2022 Interns

Diego is a third-year student at Pitzer College majoring in anthropology and Spanish. He hopes to build a cultural resources career centered on anthropoligcal reserach, GIS, and geography.

Diego Borgsdorf

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail


View blog posts →

Pia attends Clark University and is interested in sharing how Latino communities are passionate about environmental conservation work. They look foward to supporting land stewardship practices in their internship.

Pia Cano

Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation


View blog posts →

David is a graduate of Vanderbilt University who has worked with several various federal agencies and conservation programs including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program.

David Castro

Office of Communications


View blog posts →

Cassandra attends Northern Arizona University with a focus in environmental sustainability studies. She hopes to learn more about conservation practices and enjoys photography focused on animals.

Cassandra Cavezza

Grand Canyon National Park

View blog posts →

Andrea is an ethnicity, race, and migration and environmental studies double major at Yale University. She is passionate about education equity and is looking forward to developing educational outreach programs during her internship.

Andrea Chow

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


View blog posts →

Kristian is a first-generation student at the University of North Texas studying history with a minor in political science and a certificate in Latina/o Mexican-American studies. He formerly interned at Homestead NHP as an archives intern.

Kristian Enbysk

Homestead National Park


View blog posts →


Juan is a first-generation college student pursuing a bachelor's in earth sciences with a specialization in geology at Southern Methodist University. He hopes to pursue a master's degree in geology and help Latino communities build stronger connections with geological phenomena.

Juan Pablo Esparza Limón

Dinosaur National Monument


View blog posts →

Elizabeth is a recent graduate of South Texas Community College and is currently working towards an envionrmental sciences bachelor's degree at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She possess experiences in managing the spread of invasive species in previous positions.

Elizabeth Estrada

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine


View blog posts →

Kevin studies environmental science at Queens College in New York. He hopes to pursue a master's program related to environmental science and believes this internship will guide him towards a better understanding of conservation careers. 

Kevin garcia

Fire Island National Seashore


View blog posts →

Leslie is a first-generation American currently attending CUNY Lehman College. Her interest in LHIP stems from her desire to encourage diversity in the science field, and she hopes to become a park ranger or work in an area the protects the environment.

Leslie Garcia

Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites


View blog posts →

Ricardo is a history major graduate of California State University Bakersfield. He aspires to become a museum curator and looks forward to gaining experience in curation and archiving during his internship.

Ricardo gone

Harpers Ferry Center & Cesar Chavez National Monument


View blog posts →

David attends the University of Puerto Rio, Rio Piedras campus. His academic focus is history of the Americas with a minor in digital arts. His goal is to become an investigative paleographer and help transcribe and protect ancient Spanish documentation that are preserved in Puerto Rico.

David Jose Gonzalez Nevarez

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park


View blog posts →


Isabel is working towards her masters in public history and is excited to explore America's natural and historical landscapes. She is passionate about the preservation and interpretation of natural and human history.

Isabel Gonzalez

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site


View blog posts →

Sophia is a first-generation college student studying communications and media at University of Maryland. Her interest in communications and media stems from her goals of communicating the importance of advocacy and representation

Sophia grande

National Parks of Boston


View blog posts →

Nathaniel is an environmental studies major and economic studies minor at Florida State University. He's dedicated to preserving and saving the environment and aspires to be a park ranger or environmental lawyer.

Nathaniel lima

Biscayne National Park


View blog posts →

Xochitl is pursuing a master's in public policy at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Her policy concentrations include immigration and education policy. She is eager to gain valuable federal work experience while providing her perspective as a second-generation indigenous Chicana.

Xochitl Lopez

Pacific West Region Park Planning & Environmental Compliance

View blog posts →

Justin recently graduated from Tulane University with a double major in anthropology and environmental studies. During his internship, he hopes to use his writing, photography, and videography skills to document and highlight the cutler and artists produced in New Orleans.

