SCA Northwest

SCA is Celebrating 30 years of service in the Northwest

Across Seattle and throughout the Northwest, SCA is building a new generation of conservation leaders and over the past 30 years, has strengthened the region’s youth, communities and environment. Today SCA annually engages more than 150 youth from Seattle and surrounding communities along a carefully crafted continuum of outdoor experiences that convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competitively enter the workforce and practice a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Read more

US-Canada Crew Celebration
North Cascades Nat'l Park, Aug. 23
Ft. Worden Crew Celebration
Fort Worden State Park Sun Aug. 10
Seattle Crews Summer Celebration
Othello Playground - Fri. Aug. 15
Edmonds, WA Crew Summer Celebration
City Park - Thurs. Aug. 14
Service – Stewardship – Sustainability
In Seattle Since 1984
Video: SCA in the Northwest

SCA Northwest

Oregon | Washington

The Northwest is the birthplace of SCA and since our first volunteers arrived at Grand Teton and Olympic National Parks in 1957, the region has remained one of SCA’s most vibrant and vital.

Our SCA Seattle program provides hundreds of under-served city youth with connections to nature and pathways to careers. And the nearby parks and forests – Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Olympic, Mount Rainier, North Cascades – all boast substantial numbers of SCA alumni on their staffs, a testament to the caliber of our members and the commitment of our area partners.

2016 Youth Outcomes:

  • Coming soon

Key initiatives:

  • SCA Seattle Community Program
  • SCA Northwest National Crews
  • SCA Individual Internships
  • SCA Corps Teams
  • SCA Canada-US International Crew

Primary partners:

  • City of Edmonds
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • NatureBridge
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Ochoco National Forest
  • Olympic National Forest
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

Leading supporters:

  • Bullitt Foundation
  • Hazel Miller Foundation
  • Islands Fund
  • Martin-Fabert Foundation
  • Norcliffe Foundation
  • Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
  • WYCO Fund

News, Stories & Projects

“Something different” is what Jessica Aronson Cook was looking for when she first joined the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as a Canyonlands National Park intern. Little did she know she would find her future career and life-long friends.

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Everyone (that we asked) is in agreement. This year’s superbowl will be decided by which team is more in tune with conservation, nature, and the great outdoors.

Now, obviously you’re thinking, “You guys. One team has a formerly endangered, sea-faring bird as its mascot, while the other has, what? A Revolutionary War reenactor? This is a no-brainer!”

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The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day.  This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.   

 

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 15, 2017 • Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer, SD

Experience an exciting and memorable summer season within the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota, working as a front line interpreter.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 15, 2017 • Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer, SD

Experience an exciting and memorable summer season within the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota, working as a front line interpreter.

Interpretation Intern

Starts May 14, 2017 • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, ND

Help visitors make their visit to this incredible park a memorable one by helping them understand its mission and significance, and by helping them make connections to the park and its resources

Backcountry Office Intern

Starts June 4, 2017 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone NP, WY

Backcountry Office/Wildlife Jam Intern

Biological Field Intern

Starts April 10, 2017 • Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Dallas, OR

Spend the summer in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon and gain valuable experience. This position will help inform important decisions on managing species on the Willamette Valley NWR Complex, esp. for SHLAs, which are Federally Threatened.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 15, 2017 • Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, SD

Spend the summer interpreting the underground world of Wind Cave National Park, home to the sixth longest cave in the world.