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“Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association is the nation’s largest and oldest provider of conservation service opportunities, outdoor education and career training for youth. SCA is building the next generation of conservation leaders and inspiring lifelong environmental stewardship by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Each year our interns provide more than one million hours of conservation service in parks, forests, refuges and urban areas nation wide” (SCA guidebook).
SCA offers many opportunities that are ideal for majors in environmental studies. But you needn’t be an environmental studies student or an environmental historian to be interested in SCA internships. SCA sponsors and expedites internships relating to history, library research and curatorial work, living history (including role playing), museum work, and interpretation of area resources. For example, you can apply to do interpretive work at the Minute Man National Historical Park, the Colonial National Historical Park, the Fort Scott National Historic Site or become a researcher at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This is just a small selection of a wide variety of options. These internships range in time from 12 weeks to a full year and come with travel grants, free housing, a small living allowance, accident insurance, and deferment of qualified student loans.
If you would like more information about environmental studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267