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

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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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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These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a firsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part of the Sandy Recovery program led by the Student Conservation Association.“I feel very strongly that we gave young people th

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Contact Info

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Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

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 Stewards Program for 2017

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

As a Backcountry Steward serving with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, you’ll be helping to provide for the safety and well-being of other visitors to this legendary area.

Wildlife Management Intern

Starts April 3, 2017 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Spend the summer on beautiful Fire Island National Seashore, a 32 mile long barrier island off the south shore of Long Island, New York with many aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals who rely on the island as their habitat.

Environmental Education Intern (Camden/Philly area candidates)

Starts February 20, 2017 • The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Camden, NJ

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

Shorebird Intern

Starts May 14, 2017 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Hancock, NJ

Shorebird Intern will assist in maintaining protection signs and fences. Conduct daily observations of breeding shorebirds.

Environmental Education Team

Starts January 23, 2017 • Finger Lakes State Parks, NYS OPRHP, Trumansburg, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to be part of a diverse group of people providing critical environmental education and stewardship in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Environmental Education Team

Starts January 23, 2017 • Thousand Islands Regional Parks, NYS OPRHP, Alexandria Bay, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to be part of a diverse group of people providing critical environmental education and stewardship in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Hudson River Park Trust, New York City, 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.

Field Science Coordinator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Hudson River Park Trust, New York City, 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.

Greenhouse Assistant/Gardener Intern

Starts March 5, 2017 • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

The selected individual will assist the park gardener in cultivating plants in the green house, caring for them, and ultimately planting them in the formal gardens.

Land Stewardship and Research Intern

Starts January 19, 2017 • Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, 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.

Nuisance Wildlife Steward

Starts January 23, 2017 • Allegany State Park, NYS OPRHP, Salamanca, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to be part of a diverse group of people providing critical environmental education and stewardship in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Volunteer Trails Program Steward

Starts January 23, 2017 • Allegany State Park, NYS OPRHP, Salamanca, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to be part of a diverse group of people providing critical environmental education and stewardship in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 23, 2017 • Midway State Park, NYS OPRHP, Bemus Point, NY

SCA NYS Parks Corps seeks enthusiastic conservationists to be part of a diverse group of people providing critical environmental education and stewardship in the Allegany, Finger Lakes, and Thousand Island regions of New York State.

Sustainable Shoreline Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Staatsburg, 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.

Education Outreach Assistant

Starts January 19, 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.

Parks and Trails Assistant

Starts January 19, 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Hempstead Lake State Park, West Hempstead, 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 19, 2017 • Mine Kill State Park NYS OPRHP, North Blenheim, 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 19, 2017 • Minnewaska State Park Preserve NYS OPRHP, New Paltz, NY

SCA Hudson Valley Corps seeks energetic, diverse candidates to serve at sites with NYS Parks, DEC and local non-profits to provide critical environmental education and stewardship in the Greater Hudson Valley region of New York.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Moreau Lake State Park NYS OPRHP, Gansevoort, 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 ranging from urban to rural throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 17, 2017 • Grafton Lakes State Park NYS OPRHP, Grafton, 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.

Geology Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Thacher State Park, NYS OPRHP, Voorheesville, 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.

Outdoor Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Jones Beach State Park NYS OPRHP, Babylon, 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.

Boating and Snowmobile Safety Steward

Starts January 19, 2017 • New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Albany, 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 ranging from urban to rural throughout the Hudson Valley region.

Environmental Education Assistant

Starts January 4, 2017 • Five Rivers Environmental Education Center NYS DEC, Delmar, 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 Assistant

Starts January 19, 2017 • Region 2 Office NYS DEC, Long Island City, 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.

Estuary Research Reserve Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Staatsburg, 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.

Fisheries Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, 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.

Preservation & Stewardship in Parks Crew Member

Starts February 6, 2017 • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Hingham, MA

MA Parks seeking 6 Preservation & Stewardship Crew Members to serve in various parks, learning in a “hands on” way about park operations, programming, preservation and stewardship.

Stream Buffer Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, 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.

Trail Team Massachusetts Corps

Starts October 1, 2016 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Plainfield, MA

Join SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps! Based in the beautiful northwestern Massachusetts, crews of 5 corps members 18-25, travel from the Coast to the Berkshires completing critical conservation projects while gaining leadership and living in community.

White-Tailed Deer Project Tech Intern

Starts January 2, 2017 • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Ashland, ME

Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is looking for qualified wildlife technicians to assist in the capture and collaring of white-tailed deer.

Ecosystem Steward & Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Minnewaska State Park Preserve NYS OPRHP, Cragsmoor, 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.

Karner Blue Butterfly Steward

Starts January 19, 2017 • Saratoga Spa State Park, NYS OPRHP, Saratoga Springs, 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.

Visitor Services Internship

Starts January 9, 2017 • FWS Northeast Regional Office (R5), Hadley, MA

Visitor Services and Communications Internship at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office: We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our team and make a difference for national wildlife refuges in the Northeast!

Forest Technician Intern

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

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME

Visitor Services and Educational Interpretation Intern

Starts April 2, 2017 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Visitor Services Internship at Long Island National Wildlife Refuge

Trails & Rails Intern (NYC area Candidate)

Starts December 5, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

NPS - Amtrak Community Volunteer Liaison

Conservation Steward

Starts January 9, 2017 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in environmental education and conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

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

Starts January 30, 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 from the state of NY (including vets 18-28 from anywhere in the US) addressing the conservation needs of the state of NY.

National Wildlife Refuge Intern 1

Starts February 6, 2017 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Work with the FWS, Silvio Conte NFWR on various trail projects and environmental education throughout the Refuge.

National Wildlife Refuge Intern 3

Starts February 6, 2017 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Work with the FWS, Silvio Conte NFWR on various trail projects and environmental education throughout the Refuge.

National Wildlife Refuge Intern 5

Starts February 6, 2017 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Hadley, MA

Work with the FWS, Silvio Conte NFWR on various trail projects and environmental education throughout the Refuge.

Visitor and Museum Services Intern (NYC Candidates for Fall Needed)

Starts November 7, 2016 • Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY

Visitor Services and Museum Intern at Statue of Liberty. NYC Local Candidate- No housing

Preservation Skills Development Intern (Backfill needed!)

Starts December 19, 2016 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookiline, MA

Historic Preservation Intern-this internship involves historic carpentry, painting and general buildings maintenance. The intern will work alongside experienced Park Service trades people for guidance on historic preservation.

Archives Intern

Starts January 18, 2016 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Archives internship available at Frederick Law Olmsted NHS in Brookline, MA.

National Parks of NY Harbor Youth and Events Intern(NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts December 12, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Seeking a qualified intern to assist the Youth Coordinator of National Parks of NY Harbor with various summer events

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador (Local Candidates Preferred)

Starts November 14, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

Help National Parks for New York Harbor prepare for the NPS 100th Anniversary as a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts December 26, 2016 • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY, NY

Assistant to the Sagamore Hill Centennial Coordinator to develop and promote events and Youth Ambassador of National Park Service history at the Home of Theodore Roosevelt

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!