View outside headquarters of Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Closing another Chapter

All good things must come to an end… but that does not mean there is not better yet to come. My last day in this internship is here and I am reflecting on all the work I have done but also all the new skills I have gained. Being a coordinator is no easy task, it is a lot of going back and forth, thinking out loud, and planning for the unexpected. However, it is the most rewarding to be working with people and providing them with such great information and a welcoming environment. 

William L. Finley NWR Entrance Sign

This job had a lot of moving parts to it and it is important to realize that one could easily get overwhelmed in a position like this. There are so many things going on, so many projects to choose from and so many things you personally want to see through. Luckily I am a very organized person and I had a great supervisor and overall great work environment. 

I worked on things from daily tasks such printing brochures, rounds, meetings, restocking supplies and answering visitor questions. I also worked a lot on translations, website edits, social media, outreach and of course events and programs. It was great to be able to explore all these different aspects of a job and it really helped me build a new set of skills.

I am attaching my final EFTA report if you are interested in reading more about my experience and learning more details. Overall though, this was a great internship experience as it was challenging, refreshing and very educational. I am forever grateful to Environment for the Americas and the US Fish and Wildlife Service for giving me a great opportunity for my personal and career growth.

As to where I am heading off to after this… I have accepted a summer seasonal position at Yellowstone National Park! I will officially be a park ranger after a year of internships and I could have not done it without Environment for the Americas! 🙂 

1 Comment
  • Hannah
    Posted at 21:31h, 14 May

    very nice