Special Programs

The SCA Offers opportunities and internships for many different populations and interests

Not every SCA program fits into the same mold. In addition to our individual internships and corps programs, SCA offers several special programs for candidates with unique qualifications or time limitations.

Whether you have a week or a year to serve the planet, whether you’re a student looking for a Spring Break adventure or a military Veteran seeking to gain green job skills, SCA has a program for you.

These programs range widely in the qualifications and time commitment required, so please read each program description carefully to determine which opportunity is right for you.

Explore SCA’s Special Programs:

Career Discovery Internship Program

SCA has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide over 50 internships for students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.


Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors

Be a part of the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary in 2016. These year-long internships will help expand service and community engagement programs at NPS sites throughout the U.S.


Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program

CRDIP is an innovative, experiential learning program designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students from under-represented communities to career opportunities with the National Park Service and other institutions focused on cultural resources and historic preservation.

NPS Academy

SCA provides the NPS Academy program for students of diverse backgrounds who are interested in careers in the National Park Service.  


The Nature Conservancy’s GLOBE Program

SCA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy’s Growing Leaders On Behalf of the Environment (GLOBE) Program to offer students summer internships working for one of the field’s top organizations.

Veterans Opportunities

SCA offers a range of career training programs targeted to recent military veterans seeking job opportunities in the environmental field.