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 Assistant

Starts July 5, 2022 • Region 2 Office NYS DEC, Long Island City, 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.

Educator-Naturalist

Starts May 18, 2022 • 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.

Natural Resource Steward – Lake George Wild Forest

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

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

Massachusetts Conservation Corps

Starts July 12, 2022 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Rowe, MA

Learn Technical Trail Skills & Explore Massachusetts - while completing an AWESOME AmeriCorps position as part of SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps!

Carriage Road Maintenance Intern

Starts June 15, 2022 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Maintenance Internship working on Rockefeller’s historic Carriage Road system

Environmental Educator

Starts July 4, 2022 • Minnewaska State Park Preserve NYS OPRHP, New Paltz, 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.

Conservation Steward

Starts May 23, 2022 • Thousand Islands Reg 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.

Trail Improvement Steward

Starts May 23, 2022 • Central Office, NYS OPRHP, 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.

Landscape Management/Interpretation Intern

Starts June 13, 2022 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Cross-divisional experience in landscape management and public outreach.

Environmental Educator/ Naturalist

Starts May 23, 2022 • 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.

Environmental Education Fellow

Starts July 4, 2022 • Five Rivers Environmental Education Center NYS DEC, Delmar, 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 Assistant

Starts July 5, 2022 • Region 2 Office NYS DEC, Long Island City, 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 Plant Technician

Starts September 6, 2022 • 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.

Historic Preservation Crew - Fire Island

Starts April 25, 2022 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Join a historic preservation crew on Fire Island National Seashore!

New York Excelsior Conservation Corps

Starts May 22, 2022 • 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 New York. Most alumni continue to work in the conversation field!

Environmental Educator

Starts May 23, 2022 • Saratoga Spa State Park, NYS OPRHP, Saratoga Springs, 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.

2022 SCA Adirondack Corps

Starts May 17, 2022 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

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

Natural Resource Steward - Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 5, 2022 • Shirley Chisholm State Park, Brooklyn, 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 - Catskill Mountain Park R4

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Stamford, NY

The Catskill Forest Preserve Natural Resource Steward Position is 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 10, 2022 • 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 - Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , NY

In this internship you will access 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, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Potsdam, NY

As a Low’s Lake Natural Resource Steward, you will access the backcountry by foot or canoe to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Natural Resource Steward - Salmon River

Starts May 22, 2022 • 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 the workings of the Salmon River Fish Hatchery

Natural Resource Steward - St Regis Canoe Area

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

Work to protect the beautiful waters and wilderness setting of the Saint Regis Canoe Area as a Natural Resource Steward.

Natural Resource Steward - Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Lake, NY

Natural Resource Stewards 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, 2022 • 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, 2022 • 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 Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 22, 2022 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Potsdam, NY

Natural Resource 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.

Massachusetts Conservation Corps

Starts March 28, 2022 • 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!

2022 New York State Parks Candidate Pool

Starts January 20, 2022 • NY SP's Rec & 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.

MA Historic Preservation Corps

Starts February 14, 2022 • SCA MA Forests and Parks AmeriCorps, Hingham, MA

Gain hands-on Preservation skills while serving in State and National Parks in Massachusetts!

NH Conservation Corps - Field Crew Member

Starts April 4, 2022 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

The NH Conservation Corps has a 27 year legacy serving NH from the seacoast to the White Mountains. If you would like to join a community of like minded individuals to complete trail and other environmental services this is the program for you! Apply now!

Youth Engagement and Conservation Education (local-applicants only)

Starts April 25, 2022 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Broad Channel, NY

Youth Engagement & Conservation Stewardship Intern

Preservation and Facilities Management (local-only)

Starts June 5, 2022 • Springfield Armory National Historic Site, springfield, MA

Seeking trades person to work with painting the historic facade of the Springfield Armory Commanding Officer’s Quarters porch.

Education and Camping Intern (local applicants preferred)

Starts June 13, 2022 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn, NY

Education and Camping Intern

Business Intern

Starts June 6, 2022 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Business Intern

Preservationist Intern (local applicants only)

Starts July 11, 2022 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Preservationist Intern

Preservation and Facilities Management (local-only)

Starts May 30, 2022 • Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield, MA

Seeking trades person to work with painting the historic facade of the Springfield Armory Commanding Officer’s Quarters porch.