The Student Conservation Association

About The Student Conservation Association

Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the environment. SCA leads the nation in providing conservation service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training. Every year, in all 50 states, thousands of high school, college, graduate students and others join the association to work for national parks and forests, historic and cultural resources, and urban green spaces. SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.


Sequoia National Forest Backcountry Trail Corps

June 2022 - August 2022 Springville, CA
“I loved the ability to volunteer on a Trail Corps for the summer in a new location, on the West Coast! Having a hard working summer position brought me a totally new experience compared to my daily life at College. Plus, living in Sequoia National Forest and National Park for two months was so amazing! Working with staff at the park, interacting with visitors, and doing rewarding conservation work on unmaintained trails was a dream come true! ”

Wilderness Ranger

May 2021 - August 2021 Wellston, MI
“I loved being able to work outside, help others, and protect the land all at the same time! This job was physically challenging and full of interesting interactions with the public. One of the best parts however was the people I worked with. Interning with the Forest Service I was surrounded by really cool down-to-earth people who all cared about people and the environment as much has I did.”
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