In preparation for the Centennial next week, there are plenty of events, programs, and celebrations highlighting the park service and its successes. In this spirit, my involvements included our Employee Founder’s Day Picnic to take place next Thursday with over 400 people expected in attendance. Hala, one of our co-workers from Facility Management, has tasked us with the brainstorming and … Read more
In the middle of cooking dinner a couple days ago, I received a FaceTime call from my mom’s phone. To no surprise, it was my little sister Natalia telling me she went online and received her EKIP (Every Kid In a Park) Pass and she was ready to go to a park but didn’t know where. My heart … Read more
(Antes de leer este artículo les quisiera informar que mi español escrito no es perfecto. Aprendí a leer y escribir en español a través de mi padre. Nunca estudie español formalmente. Ojala que esta escritura sea más o menos a las expectaciones de mi padre!)
En el medio de cocinar mi cena, recibí una llamada por FaceTime de mi mama. … Read more
Outreach is one of my favorite parts of any job –not just here at the National Park Service. This past week I had the great opportunities to help organize the events of two youth groups: Latinos Outdoors Youth Camp and ELK’s Urban Ranger visit to our office.
I’ve mentioned the Urban Ranger program before. This incredible group of students finished … Read more
It was an incredible weekend visiting back home but now time to get back to the office. Our supervisors were finally back too! Tegan and Ben were out the office doing some traveling —one of the many perks of being a federal employee (the benefits are really good). We started off our Monday with our weekly team meeting (Ben, Tegan, … Read more
It’s been a four day week, but only after an incredible weekend with one of my close friends, and other LHIP intern, Alexia! I took advantage of the extended weekend to travel a little –one of my ongoing addictions. I found out Alexia was interning with LHIP in Santa Fe, New Mexico earlier in May right before graduating. She and … Read more
Being at a regional office, we often work with parks but aren’t always at parks. Lucky for us, the intern squad got to visit a park this week. (We have named ourselves the “Intern Squad” since we have two LHIP interns and one SCA intern.) Connecting through Offices of Interpretation & Education, we were able to organize a visit to … Read more
It’s been an interesting week for the park service thanks to Pokemon Go. Another LHIP intern has joined me at the Intermountain Regional Office, Cory, and we were immediately put into the chaos of this new app. Our supervisors and even other employees in our office were asking us about our “expertise” in the game to clear up some of … Read more
Now starting to finally understand the system within our office, I have begun my own outreach and mini projects. Some of the projects I have been tasked with are shadowing and covering the efforts of the Urban Ranger program, going through Youth Corps manuals, and networking with other individuals and departments within the office. The different programs have allowed to … Read more
It’s the third week already! With National Get Outdoor’s Days, youth training, and getting oriented with new co-workers, I must say I really love my internship. Now finally spending time at the office, I am beginning to really understand the structure of the National Park Service and its divisions.
This week, I had the pleasure of sitting in on multiple … Read more