For Latino Conservation Week, I teamed up with my fellow C&O Canal LHIP intern up in Great Falls in Potomac, Maryland. Together, we planned a day of activities for young children to experience the C&O Canal and learn more about what the park offers. Ultimately, our hope was that kids would walk away with the feeling that this park belonged … Read more
Studying history in college opened my eyes to the possibilities of bringing about a much-needed change to the ways in which history is studied and shared with people. Before this internship, my idea of the National Park Service was not very positive and not based on any extensive experience with NPS. To me, NPS was a workforce that was dominated … Read more
Almost every Wednesday I have been working at the Adventure Station at REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), where I help visitors plan their trip activities in any of the National Park. There are a few other Adventure Stations at REI’s Flagship stores throughout the country. The Adventure Station is stocked with detailed maps and guidebooks, and digital resources to make planning … Read more
Yesterday we had the 2017 NPS Youth Summit at Anacostia Park! It was such an amazing moment seeing everything my coworkers and I have been planing over the past few months come together. Youth programs from different parks in the region come to Anacostia and was able to meet one another and to kick off their summer program. … Read more
Last week I was able to go on another ParkRx trip to Catoctin Mountain National Park! I went with Chris, who is a fellow working on collecting the Park’s data for the ParkRx website. We thought it was going to be a good day, partly cloudy and not as hot, to hike to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock. Well it … Read more
Inspiration comes in many forms. It can be a beautiful view, a moving quote, a touching story, or an accomplished figure. Touring three national parks with Dominique Dawes, inspiration resonated in all its forms.
Dominique Dawes, known in the American Olympic gold-medal gymnast community as “Awesome Dawesome,” visited Washington, D.C. to learn about three incredible national parks that preserve stories … Read more
In these last two weeks at the C&O Canal, I felt like I was able grasp a better understanding of the nature of the canal and the work that’s being done to improve it. One of the unique features of the canal is its long and narrow make-up. The C&O stretches 184.5 miles from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, … Read more
The magnitude of this internship did not really hit me until the day after I accepted it. It was spring break and I was canoeing on a winding river in Congaree National Park, taking in the silence. That’s when I realized, this summer I will be interning in the headquarters of the National Park Service.
This excitement hit me again … 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
Hi, I’m Camilla Sandoval and I’ll be interning at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown this summer! I recently graduated from UMBC where I majored in History and minored in Public History. In the fall, I’ll start working on my Master’s degree from UMBC in the Historical Studies program with a concentration in Public History. This internship at the … Read more