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

SCA ramped up Earth Day celebrations to new heights this year, marking Earth Day with hands-on conservation service in 14 cities coast to coast and engaging 1,500 volunteers nationwide.

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On February 7th, flurries were in the air and over a foot of snow already blanketed Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. But that didn’t stop 65 volunteers from coming out to the riverfront for February’s ConSERVE NYC event.

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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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Contact Info

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Available Internships

Educator-Naturalist

Starts May 11, 2020 • Audubon New York, Garrison, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse program 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.

Finger Lakes Parks Trail Steward

Starts May 19, 2020 • Finger Lakes State Parks, NYS OPRHP, Ithaca, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse program serving with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to provide critical environmental education and stewardship to New York’s natural areas.

HPP Historic Preservation Interns

Starts August 10, 2020 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NY

Contribute to the preservation of historic buildings at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Environmental Educator Intern

Starts July 13, 2020 • Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse program serving with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to provide critical environmental education and stewardship to New York’s natural areas.

Education Intern

Starts July 27, 2020 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Leadership opportunity at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ to work with a team of environmental educators and stewardship techs to develop programs, assist in large events, aid in restoration and agroecology efforts, and connect visitors with the nature.

Education, Engagement & Event Support Intern (local, commuting distance only)

Starts September 7, 2020 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT

Connecting People to Parks a two great national parks in VT & NH! Plan special events, work with park staff and community partners, and support education at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

Horticulture Intern

Starts July 27, 2020 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT

Horticulturalist Intern will assist the park’s maintenance and historic preservation division in all aspects of caring for the site’s cultural landscape grounds and historic buildings.

Natural Resource Intern

Starts July 27, 2020 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Leadership opportunity at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ to work with a team of environmental educators and stewardship techs to develop programs, assist in large events, aid in restoration and agroecology efforts, and connect visitors with the nature.

2020 SCA Adirondack Corps

Starts June 15, 2020 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the trails land in the Adirondack Park.

Acadia Carriage Road Interns

Starts May 31, 2021 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Come to Maine’s exciting coast to perform repairs to the historic Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park.

Shorebird Intern

Starts April 12, 2021 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Seeking enthusiastic, hardworking, interns who love wildlife and enjoy working outdoors to help with conducting wildlife surveys, invasive plant work and protecting habitat for wildlife.

2020-2021 SCA-AmeriCorps Historic Preservation Candidates

Starts • Student Conservation Association, , NH

The Historic Preservation Program is an experiential learning program to introduce young adults from diverse backgrounds to careers in historic preservation.

Natural Resources Management Intern (local only)

Starts July 27, 2020 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT

Get Outside! Help manage natural resources and develop geographic information system capabilities and
interact with the public at national parks in New Hampshire and Vermont. LOCALS ONLY!

Trail Steward and Educator

Starts January 14, 2020 • New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Cold Spring, 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts February 4, 2020 • Saratoga Spa State Park, NYS OPRHP, Saratoga Spa, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse program 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.

Estuary Habitats Educator

Starts May 11, 2020 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Staatsburg, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks members to be part of a diverse program 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.

2020 Hudson Valley Corps Candidate Pool

Starts January 14, 2020 • Student Conservation Association, , 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.

2020 New York State Parks Corps Master PO

Starts January 22, 2020 • New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Albany, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to provide critical environmental education and stewardship for State Parks in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, Central Region and Thousand Islands regions of New York State.

Historic Preservation in Public Lands

Starts February 3, 2020 • SCA MA Forests and Parks AmeriCorps, Hingham, MA

Historic Preservation Experience serving with NPS and MA State Parks. Housing and Training provided.

NY Excelsior Conservation Corps Team (Vets Encouraged to apply)

Starts February 24, 2020 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Loch Sheldrake, NY

Gain hands on experiences while serving the precious natural and historical resources of NY. We’re looking for young, engaged people to improve the land and communities we live and work in. Choose between 1 of 3 specialized crews, modeled after the CCC!

Interpretive Ranger

Starts May 6, 2019 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 6-months while expanding your skills and experience in education and stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!