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I know it’s been a while since I posted a blog, but there has been so much going. I am unsure if I mentioned this before, but I got my internship extended until December!! These past few weeks I have done so much. To begin with, I attended the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) workshop in Colorado a couple of … Read more
It is amazing to me how my internship flew by! It’s been an awesome summer getting to know the park and being able to participate in some of the events at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI). It doesn’t seem like too long ago I was just a shy intern coming from California to Oregon. Now, I am in … Read more
Estas dos semanas que han pasado fue unos de los mas cansado días de mi trabajo. Como consejera de campamento para Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) tenia que dar todo mi atención a los niños en entretenerlos, cuidarlos, y remar con ellos en el Rio NeTul. Aunque fue divertido estaba mas emocionada para la excursión en canoa el … Read more
This past week was the Latino Heritage Internship Program career workshop in Colorado. I must admit I was super nervous (but excited) to meet all of the other interns. In the end I don’t know why I was so nervous. Everyone was friendly and it was nice hearing about everyone’s summer. I felt like we all ended up pretty close … Read more
First of all, I want to say how amazing it was have met you all in Colorado! It was definitely a trip to remember. I am sure we can all agree that many genuine connections were made. Every room was full of energy!
There are so many trip highlights it’s hard to pick just one. Even the long … Read more
Summer is wrapping up, but the adventure continues at Independence NHP. This month marks the beginning of my second year as an LHIP intern at the park, which is wild—I can’t believe I’ve been here an entire year. Time flies when you’re having fun (and/or incredibly busy).
The highlight of my summer was definitely Project Write, a two-week writing camp … Read more
This past week has been packed with an assortment of amazing opportunities and experiences. From sharing with other LHIP interns in Colorado to working with the Puerto Rican Community here in Lowell, there has been no shortage of excitement and energy!
This past week at the LHIP conference in Denver I was reminded of how amazing this program is and … Read more
A career in underwater archaeology often times seems glamorous and exotic, and what I’ve experienced here at Biscayne National Park during my internship has done nothing to disprove that notion. But when we’re not searching for pirate-slave ships or diving on the remains of a possible new find, we are in the conservation laboratory, working to conserve and analyze the … Read more
Humbling, incomparable, and gratifying. Those are the three words I will use to describe the past couple of months here at Manzanar NHS. It was humbling because I had the privilege of meeting and working with people whose stories are tied to the Owens Valley. Whether it was a native American family or relatives of former Manzanar incarcerees (or former … Read more
My research is in its final stages as I finalize my report and get ready for Denver. I have been working on segregation and integration within Gateway’s forts and I am amazed by how soon my time here will be complete. During my work, I have found the stories of those who worked within the military complexes that make up … Read more
When I was driving down the Albuquerque alignments of Route 66 last week, I was struck by how familiar everything was. These were roads that my family would drive whenever we’d take my sister to kickboxing, the area where I spent my lunches during a summer program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, old paths that my mom would point … Read more
This is my last official blog post of my 13-week internship with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and Latino Heritage Internship Program. I have been an intern of the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latino Heritage Internship Program. Many different agencies and individuals have made this internship possible for me, and I … Read more
Hi, my name is Olivia Caro, and I’m graduating from Grinnell College on Monday! I’ve been studying studio art these past four years and just turned in my very last project today, so I’m really starting to get excited to spend my summer at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. I will not start until next Monday, that … Read more
I had written a blog post yesterday for you all. You will have to wait for that one and pay very close attention to this one. I am an LHIP intern. I work in Everglades National Park. I get no cell service and limited, government surveilled internet access. On that note, though this post doesn’t reflect the park service’s message, … Read more
Hi! A little introduction about me; I’m Jureily from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. This is my first summer internship working with the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government’s oldest preservation program. I will be documenting building with the HABS Architect Robert Arzola. Robert has a lot of experience documentating historic buildings. Usually, the HABS team documented … Read more
Its been yet another busy week with temperatures reaching 115 degrees – but it’s a dry heat! My supervisors representing the National Park Service, University of Arizona, and the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, as well as myself and counterpart Magda, had the official neighborhood meeting for all the property owners in the Barrio Viejo. This occurred after we sent out … Read more
El cañón Ordóñez es considerado como un patrimonio fundamental para San Juan Historic National Site, debido a que es uno de los cincos cañones de este modelo que existen en el mundo ubicados en Puerto Rico, California, Cuba, España y Filipinas.
Según las investigaciones que he hechos con varios conocedores de Artillería, que para el año 1984-85… Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Brandon Cipriano and I am 21 years old. I am from the Bay Area, specifically Richmond. I recently transferred to University of California Davis to study Sustainable Environmental Design. The Latino Heritage Internship Program gave me the opportunity to work as an intern at Fort Point & the Presidio here in San Francisco. Some of … Read more