My 10 week internship has finally come to an end. It started off slow but now its as if I just got to D.C.! Its a bittersweet feeling to have ended this internship but I am so excited to get back to my home in San...

It has been a little bit more than a week since I left my site, and I am taking this opportunity to reflect on my experience with you. Maybe some of these things will resonate with some of you. My favorite time spent at...

During my eighth week of my internship, Environment for the Americas flew me out to Colorado along with the other EFTA interns for a post internship workshop. We stayed at Cal-Wood Education Center near Boulder, Colorado. Cal-Wood is a beautiful, log cabin facility which hosts...

Howdy y'all! So this week I've mostly stayed in the office working on those spreadsheets I mentioned earlier that contain all of the archaeological reports the park has conducted, going as far back as 1947! We're almost done inputting all the necessary information into...

This past week has been a roller coaster ride! Tuesday morning I left for Denver, Colorado at 6am. Despite my red eye flight and lack of sleep, I felt wide-awake and excited to meet all of the L-HIPsters! My favorite part of the trip...

The 3 day LHIP conference in Colorado was amazing. By far the best part was seeing all the interns for the first time after reading about them for the past 2 months. I liked how we were all squished together, with our luggage, in the...

Alas, this is my final week at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. It has been an awesome experience filled with great memories and even greater people. One of those people is the Superintendent, Scott Tucker. It's a real treat to be able to...

These photos are from my second visit to Peter Strauss Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. I was assisting Aaron Davis, an archaeological technician here at SAMO. We were collecting data on the historical, built environments which date as far back as 1923. I am glad to be...

Well friends, it's sad to say, but after 82 days in Grand Teton National Park, 407.5 hours of working at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, 9 Critter Chats, 7 Lakeshore Chats, 8 Explore the Preserve hikes, 8 Wildlife Patrols on the Moose-Wilson Road, 3 Ride Alongs,...

This week we had a federal resume workshop which came at the perfect time! There are only two more weeks left of my internship at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Antonio Solorio, program manager for the National Park Service's SAMO Youth program, led the...

This week has been enjoyable, as I finally met people from the Latino Heritage Internship Program. At first I was both dreading and excited for the internship workshop. Dreading because I wanted to spend the last few weeks with the people at my historic site,...

Hi Everybody! It certainly has been an eventful past two weeks - more so this one than the last. Last week I got the chance to see how our botanist mounts plants so they can be placed in the herbarium. She even let me...

Is it really week 10? This summer has flashed before my eyes! Of course we couldn’t wrap up the ‘last week’ at OCLP without a big presentation to display and explain all of the work that we have completed this summer. And it wouldn’t...

  These past two weeks have been filled with archaeology in every way possible! From archaeological surveys and recordings, to museum collections containing thousands of recovered artifacts, these two weeks were my dream come true. We're still working on one of the two sections of...

[caption id="attachment_2974" align="alignleft" width="300"] NPS summer interns practicing CPR on infants[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3148" align="alignright" width="300"] This section was definitely useful to know since we're in the national parks this summer![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2971" align="alignnone" width="178"] Santa Monica Mountains summer interns playing close attention to...

The image above is of an aviary which was in use during the Harry Miller period at Peter Strauss Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains. "Peter Strauss Ranch is a historic site eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A (association...

Just like the previous week, this past week was filled with joy, slightly less frustration, and tons of food. For this round of camp, we had 22 7th-9th graders. What's really cool was that through the outreach that I and another intern did, we were...

  Fellow LHIPster Naomi Doddington and I collaborated on documenting a pergola structure located within the former mansion of famous Andrew Carnegie, now the Cooper Hewit Design Museum. The pergola is composed of four free standing limestone columns which support a three level wooden trellis with...

Hey everyone! So these past two weeks have been eventful and exciting (good thing I remember them for the most part). As usual, I've been working on my exhibit, but since my time here is coming to a close we have been making more...