There are three divisions of volunteers who comprise our effort to gain National Historic Landmark status for Tucson's old quarter, the Barrio Viejo.  One division - the fieldwork -  is recording the architectural details of each and every building in the quarter. This data is...

Welcome to the National Park Service. We have fun 'n games. This week was a short week. The office was closed because of Fourth of July. Nonetheless, there was a lot to do. I am currently working on justifying why solar panels would...

This week I got to step out of the office in Atlanta and head to Fairfax, Virginia. I was a Junior Faculty Advisor for the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. This summit is at its 7th year and it holds...

I am about half way through my internship at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and it has been great! I am really enjoying this experience and have learned so much about the San Antonio environment and the history of the Missions. My...

As the objective of our archaeological project is to locate the 19th century pirate-slaver, the Guerrero, the majority of our work revolves around the act of searching, or doing survey science. Using National Park Service boats, the team sets out to survey, equipped with a...

When I’m not working on projects or my LCW events, I’ll be at the front desk of the Visitor Center. One of the biggest perks (perhaps THE biggest perk) of manning the front desk is interacting with people who share stories of their connections to...

After training and familiarizing myself with the day to day activities of the SERO,  I began to assume the responsibilities associated with the description on my name plate: Partnerships and Community Engagement Assistant. Partnerships refers to a collaboration between Atlanta National Parks and Atlanta Latino organizations....

Piensa lo que piensen. Pero para mi, estaba muy emocionada a tener la oportunidad a viajar y vivir en otro estado por un trabajo en Astoria, Oregon. Ya tiene dos semanas que acepté la posición de guardabosque en Lewis & Clark National Historical Park...

Hello everyone, This was my fourth week at the Grand Canyon with the YCC Veg Crew. We currently are on our way to finishing up our project at Grand Canyon High School. So far, we have been weeding invasive plants, collecting mulch to spread...

[caption id="attachment_11276" align="alignright" width="225"] Walking down South Kaibab Trail[/caption] Today marks the completion of my first month here in Grand Canyon. I feel like I have learned a ton about the people, the way the park works, the wildlife, the plants, the rocks, everything...

  As I finish my second week with the Anza Trail I feel I have learned so much but also feel there is so much more to learn, which I think is a good place to be. This week I had the...

This was a productive week that ended with a cool field trip to a National Historic Landmark less than 15 minutes away from the office. In an effort to bring together people from different work groups, there was a Communications and External Relations Brown Bag Lunch...

[caption id="attachment_11235" align="alignnone" width="300"] Luis Vidal giving his presentation at Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center.[/caption] This has been one of the fastest weeks of the internship. It’s been exciting to see our Latino Conservation Week event really come together. We decided to split...

  This week's post was inspired by Pablo Neruda. More specifically, sonnet 17 - no te amo como si fueras rosa. This week was pretty interesting. I spent most of the week making sure that all my data was correct. I was scheduled...

I would bet good money that one of the things most LHIP interns share is that we are spending our summer somewhere we have spent little (if any) time before. I've worked a lot of jobs in a lot of places, but crossing the state...

Hi Everyone! Yesterday we had the 2017 NPS Youth Summit at Anacostia Park! It was such an amazing moment seeing everything my coworkers and I have been planing over the past few months come together. Youth programs from different parks in the region come...

Time is flying by. I am really enjoying my time here, and I am definitely gaining better insight on what type of career path I would like to follow within the National Park Service. The management here in the East Bay oversees four parks. Despite...

Hi all, This is almost the halfway point of my time in New Mexico, which is crazy! I don't want to think about it, though, so instead I just keep thinking about all that is yet to come. On the upside, the Upward Bound...

When I was driving down the Albuquerque alignments of Route 66 last week, I was struck by how familiar everything was. These were roads that my family would drive whenever we'd take my sister to kickboxing, the area where I spent my lunches during a...