Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here. The goals of the White Sands National Monument (WHSA) LHIP intern position are to provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers in the NPS; develop communication and interpretation skills; and foster relationships with under-served local Latino Youth through supporting WHSA’s Youth Outreach Program. WHSA’s Youth Outreach Program focuses on providing opportunities for under-served Latino youth in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Alamogordo to visit WHSA and learn about careers in the NPS.