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My life after the internship: Adam McNeil

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge 2012

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 Adam McNeil. Below, find out where he started with us and where he is now.

I’m a history student from Winter Park, Florida and I attend Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. My prior role with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was as an environmental education and interpretive intern at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, through the Career Discovery Internship Program in the summer of 2012. Last summer, I went through the National Park Service Academy to become an interpretive intern at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville, Kentucky. This summer, I am the museum intern through the Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program at Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. Though my last two summers have not been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the foundation for my service and where I have come in the past few years all began with the internship at Chincoteague and I am a better man from my experiences. Who knows, I may come back and work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after graduation!

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace 2013

Me at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Kentucky.

Lowell National Historical Park putting up exhibit 2014

At Lowell National Historic Park in Massachusetts, I work on preservation and cultural resources work.