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

As the long-term effects of Sandy become more evident, those in need of assistance becomes greater. Check back for updates on ways SCA is getting involved. Follow #SandyVolunteers for up to the minute news on where and how you can help.

More than 1,000 NYC Service volunteers are involved in recovery efforts.

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NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2013) – American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the National Parks of New York Harbor (NY and NJ) have won the “We Donate. You Decide.” contest.

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Help is on the way for park lands ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.The Student Conservation Association is mounting a largescale, collaborative, youth-fueled recovery program to repair storm-damaged public lands throughout the New York-New Jersey area.

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Contact Info

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Available Internships

Adirondack Backcountry Trail Crew

Starts May 21, 2017 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.

Parks and Trails Assistant

Starts April 3, 2017 • Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie, 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.

Stewardship and Conservation Intern

Starts June 26, 2017 • The Nature Conservancy Massachusetts Islands Program, Vineyard Haven, MA

Join The Nature Conservancy Islands office staff in managing conservation lands and restoring sandplain grasslands and Atlantic coastal pine barrens habitats.

SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps - Education and Trail Work

Starts October 30, 2017 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Hawley, MA

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

Archeology Intern (preselect)

Starts July 1, 2017 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Charlestown, MA

Archeology Intern

Horticulture Intern

Starts May 15, 2017 • 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.

NY Excelsior Corps Stewardship Crew Member, Vets Encouraged to apply - (APPLICATION FEE WAIVED )

Starts June 5, 2017 • SCA Excelsior Corps, Morrisville, NY

Join SCA’s Excelsior AmeriCorps program in Morrisville, NY. 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.

Environmental Educator and Outreach Intern

Starts May 8, 2017 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Environmental Educator at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR

Preserve Stewardship Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • The Nature Conservancy Western Massachusetts Program, Great Barrington, MA

The Nature Conservancy - Preserve Stewardship intern to work with Conservancy staff in managing important conservation lands in Western Massachusetts/southern Berkshires

Forest Inventory and Analysis

Starts June 5, 2017 • USFS Northern Research Station (NRS), Allenstown, NH

Forestry assistant with the Northern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis

Curatorial Fellow Intern

Starts August 17, 2017 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Join the Curatorial staff at New Hampshire’s only National Park. Develop skills in collections management. Assist staff and mentor junior interns with various duties, including annual inventory, cataloging, exhibit preparation and museum housekeeping.

Conservation Steward

Starts May 16, 2017 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, 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 conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Visual Information Design Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Visual Information Design Intern in NYC

Visitor Use/Resource Management Intern

Starts June 13, 2017 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., White River Junction, VT

Participate in social science research on National Park Service visitors in Zion National Park! Gain hands-on field research skills and get experience working with a private sector leader in visitor use research in parks and protected areas.

Community Liasion Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY

How has immigration affected your life? Join us in Streets Paved with Gold: Exploring Immigration Past and Present at Ellis Island a new project that helps audiences engage in the conversation on immigration.

Curatorial History Intern(NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Are you interested in helping to curate seven National Parks’ historical curatorial collections held in trust by the United States Government in NYC?

Interpretation and Social Media Intern(NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Social Media intern

Urban Fellow Intern(NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

National Parks of New York Harbor is looking for candidates interested in marketing, social media, community outreach and program coordination for a Fellow Internship.

Visual Information Design Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

National Parks of New York Harbor is looking for candidates with graphic design or environmental design experience for the Visual Information Design Intern!

Visual Information Design Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, Jersey City, NJ

Visual Information Design Intern - Provide support to Exhibits Specialist in developing graphic design for environmental and print graphics and work with digital media platforms to help create graphics for the park’s various social media outlets.

Construction Engineering Technician Intern at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Construction Engineering Technician Intern at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (NYC Local Candidates Only). Learn about Construction Management, Engineering or Architectural technical occupations in a field environment.

Landscape Architecture Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Gateway National Recreation Area is looking for a Landscape Architecture Intern to help guide future landscape management.

Architect/Engineer/Landscape Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Architect/Engineer Intern documenting, analyzing, and evaluating of existing and proposed processes at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Camping Education Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Present education programs for schools and youth groups on the local ecology, environmental issues, current research being conducted in the park. Serving at Gateway in NYC.

Management Analyst Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Management Analyst Internship for candidates with interest in finance, mathematics, business or sciences to learn about financial and asset management systems at Gateway in NYC.

Safety and Occupational Health Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Learn about Park Safety in NYC. Safety & Occupational Health Intern will provide staff support to the Facility Management Div. of Gateway National Recreation Area (GNRA), providing support on the issues of safety and occupational health.

Web Development Intern (NYC Local Candidates)

Starts May 29, 2017 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Web Development Intern- help develop a pubic website highlighting historical assets of Gateway National Recreation Area.

Water Safety Interpreter Intern(Fluent in Spanish)

Starts May 15, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Hancock, 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.

Education Intern

Starts May 20, 2017 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 4 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 2 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 3 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 4 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-High Peaks 5 (24 week)

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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.

Career Exploration Intern - SAGA

Starts June 20, 2017 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Cornish, NH

Career Exploration Intern at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site- looking for recent high school graduate or freshman in college to serve at Saint Gaudens in beautiful New Hampshire for 8 weeks.

Career Exploration Intern-SAGA-Local Candidates

Starts June 20, 2017 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Cornish, NH

Career Exploration Intern at Saint Gaudens National Historic Site- looking for recent high school graduate or freshman in college to serve at Saint Gaudens in beautiful New Hampshire for 8 weeks.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Cranberry Lake

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 - Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Indian Lake, 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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.

Trail Maintenance Adirondacks Team

Starts May 21, 2017 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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-Old Forge

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 - Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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 Internship-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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

Backcountry Steward - Independence River Wild Forest

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Lowville, NY

In this position you will educate visitors to the northwest Adirondacks about regulations and stewardship on state land, monitor public use, impacts to natural resources, and complete facility improvement projects.

Natural Resources Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Manage natural resources, including invasive plants and assist with forest management at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

Environmental Education Intern (Camden/Philly area candidates)

Starts April 10, 2017 • The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Camden, NJ

Environmental Education Intern at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Camden Center

Facility Management, Trails and Maintenance Intern

Starts May 8, 2017 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Facility Management and Trails Intern

Visitor Engagement Resource Assistant

Starts May 28, 2017 • Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA

Develop and implement a new program to increase visitor engagement to bring the American Revolution and history to life. Funding requires candidates be between 18-35 and graduate college between 2016-2018 or currently enrolled in graduate school.

Forest Technician Intern

Starts May 8, 2017 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME

Invasives Species Intern

Starts May 14, 2017 • 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.

Shorebird Intern

Starts April 30, 2017 • 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.

New York City - Local Candidate Hiring Pool

Starts May 21, 2017 • 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!