“There really is a need for interpretation for the Hispanic community. It is, perhaps, the first important step towards our path to a greater appreciation for the natural world. I’d like to thank EFTA for this wonderful opportunity I’ve been given…focus on the birds and the community will stick with me forever.”
Christian Cortez2018 BLM Celebrate Birds intern, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
“It’s all because of EFTA!”
Stephanie Loredo2013 BLM intern, upon receiving her Master’s degree in 2018
"…Thanks to my direct hire eligibility from the Mosaics program, I have just accepted a permanent position at the park I did my internship at. I will be the lead biological technician continuing my work.... I am so excited for this opportunity and know it wouldn’t have been possible without the Mosaics internship. Thank you so much for the work you do and all the students you reach. Your impact is greater than you may think. Count this as a success story!"
Kayla Fermin2017 NPS Mosaics in Science intern
Interns connect with local, underrepresented youth.
Our interns learn about conservation careers, hands-on.
National parks across the country provide skill building opportunities.
We strive to diversify the faces of conservation.
Host sites offer professional experiences.
Community events spread the word about our natural areas.
Interns are introduced to new habitats across the country.
Career and leadership trainings ensure pathways to conservation jobs.