Towards the middle of my internship I  had the opportunity to volunteer in the local Latinx community I am outreaching out to, known as "El Punto" or the "The Point." I volunteered with the North Shore Community Development Coalition, which is non-profit based directly in...

Around the corner from Salem Maritime National Historic Site, there is a lively neighborhood filled with art, music, and history. Describing itself as an "Open Air Museum" by the Punto Urban Art Museum and located in “El Punto” Neighborhood in Salem, Massachusetts, the museum features...

At the beginning of April, I didn't know what to expect with regards to my summer LHIP internship. However, with the conclusion of my internship, I can say that I'm glad that I experienced some semblance of normalcy when it came to my summer. Through weekly...

Another article that I wrote for Latino Conservation Week drew from an interview I had with Socrates Trinidad, a Latino visitor services assistant. nps.gov/articles/000/socrates-trinidad.htm...

In honor of Latino Conservation Week, I wrote an article detailing my experiences thus far in my internship, what I hope to gain, and how a virtual internship has changed the work I've done in the past month and a half. nps.gov/articles/000/tahmoor-chadury.htm...

Hello Everyone! My name is Maryana Carreón. I recently graduated (Class of 2019, Woot woot!) from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and minor in History. I am originally from the small town of Hemet, California. This week I moved from the West...

Though my internship this summer will be unfortunately completely virtual, that hasn't stopped me from getting to know the people I see in daily staff calls better. One of my projects this summer is conducting a series of virtual staff interviews for Salem Maritime's National Park Service website....

Since there were no preschool programs to focus on Thursday and Friday, I got to spend some time catching up on blogs, cleaning up the ParkEd materials and exploring Salem Maritime NHS. Marianna, an Education Ranger, and I walked down the Derby Wharf and went...

Sadly, I couldn’t attend the LHIP conference in Washington, but I still had a blast at the 31st Salem Maritime Festival this weekend! There was live music, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and there were two visiting vessels: Kalmar Nyckel and Polaris. On both days I...

The last week of July, we had no preschool programs at Salem or Saugus and instead the Education Rangers, Marianna and Tim and I got to spend the whole week at the Park for Every Classroom workshop. Although education isn’t something, I see myself pursuing...

(Dr. Ashley Reis pictured on the left in blue. Me pictured on the right in a giant hoodie!) Going to college was something I never, ever imagined. While I was in high school, although I was involved in various extracurricular activities, I hated sitting in...

Mile-a-minute vine or persicaria perfoliate is an invasive plant native to Asia that has spread on Grape Island, an island of Boston Harbor Islands. The leaves have a distinctive triangular shape and can be confused with wild morning glory, but mile-a-minute has ocrea surrounding the...

Hello all, it’s my third week into my internship and my brain is packed with information on Salem. Starting in July, the project I am assigned to, Preschoolers in the Park will begin. This is a bilingual (Spanish-English) program offered to the communities of Salem...

One week into my internship at Salem and it’s wicked cool! Yes, I did catch onto the Mass lingo. No, I have not been using it correctly. On my first day, I arrived at the Hawkes House, a historic building which is now used as...

Hola everyone! My name is America Avila and I will be an intern for Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites for the 2019 Latino Heritage Internship Program associated with the National Park Service (NPS) and Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF).  I was born and...

Hi everyone, greetings from California. This past Thursday I had my last day at Salem Maritime National Historic Site. On Wednesday I had my last day at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. On Tuesday I did...

I cannot believe I only have two more weeks here in Salem. The summer is going by way too fast. It’s been a lot of work but I’ve been having a lot of fun too.

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These past couple of weeks have been jam packed with education programs. One day we had over 200 middle school students come to Salem Maritime for an education program.  We had our weekly preschool program yesterday in...

Hello everyone. The first two weeks of my internship have just flown by. It’s been so fun getting to know all the rangers, the two national historic parks where I work, and the history of the area.

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Hi. Hello. Greetings from Salem.

Wow. I can’t believe that I am really here in Salem, Massachusetts doing an internship with the National Park Service. I almost did not make it to Salem. A few days before...