Looking for something to do this summer? The Student Conservation Association (SCA), in partnership with AmeriCorps and the National Park System, places students in internships around the country. They offer internships in a number of fields including environmental education, restoration ecology and agriculture outreach among others.
Students live and work in national parks for the duration of the internship, getting hands-on experience. Internships through SCA give students the opportunity to be a part of the nature that we all care so much about.
Internships can run from 12 weeks to a year, with starting dates throughout the year. The SCA provides housing and a living allowance for the interns.
This summer, I will be taking a wildlife management position at Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia. I will be assisting with the sea turtle protection program by monitoring nests on the island and conducting environmental education programs for park visitors.
There are plenty of internships still open for this summer, and any of them would be a great opportunity to make a difference!
The SCA also offers opportunities for high school students through national crews, corps crews, community programs, and alternative spring break programs. Help build trails, protect native wildlife and share the wonder of our country's most beautiful parks!
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