Field Leaders


Ages 21+. Short- and long-term paid positions leading youth or young adults in SCA conservation crews and projects.

Help lead the way to a sustainable future by leading young people in a conservation service project. You won’t just supervise but will mentor, motivate, and inspire. Along the way, you’ll gain experience and expertise in areas as diverse as trail building, habitat restoration, fire management, and visitor outreach.

Do you have what it takes to be an SCA Field Leader?


Basic Qualification

  • Outdoor experience
  • Conservation service experience, specific or general
  • Experience working with youth and/or young adults
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Medical certification – Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Basic First Aid, dependent upon position
  • Valid driver’s license (required for most positions)
  • Ability to pass SCA’s criminal background check

Desired Qualification

In addition to the basic qualifications, competitive applicants also have experience working with agency partners, have a great work ethic, are good role models and teachers, and are excited for new experiences and adaptable to change. SCA Field Leaders are outdoor professionals who make important decisions daily regarding the safety and well-being of their members.

Don’t have these skills yet? Acquire them through our other internships or our Conservation Corps positions.

How Do I Apply?

Learn more about our Current Openings.

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