Hi, my name is Monica and I recently graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in anthropology. I will be starting a master’s program in anthropology with a specialization in Mesoamerican archaeology at California State University, Northridge. I am a Los Angeles native and I grew up on the east side in Boyle Heights. I am proud … Read more
I don’t think there’s one way to describe what I do at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park – Fort Clatsop (LEWI) without being too vague. I applied to be in the Interpretation Division as an Interpretive intern, which means that I am the person who is in contact with the visitors. My job, going down to its roots, is … Read more
This week I met with Nick, a Conservation Legacy intern who is here at the Intermountain Regional Office working with the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program for the summer. We are putting together a brochure to share with our local partners to let them know about the RTCA program. They are sort of like … Read more
These past couple of weeks I have been working on a variety of small projects, helping the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs become more efficient in their outreach efforts to the Latino community in the greater Denver area.
We are updating our list of potential partners often, to make sure we are including all opportunities to partner or share … 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
A few weeks ago LHIP/National Park Service gave me the opportunity to be part of another project, but this one is located in Misty Mount, Maryland. I learned so much from this trip that I want it to share you!
So, as a reminder from my first blog, I’m working for Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), what I … Read more
There has been significant progress here at Manzanar for the past couple of weeks. For one, my supervisor and I finally removed the items from the display case where we will eventually put up our exhibit on the Paiute-Shoshone family, the Buttons. Before we took out the items that were previously on display, we worked quite a bit on the … Read more
Summer at Everglades National Park is an experience unlike any other in the United States. Summer storms bring heavy rainfall leading to higher water levels and as a result, sawgrass prairies and freshwater sloughs thrive once again. This seasonal change makes for spectacular views of the Everglades ecosystem as well as a prime opportunity to learn about how this wetland … Read more
I am about half way through my internship at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and it has been great! I am really enjoying this experience and have learned so much about the San Antonio environment and the history of the Missions.
My position at the park is an Urban Ranger. In this position, myself and my supervisor visit… Read more