These past few weeks have been extremely busy with projects both in the office and back at home. Since school is coming around the corner as well as the end of my internship, it was easy to get off track of things. My 3 projects in the Southeast Office are finally winding down from weeks of working on them. My … Read more
After training and familiarizing myself with the day to day activities of the SERO, I began to assume the responsibilities associated with the description on my name plate: Partnerships and Community Engagement Assistant. Partnerships refers to a collaboration between Atlanta National Parks and Atlanta Latino organizations. Thus, I began to familiarize myself with the parks I’d be working with.
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Its been just over two weeks since I started my internship at NPS’ Southeast Regional Office or – how most people refer to it – SERO and in the short time that I’ve been here I’ve learned a lot. For example, I quickly caught on to the fact that government employees really love acronyms! To get into the practice of … Read more
This week I got to endure on a four day conference near the Atlanta airport. The Cooperating Association Partnerships for a New Century 2017 was a conference created by Eastern National, a nonprofit organization that provides products and services you see at most park bookstores in the southeast. They created the famous National Park Passport where every park has a … Read more
While many of the other fellow LHIP interns get a view of the great outdoors, I get a nice view of the city in Downtown Atlanta! As much as I love being outside, I always found myself to be more of a city gal!
I will be working with the Community Engagement department this summer in the Southeast Office. My … Read more
My name is Branca Sánchez and I am a rising Junior at Emory University. I am majoring in International Studies and Business Administration. Additionally, I study assimilation and discrimination patterns among the growing Hispanic community in Atlanta as a Sociology research assistant. Although I’m not an Atlanta native, I’ve begun to call A-town home! I am originally from Quito, … Read more
Hola, my name is Suhey and I am located to Atlanta, Georgia this summer! I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and currently attend Arizona State University. I am super excited to engage in a new city this summer along with experiencing a new internship! My position will be in the Community and Next Generation department with the Southeast … Read more
“An Hour Before Daylight”, written by Jimmy Carter, is a book about what President Carter’s life was like growing up in Plains. One of my favorite parts of the book is about the Haunted House. The Haunted House is on the same dirt road as the Boyhood Farm. In Carter’s book, he writes about how he and his childhood … Read more
When I first arrived in Plains, Georgia, I really struggled to get used to life alone and in the middle of nowhere. Internet access in Plains is nearly impossible to get and cell phone service is just as rare. For a while, I had no earthly idea what was going on outside of Plains, but it was great! So here … Read more
Here at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, we have been planning the Find Your Park Centennial Bicycle Ride which goes through two national parks, three state parks, and a State Park on a train called the SAM Shortline. This past weekend, I got to see one of the gorgeous Georgia State Parks called Providence Canyon. The canyon is about … Read more