Conservation Begins Here.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire DC area youth for the Urban Tree House Environmental Education program.

Training Dates: June 6 – June 10, 2022 (mandatory paid training)

Program Dates:  June 27 – August 12, 2022

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8am- 4pm. Up to five hours per week of administrative work outside of normal work hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

SCA’s DC Urban Tree House (UTH) provides free environmental education programs for DC area youth (K-12). It gives DC youth the opportunity to have fun experiences in nature, become aware of their relationship with the environment, and participate in hands-on conservation projects. The leader for the UTH program will be responsible for managing the daily sessions and supporting two interns. In collaboration with the interns, the leader will develop daily lesson plans for each session and coordinate with chaperones from participating groups. The leader and interns will host two sessions per day for participating groups. The leader will also be responsible for collecting data and reporting session outputs. The program is based out of Anacostia Park in Washington, DC with support from the National Park Service.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education



Experience working with youth or young adults, teaching or environmental education a plus

Ability to work in an outdoor setting and be physically active for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements, and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

Current First Aid and CPR certification required by the start of training

Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: June 6 – June 10, 2022

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must have ability to legally work in

About Student Conservation Association

Today, 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. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Click Login or Sign Up. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume, and two (2) references. Once your application is complete, you MUST email [email protected] and [email protected] with the position of interest listed in the subject line. This is the only way for us to know your application has been submitted.