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

Starts June 24, 2019 • 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.

Natural Resources Assistant

Starts June 17, 2019 • Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie, 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.

Girl Scout Education & Outreach Interns - Bedford

Starts July 8, 2019 • Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, Bedford, NH

Connect the next generation of girls with the outdoors and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment! Girl Scout alumnae are encouraged to apply.

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!

Acadia Carriage Road Interns

Starts June 24, 2019 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Come to Maine’s exciting coast to perform repairs to the historic Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park

Conservation Education Intern

Starts June 25, 2019 • , Chatham, NY

CLC’s conservation education intern will lead interpretive walks on our public lands, assist in the development of programs and presentations, aid in the production of educational literature.

SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps - Education and Trail Work

Starts November 18, 2019 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, , MA

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is based in the beautiful Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in northwest MA. From Nov-Sept corps members serve in local schools teaching environmental education and as part of a crew on conservation lands across the state.

Special Events and Volunteer Program Coordination Intern

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

Trails Partnership Intern

Starts September 2, 2019 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT

Trails Partnership Intern facilitate public outreach, events, and service projects on trails within the Woodstock Trails Partnership network.

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.

Conservation Steward

Starts April 23, 2019 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

* Start date is flexible.
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 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 21, 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 - 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.

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.

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.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 3, 2019 • 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.

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.

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.

2019-20 SCA-AmeriCorps Historic Preservation Candidates

Starts August 19, 2019 • Student Conservation Association, , NH

The Historic Preservation Program is an experiential learning program to introduce young adults from diverse backgrounds to careers in historic preservation.

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

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

Visitor Services Intern

Starts September 23, 2019 • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY

Intern will work at Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States leading tours of the historic house and be a lead participant in the commemoration of the Suffrage Centennial.