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

689 River Rd
Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts September 5, 2016 • Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, Ellsworth, ME

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Maintenance and Trails-Grounds Intern

Starts October 1, 2016 • Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex, Sudbury, MA

Wildlife Refuge Maintenance

Visitor Services Intern

Starts October 1, 2016 • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Sudbury, MA

Visitor Services Intern at Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Farmers Against Hunger Program Intern (Newark/Camden area intern)

Starts August 1, 2016 • New Jersey Agricultural Society, Bordentown, NJ

The New Jersey Agricultural Society seeks an intern to assist with collection and distribution of fresh produce from farms to community feeding organizations. Duties include: volunteer management, outreach, marketing, & education.

Visitor Services Internship

Starts July 18, 2016 • Morristown National Historical Park, West Orange, NJ

Visitor and Museum Services Intern

Visitor and Museum Services Intern

Starts May 29, 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

Starts July 25, 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.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts July 25, 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.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts July 25, 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.

Environmental Education Intern (NYC Local Candidate)

Starts July 11, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Present education programs for schools and youth groups on the local ecology, environmental issues, current research being conducted in the park. Serving at Gateway in NYC.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts July 25, 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.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts July 11, 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.

Education and Outreach Intern - New York

Starts September 6, 2016 • Girl Scouts of Greater New York, New York, NY

Education and Outreach Intern - Girls Scouts New York City

SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps - Education and Trail Work

Starts October 17, 2016 • SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, Plainfield, MA

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is based in the beautiful Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in northwest MA. From October-August corps members serve in local schools teaching environmental education and as part of a crew on conservation lands across the state.

Environmental Education Intern(NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts July 11, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Environmental Education Intern to conduct ECOLife Program at Gateway National Recreation Area

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

Starts June 20, 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

Youth Programming Liaison

Starts June 20, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Safety and Occupational Health Intern will provide support to the Facility Management Team of Gateway

Interpretation Intern

Starts August 14, 2016 • Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA

Present formal and informal interpretation including living history at Minute Man National Historical Park, where the opening battle of the American Revolution is brought to life.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Starts June 20, 2016 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Warrensburg, NY

In this internship you will access the backcountry by foot and camp overnight in the areas assigned to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park Region 3 (One Candidate Still Needed!)

Starts July 1, 2016 • 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 of Upstate New York.

Water Safety Interpreter Intern(Fluent in Spanish) Candidates Still Needed!

Starts May 23, 2016 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 2 (24 week)

Starts June 13, 2016 • 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.

Museum Intern

Starts September 6, 2016 • Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA

The SCA intern will perform a number of museum curatorial duties to help preserve Cape Cod National Seashore’s museum collection, which includes over 500,000 artifacts.

Visitor Services Interpretation Intern

Starts August 8, 2016 • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

Interpretation of art and history at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Park!

New York City - Local Candidate Hiring Pool

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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!

Visitor Services and Site Operations - Various Locations

Starts May 22, 2016 • SCA, Nationwide, NH

Are you interested in Visitor Services? Willing to travel? Not sure where you would like to serve? SCA has open positions that need a qualified candidate like you!

Forest Technician Intern (Backfill needed July 1)

Starts July 1, 2016 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Forest Technician Intern - Northern NH and northwestern ME

Student Career Intake Program (SCIP) Intern Boston-Lowell Candidate

Starts July 11, 2016 • Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA

Explore Careers in the National Park Service (Local Candidate)