An Un-bear-ably Good Time – Learning Communications

Hi, again! I can’t believe I have already been interning in the Office of Communications & Office of International Affairs for a month now. These past weeks have given me a plethora of new opportunities, outside and inside the workplace, to grow communication skills vital to my future career. My biggest accomplishment so far has been placing my guidance page for Latino Conservation Week on the internal National Park Service website. Something new that I have been learning is the National Park Service content management system, called CommonSpot, that allows you to make changes to the and websites. Since I am now a published web author, I have also spent time learning best practices for digital media, like videos and social media. I have found the experience incredibly useful for my future career in the communications field.

When I am not working on Latino Conservation Week, I’m writing articles on the World Heritage Site for the Office of International Affairs. Did you know that the National Park Service’s Office of International Affairs actually assists in designating U.S. World Heritage Sites by drafting nominations? I didn’t before I started interning four weeks ago! I hope that by the end of my summer that all people can go onto the website and learn about the importance of these sites.

I also had the opportunity to meet the Director of the National Park Service, tour the Secretary of the Interior’s office (my polar bear pic), and even attend Capitol Hill Ocean Week! Each experience has given me a further glimpse into the day-to-day life of a working professional in Washington, D.C. I feel proud to be representing the Latinx community each day I am here in D.C.!

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