About Student Conservation Association

Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association, Inc. (SCA) is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment. The association provides conservation service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training for high school and college students. Every year, thousands of people join the Student Conservation Association to work for national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, historic and cultural resources and urban green spaces. The SCA currently fills positions at over 500 sites in all 50 states.

Interns work with skilled professionals in national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and conservation centers. Specific positions include performing background research, repairing hiking trails, and restoring wetland and desert ecosystems as well as working with GIS, GPS and desktop publishing technology.


Internship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer positions are open to high school students ages 15 to 19. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

Student Conservation Association

  • Admissions Department
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Student Conservation Association
  • 689 River Road, P.O. Box 550
  • Charlestown, NH 3603
  • Phone: (603) 543-1700


  • Number of Interns: 101 or more
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Portsmouth, NH