My life after the internship: Lauren Deaderick
This year, we checked in with some of our past interns to find out what came next after their internship ended. Did they stay with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or land another sweet job? We hope they put those skills to good use! Look out for these stories to find out about their life after the internship. Today, meet Lauren Deaderick. Below, find out where she started with us and where she is now.
Previously, I worked as a visitor services Intern at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Student Conservation Association’s Career Discovery Internship Program during the summer of 2010. The following summer, I was a policy intern at the National Wildlife Refuge Association, an advocacy group for the Refuge System so I still felt very involved with the agency.
Currently, I work for the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I work in the transportation planning division and my projects primarily focus on public lands, particularly with the Service. We assist with program and project level transportation needs and challenges for all of the federal land management agencies. I’m happy my work is still connected to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and I can build upon my previous experience with the agency.