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My 10 week internship has finally come to an end. It started off slow but now its as if I just got to D.C.! Its a bittersweet feeling to have ended this internship but I am so excited to get back to my home in San Antonio, TX! The last 2 weeks have been busy tying up ends on my … Read more
It has been a little bit more than a week since I left my site, and I am taking this opportunity to reflect on my experience with you. Maybe some of these things will resonate with some of you.
My favorite time spent at my site was when I was stationed at the North Bridge! I enjoyed making small conversation … Read more
I can’t believe that my internship is over. It was hard to say bye to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio, but harder was to say bye to the people I worked with for the last 3 months. My park rangers Jose and Alejandra were amazing during my time at the Presidio. They taught me and showed … Read more
During my eighth week of my internship, Environment for the Americas flew me out to Colorado along with the other EFTA interns for a post internship workshop. We stayed at Cal-Wood Education Center near Boulder, Colorado. Cal-Wood is a beautiful, log cabin facility which hosts educational programs and includes cabins for participants to sleep in.
There are a few things I never expected to be doing as part of my internship with the park service. One would be attending an amazing street festival in the town I grew up in, representing Fire Island, the park service and connecting with the Latino community all at the same time. The Alive After 5 festivals this summer have … Read more
After an absolutely amazing, wonderful, memorable, and emotionally refreshing few days in Colorado, it was back to work! San Francisco Maritime was asked to participate in Bay Area H2O hosted by the California Academy of Sciences. California is in the middle of a major drought that is affecting millions of citizens throughout the State. In order to create awareness through … Read more
So this week I’ve mostly stayed in the office working on those spreadsheets I mentioned earlier that contain all of the archaeological reports the park has conducted, going as far back as 1947! We’re almost done inputting all the necessary information into it so that we can refer to it in the future when looking for specific sites, … Read more
I had the incredible opportunity to work with Fire Island’s director of cultural resources at the William Floyd Estate on the preservation and cataloging of an almost 200 year old artifact that washed up on the beach near one of our visitor centers. This Lyle gun carriage was used by the U.S. Life Saving Service here on Fire Island from … Read more
This past week has been a roller coaster ride! Tuesday morning I left for Denver, Colorado at 6am. Despite my red eye flight and lack of sleep, I felt wide-awake and excited to meet all of the L-HIPsters!
My favorite part of the trip was, of course, meeting Susan, Dalia, and the interns. We all became friends instantly and were … 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
When I was driving down the Albuquerque alignments of Route 66 last week, I was struck by how familiar everything was. These were roads that my family would drive whenever we’d take my sister to kickboxing, the area where I spent my lunches during a summer program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, old paths that my mom would point … 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
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
Its been yet another busy week with temperatures reaching 115 degrees – but it’s a dry heat! My supervisors representing the National Park Service, University of Arizona, and the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, as well as myself and counterpart Magda, had the official neighborhood meeting for all the property owners in the Barrio Viejo. This occurred after we sent out … 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
El cañón Ordóñez es considerado como un patrimonio fundamental para San Juan Historic National Site, debido a que es uno de los cincos cañones de este modelo que existen en el mundo ubicados en Puerto Rico, California, Cuba, España y Filipinas.
Según las investigaciones que he hechos con varios conocedores de Artillería, que para el año 1984-85… 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