Application Process

We have programs designed for a range of ages and a variety of needs.

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Applicant Interviews

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On Location Training

Explore Our Programs

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Field Leaders

Manage and mentor junior program participants working outdoors at sites in various states.

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Urban Green

Hyper-local community service projects.

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Wildfire Programs

Wildland hazardous fuel reduction.

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Conservation internships for a variety of fields.

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Open Positions

Current opportunities are posted as they become available.

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  • Summer Western Native Plant Restoration Corps

    Gain skills and experience through hands-on conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Great Plains Pollinator Internship

    At multiple locations across New Mexico, help collect data on native bee species threatened by declining habitat quality and the effects of climate change.

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  • Alaska Conservation Corps Crew Member

    Participate in a 14-week program focused on leadership development, completing trail work projects and building a sense of community across various public lands in Alaska.

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About the SCA

We are the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults.

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Join The Crew

Be a part of the movement to protect the planet and the communities we serve.

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Program Perks

Serving with the SCA can be the experience of a lifetime. Many SCA positions offer stipends, service hours or academic credit – but the perks don’t end there. Every SCA position offers personal, professional and global benefits that will stay with you long beyond your term of service.

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*Not all positions include room and board

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  • I'm ready to apply! Where do I start?

    Visit our programs page to learn more about our offerings.

  • Can I receive academic credit for an SCA internship?

    Interns may be able to receive academic credit through their college or academic institution in where they are currently enrolled. Contact your academic advisor to discuss if this is possible.

  • Are SCA programs only for science majors?

    We have seen a variety of majors participate: History, English, Art, International Relations, Business, Math, Spanish, etc. Some positions are looking for applicants with specific backgrounds, while others offer on-site training and only require that applicants be passionate about the position. Read through the position descriptions thoroughly to determine which positions are the best match for you. We offer internships in a wide variety of areas.

  • I have a question that's not addressed here. How do I contact the SCA to learn more?

    If you still have questions, our recruiting team is dedicated to helping you complete the application process. Please contact our team at