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-Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 21, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Watertown, 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.

Conservation Hatchery Internship

Starts April 16, 2018 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Recovering Maine Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Conservation Hatchery Internship

Starts April 16, 2018 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Recovering Maine Endangered Atlantic Salmon

Backcountry Steward - Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 17, 2018 • 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.

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts April 16, 2018 • Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, Ellsworth, ME

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Natural Resource Instructor Intern

Starts June 4, 2018 • Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, Montpelier, VT

Are you interested in wildlife conservation, working outdoors, and educating youth? Jumpstart your career in conservation by working at the Green Mountain Conservation Camps.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskills

Starts May 20, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Old Forge

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 5 (24 week)

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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 Internship-Salmon River

Starts May 20, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Altmar, NY

In this internship you will access a number of state lands mostly around the Salmon River Reservoir (day use, camping, fishing access, etc)  to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskills

Starts May 20, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, 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.

Facility Management Intern

Starts May 29, 2018 • 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 20, 2018 • 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 20, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Potsdam, 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.

Backcountry Steward - Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area

Starts May 20, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, 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.

Backcountry Steward - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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 Internship-Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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 Internship-Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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 Resources Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Natural Resource Internship at Duke Farms- tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers within the field of natural resource management.

Agriculture Intern

Starts April 2, 2018 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Internship at Duke Farms- tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers related to sustainable agriculture.

Historic Preservation/Maintenance Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

Learn about historic preservation of structures and serve at Roosevelt Vanderbilt and Home of FDR in NY.

Moose Project Tech Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • 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

Horticulture Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic 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.

Shorebird Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Hancock, NJ

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

Archives Intern

Starts May 29, 2018 • 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!

NY Excelsior Conservation Corps - Infrastructure & Sustainability Crew Member (NY Residents Only)

Starts February 19, 2018 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Brockport, NY

Join SCA’s Excelsior AmeriCorps program as a member of the Infrastructure & Sustainability Crew . 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.

NY Excelsior Conservation Corps - Mixed Stewardship Crew Member (NY Residents Only)

Starts March 5, 2018 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Brockport, NY

Join SCA’s Excelsior AmeriCorps program as a member of the Mixed Stewardship Crew. 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.

NY Excelsior Conservation Corps - Surveying and Assessment Crew Member (NY Residents Only)

Starts March 5, 2018 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Brockport, NY

Join SCA’s Excelsior AmeriCorps program as a member of the Surveying and Assessment Crew. 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.

NYS Excelsior Conservation Corps - Education/Outreach Team Member (NY Residents Only)

Starts March 5, 2018 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Brockport, 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.

Historic Preservation/Maintenance Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

Learn about historic preservation of structures and serve at Roosevelt Vanderbilt and Home of FDR in NY.

Wildlife Management Intern

Starts April 2, 2018 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-St Regis Canoe Area

Starts May 20, 2018 • 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 20, 2018 • 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.

Nuisance Wildlife Steward

Starts January 17, 2018 • Allegany State Park, NYS OPRHP, Salamanca, 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.

Education & Interpretation Intern

Starts April 2, 2018 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Interested in teaching and learning through landscapes? Check out this 8 month internship involving programs for school groups, archival research, public programming, and event planning associated with the Olmsted firm’s design legacy.

Conservation Steward Massachusetts Corps

Starts March 19, 2018 • 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 17, 2018 • Chenango Valley State Park, NYS OPRHP, Chenango Forks, 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.

Ecosystem Steward & Education Assistant

Starts January 22, 2018 • Minnewaska State Park Preserve NYS OPRHP, Cragsmoor, 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 17, 2018 • Finger Lakes State Parks, NYS OPRHP, Watkins Glen, 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.

Conservation Steward

Starts January 17, 2018 • Thousand Islands Regional Parks, NYS OPRHP, Henderson, 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.

Historic Preservation and Stewardship Corps

Starts February 26, 2018 • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Hingham, MA

Gain Historic Preservation Experience while living in Community and serving in and around Boston, MA in this AmeriCorps position!

Environmental Educator Intern

Starts March 5, 2018 • Black Rock Forest Consortium, Cornwall, NY

Environmental Educator position with Black Rock Forest Consortium at the 4000 acre Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY

Biological Intern

Starts April 28, 2018 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, 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.

Invasives Species Intern

Starts May 7, 2018 • 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.

Environmental Educator and Outreach Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Environmental Educator at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR

Facility Management, Trails and Maintenance Intern

Starts May 7, 2018 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Facility Management and Trails Intern

Shorebird Intern

Starts April 29, 2018 • 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.

Conservation Steward

Starts January 9, 2018 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, 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!

Refuge Operations Intern

Starts May 14, 2018 • Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sudbury, MA

Refuge Operations Intern at Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Visitor Services and Educational Interpretation Intern

Starts March 5, 2018 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Visitor Services Internship at Long Island National Wildlife Refuge

2018 Hudson Valley Corps

Starts January 22, 2018 • , , 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.

2018 New York State Parks Corps Hiring Pool

Starts January 22, 2018 • 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, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Backcountry Stewards Program for 2018

Starts May 20, 2018 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY

As a Backcountry Steward serving with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, you’ll be helping to provide for the safety and well-being of other visitors to this legendary area.

SCA Adirondack Corps

Starts May 20, 2018 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.

New York City - Local Candidate Hiring Pool

Starts May 14, 2018 • SCA, New York, NY

Are you from the New York City Area? If so, do you want to make a difference in your own community? SCA has open positions that need a qualified candidate like you!