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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That’s me during pony penning week at Chincoteague, an annual tradition on the island.

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.

SanDeigoNWR_TranspoCoordinator

That’s me with some colleagues at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, during the Service’s annual transportation coordinators meeting.

2 Comments on “My life after the internship: Lauren Deaderick

  1. Pingback: My life after the internship | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: