Conservation Interns


Conservation Interns

A place for all past, present, and future Conservation Interns to connect, share their stories, and support one another as we work in service to the land.

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Members: 434
Latest Activity: Feb 18, 2021

Discussion Forum

Moving Across the Country

Started by Samantha Pepe. Last reply by Max Haughin Jul 8, 2020. 1 Reply

Hey guys! I've accepted a position in southern Arizona, meaning I'll be moving there from New York this August. Does anyone have any experience doing a similar move? I have a few obstacles that prevent me from simpy loading up in my car and…Continue

Tags: New York, arizona, road trip, moving

Shorebird Interns

Started by Deane heinzer Apr 23, 2019. 0 Replies

I will be serving at the Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit for the Shorebird Internship starting in May. I was wondering if anyone else here is going to be doing that one? Can't wait to meet you when I get there!Continue

Anyone going to Anchorage this summer?

Started by Nicholas James Storey Mar 15, 2018. 0 Replies

I'm going to Anchorage for a fire ecology internship around the beginning of May. I'm wondering if there are any people also going there this summer and if you'd be down to meet up on days off and hang out!Continue

Anyone in Philly?

Started by Miriam Akervall. Last reply by Miriam Akervall Apr 24, 2017. 8 Replies

I just started my post in Philadelphia with the National Parks Service. Is anyone else in the area? Any tips on meeting likeminded crunchy souls in a new city?Continue

Tags: NPS, Philadelphia, PA, Intern

Alumni Ambassador Webinar being held Wednesday, 10/15/14 at 7 pm eastern

Started by Emily Poore. Last reply by Christopher Nova Smith Jul 12, 2015. 3 Replies

Love your SCA experience? Interested in spreading the word, but not sure how? Join SCA recruiting staff and alumni for a 30 minute webinar full of tips & tricks for sharing your SCA story with others.  The webinar will be held …Continue


Started by Rob Terry. Last reply by Christopher Nova Smith May 9, 2015. 9 Replies

Anyone have pictures from their internship that they would be willing to post? It would be great to see what folks are up to.Continue

Tags: #interns

Packing? Share your tips and ideas! :)

Started by Rachael Scott. Last reply by Vanessa Armentrout Apr 19, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello Conservation Interns!I've started gathering items for my internship this summer. I'm going to be in coastal Maine doing Visitor Services stuff, bonfire talks, and working with shorebirds. What are you guys packing, is there any gear I should…Continue

Tags: ready, gear, getting, preparing, travel

What to bring?

Started by Jesse Brad Caney Jan 10, 2015. 0 Replies

This is my first assignment with SCA, I'm going to be in South Carolina as a fire intern. I'll be gone for about three months, what is it that you've forgotten to bring that you wish you had brought? I'm trying to prepare best I can!Continue

Food stockpiling tips?

Started by Alex Bowman. Last reply by sιɛnnα schɛιd May 27, 2014. 3 Replies

Hey all,So my position this summer is in a location with limited access to food, which is even more limited for me because of my vegan diet. I was wondering if anyone had experience or tips on stockpiling food to last a few months for a position in…Continue

Tags: wilderness, internship, food, vegan

Where did you serve?

Started by Trina Van Schyndel. Last reply by Russ Aguilar May 14, 2014. 9 Replies

I am fortunate to have served back when SCA was low-tech (paper applications!), and had the purple and yellow eagle logo, AND to have served several times since then. It's been amazing to see the great steps SCA has taken as a leader in the field of…Continue

Tags: Intern, service, location, conservation

Comment Wall


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Comment by Deane heinzer on May 5, 2019 at 5:43pm

I will be working as a Shorebird intern at Sandy Hook NJ starting later this month. Anyone else from that program?

Comment by Amber Young on May 13, 2017 at 2:03pm

I am working in southern Arizona this summer and I was looking for some peeps that might be interested in meeting up for some hikes and climbs!
Comment by Brianna Boyd on April 19, 2016 at 12:48pm

Will anyone be working in Klamath National Forest in California?

Comment by Allison Newberg on April 14, 2016 at 10:40pm

Hi everyone! I'm going to the SCA training in Valley Forge, PA that starts on May 31st. I'm hoping to drive from Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (super Northeast TN) and am looking for a carpool buddy (or buddies)! If you know of anyone going to this training, please pass this along!

Comment by Christopher Nova Smith on June 9, 2015 at 9:36pm

@William- not sure how much help I would be, but I use to live there and actually had to turn down my internship there because I accepted mine at Marais des Cygnes in Kansas, lol. Great choice i did

Comment by William Robert Doran on April 19, 2015 at 5:10pm


My program is at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk, VA. I am curious if anyone here has served in this area and can provide some helpful suggestions for things to do in the area during off-work hours.


Comment by Travis Mason-Bushman on April 5, 2015 at 10:14pm

Hello everyone! I'm the partnership coordinator for the Tongass National Forest and a proud SCA alumnus, having served in the Forest Service's Alaska Regional Office in the winter of 2010-11. My duties today include providing support and oversight for volunteer and service programs across the Tongass, including SCAs. If you're an SCA intern currently serving on the Tongass, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns - or great stories!

I'm also happy to talk with any SCA intern about strategies for making the jump from intern to career employee. It's never easy and there are no guarantees, but there's a very good reason that you'll find SCA alums everywhere in land management agencies. 

Comment by Delaney McCullough on March 20, 2015 at 11:00am

Hey!! I am doing my first SCA internship in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I am heading out in 6 days and am very excited!! Has anyone been out there? Worked with the people out there? Any suggestions on things to check out/do in my free time? 

Comment by Victor Teng on October 12, 2014 at 3:54pm

Hello. My program is in Jacksonville, Florida and I am new to this area. If any alumni or current intern would like to share your experience. Please allow me to contact you. Thank you!

Comment by Bradley Stoner on September 24, 2014 at 7:20pm

I had an amazing time in Wisconsin this past summer doing my internship and I hope to be able to go back next year! 


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