How to Apply

Applying to SCA for an internship begins here. Fin andser

Applying for Young Adult Programs

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 this page to get started!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

To apply to SCA’s Young Adult programs, you must be: 

  • 18 or older
  • A student or not a student
  • Interested in conservation service work

NEW CANDIDATES

There is a one-time lifetime application fee of $25 dollars for US citizens ($40 for non-US citizens).

Choose positions that: 

  • Sound exciting to you!
  • Match your skill sets or goals
  • Have a good fit rating (80% or higher is best!)
  • Match your dates

How many positions should I apply for?

  • Up to 20 

How does the placement process work?

  • You apply
  • SCA reviews all applications and sends top candidates to sites for review
  • You receive an email if your application is sent
  • Sites conduct interviews and select their top candidate

When will my application be sent to sites? 

  • Anytime a site requests candidates and your application is in the top 20 for fit rating
  • Sites generally request candidates three months before the position start date
  • Your application will not be sent to all of the positions you apply for

To increase your chances of having your application sent: 

  • Choose several geographic areas and more than one type of position
  • Include “Hot Internships”, which need to be filled ASAP
  • Aim for a fit rating of 80% or higher
  • Be thorough and accurate in your application