Alaska has always been a place that I have longed to visit. At the age of twelve, I became enamored with the idea that someday I would be amongst the landscapes and wildlife of my dream destination. I read countless books about Alaska; some fiction,...

¡Hola! My name is Esperanza Chairez and I am very excited to announce that I just started my internship at the Chamizal National Memorial as the Segundo Barrio Outreach Coordinator! Upon flying into El Paso, Texas from Amherst, Massachusetts the warm, dry air,...

Hi everyone, my name is Sara Vogel and I am the LHIP for the National Capital Region in Washington, DC. I graduated from Roanoke College (Salem, Virginia) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in May 2016. I am very excited to be a part of...

Hi, my name is Luis Silva. I am a recent graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where I received my degree in mechanical engineering. I am lucky enough to start my internship with the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) at Timucuan Ecological and...

  Hi everyone, my name is Alex La Pierre and I am the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) intern for the Urban Agenda in Tucson through Saguaro National Park.  I currently attend the University of Arizona and I have been a seasonal employee...

Este será mi última actualización de blog. Disculpa por la demora, debido a que estoy en la recta final universitaria. Por fin terminé introducir todos los artefactos arqueológicos en la base de datos. Sinceramente al terminar, resulta que el equipo de mantenimiento de NPS estaba limpiando...

No es mi primera vez que hago este tipo de práctica, lo he utilizado varias veces para mi curso universitario de “Administración del Museos”. Muchos de mis compañeros detestan esta tarea de trabajo, ya que requiere mucho tiempo en analizar, investigar y descifrar documentos de...

Although these past ten weeks will only be a small fraction of time in my life, I can say that the memories that I created at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, will be ones that I could not possibly forget. I will remember...

Pasaron muchas cosas importantes al mismo tiempo, igualmente tuve una sensación de nervios, ya que es totalmente normal cuando emprende por primera vez. A principios de esta semana, recibí una noticia de mi supervisor del proyecto de Preservación Histórica indicándome que los estudiantes del colegio de...

In my opinion, as biased as it may be, no place does Fall better than Colorado. Unfortunately, isolated points in time of beauty and grace are never eternal. As temperatures drop, so do the vibrant leaves that had once painted the mountain sides across this...

As I begin the last few weeks of my internship here at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (BLCA), the stress of figuring out what the "next step" will be, is at an all time high. Luckily, this week gave me a little hope...

Debido a que San Juan Historic National Site nunca ha tenido un laboratorio de preservación histórica, decidieron dejarnos un local. Anteriormente, el dicho local era un espacio de almacenamiento de herramientas, equipos industriales de carpintería y de mantenimiento, en la cual tiene diversos nombres como “Bastión de Santa Elena”,...

This week I sat in on the Intermountain Volunteer  Engagement Strike Team (InVEST) conference meetings which lasted three days here at the Intermountain Regional Office. The group was composed of IMR park volunteer coordinators, SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors, and our interpretation and education leadership team...

One of the greatest joys in my life is the ability to show off my beautiful place of work and happiness to the people I love most. This past weekend my brother and his family came to visit me at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National...

Quiero compartir mi felicidad con ustedes, resaltando la fecha el 9 de septiembre de 2016 entre el voluntario Wilfred López y yo pudimos terminar la remoción de las capas del tubo del cañón Ordóñez. El trabajo comenzó con el tubo de Ordóñez en octubre 2015 con un...

The summer of '16 has been filled with everlasting experiences and memories. I began my first internship with the National Park Service and continued to work for the organization that allowed me to open multiple doors of opportunity: Groundwork Jacksonville.   Groundwork Jacksonville is...

Después de varios días de fallecimiento de abuela Martina. Me tuve que adaptar a un nuevo estilo de vida, ya que no soy estudiante universitaria a tiempo completo. Muy agradecida con el programa LHIP que me extendieron por diez semanas más para poder terminar y...

In preparation for the Centennial next week, there are plenty of events, programs, and celebrations highlighting the park service and its successes. In this spirit, my involvements included our Employee Founder’s Day Picnic to take place next Thursday with over 400 people expected in attendance....

This past week I traveled 8 hours by train from Denver, CO to Grand Junction, CO to experience and audit the NPS Trails and Rails program that is operated on the Amtrak's California Zephyr. The Trails and Rails program is staffed by volunteers who travel...

I feel like recent graduates draw a line in the sand between education and application. That $40,000+ degree from a brilliant institution is not the end of your educational career. Every experience in life is a continuation of your education. It is within your power...