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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Charlestown, NH 03603-4171
603.543.1700

Available Internships

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 13, 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 June 13, 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 June 13, 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 1, 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.

Environmental Education Intern - Local Candidate

Starts June 1, 2016 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Make a difference at Fire Island National Seashore – a beautiful, dynamic barrier beach in Long Island’s backyard. Inspire stewardship and engage local residents and visitors from all over the world in what’s special about this treasured national park.

Resource Interpretation Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 29, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn, NY

Share your passion for the country’s history at one of the nation’s premier urban park sites - Gateway National Recreation Area.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts June 20, 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 June 20, 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 May 23, 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.

Archives Intern

Starts May 16, 2016 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Come and join the Longfellow House- Washington’s Headquarters NHS team during the NPS Centennial Summer!

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

Archives Intern

Starts June 6, 2016 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

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

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.

Landscape Management/Visitor Services Intern

Starts May 16, 2016 • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA

Come and be a part of the Longfellow House- Washington’s Headquarters team for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016! Work in a historic landscape where George Washington created an army and Henry Longfellow wrote much of his poetry.

Historic Preservation Specialist

Starts May 16, 2016 • Center for Historic Architecture, Conservation & Engineering, Lowell, MA

Historic Preservation Specialist with NE Region, NPS

Construction Engineering Technician Intern at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 15, 2016 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Staten Island, NY

Engineering Technician Intern researching, surveying, & providing assistance to project teams for architectural and engineering tasks at Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty.

Environmental Educator

Starts May 2, 2016 • 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.

Park Guide & Social Media Intern (Paterson NJ Candidates)

Starts May 23, 2016 • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson, NJ

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park interprets the connection between the falls and the vibrant
community whose ingenuity fueled the growth of the United States.

Stewardship and Conservation Intern

Starts July 4, 2016 • TNC-Massachusetts Islands Program, Vineyard Haven, MA

Join The Nature Conservancy Islands office staff in managing conservation lands and restoring sandplain grasslands and Atlantic coastal pine barrens habitats.

Visitor Services Intern(NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 15, 2016 • African Burial Ground National Monument & Manhattan Sites, Staten Island, NY

Spend a summer at the nation’s earliest known African and African-American cemetery, helping to interpret the past to a variety of visitors from all around the world.

Architect/Engineer Intern (NYC Candidate)

Starts May 15, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

Architect/Engineer Intern documenting, analyzing, and evaluating of existing and proposed processes at Gateway National Recreation Area.

Environmental Educator

Starts June 8, 2016 • Bear Mountain State Park, NYS OPRHP, Bear Mountain, 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.

GIS/GPS Intern (NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 15, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY

GIS and GPS Intern at Gateway National Recreation Area in NYC.

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

Starts May 15, 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

Safety and Occupational Health Intern (NYC Local Candidates Only)

Starts May 15, 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

Special Events and Volunteer Program Coordination Intern

Starts May 16, 2016 • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Help celebrate the NPS Centennial in New England! Plan special events, work with park staff and community partners, and support volunteers at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

Visitor Use and Resource Management Intern

Starts August 9, 2016 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., , VT

Participate in social science research on National Park Service visitors in NPS units such as Yellowstone and Klondike Goldrush. Gain hands-on field research skills and get experience working with a private sector leader in visitor use research in parks.

Museum Technician Internship

Starts June 6, 2016 • Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA

Museum Technician internship opportunity at Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, MA.

Bat Survey Technician

Starts July 5, 2016 • 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.

Invasive Species Program Coordinator

Starts June 8, 2016 • Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, 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.

Roving Visitor Use and Resource Management Intern

Starts June 15, 2016 • Resource Systems Group, Inc., White River Junction, VT

Participate in social science research on National Park Service visitors in NPS units such as Biscayne, Yellowstone, & Hawaii Volcanoes! Candidate will be visiting up to six parks for 2 weeks at a time for 12 weeks.

Solarize Hudson Valley interns

Starts June 1, 2016 • Sustainable Hudson Valley, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

Help us double the renewable energy in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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.

Conservation Hatchery Intern

Starts June 27, 2016 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Fish Hatchery Intern

Starts June 27, 2016 • Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery - Conserving Maine Endangered Atlantic salmon

Backcountry Steward Internship-Wilcox Lake Wild Forest

Starts May 22, 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.

White Mountain NF Trail Team

Starts May 30, 2016 • White Mountain National Forest, Conway, NH

Join us for an exciting summer in the 6 Wilderness areas of the White Mountain National Forest. We’re offering a dynamic summer experience for interns who want to make an impact while deep in the Wilderness.

Bird Technician

Starts May 2, 2016 • Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH

Bird Technician internship in northern NH and northwestern ME

Landscape Technician: New York, NY

Starts March 31, 2016 • THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY, New York, NY

Join professionals from Davey Tree as you learn about urban landscaping and tree maintenance. This hands-on, paid internship is 6 months.

Delaware Water Gap Historic Preservation Team 2016

Starts June 14, 2016 • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Walpack, NJ

Learn and refine carpentry and preservation techniques by joining SCA’s Historic Preservation Corps for 5 months in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Trail Maintenance Adirondacks Team

Starts May 22, 2016 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.

Water Safety Interpreter Intern(Fluent in Spanish)

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 - Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area

Starts May 22, 2016 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Newcomb, NY

Access the backcountry by foot, canoe, and bicycle and camp overnight to monitor public use and prevent potential impacts to natural resources.

Backcountry Steward Internship-High Peaks 2 (24 week)

Starts May 22, 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Lake Ontario Dunes

Starts May 22, 2016 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Dexter, 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 Internship-Lows Lake

Starts May 22, 2016 • 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.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Whitney Wilderness

Starts May 22, 2016 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Ray Brook, NY

Spend the summer canoeing and talking to campers in order to protect the beautiful waters and setting of the Whitney Wilderness Area.

Backcountry Steward Internship-Catskill Park R4

Starts May 22, 2016 • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Stamford, NY

In this position perform minor trail maintenance activities; educate the public on the proper use of Forest Preserve and provide information on trail conditions and Rules and Regulations in the Catskills.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador (Local Candidates Preferred)

Starts May 31, 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-Local Candidates Preferred

Starts May 31, 2016 • Gateway National Recreation Area, , NY

Assists with plans, develops, manages and provide direction, coordination, consultation of the Volunteers-In-Parks Program for Gateway National Recreation Area, in direct support of priority management objectives and the National Park Service Mission.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 31, 2016 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Make a difference at Fire Island National Seashore – a beautiful, dynamic barrier beach just an hour from New York City. Engage local communities in caring for this special place through fun, hands-on service-learning opportunities.

Agriculture Intern

Starts May 21, 2016 • Duke Farms, Hillsboro, NJ

Sustainable Agriculture Internship at Duke Farms- tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers within the fields of agriculture, natural resources, and interpretation.

Natural Resources Intern

Starts May 21, 2016 • Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ

Natural Resource Internship at Duke Farms- tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers within the field of natural resource management.

2016 NPSA Proposal Visitor Services

Starts May 30, 2016 • Governors Island National Monument, New York, NY

Join us at Governors Island National Monument for the summer, one of the National Parks located in New York City, while you learn about the history of New York City and the military that protected it.

Visitor Services and Educational Interpretation Intern

Starts May 16, 2016 • Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Shirley, NY

Visitor Services Internship at Long Island National Wildlife Refuge

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!