Hi everyone, I hope this summer is going great for you all thus far. I am currently in week 3 of my internship as a Community Education and Outreach Intern at Fire Island National Seashore, and I have loved every second of it! I've even...

The history between the federal government and Indigenous nations is one full of betrayal and wrong-doing to the highest degree. This is a sentiment made clear by my initial steps as an intern with the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program here in Austin....

So far at John Muir National Historic Site, I have gotten a glimpse into the cultural resource and operational sides of the National Park Service. During my first week, I was given a tour of Muir’s archives at the park by the curator of his...

This week I went into Environment for the America's office and helped Griselda (see featured image) demonstrate how to dissect an owl pellet to a class of youth over zoom. Pellets are regurgitated undigested parts of a bird's food and a good way to investigate...

Hi everyone! This summer, I will be working to analyze and report out on Cabrillo National Monument’s herpetofauna community data collected over the last twenty-five in the park. Since starting my internship, I have visited Cabrillo National Monument to explore the historic and natural sites sites...

Tonto National Monument located in Roosevelt, Arizona exists at the most Northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, and as a result, is home to flora and fauna from both the mountains of the North and the deserts of the South. The monument was the seventh...

At Saguaro! Saguaro National Park is a mystical place located in Southern Arizona. The park is full of mysteries, from strange looking cacti, to lizards that look like rocks, to the numerous unexplored canyons that can be found around the park. Each of Saguaro National Park's...

With the beginning weeks of the internship behind me, I have learned a lot & I am grateful to be here. I enjoy meeting with my team for our check-ins on zoom and in-person for hiking meetings, which we are hoping to continue weekly. I...

For my internship at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, I am tasked with researching the history of the original cemetery at Mission San Jose and the history of the small cemetery that is located in front of the church. Historically, mission cemeteries...

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument recently added new wayside exhibits, which are signs placed along trails to allow visitors to read and walk the trails. One of the two newly added wayside exhibits on the one-mile petrified...

As my supervisor told me about all the projects going on at the National Trails Office, I kept saying, “I didn’t know the National Park Service did work like that! That is so cool!” The diversity of skills, positions and projects in our office is...

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live at a national park? I will cover my experience thus far at Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes National Seashore View from Chimney Rock Hike. Description: Small green and brown shrubs in foreground. Dark green...

Point Reyes National Seashore is located on the beautiful coastline in Northern California's Marin County, only 1-2 hours away from San Francisco. Its scenery includes sandy beaches, rocky shores, barns surrounded by cattle and horses, and a multitude of trees. Note that swimming at the...

Hello everyone! My name is Tahmoor Chadury and I'm a recent graduate of The Ohio State University. I majored in Biology and History and this is my second summer as an LHIP intern, but my first summer in person. I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY and...

As I reflect on my first couple of weeks at Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites (NHS) in Massachusetts, I can’t help but feel awed by what I’ve seen and experienced. Although I’m a proud West Coast girl, the East Coast (and specifically...

The piece of land that I was assigned to work with for this unique internship opportunity is a winding stretch of land (approx. 1,950 km) that crosses various geographies, land/weather conditions, state and country borders, the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail. Intercepting along...

¡Hola Todos! I'm Maya and I will be working at the Chesapeake Bay Office as an outreach assistant. I am a rising senior at American University with a major in International Relations (a focus on environmental sustainability) and a minor in Creative Writing. This position...