Conservation Internships

Each year SCA places over 30 interns in the NY Metro area with non-profits, city, state, and national parks. SCA interns spend 10-52 weeks educating the public, doing field research, engaging the community, stewarding parks, doing historic preservation and much more.

Positions are added to our website throughout the year. You can fill out your application here and add positions as they are posted. Check back often!

Community Crew Leaders

Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of ten students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects run for six weeks during the summer, and include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, and invasive plant removal.

  • Skills needed: 21-years-old and older; experience working with youth and the outdoors; valid drivers license for 3+ years
  • Locations: National, State, and City Parks throughout New York City’s Five Boroughs. As well as sites throughout New Jersey.
  • Program Dates: July 10th – August 18th

Must be able to attend mandatory Crew Leader training: (June 8-June 18)


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ConSERVE NYC is an SCA service initiative launched on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with the goal of mobilizing youth volunteers to build resiliency in New York City’s public lands, through regular weekend service events in all five boroughs. We have engaged over 1,500 volunteers so far and counting.

Go to ConSERVE NYC for more information.