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

Invasive Plant Control Intern (Adirondacks, NY)

Starts June 1, 2020 • Invasive Plant Control Inc., , NY

Conduct Intensive Invasive Plant Management in sensitive Natural Areas in the Adirondacks!

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 5, 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.

Wildlife Management Intern

Starts May 4, 2020 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Spend the summer on beautiful Fire Island National Seashore, a 32 mile long barrier island off the south shore of Long Island, New York with many aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals who rely on the island as their habitat.

Stewardship Intern

Starts May 4, 2020 • The Nature Conservancy Western Massachusetts Program, Great Barrington, MA

The Nature Conservancy - Stewardship intern to work with Conservancy staff to monitor rare turtle populations and manage conservation lands in Western Massachusetts. Position based in Great Barrington, Ma.

Historic Archivist

Starts June 15, 2020 • Center for Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering, Lowell, MA

Assist National Park Service Cultural Resource Specialists in researching, documenting and assessing the conditions of historic structures in National Parks within the NPS Region 1.

Environmental Educator

Starts April 15, 2020 • Mine Kill State Park NYS OPRHP, North Blenheim, 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 June 1, 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.

SCA NH AmeriCorps Conservation Steward – Trail Work and Conservation Service 5.11.2020

Starts May 11, 2020 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 5-months while expanding your skills and experience in environmental conservation and stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Education Intern

Starts June 1, 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

Starts June 1, 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 May 4, 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 June 1, 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.

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.

Environmental Education Intern

Starts July 1, 2020 • Vermont State Parks, Springfield, VT

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you have a passion for environmental education and enjoy working with youth? If so, come join forces with Vermont State Parks as an Environmental Education Intern this summer.

Historic Preservation Specialist

Starts June 1, 2020 • Center for Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering, Lowell, MA

Assist National Park Service Cultural Resource Specialists in researching, documenting and assessing the conditions of historic structures in National Parks within the NPS Region 1.

Bilingual Water Safety Intern (Fluent in Spanish)

Starts June 1, 2020 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ

Provide informal interpretation and education on water safety to non English speaking visitors who are using non-guarded beaches on Sandy Hook.
Intern is required to be fluent in Spanish.

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.

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.

Environmental Education Intern (western NY regional candidate only)

Starts May 4, 2020 • 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!

Shorebird Intern

Starts May 4, 2020 • 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.

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.

Stewardship Technician

Starts January 6, 2020 • 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.

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 June 15, 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 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.

Invasive Species Management Steward

Starts June 15, 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.

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!

Community Liaison Intern

Starts May 10, 2020 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, NY

Community Liaison Intern (NYC local candidate)

HPP Historic Preservation Intern

Starts April 27, 2020 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ

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