Justin Marcano

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park


View blog posts →

Tatiana is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina studying parks and recreation management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation. Her internship role focuses on creating programs that improve visitors' mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Tatiana Mihaita

Congaree National Park


View blog posts →

Nayelie is a senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao where she researches the environmental impact of microplastics. She looks forward to further developing data collection and data analysis skills while collecting data from the tree canopy at her internship site.

nayelie morales

George Washington Memorial Parkway

View blog posts →

Marshall is a returning LHIP intern and a student at Arizona State University with a double major in sustainability and history and a minor in parks and protected area management. He hopes to purse a career with NPS as an interpretation ranger.

Marshall morgan

Flagstaff Area National Monument


View blog posts →

Kristy is a graduate of Augsburg University and is now pursuing a master's degree in public history at Colorado State University. As a Mexican-American, she is excited to share stories about sea turtle conservation efforts between Mexico and the United States.

Kristy ornelas

Padre Island National Seashore


View blog posts →

Andres is in his second year of a master's program in planning with an environmental and social emphasis at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Piedras Campus. He aspires to work with the federal government or NGOs in natural resource management.

Andres Pérez Cintrón

Midwest Regional Office Planning and Compliances Division


View blog posts →

Kiara graduated from UC Santa Cruz as a biolgy major and is highly interested in animal conservation, field work, and climate change. She is also passionate about photography and videography and hopes to use these tools to amplify underrepresented voices.

Kiara Prado-Albizures

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve


View blog posts →

Adelaide is a natural resources management major at Texas Tech University. She looks forward to using her academic background in conservation sciences and bilingual communication skills during her internship. She hopes to pursue an urban planning and sustainable development career.

Adelaide Rodriguez

Salem Maritime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites


View blog posts →


Tin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in biology and a minor in art. They have multiple research experiences in entomology and looks forward to conducting fieldwork in incredible natural settings. They believe this internship will be an important step towards a career in ecology.

tin Rodriguez

Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate, WASO, Inventory and Monitoring Division


View blog posts →

Julisa is a first-generation Chicana student pursuing a major in anthroploy and a minor in Spanish at Georgia State University. She is excited to plan and curate a museum exhibit with her supervisors during her internship. She also hopes to reach Latino communities and her internship site more accessible for future generations.

Julisa Rojas

Tonto National Monument


View blog posts →

Estrella is a master's student at the University of Texas at Austin Community and Regional Planning program. She earned her bachelor's at the University of California, Berkely as a development studies major with a global poverty and practice minor.

estrella sainburg

Minute Man National Historic Park


View blog posts →

Amie is pursuing a bachelor's degree in architecture at Auburn University. She's passionate about heritage modeling and historic preservation and hopes to pursue a master's degree in architectural conservation.

Amie Sardinha

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)


View blog posts →

Diana is an environmental studies major at the University of Kansas. She started in the environmental field as a horticulture laborer and has also worked as a naturalist at a nature center. She hopes to gain more experience teaching and working with the public.

Diana sarmiento

Shenandoah National Park


View blog posts →

Yeishmary is an environmental sciences student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras campus. She hopes to obtain research experience and get more involved in outreach activities to educate her community about the importance of science. She is excited to advance her career by gaining hands-on research experience.

Yeishmary Soto Muñiz

Monocacy National Battlefield


View blog posts →

Francisco is a recent graduate from California State University with a B.A. in Spanish, Geography, and GIS. He is a returning LHIP intern and hopes to make information on public lands more accessible by breaking down language barriers. 

Francisco Vazquez

Point Reyes National Seashore


View blog posts →

Paola attends the University of North Texas. She is a first-generation college student double majoring in anthropology and philosophy. Fascinated by science and the outdoors, she hopes to foster more involvement from underserved and underrepresented communities in science fields.

Paola Vazquez

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program


View blog posts →

Anna graduated from UC Davis with a degree in ecology, evolution, and biodiversity with a minor in education. She is now pursuing her master's in education at the University of Arizona. She is excited to practice hands-on applications of her science background as an intern.

Anna verdiguel

Saguaro National Park


View blog posts →