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This week marks the first official week of summer here in New York as schools are out and the sites at Fire Island are finally open at summer business hours. The change is definitely quite noticeable, as the ferry counts grow and the temperatures rise. This week I have been stationed at Sailors’ Haven, home of the Sunken Forest, where … Read more
Working at this park this past week has been incredible. This week was the first time I got off of the mainland and onto an island. We headed out to east Anacapa Island for eight days. The tour called for renovations on the visitor center. So far, I have not been prepared for the level of physicality that it has … 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
My name is Jeanette and this is my second year working as a Latino Heritage Intern for the National Park Service. Last year, I participated in the program as a Park History intern for WASO in Washington D.C.
This year I am excited to announce that I will be an intern for the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in … Read more
This Week at SF Maritime was another in which I experienced a number of “firsts”!
First on the Firsts List is that I went kayaking. A few weeks out of the summer SF Maritime partners with San Francisco State University for special, invitation only, kayaking outings with community organizations in Aquatic Park Cove: home to a number of sea … Read more
Esta semana fue interesante y emocionante. Debido a que el periódico “El Nuevo Día” se enteró de nuestro proyecto de restauración y conservación de metales del San Juan National Historic Site.
El miércoles 29 de junio, nuestro equipo de National Park Service esperamos ansiosamente para recibir a la periodista Camile Roldán y al fotógrafo Juan Martínez, nos disfrutamos la … Read more
Wow. I feel like so much has happened since the last time I wrote and only 2 weeks have gone by.
Since my last entry, planning for Latino Conservation Week has moved along swiftly. I am so excited about the speakers and activity leaders that will be joining us at Biscayne National Park during the LCW weekends. Colombian-Dominican photographer, Natalia … Read more
This week, while reading the court transcript of the Mendez v. Westminster the importance of studying the segregation in Topeka became more apparent. The separate schooling of Mexican American students in Southern California started as an effort to teach English to parents that could not speak English; the idea was that the children would learn English at school and go … Read more
When I was asked my Sophomore year to look for a personal connection to World War II in my History II class I felt disconnected. I must confess that as I looked around and heard the stories of grandfathers and uncles the insignificance and incapability of being able to relate made me feel lesser than.
On Tuesday I received an … Read more
It’s the first day of July, and it’s been just about one month since I started at the OCLP. Wow, has time flown by, and it seems like it has very little intention of slowing down. This week I’ve been hitting the pedal to the medal with a variety of different goals for the Cape Cod project (CACO) that I’ll … 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
Hi, my name is Olivia Caro, and I’m graduating from Grinnell College on Monday! I’ve been studying studio art these past four years and just turned in my very last project today, so I’m really starting to get excited to spend my summer at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. I will not start until next Monday, that … 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
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
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