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

Special Events and Volunteer Program Coordination Intern

Starts August 5, 2019 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic 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 volunteers at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

Facilities Management Intern

Starts April 29, 2019 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

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

Backcountry Steward Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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 19, 2019 • 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.

Steward - Independence River Wild Forest

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Lowville, NY

In this position you will orient visitors to the northwest Adirondacks, answer questions about regulations and stewardship on state land, and complete minor trail work projects. You will primarily work alone in an outdoor setting.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Old Forge

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Old Forge, 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.

Conservation Steward

Starts April 23, 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 conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

High Peaks Wilderness Trail Steward Internship (24 week)

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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 – Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, Boreas Ponds area

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

Positively impact the Boreas Ponds area of the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest and High Peaks Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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.

Education Intern

Starts June 1, 2019 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

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 Intern

Starts May 1, 2019 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest backcountry steward will hone valuable outdoors skills while contributing to the protection and utilization of the incredible wild areas that inspired the federal Wilderness Act.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Salmon River

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Altmar, NY

Spend your days engaging with the public to protect the beauty of the Salmon River Falls and Reservoir, educating the public of safety regulations and Leave No Trace principles and monitoring camping and day-use at sites in the corridor.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

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

Backcountry Steward - Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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.

Backcountry Steward - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Newcomb, NY

Positively impact the Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area in the Adirondacks. As the area Backcountry Steward, you will spend each week backpacking - patrolling, educating visitors, completing trail maintenance and construction projects.

Backcountry Steward - Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , NY

Positively impact the popular, pristine Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks. As the area Backcountry Steward, you will spend each week backpacking - patrolling, educating visitors, completing trail maintenance and construction projects.

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts April 15, 2019 • Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, Ellsworth, ME

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Historic Preservation Specialist

Starts May 20, 2019 • Center for Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering, Lowell, MA

The Historic Preservation Specialist intern assists National Park Service cultural resource specialists with researching, documenting and assessing the conditions of the Northeast Region’s historic structures and with updating its structures database.

Raptor Intern

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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.

Biological Intern

Starts May 13, 2019 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirly, NY

Looking for an enthusiastic, hard working, intern who loves nature and enjoys working outdoors to help with salt marsh monitoring, invasive plant work, conducting wildlife surveys and protecting important habitats for wildlife.

Shorebird Intern

Starts April 14, 2019 • 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.

2019 SCA Adirondack Corps

Starts May 19, 2019 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

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

Conservation Hatchery Internship

Starts April 15, 2019 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Recovering Maine Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Conservation Hatchery Internship

Starts April 15, 2019 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Recovering Maine Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Backcountry Steward Internship-St Regis Canoe Area

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

Spend the summer canoeing and talking to campers in order to protect the beautiful waters and wilderness setting of the Saint Regis Canoe Area.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 19, 2019 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Lake, NY

Spend the summer canoeing and talking to campers in order to protect the beautiful waters and setting of the Whitney Wilderness Area.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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

Moose Project Tech Intern

Starts May 13, 2019 • 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

Landscape/Trails Assistant Intern

Starts May 13, 2019 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

The selected individual will assist the park grounds crew in caring for the historic grounds at each of the 4 park sites.

Backcountry Steward Internship Positions 2019

Starts May 19, 2019 • 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 2019.

Shorebird Interns

Starts May 13, 2019 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ

Shorebird intern will assist in maintaining signs and fence lines while conducting daily observations of the breeding shorebirds at Sandy Hook

Greenhouse and Gardener Intern

Starts March 18, 2019 • 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.

Conservation Steward Massachusetts Corps

Starts March 31, 2019 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Plainfield, MA

Join SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps! Based in beautiful northwestern Massachusetts, crews of 5 corps members 18-25, travel from the Coast to the Berkshires completing critical conservation projects while gaining leadership and living in community.

Education and Visitor Services Conservation Associate

Starts April 22, 2019 • 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 May 6, 2019 • 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.

Water Quality Monitoring Intern

Starts April 1, 2019 • Northeast Temperate Inventory & Monitoring Network, Woodstock, VT

NPS water monitoring intern

Natural Resources Intern

Starts June 17, 2019 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

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

Environmental Education Intern (western NY regional candidate only)

Starts May 10, 2019 • Genesee County Parks, Recreation & Forests, East Bethany, NY

Make FUN happen! Lead education and recreation programs for all people in a 431-acre forest and a city park! Coordinate volunteer activities that support the park, plan and enjoy volunteer outings (kayaking, hiking) and trainings such as bird ID walks!

NY Excelsior Conservation Corps Team (Vets Encouraged to apply - APPLICATION FEE WAIVED)

Starts February 25, 2019 • SCA Excelsior Corps, , 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.

Education & Interpretation Intern

Starts September 17, 2018 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Interested in teaching and learning through landscapes? Check out this 6 month internship involving programs for school groups, archival research, public programming, and event planning associated with the Olmsted firm’s design legacy.

Visitor Services Internship

Starts January 7, 2019 • FWS Northeast Regional Office (R5), Hadley, MA

Visitor Services and Communications Internship at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office: We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team and make a difference for national wildlife refuges in the Northeast!