With travel between Maine and Pennsylvania, these past few weeks at the Olmsted Center have been a whirlwind of learning and doing.

Early in June, we (the Designing the Parks interns) were treated with a visit to Acadia National Park for a week of work, exploration,...

What is 563 years old, Latin, & on display at the Library of Congress?

You guessed right, it’s the Gutenberg bible!

 

Twas the year 1455, when Johann Gutenberg decided to print one of the very first books on his very first mechanical printing press. On that day,...

Hello! My name is Emelyn Nájera (Emy), and as an intern with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) and Designing the Parks (DTP), this summer I have the exciting opportunity to work alongside the lovely team of landscape architects, historians, and fellow interns at the...

When my supervisor asked me if I would be comfortable handling bats I very quickly and excitedly answered “YES!”

I have always enjoyed seeing these mysterious creatures flying around my campsites at dusk. As a birder, I would rush to grab my binoculars hoping to make...

As a biology assistant intern, I will be helping the bat crew collect important data on the distribution and abundance of bats!
 
Bats are incredible little critters, they are a very valuable species that play a big role in keeping the insect population in check. Out...

Bienvenidos,

My name is Vanessa Colegio and this summer I will be serving as an intern with the National Park Service coordinating volunteer outreach and recruitment.

I was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and raised in Laredo, Texas. For those of you who may not be familiar,...

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...

Hello, Welcome back to my blog!

 

The past four weeks have been very fun and exciting over here in Washington DC. I've been learning so much about how to do proper documentation and using programs to process different kinds of data. The truth is nobody can...

Living at Sequoia National Park I have been fortunate to meet wonderful people from all over the country of different backgrounds. The quality of life here is much simpler than what I normally am used to in Los Angeles, but I actually really enjoy it....

My first couple of weeks at the Department of Interior as the Archaeology Junior Ranger Booklet Designer have been nothing short of a learning experience. My job for the past couple of weeks has consisted of digging deep within the labyrinth of the DOI Library...

This week consisted of going through several topics in training. Although I did sit an listen to a lot of important things, I also managed to eat about half of the bag of chocolates. One of the cool things that we did was visiting several...

As a biology assistant intern, I will be helping the bat crew collect important data on the distribution and abundance of bats!
 
Bats are incredible little critters, they are a very valuable species that play a big role in keeping the insect population in check. Out...

Hello Everyone! It has been quiet an adventure ever since I arrived to Kings Canyon National Park. From rainy, cold nights to sunny, warm days. My first week consisted of exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I was very excited to see for the...

Hi! I am Sienna Córdoba, the Historical Interpretation Intern at Fort Larned Historic Site in Kansas. I have my master’s degree in Latin American and Environmental History from UC - Santa Barbara. I am so thrilled to be in Kansas this summer - it is...

Serving as a multimedia outreach intern at the San Antonio Missions means that most of what I’m going to be doing will be focused on media. I will be working under the visual information specialist of the San Antonio Missions. I have one main project,...

The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is different than most National Parks. It is comprised of four 18th century colonial missions that are located along the San Antonio River. A mission can be described as settlements that the Spanish set up for the indigenous...

Hello! This blog is going to be dedicated to my summer experience as an LHIP intern working at the San Antonio Missions Historic National Park. Being originally from Idaho, I had never been to Texas before, which made working in San Antonio a new and...