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Quiero compartir mi felicidad con ustedes, resaltando la fecha el 9 de septiembre de 2016 entre el voluntario Wilfred López y yo pudimos terminar la remoción de las capas del tubo del cañón Ordóñez. El trabajo comenzó con el tubo de Ordóñez en octubre 2015 con un grupo de voluntarios y empleados de San Juan Historic National Site, en … Read more
The summer of ’16 has been filled with everlasting experiences and memories. I began my first internship with the National Park Service and continued to work for the organization that allowed me to open multiple doors of opportunity: Groundwork Jacksonville.
Groundwork Jacksonville is a non-profit organization that seeks to restore Hogans creek and other waterways, as well as to create … Read more
Después de varios días de fallecimiento de abuela Martina. Me tuve que adaptar a un nuevo estilo de vida, ya que no soy estudiante universitaria a tiempo completo. Muy agradecida con el programa LHIP que me extendieron por diez semanas más para poder terminar y contemplar el proceso completo del proyecto de conservación.
Tan pronto que regresé a Puerto Rico, … Read more
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
This past week I traveled 8 hours by train from Denver, CO to Grand Junction, CO to experience and audit the NPS Trails and Rails program that is operated on the Amtrak’s California Zephyr. The Trails and Rails program is staffed by volunteers who travel in the lounge car and present passengers with interpretive presentations about Colorado’s history and geology … Read more
I feel like recent graduates draw a line in the sand between education and application. That $40,000+ degree from a brilliant institution is not the end of your educational career. Every experience in life is a continuation of your education. It is within your power and intellectual finesse to apply these teachings to real life events.
Personally, Black Canyon has … Read more
Tengo muchos sentimientos encontrados, no sé si reír, llorar, alegrarme… Se me ha dificultado escribir, espero finalizar este blog con mucha fortaleza y agradezco permitirme compartir mi breve historia.
Hace 29 años atrás, yo nací sorda completa, en la cual me críe con una familia oyente y de clase media. Desde muy temprana edad, practicaba lenguaje en señas… Me sentía … Read more
I would have to say that this past week at Black Canyon has been my favorite week so far. Before I dive into my reasoning behind the love I had for this week, I want to tell you about a little bird called the Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocerus minimus). If you ever wanted to know what the high society … Read more
This week I was able to begin writing the outline for a new NPS program, Ancestral Rangers. Working with Ancestral Lands, the NPS is aiming to create new permanent positions for native people. Here is an excerpt of some of the language in the document I created:
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“The Ancestral Rangers program is designed to bring on qualified native youth as
As my summer at WORI comes to an end, I want thank everyone at LHIP for giving a second opportunity to intern for the National Park Service. Unfortunately I won’t be joining the park service anytime soon, as I will be in China for the next two years as a High School ESL teacher for a school in Nanjing. I’m … Read more
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The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) is now accepting applications for its 2017 projects. Join this unique program and work at some of the country’s most spectacular parks, side-by-side with historians, interpreters, biologists, and other staff. The summer … Read more
This is my last official blog post of my 13-week internship with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and Latino Heritage Internship Program. I have been an intern of the National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Hispanic Access Foundation, and Latino Heritage Internship Program. Many different agencies and individuals have made this internship possible for me, and I … Read more
I had written a blog post yesterday for you all. You will have to wait for that one and pay very close attention to this one. I am an LHIP intern. I work in Everglades National Park. I get no cell service and limited, government surveilled internet access. On that note, though this post doesn’t reflect the park service’s message, … Read more
Este será mi última actualización de blog. Disculpa por la demora, debido a que estoy en la recta final universitaria. Por fin terminé introducir todos los artefactos arqueológicos en la base de datos. Sinceramente al terminar, resulta que el equipo de mantenimiento de NPS estaba limpiando el patio de Bastión de San Agustín y descubrieron unos artefactos arqueológicos. Es decir, … Read more
Although these past ten weeks will only be a small fraction of time in my life, I can say that the memories that I created at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, will be ones that I could not possibly forget. I will remember the way the morning sun feels after it has crept over the canyon walls to … Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Brandon Cipriano and I am 21 years old. I am from the Bay Area, specifically Richmond. I recently transferred to University of California Davis to study Sustainable Environmental Design. The Latino Heritage Internship Program gave me the opportunity to work as an intern at Fort Point & the Presidio here in San Francisco. Some of … Read more
My ten weeks at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park will be jam packed with a lot of fun and adventures. These first two weeks I will be training to lead interpretation programs, reenact rifle shots, and lead kayak tours along the Columbia river! The staff is great. Currently there are 20 staff members in the whole park, but … Read more
Hi! Let me start off with saying: MY FIRST WEEK WAS AWESOME! Upon my arrival, I was surprised to find the National Park Service is in the heart of Downtown LA, with a 2 minute walking distance from the Historical Olvera Street. So yes, naturally my lunches went from salads to torta’s and horchata real fast. My first day consisted … Read more