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

Environmental Educator

Starts June 1, 2021 • Sharpe Reservation, The Fresh Air Fund, Fishkill, 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.

Plant Materials Program Technician

Starts May 24, 2021 • NYS OPRHP Plant Materials Center, Canandaigua, 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 May 17, 2021 • Thousand Islands Regional Parks, NYS OPRHP, Fineview, 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.

Preservation and Facilities Management

Starts June 1, 2021 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Become part of our team for the National Park Service. The Facilities Interns will assist the park’s maintenance and historic preservation division in all aspects of caring for the sites’ historic buildings and cultural landscape.

Educator-Naturalist

Starts May 24, 2021 • 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.

Estuary Research Reserve Educator

Starts June 7, 2021 • 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 1, 2021 • Bowman Lake State Park, Oxford, 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.

New Hampshire Conservation Corps

Starts May 11, 2021 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join New Hampshire Conservation Corps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park as you expand your skills and experience in conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Trail Steward

Starts May 10, 2021 • Bowman Lake State Park, Oxford, 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 May 24, 2021 • 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.

Parks and Trails Assistant

Starts May 17, 2021 • Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie, 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.

Stream Stewardship Assistant

Starts June 1, 2021 • Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District, Cairo, 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 22, 2021 • 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.

Invasive Plant Technician

Starts June 1, 2021 • 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.

Summer Camp Trip Leader/Coordinator - YMCA

Starts May 17, 2021 • Berkshire Outdoor Center, Beckett, MA

Join the TEAM - Come be a part of an awesome summer camp in the Berkshires. Lead trips, teach EE lessons, facilitate camp games, do trail work and MORE!

New York Excelsior Conservation Corps

Starts May 17, 2021 • SCA Excelsior Corps, , NY

Looking for young, engaged people to help improve the land! Modelled after the CCC, ECC members gain hands on experiences while serving the precious natural and historical resources of NY. Most alumni continue to work in the conversation field!

Natural Resource Steward 24 week Internship Positions 2021

Starts May 22, 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 Natural Resource Stewards (SCA Interns) to serve on public lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountain Parks in 2021.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 26, 2021 • Clay Pit Ponds State Park NYS OPRHP, Staten Island, 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 26, 2021 • Bear Mountain State Park, NYS OPRHP, Bear Mountain, 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 January 26, 2021 • Thousand Islands Regional Parks, NYS OPRHP, Fineview, 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 May 17, 2021 • Saratoga Spa 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.

Natural Resource Steward 16 week Internship Positions 2021

Starts May 22, 2021 • 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 Natural Resource Stewards (SCA Interns) to serve on public lands in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountain Parks in 2021.

2021 Hudson Valley Corps Candidate Pool

Starts January 26, 2021 • 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.

2021 New York State Parks Candidate Pool

Starts January 19, 2021 • 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.

Massachusetts Conservation Corps

Starts March 29, 2021 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Rowe, MA

Get Leadership Training/Experience, Learn Technical Trail Skills, Explore Massachusetts - while completing an AWESOME AmeriCorps position as part of SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps team!

Natural Resource Steward - Catskill Mountain Park R3

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , 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 in Upstate New York.

Natural Resource Steward - Catskill Mountain Park R4

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Stamford, 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 in Upstate New York

Natural Resource Steward - Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

Starts May 22, 2021 • 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.

Natural Resource Steward - High Peaks Wilderness

Starts May 22, 2021 • 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.

Natural Resource Steward - Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , 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.

Natural Resource Steward - Lows Lake

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , 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.

Natural Resource Steward - Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

The Siamese Ponds Wilderness Natural Resource Steward will hone valuable outdoors skills while contributing to the protection and utilization of the incredible wild areas that inspired the federal Wilderness Act.

Natural Resource Steward - Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Lake, NY

Work to protect the beautiful waters and setting of the Whitney Wilderness Area by interacting with campers and addressing impacted sites.

Natural Resource Steward - Zoar

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Allegany, NY

The Natural Resources Steward will assist the Department of Environmental Conservation in educating and informing visitors of the safe and property use of Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Areas and East Otto State Forest.

Natural Resource Steward -Old Forge

Starts May 22, 2021 • 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.

Natural Resource Steward – Lake George Wild Forest

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

As the Lake George Wild Forest Natural Resource Steward, spend each week backpacking to educate visitors, patrol the area, and complete trail maintenance projects.

CDIP intern LOCAL ONLY

Starts May 24, 2021 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Join the the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge’s biology program for the summer. LOCAL ONLY!

Environmental Educator & Services Intern (local area candidates only)

Starts May 18, 2021 • Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Beacon, NY

Join the Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries in delivering environmental education programming.

Biological Intern (local applicants only)

Starts June 7, 2021 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Highlands, NJ

Biological Intern

Biological Intern (local applicants only)

Starts June 7, 2021 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Brooklyn, NY

Biological Intern

Biological Intern (local applicants only)

Starts June 7, 2021 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Biological Interns

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.

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.

Raptor Intern

Starts May 24, 2021 • 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.

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.

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!