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

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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Contact Info

689 River Rd
Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

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.

Interpretation Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA

As the North District Interpretation intern at Cape Cod, the majority of time is spent on front-line informal interpretation, interacting with a diverse public audience answering questions regarding park orientation and its natural and cultural history.

Natural Resource Management GIS/GPS Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, 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

Starts June 22, 2015 • Hudson River Park Trust, New York City, NY

Hudson River Park Estuary Outreach Facilitator in NYC

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

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.

GIS Intern

Starts March 9, 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.

Backcountry Steward - Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Northville, NY

In this internship you will patrol the frontcountry by motor vehicle and access the backcountry by foot to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Education and Visitor Services Conservation Associate

Starts May 17, 2015 • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Engage new audiences through innovative public programming and special events that bring the meanings and stories associated with John F. Kennedy National Historic Site to life.

Youth Program Coordinator Intern

Starts April 5, 2015 • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Share your leadership talents and creativity! Coordinate a program for youth participating in a summer-long work experience that connects people with parks through visitor interactions, community outreach, and career exploration.

Forest Technician Intern

Starts May 1, 2015 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME

Habitat Management Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • TNC- Western Massachusetts Program, Great Barrington, MA

The Nature Conservancy - Habitat Management intern to work with Conservancy staff in managing important conservation lands and rare species in Western Massachusetts/southern Berkshires

Conservation Associate Intern

Starts May 11, 2015 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Conservation Associate Intern at beautiful, historic Saint-Gaudens NHS.

Greenhouse Assistant/Gardener Intern

Starts March 29, 2015 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

The selected individual will assist the park gardener in cultivating plants in the green house, caring for them, and ultimately planting them in the formal gardens.

Backcountry Trail Intern

Starts May 23, 2015 • Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Garland, ME

Join the Maine Trail Crew and work and live in some of the wildest places left in the Eastern United States.

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-Dix, Giant, Hurricane (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 monitor public use and prevent negative impacts to natural resources. This will require camping overnight in the areas assigned at various times throughout the season.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks East (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-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-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-Pharaoh Lake

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, 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-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.

Aquatic Ecology Intern

Starts March 19, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

You will use non-motorized watercraft (canoe/kayak) to sample water quality in kettle ponds (50%), assist with estuarine resource monitoring projects (30%), and you’ll provide laboratory analysis and written documentation of field sampling (20%).

Kettle Pond Vegetation Monitoring Intern

Starts June 14, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

You will be assisting with kettle pond field surveys to assess conditions at Cape Cod National Seashore.

Science Research Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

This SCA internship will primarily work toward creating a research bibliography representing all research completed within the national seashore and outer Cape Cod.

Shorebird Monitor Intern (North District)

Starts April 27, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

This SCA will serve as a shorebird monitor, conducting field work to protect state and federally listed ground nesting shorebirds.

Shorebird Monitor Intern (North District)

Starts April 13, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

This SCA will serve as a shorebird monitor, conducting field work to protect state and federally listed ground nesting shorebirds.

Shorebird Monitor Intern (South District)

Starts April 13, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA

This SCA will serve as a shorebird monitor, conducting field work to protect state and federally listed ground nesting shorebirds.

Shorebird Monitor Intern (South District)

Starts April 27, 2015 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

This SCA will serve as a shorebird monitor, conducting field work to protect state and federally listed ground nesting shorebirds.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 17, 2015 • 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 17, 2015 • 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.

Shorebird Intern

Starts May 17, 2015 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Hanock, NJ

Shorebird Intern will assist in maintaining protection signs and fences. Conduct daily observations of breeding shorebirds.

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

Natural Resources 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot and canoe (or other paddle craft) to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Intern - Independence River Wild Forest

Starts May 17, 2015 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Lowville, NY

In this internship you will access the NW Adirondack backcountry by vehicle, foot, or canoe/kayak and occasionally camp overnight while monitoring public use, impacts to natural resources, and taking inventory/maintaining facilities.

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.

Trail Team Massachusetts Corps

Starts March 9, 2015 • SCA Massachusetts, Plainfield, MA

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is based in rustic facilities in the beautiful Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in northwestern Massachusetts. From early May through early August, corps members serve in 5-person crews on conservation lands across the state.

Wildlife Management Intern

Starts March 30, 2015 • 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.

Assistant Environmental Educator

Starts January 14, 2015 • Clay Pit Ponds State Park NYS OPRHP, Staten Island, 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.

Interpretive Intern

Starts June 15, 2015 • 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.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 11, 2015 • 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.

Delaware Water Gap Historic Preservation Teams

Starts May 18, 2015 • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Walpack, NJ

Join SCA’s Historic Preservation Team for 6 months in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Interpretation & Visitor Services Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex, NJ

Come work at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge to foster conservation stewardship in Urban and Local communities through environmental education & interpretation!

Visitor Services and Educational Interpretation Intern

Starts March 2, 2015 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Six Month Visitor Services Internship at Long Island National Wildlife Refuge

Visitor Services Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, Westbrook Ct, CT

This position will assist diverse audiences of adults and children in learning about urban wildlife and habitats.

Biological Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Invasive Plant Inventory and Control Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.

Biology Tech Intern

Starts May 18, 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 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Environmental Education & Interpretive Intern to work on a mobile visitor center that travels throughout the Connecticut River watershed.

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.

Biology/Public Use Intern

Starts June 8, 2015 • Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, VT

Work at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Northern Vermont on biology and public use projects

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex Interpretive Intern

Starts May 20, 2015 • US Fish and Wildlife Service, Sudbury, MA

Exiting opportunity to share your love for the outdoors with the public with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

Environmental Educator

Starts February 16, 2015 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Environmental Educator at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR

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 February 2, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, 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.