The Student Conservation Association’s Urban Green program advances innovative climate solutions, prioritizes environmental justice and youth development, and leverages the strength of public-private partnerships.

Our Urban Green program provides young people with paid green jobs, including single-day service projects, seasonal work and year-long internships or fellowships.

Urban Green programs are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Newark, New York City, Oakland/Bay Area, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and the Washington, D.C. metro area, with further expansion still to come.

After working with the SCA, our members emerge with increased environmental awareness,
social responsibility and leadership skills.

Nationwide Presence

Urban Green Programs Across the United States

Locate an Urban Green program near you.

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Open Positions

Current opportunities are posted as they become available.

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  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens- Conservation Crew Member

    Members will support the National Park Service staff at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens with important trail restoration and rehabilitation projects.

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  • C&O Canal NPS - Conservation Crew Member

    Members will support the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal maintenance staff with routine daily activities along the towpath.

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  • C&O Canal NPS- Conservation Crew Member

    Members will participate in natural resources management and vegetation removal at a National Historical Park.

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Join our community of supporters who care deeply about preserving parks, public lands and urban green spaces.


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

    Visit our programs page to learn more about our offerings.

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  • 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 contract 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