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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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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To celebrate the first week of school, SCA Manchester’s Conservation Leadership Corps recently took a trip to Vermont for a tour of the University of Vermont and a visit to Knoll Farm. Leaving shortly after school ended, we made the 3 hour journey up to Jericho Research Forest, a piece of land owned by UVM and used as a part of many classes.

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Contact Info

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Available Internships

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.

Conservation Hatchery Intern

Starts April 2, 2017 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Natural Resource Instructor Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, Montpelier, VT

Are you interested in wildlife conservation, working outdoors, and educating youth? Jumpstart your career in conservation by working at the Green Mountain Conservation Camps.

Education Intern

Starts April 1, 2017 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Leadership 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.

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.

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts April 17, 2017 • Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, Ellsworth, ME

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Westcott Beach Environmental Education Team

Starts February 27, 2017 • Thousand Islands Regional Parks, NYS OPRHP, , 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.

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.

Moose Project Tech Intern

Starts May 1, 2017 • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Ashland, ME

Moose Intern: Conduct “walk-ins” on adult female moose to determine calving status and monitor calves throughout summer

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 - Central Adirondack Forest Preserve

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

In this internship you will patrol the backcountry by foot to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Raptor Intern

Starts May 21, 2017 • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Acadia National Park is seeking a person who is passionate about birds and wants to promote the importance
of avian conservation with the public. This position offers a blend of public education and resource monitoring
to help protect nesting population

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 Internship-Lows Lake

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

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lows Lake. In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot or canoe to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Biological Survey Internship

Starts May 22, 2017 • Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Sunderland, MA

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service internship – conduct road-stream crossing and fish assessments on National Wildlife Refuges in the northeast

Backcountry Steward Internship-St Regis Canoe Area

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

Spend the summer canoeing and talking to campers in order to protect the beautiful waters and wilderness setting of the Saint Regis Canoe Area.

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 Internship-Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

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

The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest 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 Internship-Catskills

Starts May 21, 2017 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, 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 - 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 Internship-Lake Ontario Dunes

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

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot or canoe along the fragile dune system on the eastern shores of Lake Ontario. Duties include: educating the public on the importance of the dune system and protection of the natural resources.

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.

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 • 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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Educator

Starts February 13, 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.

Regional Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Clay Pit Ponds State Park NYS OPRHP, Staten Island, 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.

Historic Preservation and Environmental Education Corps Member

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

Historic Preservation, Environmental Education, Park Support.
Gain new skills and training while completing this AmeriCorps position in Mass State Parks!

Trail Team Massachusetts Corps

Starts March 5, 2017 • 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.

Environmental Educator

Starts January 19, 2017 • Taconic Outdoor Education Center, NYS OPRHP, Cold Spring, 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.

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

Visitor Services Intern

Starts May 21, 2017 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, intern who loves nature and enjoys interacting with the public at Long Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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.

Biology/Public Use Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, VT

Work at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Northern Vermont on biology and public use projects

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.

Interpretive Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA

Interns will be responsible managing the refuge’s visitor center, educating the public on the refuge’s mission, and organizing and working with volunteers.

Maintenance and Trails-Grounds Intern

Starts April 3, 2017 • Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Sudbury, MA

Wildlife Refuge Maintenance

Preservation Skills Development Intern (Backfill needed!)

Starts January 30, 2017 • 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 February 6, 2017 • 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 February 6, 2017 • 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 January 23, 2017 • 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. Due to funding restrictions, candidates must be between 18-35.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts January 16, 2017 • 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. Due to funding restrictions, candidates must be between 18-35.

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!