Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association, Inc. (SCA) offers college and adult environmental and cultural conservation internship opportunities in national parks and resource management areas nationwide, including Alaska and Hawaii. The SCA is the best way to start a conservation career. Lasting from 12 weeks to 12 months, SCA programs provide natural and cultural conservation service to our nation's lands completing projects and engaging in activities such as backcountry patrol, wildlife monitoring, trail building, revegetation and restoration, environmental education, living history demonstrations, biological research and endangered species studies. SCA internships are expense paid, including: travel reimbursement, housing, living allowance, insurance, education award between $1,180 and $4,725, as well as loan deferment. SCA offers candidates a current and comprehensive online listing of available internship positions through its website at - you can also download or request an application from the site. SCA is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1957 with headquarters in Charlestown, NH and offices in VA, WA and CA. We also offer paid positions as a Conservation Work Crew Leader. In this position, the leader will work with 6-10 high school students on a conservation project located in the backcountry. Another program is our Diversity Internship Program designed specifically for under represented populations. All of our opportunities help students launch their conservation career. I am also attaching an SCA Fact Sheet that can be opened as a Word document. Thank you again for your time and I look forward to meeting with you.


Tim Palka

Recruiting Dept.

The Student Conservation Association