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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Available Internships

Backcountry Steward Internship Positions 2020

Starts May 25, 2020 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , NY

SCA in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is seeking to recruit a cohort of Backcountry Stewards (SCA Interns) to serve on public lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountain Parks in 2020.

Greenhouse and Garden Intern

Starts March 9, 2020 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

Greenhouse and Garden Internship at the Home of Franklin D Roosevelt

Invasive Plant Technician

Starts June 1, 2020 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Intern will work with Acadia National Park’s Invasive Plant Management Team to restore wetlands and forests to healthy native plant communities.

SCA NH AmeriCorps Conservation Steward – Education, Trail Work, and Conservation Service 1.20.2020

Starts January 20, 2020 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in environmental education and conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

CDIP intern

Starts May 18, 2020 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Help Educate Visitors about the Ecology of the Jersey Shore.

DFP20R5NWR06 Urban Refuge Youth Photography Workshop

Starts May 18, 2020 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

USFWS Career Discovery Intern Program (CDIP)

Raptor Intern

Starts May 18, 2020 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Acadia National Park is seeking a person who is passionate about birds and wants to promote the importance
of avian conservation with the public.

Moose Project Tech Intern

Starts May 11, 2020 • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Ashland, ME

Moose Intern: Conduct “walk-ins” on adult female moose to determine calving status and monitor calves throughout summer

2020 SCA Adirondack Corps

Starts May 18, 2020 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

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

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts April 13, 2020 • Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, Ellsworth, ME

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Acadia Carriage Road Interns

Starts June 1, 2020 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

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

Preservation Carpentry Internship

Starts June 15, 2020 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Somerville, MA

Gain hands-on experience taking care of three historic houses in the greater Boston area.

Education and Visitor Services Conservation Associate

Starts May 11, 2020 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Bring American history to life through creative programming using an array of primary resources associated
with a single historic home and the many stories it reveals.

Education and Visitor Services Conservation Associate

Starts April 27, 2020 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Bring American history to life through creative programming using an array of primary resources associated
with a single historic home and the many stories it reveals.

Conservation Hatchery Internship

Starts May 14, 2020 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Recovering Maine Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Natural Resources Intern

Starts May 18, 2020 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT

Manage natural resources, including invasive plants and assist with forest management at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

Natural Resources Management Intern

Starts May 18, 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.

Interpretive Media Intern

Starts March 23, 2020 • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY

Intern will work at Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States leading tours of the historic house and …

Chazy Lake Interns

Starts June 8, 2020 • Chazy Lake Watershed Initiative, Ellenburg Depot, NY

The Chazy Lake Watershed Initiative is looking for two SCA interns who would be interested in helping a community based, non-profit organization rid a beautiful Adirondack Lake in upstate New York of an invasive species called Eurasian Watermilfoil.

Environmental Educator

Starts • Moreau Lake State Park NYS OPRHP, Gansevoort, 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.

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 Education Steward

Starts January 22, 2020 • Niagara Region OPRHP, Niagara Falls, 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.

Invasive Species Management Steward

Starts January 22, 2020 • Niagara Region OPRHP, Niagara Falls, 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 27, 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 January 14, 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

Join SCA’s Excelsior AmeriCorps program. Modeled after the CCC, the program will be comprised of 50 members 18-25 and vets 18-28 addressing the conservation needs of the state of NY.

Fisheries Management Intern

Starts August 26, 2019 • Connecticut River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Sunderland, MA

Fisheries Internship dealing with river herring population assessment and restoration with other related management and laboratory based activities

SCA NH AmeriCorps Conservation Steward – Education, Trail Work, and Conservation Service

Starts January 6, 2020 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in environmental education and conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

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!

2019-20 SCA-AmeriCorps Historic Preservation Candidates

Starts August 19, 2019 • 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.