These past few weeks have been full of learning curves that I've had to accept and overcome. The hardest one was the imposter syndrome, the feeling of not deserving the position in the first place. This is a sentiment that many children of immigrants can...

During my first month at the park, I have developed activities and educational displays for our recurring Summer in the Parks event held every Thursday from 5:30-8:00PM. This free event is a revitalization of the original Summer in the Parks program that was established in...

As a long time D.C. resident, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of my community. I’ve had the opportunity to map the city and resource accessibility, study urban housing, and most recently I have studied the history of Black land loss in the...

I arrived in Massachusetts on May 31. In the two weeks since then I've been all around Boston and the adjacent North Shore. I've met and collaborated with my fellow interns as well as the full time staff at Salem Maritime National Historic Site (SAMA)....

My Former LHIP Inspiration When I first started at John Muir National Historic Site, I quickly understood that my internship positioned me into a unique space within the park. Using my background as a Latino and a journalism student, I began to critically analyze John Muir’s...

Did you have fun watching the 4th of July fireworks? One of the most amazing shows took place right here, in Washington DC. Last year, the pandemic forced the National Park Service to ask people to stay home and watch the Independence Day fireworks show...

The Denver Service Center's Planning Division is a dynamic and collaborative place to work and no week is ever the same. It's surprising that so much can happen in one day, let alone a week, so I thought I could take everyone through a brief...

After one month of working at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, I've learned a great deal. I have become more resolute in my career prospects and I have fostered strong bonds not just with my fellow interns but with my supervisors as well. My main...

Working at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve French Quarter Visitor Center has given me the opportunity to not only meet a lot of great people but also learn a lot that I didn't know...

Looking back at my first week at Tonto National Monument, it seems hard to believe a week can be so dense with new information yet fly by so fast. I started my week shadowing other rangers trying to soak up as much information as possible...

Hello, my name is Suzanne. I am half Argentinian, half Palestinian, and I was born in the USA. My name is Suzanne El-Haj. My parents are immigrants from diverse regions. My mother is a Latina from Argentina and my father is an Arab from Palestine. I...