The first step to landing a life-changing internship is completing a high quality application that accurately reflects your skills, experience, and interests. Follow the steps on the How to Apply page for more information!
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First, you will create a profile with SCA by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button in the top righthand corner of the homepage. Once you have created a profile you will fill out the basic application and then the applications for the types of positions you are interested in (corps, internships, community crews). When the applications have been completed you will have the option to search for positions and indicate interest in up to 20 positions. That’s it! SCA takes the process from there in reviewing your application and sending them to partners when they see a good fit.
The more internships you indicate interest, the greater the likelihood that you will be selected for one. If you are really only interested in one type of internship, try to find other ones like it and cater your basic application and your internship application more towards those types of positions.
Your application is serving as a "master" application in order for you to be able to apply to as many as 20 internships. If you are casting a wide net, you can answer them according to your strengths and skills and how you think those could help you in a wide variety of internships.
There are many internships that are more field-based and there are also many community crews that allow you to work locally and gain skills in areas such as tree-felling, chainsaw, and other power tools depending on your region. Check out the community crew page to see if there is one near you.
Most of SCA’s internships require some travel if they are not local to you and usually provide both a travel stipend and housing. SCA also has special roving crews that travel frequently within a state or region and corps programs that allow more hands-on “backcountry” work that requires travel Learn more here.
Many of our internships, especially in states like CA or AK, require local candidates only. You are also able to filter out internships based on locations. SCA community crews are also set up to be more like a local 9-5 internship where you can still live at home and commute.