Congratulations! I am pleased to welcome you as an SCA Conservation Intern! Based on reports from the thousands of interns who have served before you, you can expect to have a challenging and rewarding experience. Equally important, you will be making a vital contribution to the conservation efforts in the area you will be working.
This manual will help you prepare for your new position. In addition, there are enrollment forms which must be completed and returned prior to the start of your internship. SCA assigns the highest priority to your safety. Please read the safety advisories in this manual. Take full advantage of training opportunities you will receive from professional agency staff and always follow the safety guidelines and instructions provided by your supervisor. Lastly, please recognize that you may be most exposed to serious injury when pursuing recreational opportunities during off-duty hours. Safety awareness and practices should extend to leisure time activities in addition to your professional responsibilities.
Let me welcome you personally into the SCA family. If you have any questions or problems during your internship, please do not hesitate to contact your assigned Program Representative.
Good luck to you!