This past week was the Latino Heritage Internship Program career workshop in Colorado. I must admit I was super nervous (but excited) to meet all of the other interns. In the end I don't know why I was so nervous. Everyone was friendly and it...

Hey friends! First of all, I want to say how amazing it was have met you all in Colorado! It was definitely a trip to remember. I am sure we can all agree that many genuine connections were made. Every room was full of...

Summer is wrapping up, but the adventure continues at Independence NHP. This month marks the beginning of my second year as an LHIP intern at the park, which is wild—I can’t believe I’ve been here an entire year. Time flies when you’re having fun (and/or...

This past week has been packed with an assortment of amazing opportunities and experiences. From sharing with other LHIP interns in Colorado to working with the Puerto Rican Community here in Lowell, there has been no shortage of excitement and energy! This past week...

A career in underwater archaeology often times seems glamorous and exotic, and what I’ve experienced here at Biscayne National Park during my internship has done nothing to disprove that notion.  But when we’re not searching for pirate-slave ships or diving on the remains of a...

Humbling, incomparable, and gratifying. Those are the three words I will use to describe the past couple of months here at Manzanar NHS. It was humbling because I had the privilege of meeting and working with people whose stories are tied to the Owens Valley....

My research is in its final stages as I finalize my report and get ready for Denver. I have been working on segregation and integration within Gateway’s forts and I am amazed by how soon my time here will be complete. During my work, I...

This is my last week with the YCC interns. I am very sad because I have gotten to know them and they have been such amazing kids. I know that all of them are going to succeed...

I just finished up my second go-round at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as an LHIP Intern. On my last day I did a presentation on my research, in front of an all-division meeting the rangers had. I know people say public speaking gets...

Today is my last day! I will definitely miss everyone here at the Intermountain Regional Office. One of the last things I did was to coordinate a meeting with Denver Public Schools (DPS). With more than 200 schools and 90,000 students, they are a great resource...

  [gallery ids="|"] Hello LHIP community, Today and tomorrow are the final two days that I will be working at Grand Canyon National Park this summer. I have to say it was a great time. I met many interesting people of various...

As part of my internship I have to present to my park staff. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous! The truth is, public speaking is one of my biggest fears. As a graduate student, I have had to do a lot...

This is my last week with the YCC interns. I am very sad because I have gotten to know them and they have been such amazing kids. I know that all of them are going to succeed in whatever it is they decide to do...

This week Cristina, the other LHIP intern at the Intermountain Region Office, and I got to do an outreach event with some Latino kids! We met up with a day camp for kids at one of the local parks in the neighborhood. With a partnership...

This past Friday, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend The Next 100 Coalition: Roundtable on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Outdoors. The Next 100 Coalition is comprised of more than 50 civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community organizations from across...

On Monday of this week, we got a break from butterfly sampling to attend an insect pinning and curation workshop at the Newhalem Research Center, put on by Khuram Zaman of the University of Wisconsin Madison. It was quite the surprise when I walked into...

This week I had the opportunity to visit Muir Woods for the first time, and it was absolutely beautiful. I love being able to visit new national parks and experience them because they all have something unique to offer. I don't think I...

My weekend had gone by in a flash! Usually during the weekend I go out for a bike ride and go explore different towns, but after Nature Adventure Camp I was unbelievably tired. Before I knew it I had to start preparing for Nature Survival...

Happy August, everybody! It's finally sinking in that the summer is almost over. Summer camps are ending and children are going back to school soon. Thursday was the third installment of Alive After Five. Every week is a different theme, and this week's theme was...

Since I have been stationed primarily in an office setting for the duration of my internship, my supervisor wanted to make sure I got a look at communications at the park level and had the chance to get into the field. They worked with the...