My name is Luis Vidal, and I will be the Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) intern for Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I wrapped up the school year at the University of Utah earlier this month, and enjoyed a quick camping trip to Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve before leaving Salt Lake City for … Read more
During my first week interning with LHIP at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona, I had the opportunity to attend a volunteer event run by the National Park Service (NPS) Urban Renewal and Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation at Barrio Viejo in Tucson, Arizona. At this event I met fellow LHIP Intern Alex La Pierre, … Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Roxana Saravia and I am 23 years old. I recently graduated from Farmingdale State College with a B.S. in Bioscience. This summer I have the honor of being the Education and Community Outreach Intern for Fire Island National Seashore.
I have always been a lover of nature and I … Read more
Hello, everyone! A little information about myself: my name is Kelsey Whitaker, and I am a recent graduate from the Wildlife Biology program at the University of Montana. I grew up in San Diego, and I think I have always known that I would work in conservation biology in one way or another. Besides desperately wanting to be a trash … 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
Hello, everyone! I’m Cecilia Arteaga. I am one of two interns at Lake Mead National Recreational Area as part of the 2017 Latino Heritage Internship Program. As Communications Specialists under the Public Affairs department, some of what we’ll be working on is developing a communications plan for the Hispanic community of Lake Mead, creating or translating helpful signage in Spanish, … Read more
Alaska has always been a place that I have longed to visit. At the age of twelve, I became enamored with the idea that someday I would be amongst the landscapes and wildlife of my dream destination. I read countless books about Alaska; some fiction, some more honest to the state, but all wonderful. One of the poems I had … Read more
That’s what I always say at least.
6 National Parks.
9 Nights camping underneath the stars.
1 Final Destination: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, AZ.
My Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) journey started three years ago when I heard about the program from a fellow student. I’ve had this program in mind for nearly three … Read more
My name is Esperanza Chairez and I am very excited to announce that I just started my internship at the Chamizal National Memorial as the Segundo Barrio Outreach Coordinator!
Upon flying into El Paso, Texas from Amherst, Massachusetts the warm, dry air, and clear blue skies greeted me welcomingly. I am currently studying environmental studies and statistics at Amherst … Read more
Hi everyone, my name is Sara Vogel and I am the LHIP for the National Capital Region in Washington, DC. I graduated from Roanoke College (Salem, Virginia) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in May 2016. I am very excited to be a part of the LHIP team at the National Capital Region where I will help with outreach, organize … Read more