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

English Ivy. Credit: Holy Outlow

Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday?

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My name’s Tom, and as an SCA outreach assistant with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s communications office in the northeast, I’ll be sharing stories with you these next few months.

I’m a senior English major at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and besides working with the Service, I’m an editor at the student newspaper and perform with UMass’s premiere sketch comedy troupe. I’m looking forward to talking to you about conservation news and entertaining, educating nature stories.

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To celebrate the first week of school, SCA Manchester’s Conservation Leadership Corps recently took a trip to Vermont for a tour of the University of Vermont and a visit to Knoll Farm. Leaving shortly after school ended, we made the 3 hour journey up to Jericho Research Forest, a piece of land owned by UVM and used as a part of many classes.

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Contact Info

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Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

Trail and Environmental Steward

Starts June 28, 2021 • Audubon New York, Carmel, 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.

Plant Materials Program Technician

Starts June 15, 2021 • NYS OPRHP Plant Materials Center, Canandaigua, 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.

Visitor Experience and Trails Ambassador

Starts August 23, 2021 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT

Connecting People to Parks a two great national parks in VT & NH! Serve as a Trail Ambassador, work with park staff and community partners, and support trail stewardship and education projects at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP and Saint-GaudensNHP

Educator-Naturalist

Starts June 28, 2021 • 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

Starts June 10, 2021 • Bowman Lake State Park, 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.

Trail Steward

Starts June 10, 2021 • Bowman Lake State Park, 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.

Invasive Plant Technician

Starts September 5, 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.

New York Excelsior Conservation Corps

Starts May 17, 2021 • 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 NY. Most alumni continue to work in the conversation field!

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 • 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.

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 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.

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, Rowe, 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!

Natural Resource Steward - Catskill Mountain Park R4

Starts May 22, 2021 • 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 Resource Steward - Lows Lake

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, , 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.

Natural Resource Steward – Lake George Wild Forest

Starts May 22, 2021 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

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

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.

Raptor Intern

Starts May 23, 2022 • 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.

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!