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

Stewardship Technician

Starts April 19, 2021 • Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences is seeking an intern to assist with the ecological restoration of a forested wetland at Tifft Nature Preserve, including invasive species control as well as native plant propagation and establishment.

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 March 29, 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!

2021 Wildlife Sanctuary Steward - Mass Audubon

Starts March 29, 2021 • Massachusetts Audubon Society, Easthampton, MA

Be a Sanctuary Steward with Mass Audubon, and serve to protect some of the organization’s 38,000 acres of protected land in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Members will either have a Stewardship Focus or an Outreach Focus - follow your passion!

Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Starts March 29, 2021 • Friends Of the Bourne Rail Trail, Pocasset, MA

The Friends of the Bourne Rail Trail are looking for a highly self-motivated and skilled member to join their team as the 2021 Outreach and Communications Coordinator. Skilled in writing, graphics creation, content management, or social media? Apply now!

Shorebird and Wildlife Assistant

Starts April 12, 2021 • BiodiversityWorks, Vineyard Haven, MA

BiodiversityWorks seeks a career-focused biologist with a passion for beach-nesting birds and public outreach to assist our staff with monitoring and research projects on beach birds and other wildlife species.

Conservation Steward

Starts March 29, 2021 • Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA

Spend the summer outside! Join us and complete projects like invasive plant removal, volunteer coordination, community outreach and education, and trail maintenance!

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 • 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 February 2, 2021 • Taconic Outdoor Education Center, NYS OPRHP, 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 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 February 16, 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.

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.

Trail Steward and Educator

Starts February 16, 2021 • 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.

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, , 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!

2021 SCA NH AmeriCorps Conservation Steward – Trail Work and Conservation Service

Starts April 5, 2021 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 7-months as you expand your skills and experience in conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

CDIP intern

Starts May 17, 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!

Archives Intern (Boston area local-only)

Starts May 10, 2021 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Come and explore the treasures housed in the Longfellow House- Washington’s Headquarters NHS archives!

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.

Horticulture Intern

Starts May 3, 2021 • 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.

Invasives Species Intern

Starts May 17, 2021 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, intern who loves nature and enjoys working outdoors to help with invasive plant work, conducting wildlife surveys and protecting important habitats for wildlife.

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.

Education and Visitor Services Conservation Associate

Starts May 9, 2021 • 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts February 24, 2021 • 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.

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!