A Day at Mount Rushmore

I adore waking up every morning and driving through Keystone, South Dakota. Walking up to see the president’s sculpture is always a highlight of my day. There are many aspects of my internship that I enjoy, including interacting with other interns and park staff. Interacting with everyone has become one of my favorite parts of my job at Mount Rushmore. It’s fun and memorable to get to know everyone’s names and socialize more. It also provides an opportunity to learn more about each department within the National Park Service. Another favorite part of my internship was working on July 4th at Mount Rushmore. This is one of the most patriotic landmarks in the United States. I was pleasantly surprised to see that all four presidents were impersonated. It was a blast working with each of them who impersonated George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Learning about each president’s historical facts was fascinating and the number of people I interacted with those two days was huge. All the festivities held here were very fun and I’m glad I got the chance to experience it on one of the biggest days of celebration for our country. Lastly, the opportunity to work at Mount Rushmore National Memorial this summer and experience different jobs, activities, and meeting new people has been amazing. These three aspects have made my internship experience unforgettable and I also get to show everyone who Mount Rushmore National Memorial is.

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