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

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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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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Available Internships

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

Assistant Environmental Educator

Starts June 1, 2015 • Thacher State Park, NYS OPRHP, Voorheesville, 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.

SCIP Assistant Intern (Boston area candidate)

Starts May 24, 2015 • Lowell National Historical Park, Boston, MA

Explore Careers in the National Park Service (Local Candidate)

Architect/Engineer Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts June 1, 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.

Management Analyst Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

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

The Management Analyst will provide support to the Asset Management Program of the National Parks of New York Harbor and provide direct assistance to the Facility Operations Manager.

Museum Studies Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts June 1, 2015 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY

Museum Studies Intern at Statue of Liberty. NYC Local Candidate- No housing

Natural Resource Management Intern (Local NYC Candidates)

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

Natural Resources Management Intern at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 25, 2015 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

POSITION #1: Centennial Volunteer Ambassador for Public Affairs,
POSITION #2
Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

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 18, 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 National Historical Park, Boston, MA

Connect Communities to the Parks! Boston NHPk and Boston African American NHS are looking to engage the community to volunteer helping to serve and educate visitors of all ages about the parks’ stories and conservation and preservation.

Historic Structures Preservation Internship

Starts May 25, 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.

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.

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.

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

Object Conservation Intern

Interpretation Intern

Starts May 23, 2015 • Minute Man National Historical Park, , 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.

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!

Natural Resource Assistant

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

Provide assistance to natural resource division at Morristown National Historical 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 1, 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.

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.

Solarize Hudson Valley interns

Starts June 1, 2015 • Sustainable Hudson Valley, Inc., Kingston, NY

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

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 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.

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.

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.