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SCA Fellow Intern- Recruitment (National Capital Region Program)

Student Conservation Association
4.3 out of 5
Washington, DC
From $18 an hour - Part-time, Internship


Washington, DC

Full job description

About Us: The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces across the country.

Position Overview:

The SCA Fellow Intern will play a vital role in the National Capital Region Programs Team by contributing to our local recruitment initiatives. As an SCA Fellow, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in outreach, communications, recruiting, and creating data management systems. This position provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills, network, and make a positive impact on the environment. This intern will be a liaison between our regional SCA programs and local youth/young adult groups, including schools, community centers, and other community organizations. All SCA Fellow Interns will operate as a cohort, participating in orientation, training, and ongoing check-ins together over the twelve-week period.

Department: Community Programs

Location: Hybrid remote/in-person at DC-area high schools for recruitment events

Duration: January 8, 2024 – March 29, 2024 (12 Weeks, 25 hours per week)


  • Plan, organize, and execute a series of in-person information sessions to classes at targeted DC, MD, and VA high schools to promote awareness of local SCA programs
  • Assist in building contact databases for high school youth recruitment in DC, MD, and VA
  • Assist in outreach to schools, community centers, individuals, and other organizations by distributing recruitment flyers to targeted communities, corresponding with career counselors and school contacts, and sending targeted email blasts
  • Support Program Coordinator with tabling and other in-person recruitment events and virtual information sessions about upcoming summer programs
  • Research existing programs that capture local youth/young adults and identify potential partners for future recruitment
  • Draft content for a social media campaign targeted at summer high school recruitment
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner at in-person events to build brand awareness in the community
  • Perform other duties required by Program Coordinator or Program Manager


  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from a college or university program in communications, education, environmental science, or other related fields.
  • Strong passion for environmental conservation, education, and community engagement.
  • Experience working with high school students preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – email management preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • Basic knowledge of MS suite, proficiency in Excel preferred.
  • Experience with public speaking is a plus.
  • Experience with social media campaigns is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and tackle new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to commit to the full duration of the Fellow internship and attend necessary orientation, trainings, check-ins, and meetings.
  • Access to a computer, reliable internet connectivity and ability to work remotely.


  • Compensation: $18/hour
  • Valuable hands-on experience in outreach, communications, and recruiting.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in the field.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced staff or SCA alumni.
  • Potential for college credit [if applicable].
  • The chance to make a positive impact on youth and young adults in the DC area.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity. All may apply, we strongly encourage past SCA participants (SCA Alumni), including Alumni from Community Programs, to apply for this position.

Job Types: Internship, Part-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: 25 per week

Application Question(s):

  • Have you previously participated in an SCA program? (Yes/No)

Work Location: In person