I’m convinced there are two kinds of people in the world: those who drive for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, mere transportation if you will; and people like me who drive cars to, well, drive cars. Two types of...

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My second week in the Smokies took me places that I had read about in the weeks prior to my arrival at the park, the first was Clingmans Dome Tower and the second site was the Look Rock Tower. I also learned a bit more...

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people -Martin Luther King, Jr. Someone once told me, all great stories...

You would think that it was only a dream of the witnessing a coyote chasing a roadrunner running through the vast lands and hills of the Southwest, but the Sky Islands of Arizona in Coronado National Memorial can take you back to those cartoons as...

Week 4 has just finished and the weeks are just flying by! I am the Summer Intern Assistant for the YCC Interp program for the Grand Canyon, so I have a lot on my plate. I overlook 11 YCC intern high school students. It's crazy...

This week's research and work has made me realize that the Latino narrative has been consistently erased in a nation that values its past. From the Civil Rights movement, to the desegregation of education, to reproductive rights, there are perspectives that effect the Latino community...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_6059" align="alignright" width="260"] The Homestead parade float of a Minion character as a park ranger.[/caption] This past weekend we celebrated Homestead Days both at the parade in town and at Homestead National Monument. First we took our parade float out into...

Today I had a unique experience that is pretty special to Lowell National Historical Park and that I'd like to hold on to. We have many different types of visitors. We have the history scholars, the industry buffs, craft folks, day trippers, students of all...

Though I have done interpretive programs in the past and have received training on interpretation, this week’s 3-day long training has been different and brought new topics to light. During the training we learned some of the essentials necessary for putting on a great...

Over the weekend I had a unique and rewarding experience that also helped put some things in perspective. American author and journalist Hampton Sides came to speak at an event at Pecos National Historical Park (PNHP) that celebrated both the National Park Service (NPS) centennial...

Hi, My name is Alexander Esparolini Hernández. I am a Latino Heritage Internship Program intern with the National Park Service's Historic American Building Landscape Survey Program (HALS) Born and raised at the island of enchantment, Puerto Rico. I'm a rising Senior Architecture Student/College Tennis Player...

I don’t know how it’s already my third week in Philadelphia—part of me feels like I’ve been here way longer, and part of me feels like I’ve just arrived. Either way, work is in full swing and I’m starting to feel settled in the office....

This post will be in two parts. First an update. My internship is going well. Though I still do not have my ID, I still get to help out with different projects and attend a lot of meetings. My main project is still helping out...

Hello all, this is my first blog post as an LHIP Intern. I have just completed my first week of work as a HABS intern. I am working in Washington DC at the HABS office, but currently I am in San Francisco collecting data. This...

This week was filled with training, for seasonal and permanent employees in addition to us lowly interns. Because of that, the office remained mostly empty for the better part of the week. While training is not always glamorous or exciting, this week was useful in that seasonal...

My first busy week in the Smokies was packed full of introductions, reading, and general orientation to the park. I was greeted by a lot of friendly faces and presented with a few options for how I should spend my time here in the Smokies...

The week finally arrived when all my training finally went into play. The 11 high school YCC interns sprang into action and went about their various scheduled shifts at different places at the park such as Grand Canyon Visitor Center, Verkamps Visiter Center, Horse Patrol,...

First programs down, many more to go. The interpretive interns have officially started developing and presenting their educational programs to visitors. I’ll be done with my first try at all my topics by Sunday when I complete the guided hike to a place called Inspiration...

Popular culture often depicts the Southwest of the United States as barren wastelands which are incapable of producing any sort of life, yet in my four shorts days, I have captured nothing less than a fountain of diversity in the desert of Southern Arizona. Coronado...