Made it to Seattle! I am immediately overwhelmed by an influx of happiness and adventure that overcame me once I stepped off the airplane. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical park is an amazing place to visit and work at, because it is rich in history...

Hola everyone! My name is America Avila and I will be an intern for Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites for the 2019 Latino Heritage Internship Program associated with the National Park Service (NPS) and Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF).  I was born and...

Hi there, My name is Jonathan Ignacio Tejeda and I am a graduate student attending California State University, Northridge majoring in geography. As I have just completed my first year as a graduate student, I embark on a wonderful internship opportunity this Summer. This Summer...

Hi Everyone! My name is Citlali Villarreal, and I am an intern for the 2019 cohort of the Latino Heritage Internship Program. I am from Galveston, Texas, studying as an undergrad at Rice University in Houston, Texas. I will be working for the National Park...

Beginning later this summer, I will be working as the resource monitoring and communications LHIP intern at Dinosaur National Monument. Dinosaur is 200,000 acres spanning Eastern Utah and Western Colorado. It is of course named for its abundant dinosaur fossils from the late Jurassic period....

Hey everyone! I might be a little late on the blogging posts but más vale tarde que nunca! So, here it goes. My name is Evelyn Maldonado and I am currently studying Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland. I was born in...

Perhaps one of the most eye-opening and incredible experiences of the LHIP program this summer was attending the LHIP summit in Colorado where I got to know all of the other amazing people that are part of...

Hi everyone, greetings from California. This past Thursday I had my last day at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. On Wednesday I had my last day at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. On Tuesday I did...

The weeks are counting down, and the days seem to go even quicker. I love being able to interact with visitors to Kings Canyon across the U.S. and from around the world. All the experiences and everything that...

I grew up with clean drinking water. I had public parks available to me. My house wasn’t near a sewage treatment facility. Overall, I had clean air, clean water, and available green space. However, these important basic...

There is so much behind-the-scenes work to planning an event. I spent the day before the event stuffing gift bags with information and goodies. In my eyes, our Latino Conservation Week event was a success....

So this is my last blog post for LHIP, and I am currently on my last day with my park as well. However, while I may be leaving I’m not going far, because I just accepted a position with our park’s non-profit partner Point Reyes...

I cannot believe I only have two more weeks here in Salem. The summer is going by way too fast. It’s been a lot of work but I’ve been having a lot of fun too.

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This is my last week in El Malpais and I’m sad that I will be going soon. I was fortunate enough to be able to have such a fun time this past week. Being able...

This summer was an amazing experience and I could not have asked for a better park! I learned so much as the Multimedia Outreach Intern at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The Missions was the perfect...

Ever since I was selected to be a LHIPster I had been looking forward to our trip to Colorado. I had passed by this state on my way to another but had never truly experienced its beauty....