern

Starts September 2, 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.

Aquatic Ecology Intern

Starts June 22, 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 14, 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.

George Perkins Marsh Interns - Northeast Candidates Only

Starts June 22, 2015 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Internship Opportunity with NPS in Vermont for Recent High School Graduates from the Northeast

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 15, 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.